Play

a sample

Paludes

$47.12
Quantity

Excerpt

30/09/2011 - Strasbourg (France), Festival Musica - Ensemble Cairn

A breeze blew almost warm - above the water, with frail bending Gramineae sheltering insects. A germinating burst pushes apart the surrounding stones - a little water seeps out, moistening the roots. Mosses, reaching to the bottom, foster shadowy depths: blue-green algae gripping air bubbles for the larvae to breath. A scavenger beetle has just gone by. I can no longer stifle a poetic thought and, pulling a new page from my pocket, I write:
Tityre smiles.

André Gide: Paludes

...

- But Paludes? What is that?
- It is the story of a shepherd named Tityre.
- What a horrible name!
- It comes from Virgil: et tibi magna satis quamvis lapis...
- But Paludes, what is it?
- He lives alone in a tower, surrounded by swamps, he eats mud worms... but not, Tityre, his friend Roland...
- But he has four children!
It is of no consequence. Paludes is the story of... it is the writer who writes Paludes, they are opinions mocking colleagues, it is... oh, and then... I don't know what it is, Paludes!

...

Paludes (André Gide, 1920) is a strange little book, it is the story of... and then, no, there is no story.
The subject of Paludes, is Paludes - as we would say today in program notes: a "mise en abyme" - it is the interplay between incompatible desires and ideas, the moulding of humble and resistant materials (stones and mud...) - without forgetting "the study of the little potamogétons".

...

Before explaining my book to others, I expect others to explain it to me. To have it explained first, is to immediately limit the meaning - because though we know what we want to hear, we do not know if we say only that...

André Gide: Exergue à "Paludes"
Translated from the French by Jacqueline Rose

Recording

1 CD Kairos, KAI0015050, Portulan
Seven Lakes Drive - Feuilles à travers les cloches - Dernières nouvelles du vent d'ouest - Les Ruines circulaires - Garrigue - Paludes - La Chambre des cartes
Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne (conductor)


Paludes

$47.12
Quantity

Quick delivery

Satisfied or refunded

Secured payment

French knowledge


Any question ? 01 56 68 86 65

Details

Référence
28978
ISBN/ISMN
9790230989787
Instruments
Ensemble
Editions
Lemoine
Pages
21+8+7+8+8+8
Support
Score + parts
Genre
Contemporary
Sponsor
Mécénat Musical Société Générale
ISWC
T-702.780.767.8
Duration
10'
Marking Scheme
AB
Size
24 x 32 cm

More Details

Release Date
05/09/2011

Similar songs and books

Clients comments