Johnson, Graham: Gabriel Fauré: The Songs & their Poets (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754659600

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Subtitle: Guildhall Research Studies

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Foreword; Songs through life: an overview; An indifference to success; Second empire and first songs; War and peace on Parnassus; Chez Mmme P. Viardot-Garcia;1878, a transitional year of song; Bachelor and husband – the Silvestre years; Crisis and decadence; Fauré and Paul Verlaine (I); Fauré and Paul Verlaine (II); Crossing the divide – towards the late style; Interlude: the silent gift; Fauré and Charles van Lerberghe (I); Fauré and Charles van Lerberghe (II); Mirages and horizons; Some notes on the performance of Fauré's songs; The pianists workshop (wherin singers are always welcome); Appendices; Indexes.