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Titre du document / Document title

Un symboliste oublié : Gabriel Fabre (1858-1921)

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Résumé / Abstract

The composer Gabriel Fabre (1858-1921) is little known today, although he held an important position in the Parisian Symbolist circles at the end of the nineteenth century. More closely linked to literary than musical milieux, his talent was recognized by the most important poets of his time. His works-short melodies or pieces for piano inspired by the texts of Verlaine, Mallarmé, Moréas, Maeterlinck (whose poetry was first set to music by Fabre), Laforgue and Charles Cros-were played in all of the salons of the late nineteenth century. Well known in the artistic world, Fabre had the covers of his musical scores designed by artists such as Signac, Lepère, Charpentier, Léandre, Le Sidaner. Bringing together all available sources, this article reconstructs the life and work of an original figure: his modesty and the simplicity of his music allowed him to share a relationship of subtle complementarity with the Symbolist poets. The work of Fabre can best be understood in the particular context which lies outside of the official history of music: the search for meaning and form which preoccupied the élite Symbolist writers seeking, as Mallarmé expressed it, at "reprendre à la musique son bien".

Revue / Journal Title

Revue de musicologie    ISSN  0035-1601 

Source / Source

2004, vol. 90, no1, pp. 83-114 [32 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Revue : Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Société française de musicologie, Paris, FRANCE  (1922) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 4372, 35400011373702.0030

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