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The Resource Saint-Saëns : a critical biography, Stephen Studd

Saint-Saëns : a critical biography, Stephen Studd

Label
Saint-Saëns : a critical biography
Title
Saint-Saëns
Title remainder
a critical biography
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Studd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Quoting extensively from his letters, Stephen Studd presents an accurate and balanced account of Saint-Saens's life and work, placing him in the context of nineteenth-century French music."--BOOK JACKET. "The child prodigy became the eternal scholar who, besides being a prolific composer, was also one of the greatest organists of his day, a touring pianist of awesome technique, the producer of scholarly editions of other composers works, a contributor to a variety of newspapers and journals, a writer on literature, philosophy and the sciences - especially astronomy - as well as music, a poet and a playwright, and an inveterate traveller Feted by royalty and a member of the Legion d'Honneur, he had the rare distinction - for a musician - of being alive to see the unveiling of a statue of himself."--Jacket
  • "The often violent extremes of opinion which he aroused in others created a legacy of prejudices and assumptions which has for three-quarters of a century remained largely unchallenged and has militated against a more sober assessment of his music and its place in musical history."--BOOK JACKET. "Stephen Studd's biography offers just such an assessment. Together with an extensive bibliography, appendices with selections from the composer's essays and poetry, and an up-to-date discography of the ever-growing number of recordings, this biography is much needed and timely."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Studd, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S15
LC item number
S78 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille
  • Compositeurs
  • Biographie
Label
Saint-Saëns : a critical biography, Stephen Studd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [338]-342), discography (pages [320]-321), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Child Prodigy -- II. Student -- III. Organist -- IV. Teacher -- V. Pianist -- VI. Patriot -- VII. Symphonic Poet -- VIII. Husband and Father -- IX. The Immortal -- X. Man of the Theatre -- XI. The Travelling Philosopher -- XII. Reactionary and Royal Favourite -- XIII. Grand Old Man -- XIV. Patriot Again -- XV. World Weary -- XVI. The Legacy
Control code
40979980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 356 pages
Isbn
9780838638422
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99025256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40979980
Label
Saint-Saëns : a critical biography, Stephen Studd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [338]-342), discography (pages [320]-321), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Child Prodigy -- II. Student -- III. Organist -- IV. Teacher -- V. Pianist -- VI. Patriot -- VII. Symphonic Poet -- VIII. Husband and Father -- IX. The Immortal -- X. Man of the Theatre -- XI. The Travelling Philosopher -- XII. Reactionary and Royal Favourite -- XIII. Grand Old Man -- XIV. Patriot Again -- XV. World Weary -- XVI. The Legacy
Control code
40979980
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 356 pages
Isbn
9780838638422
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99025256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40979980

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