By Debussy, Claude; Code, David J.; Debussy, Claude

ISBN-10: 1861897596

ISBN-13: 9781861897596

ISBN-10: 1861899858

ISBN-13: 9781861899859

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The aesthetic profile of the factional Société nationale, first of all, is best described as somewhat contradictory. 20 Debussy, while developing his ambivalent relationship to the Société, confronted a different flavour of exclusivity at the ‘Wagnerian séances’ hosted by Chausson’s mother-in-law Mme Escudier in her elegant apartment near the Parc Monceau, where he played several music dramas at the piano, and at the fashionable soirées of various society hostesses, where he presented his own music.

Thérèse Roger, summoned in haste when the contracted soprano fell ill, sang in the cantata and again joined Debussy in two of the Proses lyriques. 23 Such a context vividly frames the ironic tones with which Debussy, through his quartet’s sophisticated dialogues 62 with traditional models, had engaged with the same heritage. 24 In retrospect, it is possible to see amidst the myriad artistic tendencies on display at the same salon – from Impressionism and Pre-Raphaelism through all the various flavours of postImpressionism – at least a few whose negotiations amidst the vestiges of tradition and the new promises of modernist system suggestively parallel the central concerns of Debussy’s quartet.

Tu te rappeleras la beauté des caresses, La douceur du foyer et le charme des soirs, Mêre des souvenirs, maîtresses des maîtresses! [Mother of memories, mistress of mistresses, / O you, all my pleasures! o you, all my obligations! ] This first stanza exemplifies the general principle whereby a descriptive or declarative first-person utterance in the repeated (first and last) lines frames a second-person address to the beloved. A broad wave-like effect is created through the six stanzas, in which an initial exclamation by the solitary lover on his balcony sets up, each time, a dip into remembered intimacy, leading in turn to an emergence to the same exclamation – now itself ambiguously poised between reinforcement and recollection.

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