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Unformatted text preview: Awe and Shock in Paris I: Claude Debussy and the Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun Now listening: Claude Debussy: Nocturnes Sirens How would you describe the sound of Sirens? WEEK 13: BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT WAR Lecture 34: Wednesday, November 17 Hommage aux Ballets Russes Palais Garnier, dcembre 2009 Le faune - Nicholas Le Riche La nymphe - milie Cozette L'aprs-midi d'un faune (1912) musique: Claude Debussy chorgraphie: Vaslav Nijinsky dcors et costumes: Lon Bakst http://vimeo.com/9655680 Think-pair-share! How would you describe how this music sounds? How would you describe the dancing/ choreography? How would you describe the stage design and costumes? How would you tell the storyline/mood of the Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun? Prlude laprs-midi dun faune , 18914 [after poem by S. Mallarm]; full score (1895), arr. 2 pf (1895) The music of this prelude is a very free illustration of Mallarm's beautiful poem. By no means does it claim to be a synthesis of it. Rather there is a succession of scenes through which pass the desires and dreams of the faun in the heat of the afternoon. Then, tired of pursuing the timorous Fight of nymphs and naiads , he succumbs to intoxicating sleep, in which he can nally realize his dreams of possession in universal Nature. Claude Debussy The music of this prelude is a very free illustration of Mallarm's beautiful poem. By no means does it claim to be a synthesis of it. Rather there is a succession of scenes through which pass the desires and dreams of the faun in the heat of the afternoon. Then, tired of pursuing the timorous Fight of nymphs and naiads, he succumbs to intoxicating sleep, in which he can nally realize his dreams of possession in universal Nature. Claude Debussy Faun- a rustic forest god or place-spirit of Roman mythology often associated with Greek satyrs and the Greek god Pan The music of this prelude is a very free illustration of Mallarm's beautiful poem. By no means does it claim to be a synthesis of it. Rather there is a succession of scenes through which pass the desires and dreams of the faun in the heat of the afternoon. Then, tired of pursuing the timorous Fight of nymphs and naiads, he succumbs to intoxicating sleep, in which he can nally realize his dreams of possession in universal Nature. Claude Debussy A nymph in Greek mythology is a minor nature goddess typically associated with a particular location or landform. Nymphs were the frequent target of satyrs. They live in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes. The music of this prelude is a very free illustration of Mallarm's beautiful poem. By no means does it claim to be a synthesis of it....
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