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Albert Giraud

Albert Giraud
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Albert Giraud (1890)
Emile Albert Kayenbergh

(1860-06-23)23 June 1860
Died26 December 1929(1929-12-26) (aged 69)

Albert Giraud (French: [ʒiʁo]; 23 June 1860 – 26 December 1929) was a Belgian poet who wrote in French.


Giraud was born Emile Albert Kayenbergh in Leuven, Belgium. He studied law at the University of Leuven. He left university without a degree and took up journalism and poetry. In 1885, Giraud became a member of La Jeune Belgique, a Belgian nationalist literary movement that met at the Café Sésino in Brussels.[1] Giraud became chief librarian at the Belgian Ministry of the Interior.

He was a Symbolist poet. His published works include Pierrot lunaire: Rondels bergamasques (1884), a poem cycle based on the commedia dell'arte figure of Pierrot, and La Guirlande des Dieux (1910). The composer Arnold Schönberg set a German-language version (translated by Otto Erich Hartleben) of selections from his Pierrot Lunaire to innovative atonal music. In a different, late romantic style, some of Hartleben's translations found their way into the vocal works of Joseph Marx.

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  1. ^ Albert Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire, translated and with an introduction by Gregory C. Richter.


  • Albert Giraud's Pierrot Lunaire, translated and with an introduction by Gregory C. Richter, Truman State University Press, 2001.
  • Albert Giraud, "Pierrot Lunaire," Schoenberg's selection, translated by Cecil Gray
  • Albert Giraud, Le Miroir caché, Éditions de la Vie Intellectuelle, Bruxelles, 1921.
  • Arnold Schoenberg, "Complete performance: Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire," Ricardo Muti & Chicago SO, recorded February, 2012, with English subtitles.

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