Rev. 2nd ed. - Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1994.
Book — xxiii, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Part 1: song texts-- chronological list of songs.
Part 2: letters-- chronological list of letters.
Part 3: compositions based on literary texts-- chronological of compositions based on literary texts. Appendices: the original "Berceuse"-- "La Damoiselle elue" - four versions - Debussy, Sarrazin
2 and Rossetti-- poets and friends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This completely revised second edition of "The Poetic Debussy" contains the most recent discoveries in the composer's oeuvre, including a number of hitherto unknown songs. The texts of all Debussy's songs, both in the original French and with revised English translations on the facing page, are collected in chronological order, with notes and location of sources. In addition, Margaret Cobb has brought together a fascinating selection of Debussy's letters which have poetic refences, and has updated the notes on those twenty-six compositions based on or inspired by literary texts. This work will prove an invaluable aid to performers, scholars and students, as it contains the texts, with translations, of the full output of Debussy's songs, describes his works derived from literary sources, and includes important background material. (source: Nielsen Book Data)