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Gabriel Fauré : a musical life

Author: Jean-Michel Nectoux
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] Cambridge University Press 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces Faure's life and the rich cultural milieu in which he lived and worked.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Michel Nectoux
ISBN: 0521616956 9780521616959 0521235243 9780521235242
OCLC Number: 993454987
Notes: 1e dr. 1991. - Vert. van: Fauré : Les voix du clair-obscur. - Paris : Flammarion, 1990.
Description: XXV, 646 p. foto's (zw.-wit), muz. 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Prelude; Acknowledgements; 1. Gradus ad Parnassum; 2. Scenes from provincial life; 3. Friends and lovers; 4. Faure as pianist and organist; 5. Roses for Des Esseintes: from the romance to the melodie; 6. Sotto voce: chamber music I; 7. Choral music; 8. The theatre I: operatic projects and incidental music; 9. The Verlaine years: song cycles and further operatic projects; 10. The theatre II: Promethee; 11. Works and days; 12. Pomp and circumstance; 13. Towards the twentieth century; 14. The theatre III: Penelope, Masques et Bergamasques; 15. Words and music: the van Lerberghe years; 16. The late piano works; 17. Light and shade: chamber music II; 18. Faure 'modern style'; 19. Ultima verba; 20. Inner voices; Chronology; Chronological catalogue of Faure's works; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Jean-Michel Nectoux ; transl. by Roger Nichols.

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'J.-M. Nectoux's [book] on Faure is as much literary as theoretical and, in spite of the enormous fund of information it contains, is more reflective than didactic. It is a superb demonstration of Read more...

 
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