France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives by Una HuntFrance and Ireland: Notes and Narratives by Una Hunt

France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives

EditorUna Hunt, Mary Pierse

Paperback | July 31, 2015

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The rich association between Ireland and France is embodied in music, art and creative writing from both countries and this collection provides a tantalising selection of these interweaving influences. The book presents a vivid picture of interactions between composers, performers, poets and novelists on each side of the Celtic Sea. Surprises abound, with music unexpectedly linking Ireland and France through George Alexander Osborne and Frédéric Chopin, through Thomas Moore and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, through Irish-inspired French opera and a French-directed Irish orchestra. Words and music meet in a Kate O'Brien novel, a musical interpretation of Verlaine and a selection of Paula Meehan's poetry, while the encounter between wine and music creates new possibilities for artistic and cultural expression. Exploring the works and influence of a wide range of figures including James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Jacques Derrida, J.M. Synge, Hélène Cixous, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Neil Jordan and John Field, the essays collected here uncover a wealth of artistic interconnections between France and Ireland.
Una Hunt is a leading authority on Irish performance-led music research and in 2010 established the first digital archive of historic Irish composers: ( She is also a concert pianist who has recorded fourteen world-première CDs. She lectures at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin and is currently writing a book o...
Title:France and Ireland: Notes and NarrativesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034319142

ISBN - 13:9783034319140


Table of Contents

Contents: Una Hunt: George Alexander Osborne, Paris and the Pluie de Perles – Joanne Burns: The Influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Thomas Moore – David Mooney: «De la musique avant toute chose»: Poldowski’s Settings of Verlaine’s Poetry – Eamon Maher: Kate O’Brien’s As Music and Splendour: When Words and Music Chime – Axel Klein: Gilbert Bécaud’s L’Opera d’Aran (1962) - A Rapprochement – Laura Watson: Ireland in the Musical Imagination of Third Republic France – Maguy Pernot-Deschamps: Assuaging Loss: Artistic Approaches by Neil Jordan and Françoise Lefèvre – Mary Pierse: Silent Pictures in Mind and Memory: Irish Poets and a Proustian Madeleine? – Brian Murphy: Wine and Music: An Emerging Cultural Relationship – Benjamin Keatinge: France, Ireland and the Jacobite Cause in Richard Murphy’s The Battle of Aughrim – Arun Rao: «Claude de France»: Debussy’s Great War of 1915 – Joe Kehoe: Maestro, Magician, Midwife: Jean Martinon in Dublin – Cathy McGlynn: «Play it in the original»: Music, Language and Difference in James Joyce’s «Sirens» – Sarah Balen: «The music you’re carrying in your head»: Reading Hélène Cixous in the «Breath» of Paula Meehan’s Poetry.

Editorial Reviews

«The collective achievement of this book is to identify so many neglected but vital cultural interdependencies between France and Ireland.»
(Harry White, The Irish Times 22 Jan. 2016)