«Passionate Rhythms» in French Danses Chantées (the Problem of Correlation of Words and Music)

Larissa D. Pylaeva


This article deals with the problem of correlation of words and music
in vocal-instrumental genre of stage compositions of the French Baroque
— the so-called «dance with singing» (danse chantée). The author
discusses the expressive meaning of rhythmic groups and syllables of the
French recitation in poetry of Grande siècle and their interaction with
music in examples of this genre. She also raises the questions of
interpretation of dancing Baroque music in a context of rhetorical
traditions of art of 17th — first half of the 18th centuries.

Keywords: Dance music of Baroque, danse chantée , belle danse,
musical declamation, prosody

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