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Jazz et chanson des années trente à la fin du XXe siècle : Trenet, Brassens, Nougaro, des questions de son et de sens

Abstract : The present thesis explores the aesthetic sensibility developed in French song as of the early thirties through its contact with different forms of jazz. The change that occurred in France after the Great War, mainly due to new musical genres coming from America, shook the European artistic scene, and more generally Western views on aesthetics. Jazz questions form in its relation to the signified, requires sound to create meaning and thus becomes an essential part in the reflection on the arts in the first decades of the twentieth century, whether high-brow or popular culture, in sound or sight. Examples abound such as Pierre Mac Orlan, Darius Milhaud, Wassily Kandinsky or Piet Mondrian. How does French song, as a lyrical and constrained genre, reconcile its own idiosyncratic poetics with the formal openness of jazz? This study is set within the framework of cantology, the multidisciplinary and specific study of song, and explores the work of three singer-songwriters with significant differences in their approaches to jazz. It examines what from a musicological viewpoint falls into the category of jazz, in order to evaluate the impact it has had on French song, especially on poetic texts, as well as the fluctuating boundaries between text and music, the rhythmic design, and the modernity of the vocal and scenic rendition.
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Colette Lucidarme. Jazz et chanson des années trente à la fin du XXe siècle : Trenet, Brassens, Nougaro, des questions de son et de sens. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020UPHF0004⟩. ⟨tel-03373514⟩

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