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Louis Durey's Le Bestiaire: A Performance Study
Stieler, Kathryn Ann

2008, DMA, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music : Voice.
This document aims to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Louis Durey's setting of Le Bestiaire for both listener and performer by providing an in-depth, practical performance study. It begins with an outline of the cultural and artistic climate of the early twentieth century in Paris, France, when the poems, woodcuts and music were conceived. Next, the study includes a brief biography of the poet, the visual artist, and the composer of the work, followed by an overview of their individual approaches to Le Bestiaire specifically. Finally, a song-by-song commentary will examine each poem and include a working translation and historical, biographical, and contextual references as appropriate; aspects of Dufy's art work that illuminate the poems and/or music; musical qualities in both the piano and vocal line that signal particular moments of interest in the cycle; and specific suggestions for the singer and pianist to enhance their performance of the work.
Mary Stucky (Committee Chair)
William McGraw (Committee Member)
David Adams (Committee Member)
125 p.

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