Date of Award
Master of Music
Schwob School of Music
Francis Poulenc is known for setting text of lesser-known poets. He set six of Louise de Vilmorin’s poems from Fiancailles pour rire to music. The style in which Vilmorin writes is quite intriguing, while Poulenc’s method of setting the text brings the mysteries of her poems to life. Their collaboration produced a charming work. The author will provide an in-depth poetic and musical analysis of Poulenc’s set Fiangailles pour rire. This study of Fiancailles pour rire may be used as a performance guide.
Gasson, Mary Elizabeth, "A Poetic and Musical Analysis of Fiancailles Pour Rire By Francis Poulenc with Poems by Louise De Vilmorin" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 282.