Le Marteau sans maître

suivi de Moulin premier


Author: René Char

Publisher: Gallimard Education


Category: Poetry

Page: 198

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"Ce recueil, publié en 1934 puis 1945, témoigne de la proximité de Char avec le mouvement surréaliste, auquel il n'a appartenu que quelques années, par amitié pour Eluard. Cependant il n'a pas adhéré à la doctrine surréaliste, et n'en a pas utilisé la méthode d'écriture automatique. A la fois une proximité et un passage.

Pierre Boulez


Author: Dominique Jameux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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French Music Since Berlioz


Author: Caroline Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351566474

Category: Music

Page: 388

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French Music Since Berlioz explores key developments in French classical music during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume draws on the expertise of a range of French music scholars who provide their own perspectives on particular aspects of the subject. D?dre Donnellon's introduction discusses important issues and debates in French classical music of the period, highlights key figures and institutions, and provides a context for the chapters that follow. The first two of these are concerned with opera in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries respectively, addressed by Thomas Cooper for the nineteenth century and Richard Langham Smith for the twentieth. Timothy Jones's chapter follows, which assesses the French contribution to those most Germanic of genres, nineteenth-century chamber music and symphonies. The quintessentially French tradition of the nineteenth-century salon is the subject of James Ross's chapter, while the more sacred setting of Paris's most musically significant churches and the contribution of their organists is the focus of Nigel Simeone's essay. The transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century is explored by Roy Howat through a detailed look at four leading figures of this time: Faur?Chabrier, Debussy and Ravel. Robert Orledge follows with a later group of composers, Satie & Les Six, and examines the role of the media in promoting French music. The 1930s, and in particular the composers associated with Jeune France, are discussed by Deborah Mawer, while Caroline Potter investigates Parisian musical life during the Second World War. The book closes with two chapters that bring us to the present day. Peter O'Hagan surveys the enormous contribution to French music of Pierre Boulez, and Caroline Potter examines trends since 1945. Aimed at teachers and students of French music history, as well as performers and the inquisitive concert- and opera-goer, French Music Since Berlioz is an essential companion for an

Music Lessons

The Collège de France Lectures


Author: Pierre Boulez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571334278


Page: 688

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Pierre Boulez was appointed to the Collège de France in 1976, with the chair devoted to 'Invention, technique and language in Music', and he held his position until 1995. The publication of his extraordinary Collège de France lectures, his most significant writings from the 1970s to the 1990s, will make a major contribution to the discussion in English about Boulez's aesthetic legacy. His goal in Leçons de musique is to express his conception of musical language, laid out over the course of nearly twenty years of lecturing. He is thinking about the possible paths musical thought could take, as well as the musical legacy of the past In addition to composers, music historians, theorists, and music students, this book will be invaluable to those interested in the history and aesthetics of 20th century music, musical manifestations of artistic modernism, the history of ideas, and French intellectual and cultural history. Faber have been Pierre Boulez's publisher since 1986 - previous books include Orientations, Boulez on Music Today and Boulez on Conducting. 'Boulez's achievements in changing every part of the fabric of classical musical culture all over the world are indelible.' Tom Service, Guardian

Dialogues with Boulez


Author: Rocco Di Pietro

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810839328

Category: Music

Page: 109

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"In these fascinating dialogues, Pierre Boulez speaks a lot about developments and trajectories, and what he says helps us understand the course his creative life has taken.. " This series of conversations between Rocco Di Pietro, who in the preface describes himself as a "failed composer," and Boulez himself, the mature composer and renowned conductor, presents the reader with challenging questions about composition and imagination, classical and modernist traditions, and how the arts communicate with the individual. Boulez describes the dichotomy in himself between the composer and the performer - as a composer he is adventurous, always seeking new discoveries and finding the right trajectory for his art. As a performer he maintains a distance from the piece, even when it is his own, preferring to view objectively all the elements of the performance. From Bach and Mahler to Schoenberg and Maderna, Boulez relates the form and content of music to the world of poetry, art, and philosophy. Readers will find themselves drawn into these dialogues, fascinated as much by Boulez's organic concept of the creative world as by his outspoken opinions of its other denizens.

Modern Music and After


Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792283

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

Modern French Poets


Author: Jean-François Leroux

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787652524

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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Essays on French poets of the twentieth-century discusses collective creations, open-ended storytelling, Cubism, surrealism, avant-garde poetry, symbolism, as well as reflections on the various creative processes employed by these French poets.

Pierre Boulez Studies


Author: Edward Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107062659

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 9113

This collection explores the works, influence, reception and legacy of one of the most important composers in contemporary musical life.

The Brittle Age

And, Returning Upland


Author: René Char,Gustaf Sobin

Publisher: Counterpath Press

ISBN: 1933996110

Category: Poetry

Page: 164

View: 3955

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the French by Gustaf Sobin. When Gustaf Sobin arrived in France at the age of twenty-seven in 1963, he befriended the poet Rene Char, who, as Sobin writes, "taught me my trade." "Rene Char taught me, first, to read particulars: that the meticulously observed detail, drawn from nature, could provide the key to the deepest reaches of the imaginary. One and the other, the visible and the invisible, were but the interface of a single, singular, vibratory surface: that of the poem itself." THE BRITTLE AGE AND RETURNING UPLAND are two volumes from Char's work of the mid to late 1960s that Sobin chose to translate in full. Here, side by side with Char's French text, it is possible to see Sobin building his poetic vocabulary within and as a result of the practice of his mentor, "scrupulously tracking the very trajectories of desire, [leading] one onto the sonorous landscapes of the revelatory."



Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 2475

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L


Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964367

Category: Authors

Page: 1714

View: 4224

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

French forum


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: French literature

Page: N.A

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The Inventors

And Other Poems


Author: René Char

Publisher: SB-The French List

ISBN: 9780857423245

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 7165

Features a Web directory of sites concerning inventors, compiled by About.com. Includes links to information on the basics of inventing, patents, and workshops.