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Claude Debussy, Géza Vilmos Zágon's Pierrot lunaire, and the Question of Prosodic Accent

Herlin, Denis (2018) Claude Debussy, Géza Vilmos Zágon's Pierrot lunaire, and the Question of Prosodic Accent. Studia Musicologica, 59 (3-4). pp. 231-273. ISSN 1788-6244 (print); 1789-2422 (online)

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Abstract

During a tour of Austria-Hungary in December 1910, Debussy met a young Hungarian Francophile composer, Géza Vilmos Zágon (1889–1918). The latter sent him the manuscript of the Pierrot lunaire, a cycle of six melodies from the collection of the Belgian poet Albert Giraud. Debussy reviews the vocal line, emphasizing that the corrections he has made almost all concern “prosodic accents.” This rereading of a work by a young composer is a unique case for Debussy and testifies not only to his openness to young composers, but also to his interest in Giraud's poems, as André Schaeffner had so rightly anticipated in 1953 in his article “Variations Schoenberg.” It also reveals Debussy's deep sensitivity to the French language verse and rhythm.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: MTA KFB támogatási szerződés alapján archiválva A tanulmányt angol nyelvre fordította: Peter Bloom
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene
M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene > M10 Theory and philosophy of music / zeneelmélet, muzikológia
Depositing User: Violetta Baliga
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 12:42
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 16:44
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/106888

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