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The Art Of French Song Volume 2. High Voice. Sheet Music. High Voice. Piano Accompaniment. HIGH VCE. PFA.

Translation

The Art Of French Song Volume 2. High Voice. Sheet Music. High Voice. Piano Accompaniment. HIGH VCE. PFA.

Original

Those interested in French music have often had reason to be grateful to Roger Nichols. his writings on Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen and Poulenc are indispensable to the music lover. Nichols now turns his attentions to the mélodie, where it is his mission to encourage singers to explore beyond the well-trodden paths of French song. In these two anthologies he does not ignore masterpieces by composers of the stature of Fauré and Duparc, but sets them alongside music - almost impossible to find elsewhere in print - by such under-estimated figures as Reber, Viardot, Massé and Paladilhe. Even the more celebrated songs are often not easily found in practical editions, which makes this selection an ideal starting point for wider exploration. In each of these volumes the songs appear in the chronological order of their composer's birth, but Nichols somehow contrives a line-up of music which seems delightfully arbitrary at the same time as carefully designed to enrich everyone's understanding of the mélodie. The books also contain a remarkable amount of scholarship, lightly worn and pithily expressed. As well as complete translations of the songs, there is a useful and concise introduction on singing in French, together with an illuminating historical note and critical commentary. and Nichols gives full due to the poets who were of crucial importance in the development of the mélodie tradition. Complete with translations and guidance on pronunciation. Reber Guitare. Gounod Le soir. Gounod Le premier jour de mai. Viardot Les deux roses. Viardot La mésange. Franck Nocturne. Massé Souvenirs. Lalo Chant Breton. Saint-Saëns Chanson triste. Bizet Vieille chanson. Massenet Madrigal. Massenet Ouvre tes yeux bleus. Chabrier Les cigales. Paladilhe Sonnet de Pétrarque. Fauré Automne. Fauré Le secret. Duparc La vie antérieure. Chausson Nocturne. Debussy Le jet d'eau. Satie Sylvie. Séverac Philis. Honegger Automne. Poulenc Fleurs.

Translation

Those interested in French music have often had reason to be grateful to Roger Nichols. his writings on Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen and Poulenc are indispensable to the music lover. Nichols now turns his attentions to the mélodie, where it is his mission to encourage singers to explore beyond the well-trodden paths of French song. In these two anthologies he does not ignore masterpieces by composers of the stature of Fauré and Duparc, but sets them alongside music - almost impossible to find elsewhere in print - by such under-estimated figures as Reber, Viardot, Massé and Paladilhe. Even the more celebrated songs are often not easily found in practical editions, which makes this selection an ideal starting point for wider exploration. In each of these volumes the songs appear in the chronological order of their composer's birth, but Nichols somehow contrives a line-up of music which seems delightfully arbitrary at the same time as carefully designed to enrich everyone's understanding of the mélodie. The books also contain a remarkable amount of scholarship, lightly worn and pithily expressed. As well as complete translations of the songs, there is a useful and concise introduction on singing in French, together with an illuminating historical note and critical commentary. and Nichols gives full due to the poets who were of crucial importance in the development of the mélodie tradition. Complete with translations and guidance on pronunciation. Reber Guitar. Gounod evening. Gounod The first of May. Viardot Both roses. The tit Viardot. Franck Nightlife. Massé Gift. Lalo Chant Breton. Saint-Saëns Chanson triste. Bizet Old Song. Massenet Madrigal. Massenet Open your blue eyes. Chabrier Cicadas. Paladilhe Petrarch Sonnet. Fauré Fall. The secret Fauré. Duparc's previous life. Chausson Nightlife. Debussy The water jet. Satie Sylvie. Séverac Philis. Honegger Fall. Poulenc Flowers.