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Séguidille, L44

First line:
Un jupon serré sur les hanches
composer
late 1882
author of text

 
The rival claims of sentiment and acrobatics are played out in the only three settings Debussy ever made of poetry by Théophile Gautier. Acrobatics are to the fore in Séguidille, from the end of 1882, with over thirty bars of trills and ornaments in the voice part before we hear any words (among the ornaments are the little curling triplets that were to survive into Debussy’s mature music).

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2018

Il y a des aspects sentimentaux et acrobatiques qui s’opposent dans les trois seules œuvres que Debussy composa sur des poèmes de Théophile Gautier. Les aspects acrobatiques occupent le premier plan dans Séguidille, qui date de la fin de l’année 1882, avec plus de trente mesures de trilles et d’ornements à la partie vocale avant que l’on entende la moindre parole (parmi les ornements figurent les petits triolets ondulants qui allaient se perpétuer dans la musique de la maturité de Debussy).

extrait des notes rédigées par Roger Nichols © 2018
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Die konkurrierenden Ansprüche des Gefühls einerseits und der Akrobatik andererseits kommen in den einzigen drei Vertonungen zum Ausdruck, die Debussy zu Dichtungen von Théophile Gautier anfertigte. In Séguidille, komponiert am Ende des Jahres 1882, tritt das Akrobatische mehr in den Vordergrund, wobei die Singstimme über 30 Takte lang mit Trillern und Ornamenten glänzt, bevor Worte hörbar werden (unter den Ornamenten finden sich auch jene kleinen kräuselnden Triolen, die noch in den reifen Werken Debussys auftauchen).

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Nichols © 2018
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Debussy: Songs, Vol. 4
Studio Master: CDA68075Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 8 on CDA68075 [4'35]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68075 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-07508
Duration
4'35
Recording date
1 November 2013
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Debussy: Songs, Vol. 4 (CDA68075)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: February 2018
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