Debussy’s “Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé” (1913) are among the relatively infrequent instances of musical settings of Mallarmé’s poetry. Following Jankélévitch on Debussy and a host of critics on Mallarmé, Professor Joseph Acquisto argues that these poems and songs comment on communicating the ineffable.
This is a part of the conference, ‘Debussy: Text and Ideas’, which is available in full on the Gresham College website.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…
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