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Thus, it was not until December that Debussy turned to the poems as a source for musical composition. It also included a modern “deconstruction” of the Bilitis story, also using pantomime and tableaux vivants, to the music of Debussy’s 6 Epigraphes antiquesmuch of which is based on the music used for the performance.

Wenk, Claude Debussy and the Poets Berkeley: At that time, Debussy was working on the first revisions of his opera, Pelleas et Mellsande. A discussion of the original stage music and its resulting transcriptions. Author Kerbs, Susan J. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Visit our Help Pages.

bilitsi Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Views Read Edit View history. Louys divided the verses into three books associated with the phases of Bilitis’ supposed life reminiscences of childhood, incidents during her residence on the island of Lesbos, and her life as a courtesan on Cyprusand made up a biography for her as an introduction to the collection—”born at the beginning of the sixth century preceding our era, in a mountain village on the banks of the Melas biltis the eastern boundary of Pamphylia”—and appended to it a bibliography and a list of poems yet to be translated.


See all free Kindle reading apps. The composer’s biographer Oscar Thompson noted that these three songs not only “place him beside Wolf and Mussorgsky as a supreme master of word painting,” but also “give play to that deep-seated sensualism, that love of chansohs voluptuous, which stamped Debussy as a hedonist and a sybarite.

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Les Chansons De Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs

The preparation of these editions of the incidental music was greatly aided by the fact that Debussy reworked six movements of Les Chansons de Bilitis for piano four-hands in and titled them Six Epigraphes antiques.

In the second stage Elegies her relationship with her beloved Mnasidika turns cold and ends in estrangement, prompting louyx to relocate once again.

JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Show all pages in this dissertation. These controls are experimental and have not yet been optimized for user experience. The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software: Inthe faculty and students of Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas performed the complete corpus of Debussy’s Bilitis-inspired music, together with original musical compositions and one original poem inspired by the story of Bilitis.

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Gift Shop Shop Now. Albin Michel Language: This change is perhaps best reflected by the symbolic death of the satyrs and Naiads pisrre “The Tomb of the Naiads”. Seventy years later, the first lesbian organization would call itself the Daughters of Bilitis. Though Louys’ amiable ruse was quickly uncovered, his contemporaries were greatly impressed with the poems’ skillful, evocative blending of the antique and the modern, the erotic and the spiritual: Donald Peck published a version, titled Bilitis, for Bourne Co.


Some features of this site may not work without it. This second edition had a title page that read: Share your thoughts with other customers. In OctoberLouys tried to persuade Debussy to accompany a singer in a performance of the Bilitis songs in conjunction with a lecture on the poems to be given by Achille Segard. Rudolf Escher made a edition for the publisher Donemus, partly in reaction to his disagreements with parts of Hoeree’s edition.

Greek poetess named Bilitis, when in fact, he had fabricated them himself. Cret” in German as the discoverer of Bilitis’ tomb. The Chansons de Bilitis in marvelous language contains everything there is of gentleness and cruelty in passion so that the most subtly voluptuous people are forced, to recognize the childishness of their games vis-a-vis the terrible and seductive Bilitis.

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