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Gabriel Faur� A Musical Life

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ISBN-10: 0521616956

ISBN-13: 9780521616959

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jean-Michel Nectoux, Roger Nichols

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Jean-Michel Nectoux's important new biography of Gabriel Faur is the most comprehensive study yet of this central figure of fin de siecle France. It traces the composer's life and the rich cultural milieu in which he lived and worked: the world also of Saint-Saens, Flaubert, Verlaine, Ravel, Debussy and Proust. A large part of the book considers Faure's music, with particular emphasis on his adjustment to the musical language of the twentieth century and the formation of his late style. Works in all genres are discussed in detail. The book is the fruit of over twenty years' research by Nectoux, the foremost authority on Gabriel Faur. He has read more than 5000 previously unpublished letters…    
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 676
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Roger Nichols is a writer & broadcaster, specializing in French music of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries. He is the author of "Ravel Remembered" (Faber, 2000) & "Conversations with Madeleine Milhaud" (Faber, 1996).

List of illustrations
Prelude
Acknowledgements
Gradus ad Parnassum
Scenes from provincial life
Friends and lovers
Faur� as pianist and organist
Roses for Des Esseintes: from the romance to the m�lodie
Sotto voce: chamber music I
Choral music
The theatre I: operatic projects and incidental music
The Verlaine years: song cycles and further operatic projects
The theatre II: Prom�th�e
Works and days
Pomp and circumstance
Towards the twentieth century
The theatre III: P�n�lope, Masques et Bergamasques
Words and music: the van Lerberghe years
The late piano works
Light and shade: chamber music II
Faur� 'modern style'
Ultima verba
Inner voices
Chronology
Chronological catalogue of Faur�'s works
Bibliography
Index