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Interpreting Gabriele d'Annunzio

Title: Interpreting Gabriele d'Annunzio: A Song Companion.
Name(s): Gavilanes, Felicia Plunkett, author
Okerlund, David, professor directing treatise
Thomas, Andre J. (Andre Jerome), university representative
Fisher, Douglas L., committee member
Jones, Evan T. (Evan Thomas), committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (122 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Italy has a rich history of excellent literature and, perhaps most significantly, excellent poetry. The poetry of Gabriele d'Annunzio (1863-1938) is sensual, evocative, and evokes powerful images. Not surprisingly, his poetry was highly sought after as the basis for art song compositions, and has been set to music by a number of notable Italian composers. In large part due to Italy's grand operatic tradition, Italian art song has long been overshadowed and has failed to receive the attention or programming energies enjoyed by art song literature from France, Germany and England. A singer wishing to further explore this repertoire will not easily find the resources he or she needs to perform in an artistically informed manner. Accurate English translations of d'Annunzio's poems are difficult to find or nonexistent. Without a comprehensive resource to provide critical information such as poetic translations, word-for-word translations, and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions, this excellent repertoire will remain inaccessible to many singers and unknown to audiences. This document will serve to supply singers, coaches, and teachers with a thorough background of all of the significant Italian song settings of the poetry of Gabriele d'Annunzio, including full text, word-for-word translations, poetic translations and IPA transcriptions, as well as contextual material. Readers will have at their fingertips information on a range of compositions by Italian composers, from Francesco Paolo Tosti to Ottorino Respighi, all based on poetry written by Gabriele d'Annunzio.
Identifier: FSU_2017SP_Gavilanes_fsu_0071E_13824 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: March 22, 2017.
Keywords: Art Song, d'Annunzio, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Italian, Song Companion, World War I
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: David Okerlund, Professor Directing Treatise; André Thomas, University Representative; Douglas Fisher, Committee Member; Evan T. Jones, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Europe -- Study and teaching
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