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Paul Valery and Music : A Study of the Techniques of Composition in Valery's Poetry - Brian Stimpson

Paul Valery and Music

A Study of the Techniques of Composition in Valery's Poetry

Paperback Published: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780521168335
Number Of Pages: 354

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This 1984 book was the first to investigate the full implications of Paul Valery's interest in the relationship between music and poetry. The book is more of a survey of all that Valery had to say on music; it examines in detail the influence of such music upon his work as a poet. The structure of the book comprises three distinct phases of argument. In the first part Dr Stimpson details Valery's contacts with the major developments in twentieth-century French music, and reveals particularly close relationshops with a number of outstanding composers and performers. Part II explores Valery's theoretical consideration of the links between music and poetry. The third section studies the musical techniques in Valery's poetry - melody, harmonics, rhythm, musique verbale, and recitative. This will be an important book for serious students of Valery's poetry and all those interested in the relationship between poetry and music."

Val©ry's Musical Environment
Music and Poetry
Music as a language of the emotions
Music as a language of the mind
The theory of composition: Wagner and the universal mind
Val©ry and Stravinsky
Musical Techniques in Val©ry's poetry
Les Harmoniques
La musique verbale
La Dormeuse
Appendix: the composition of La Pythie
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ISBN: 9780521168335
ISBN-10: 0521168333
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45