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Voice LessonsFrench Mélodie in the Belle Epoque$
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Katherine Bergeron

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195337051

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337051.001.0001

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Eve Sings, an Origin Story

Eve Sings, an Origin Story

(p.3) Chapter One Eve Sings, an Origin Story
Voice Lessons

Katherine Bergeron

Oxford University Press

The origins of the mélodie are sketched in both figurative and literal terms in this chapter through a close reading of Gabriel Fauré's ambitious song cycle, La Chanson d'Eve. The ten songs of this cycle, begun in 1906 just after Fauré had assumed the directorship of the Conservatoire, reflect the importance that song had assumed in France at the turn of the 20th century. The story of Eve's first taste of language is analogized to the advances of French poetry and French science circa 1900, while the shifting musical styles of the ten songs is read as a very practical guide what a French composer should and should not do in writing French melody.

Keywords:   Fauré, La Chanson d'Eve, melody

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