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Saint-Saens : on music and musicians

Author: Camille Saint-Saëns; Roger Nichols
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Camille Saint-Saëns
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Saint-Saëns; Roger Nichols
ISBN: 9780195320169 0195320166
OCLC Number: 253212480
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: pages cm
Contents: PREFACE ; MUSIC ; 1. Introduction (Harmonie et Melodie, i-xxxi, March 1885) ; 2. Art for arts sake (Lart pour lart, Ecole buissonniere, 135-40) ; 3. Harmony and Melody (Harmonie et melodie, Harmonie et melodie, 1-36, July 1879) ; 4. The Birmingham Festivals (Festivals de Birmingham, Harmonieet melodie, 141-54, August 1879) ; 5. Musical eccentricities (Divagations musicales, Au courant de la vie,45-51) ; 6. Helene (Au courant de la vie, 71-6) ; 7. On not writing a preface (lettre preliminaire a George Docquois: Le plaisir des jours et des nuits, autog., BnF Res. F. 1644(5) ) ; 8. Musical trends (Le mouvement musical, Portraits et souvenirs, 221-9) ; 9. In defence of Opera-Comique (La defense de lOpera-Comique, Portraits et souvenirs, 169-76) ; 10. The old Conservatoire (Le vieux Conservatoire, Ecole buissonniere, 39-47; Echo de Paris, 28 January 1911) ; 11. The organ (Lorgue, Ecole buissonniere, 175-6) ; MUSICIANS ; 12. Meyerbeer (Ecole buissonniere, 277-300) ; 13. Rossini (Ecole buissonniere, 261-7; Echo de Paris, 19 March 1911) ; 14. Berlioz I (Harmonie et melodie, 249-55; le Voltaire, 15 December 1881) ; 15. Berlioz II (Portraits et souvenirs, 2-14; Revue bleue, 26 July 1890) ; 16. Liszt I (Harmonie et melodie, 155-72; le Voltaire 17 August 1879) ; 17. Liszt II (Portraits et souvenirs, 15-34, February 1893; ? The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine) ; 18. Wagner Bayreuth 1876 (Lanneau du Nibelung, Harmonie etmelodie, 37-98; lEstafette, 19-28 August 1876) ; 19. The Wagnerian illusion (Lillusion wagnerienne, Portraits et souvenirs, 206-20; Revue de Paris, 1 April 1899 ; 20. Gounod (Portraits et souvenirs, 35-97; Revue de Paris, 15 June 1897 ; 21. Offenbach I (Harmonie et melodie, 217-24) ; 22. Offenbach II (Ecole buissonniere, 301-7) ; 23. Memories of childhood (Souvenirs denfance, Ecole buissonniere, 1-10) ; 24. Bizet (Portraits et souvenirs, 124-7; la France, 1 February 1885) ; 25. Massenet (Ecole buissonniere, 269-75; Echo de Paris, 12 October 1912) ; 26. Pauline Viardot (Ecole buissonniere, 217-23; Echo de Paris, 5 February 1911) ; 27. Four poems to friends
Responsibility: edited by Roger Nichols.
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