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Modern French Music: Translating Fauré in America, 1925–1945

Jeanice Brooks

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As Gabriel Fauré's pupil, Nadia Boulanger conceived a deep admiration for his music. She performed in significant interwar concerts of his Requiem, and his music was a staple of her classroom and ... More


Why Music? Aesthetics, Religion, and the Ruptures of Modernity in the Life and Work of Nadia Boulanger

Leon Botstein

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This essay places Nadia Boulanger within a context of the history of ideas as a representative figure of French and wider European intellectual history. It seeks to understand Boulanger’s approach to ... More


36 rue Ballu: A Multifaceted Place

Cédric Segond-Genovesi

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nadia Boulanger’s apartment at 36 rue Ballu was a seat of intense social and artistic activity, the center of gravity of an international career as musician and pedagogue for nearly 75 years. ... More


Serious Ambitions: Nadia Boulanger and the Composition of La ville morte

Jeanice Brooks and Kimberly Francis

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is a collaborative exploration of Nadia Boulanger’s work in collaborative composition. Newly released documents provide unprecedented insights into Boulanger’s musical and personal ... More


The Strange Fate of Boulanger and Pugno’s La ville morte

Alexandra Laederich

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the tribulations that marked the dissemination of an extraordinary work, La ville morte, from its genesis in 1910 through to its recent rebirth. Nadia Boulanger and Raoul Pugno ... More


From Technique to Musique: The Institutional Pedagogy of Nadia Boulanger

Marie Duchêne-Thégarid

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nadia Boulanger’s post-World War I teaching career unfolded within two very different institutions, the Ecole Normale de Musique (founded 1919) and the Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau ... More


“What an Arrival!” Nadia Boulanger’s New World (1925)

Nadia Boulanger and Gayle Murchison

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nadia Boulanger’s letters describing her first tour of the United States in 1925 provide a window onto a defining moment in her life. This chapter offers translated and annotated installments from ... More


Boulanger and Atonality: A Reconsideration

Kimberly Francis

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Nadia Boulanger’s analysis of extended-tonal, atonal, and serial properties in scores found in her teaching library in Lyon, France. Bringing these annotations into dialogue ... More


In Search of a Consolatory Past: Grief and Embodied Musical Memory

Jillian C. Rogers

in Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the World Wars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190658298
eISBN:
9780190658328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates how interwar French musicians understood music making as an embodied memorial practice. Using archival sources such as soliders’ and musicians’ diaries and correspondence, ... More


Friend and Force: Nadia Boulanger’s Presence in Polish Musical Culture

Andrea F. Bohlman and J. Mackenzie Pierce

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter frames Nadia Boulanger as a vital force for Polish musicians and musical institutions across the twentieth century. Boulanger taught many generations of Polish students, from the ... More


The Beethoven Lectures for the Longy School

Cédric Segond-Genovesi

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nadia Boulanger lectured regularly on Beethoven’s string quartets, and prepared extended analyses of the quartets for use in her classes. This chapter presents a selection of her analytical work ... More


Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979): The Teacher in the Marketplace

Caroline Potter

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the teaching of composition and music theory, focusing on Nadia Boulanger, one of the greatest music teachers of the twentieth century. It looks at Boulanger's financial ... More


Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Jeanice Brooks (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was among the most iconic figures in twentieth-century music. Composer, performer, conductor, impresario, and pedagogue, she disseminated her ideas in a variety of media ... More


Journeyman Years

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers Blitzstein’s studies with Rosario Scalero at the Curtis Institute, Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and Arnold Schoenberg in Berlin; his exposure to new artistic currents, including the ... More


For Nadia Boulanger: Five Poems by May Sarton

Jeanice Brooks

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The American poet May Sarton likely met Nadia Boulanger through musical and academic circles in Cambridge, Mass., in the late 1930s, and from 1939 they maintained a correspondence. This chapter ... More


Nadia Boulanger’s 1935 Carte du Tendre

Marie Duchêne-Thégarid

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A draft list of former pupils by nationality, prepared for Nadia Boulanger in 1935, preserves a map of the “Boulangerie,” showing the geographical distribution of her students but also representing ... More


The World of Modern Music, 1924–31

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the period after Aaron Copeland's return from Paris, where he first concentrated on writing a work for organ and orchestra to be performed by Nadia Boulanger on her visit to the ... More


From the Trenches: Extracts from the Final Issue of the Paris Conservatory Gazette

Lili Boulanger and Annegret Fauser (eds)

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During World War I, Nadia and Lili Boulanger edited a newsletter, the Gazette des classes de compositions du Conservatoire, which aimed to connect musicians of the Conservatoire de Paris who had been ... More


Gender Wars in Music, or Bloomsbury and French Composers: Woolf, Tailleferre, Boulanger1

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Vol. 1 Transnational Circulations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979350
eISBN:
9781800341807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979350.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Woolf’s relationships with two important French women composers: Germaine Tailleferre and Nadia Boulanger. The former is singled out by Woolf in A Room of One’s Own as ... More


“What Awaits Them Now?” A Letter to Paris

Zygmunt Mycielski

in Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226750682
eISBN:
9780226750859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This letter was written by Polish composer and Boulanger student Zygmunt Mycielski as he was freed from a German labor camp in May 1945. Addressed to Nadia Boulanger, it describes the moral and ... More


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