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coverTitle | The Interpretation of French Song

Author | Pierre Bernac

Publisher | Kahn & Averill

Details: 1998 | pp. 352 | ISBN 978-1871082630 | paperback |


First published in 1970, this work on the art of the French "melodie", is suitable for singers, accompanists and concert-goers alike. The book covers 18 composers, including Berlioz, Gounod, Duparc, Chausson, Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Satie and Poulenc. Texts of nearly 200 songs are given in French, and also included are notes on pronunciation, and simple but detailed suggestions for performance and interpretation.


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