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Transitioning from romance to mélodie: An Analysis of Hector Berlioz’s La captive

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dc.contributor.advisor Bartlette, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Graves, Victoria
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8313
dc.description.abstract In the eighteenth century, French art song was dominated by the romance, which was simple in its construction and set strophic poems that dealt with love and gallantry. After the Lieder of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) were introduced into France, a desire for a more developed and expressive French art song was stirred. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) was one of the first composers to call these new songs mélodies. However, labeling vocal works from this period as exclusively romance or mélodie is difficult, because the two styles have similar characteristics. This thesis explores Berlioz’s transformation from the romance to the mélodie through four revisions of the song, La captive. His setting of La captive is then compared to settings of the same poem by his contemporaries—as well as other songs by Berlioz—in order to demonstrate Berlioz’s evolutionary compositional style. en_US
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dc.subject Transitioning from romance to mélodie: An Analysis of Hector Berlioz’s La captive. en_US
dc.title Transitioning from romance to mélodie: An Analysis of Hector Berlioz’s La captive en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Music en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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