Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Beyond the Auvergne: A comprehensive guide to L'Arada, an original song cycle by Joseph Canteloube
by Merritt, Karen Coker, D.M., The Florida State University, 2013, 128; 3612463
Abstract (Summary)

This treatise is meant to increase awareness of a lesser-known work by Joseph Canteloube entitled L'Arada, a cycle of six songs for voice and piano based on the sonnets of Occitan poet Antonin Perbosc. The cycle is unique in that it represents an original vocal composition by Canteloube, with freely composed music not based on pre-existing folk melodies. Background information to the cycle is provided through 1) biographical sketches of both the composer and the poet, 2) general discussions of the poetry collection and the cycle as a whole, and 3) an overview of Occitan pronunciation. The final section of the treatise addresses the performance of the songs more directly, providing word-for-word translations, IPA transcriptions, and musical commentary for each piece.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fisher, Douglas
Commitee: Gerber, Larry, Shaftel, Matthew, Trujillo, Valerie
School: The Florida State University
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 75/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Performing Arts
Keywords: Art song, Canteloube, Joseph, L'Arada, Occitan poetry, Perbosc, Antonin, Schola cantorum
Publication Number: 3612463
ISBN: 978-1-303-74034-3
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