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Pierre Boulez created a version for a performance; this version remains unpublished. Arthur Hoeree reconstituted the celesta part and made an edition for the publisher Jobert in Founded in in San Franciscoit was organized for lesbians to chansns other lesbians while promoting the acceptance of lesbians as legitimate members of society.

Les Chansons De Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs

Debussy’s incidental music is scored for two flutes, two harps, chqnsons, and reciter. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Search Search Inside Search Related or search this site for other thesis or dissertations.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Greek poetess named Bilitis, when in fact, he had fabricated them himself.

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Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: See all free Kindle reading apps. 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: At that time, Debussy was working on the first revisions of his opera, Pelleas et Mellsande.

Citing and Sharing Basic information for referencing this web page. Advisor Bailey, Walter B. Author Kerbs, Susan J. 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.


Views Read Edit View history. Show all pages in this dissertation. Program Information Past Commissions Apply. Reference the current page of this Dissertation. The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software: Each cycle progresses toward a melancholy conclusion, each conclusion signalling a new, more complex biliyis of experience, chansobs, and sexual exploration.

Degree Doctor of Musical Arts. Louys divided the verses into three books associated with the phases of Bilitis’ supposed life reminiscences chnasons childhood, incidents during her residence on the island of Lesbos, and her life as a courtesan on Cyprusand made ls 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 forming the eastern boundary of Pamphylia”—and appended to it a bibliography and a list of poems yet to be translated.

The expanded French second edition is reprinted in facsimile by Dover Books in America.

Basic information for referencing this web page. The composer’s biographer Oscar Thompson noted that these three songs lojys 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 the voluptuous, which stamped Debussy as a hedonist and a sybarite.

Get to Know Chnasons. In the s, Pierre Boulez made a performing edition of this music, indicating that the only thing he needed to add was the missing celesta part. All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed.

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The theatrical performances were directed by Kathleen Juhl, who also performed the recitation of the poems. Don’t have a Kindle? Related Items Other items on this site that are directly related to the current dissertation. The book became a sought-after cult item among the 20th-century lesbian underground and was only reprinted officially in the s.


Rudolf Louye made a edition for the publisher Donemus, partly in reaction to his disagreements with parts of Hoeree’s edition. It also included a modern “deconstruction” of the Bilitis story, piegre 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.

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This document discusses all of the editions listed above, and provides background information on Pierre Louys, his friendship with Debussy, and the origins of Les Chansons de Bilitis. This is the edition from which the analysis and examples in this document were taken. The Songs of Bilitis are separated into three cycles, each representative of a phase of Bilitis’ life: The Scandals of Translation.

Several editions have since been produced with newly composed celesta parts. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Give Now Help us continue to provide the outstanding performances you’ve come to expect! Louys claimed that he had lousy these poems from works found in the tomb of a sixth century B.