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The harlequin years : music in Paris, 1917-1929, Roger Nichols

Label
The harlequin years : music in Paris, 1917-1929
Title
The harlequin years
Title remainder
music in Paris, 1917-1929
Statement of responsibility
Roger Nichols
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Few decades in the life of any European city have been as rich in musical personalities and achievements as the 1920s in Paris. It was, as Stravinsky said, the hub of the musical world, popular for travelers because it was cheap. Composers working in or near the city included Ravel, Fauré, Satie, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev as well as the up-and-coming members of Les Six, most notably Poulenc, Milhaud, and Auric. Among their collaborators were the painters Picasso, Braque, Dufy, and Juan Gris, while Jean Cocteau kept a watchful eye on new trends. Horowitz, Robert Casadesus, and Vlado Perlemuter all made their Paris debuts in this decade, as did the young violin prodigies Ginette Neveu and Yehudi Menuhin. Women musicians were coming into their own: the composers Germaine Tailleferre and Lili Boulanger, salon hostesses like the Princesse de Polignac and Mae Clemenceau. The Harlequin Years charts a nimble course through this remarkable era, noting currents as well as personalities, telling stories as well as pondering the occasional philosophical problem
  • Through the whole book runs the double thread spun by Jean Cocteau in his little volume Le coq et l'harlequin: the warp of the traditional French cock being pulled by the weft of the foreign, multicolored harlequinade. Roger Nichols's spirited narrative shows that this was also an uncertain time, as the war had cast doubt on old assumptions. Did wisdom necessarily come with age? Were hierarchies necessary? Irreverence was in, the circus was aesthetically at least as valuable as the finest symphony orchestra. Against all this some composers, like Fauré and Roussel, continued with traditional forms, though each brought to them his own highly personal language and syntax
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nichols, Roger
Dewey number
780/.944/3610904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML270.8.P2
LC item number
N53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musik
  • Paris
Label
The harlequin years : music in Paris, 1917-1929, Roger Nichols
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-281) 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
  • The Opera-Comique and other musical theatres
  • 5.
  • Operettes, music hall, revues, chansons
  • 6.
  • Ballet
  • 7.
  • The Establishment: the teaching institutions; the churches; the salons; the press
  • 8.
  • Composers old and new
  • 9.
  • Map: Paris in the 1920s
  • Paris, the past and elsewhere
  • 1.
  • The legacy of peace and war
  • 2.
  • Orchestras, conductors, chamber ensembles
  • 3.
  • The Opera
  • 4.
Control code
49226376
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780520237360
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002024712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49226376
Label
The harlequin years : music in Paris, 1917-1929, Roger Nichols
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-281) 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
  • The Opera-Comique and other musical theatres
  • 5.
  • Operettes, music hall, revues, chansons
  • 6.
  • Ballet
  • 7.
  • The Establishment: the teaching institutions; the churches; the salons; the press
  • 8.
  • Composers old and new
  • 9.
  • Map: Paris in the 1920s
  • Paris, the past and elsewhere
  • 1.
  • The legacy of peace and war
  • 2.
  • Orchestras, conductors, chamber ensembles
  • 3.
  • The Opera
  • 4.
Control code
49226376
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780520237360
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002024712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49226376

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