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Title Camille Saint-Saens and his world / edited by Jann Pasler.

Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  784.23 Sa28Bc 2012    ---  Available
Description xviii, 422 p. : ill., music, facsims. ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton paperbacks
Princeton paperbacks.
Bard Music Festival series.
Note "Published in conjunction with The Bard Music Festival"--P. [ii].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Camille Saint-Saens in (semi-)private / Mitchell Morris -- Saint-Saens, the playful / Paul Viardot -- Inspired by the skies? Saint-Saens, amateur astronomer / Leo Houziaux -- Changes on the moon, optical illusions, the stars / Camille Saint-Saens -- Business and politics, with humor : Saint-Saens and Auguste Durand / Jann Pasler -- Rivals and friends : Saint-Saens, Massenet, and Thais / Jean-Christophe Branger -- Massenet-Saint-Saens correspondence / Camille Saint-Saens ; Jules Massenet and Louise Massenet -- Saint-Saens and Lecocq : an unwavering friendship / Yves Gerard -- Saint-Saens and the performer's prestige / Dana Gooley -- Le maître and the "Strange woman," Marie Jaell : two virtuoso-composers in resonance / Florence Launay and Jann Pasler -- Saint-Saens's improvisations on the organ (1862) / William Peterson -- Providing direction for French music : Saint-Saens and the Societe Nationale / Michael Strasser -- Saint-Saens as president of the Societe des Compositeurs (1887-1891) / Laure Schnapper -- Saint-Saens at the Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris (1903-1904) / D. Kern Holoman -- Saint-Saens : the traveling musician / Stephane Leteure -- Saint-Saens in Germany / Michael Stegemann -- Saint-Saens in England : his Organ symphony / Sabina Teller Ratner -- Analytical and historical programme for his new symphony in C minor and major / Camille Saint-Saens -- Saint-Saens, "Algerian by adoption" ; Friendship and music in Indochina / Jann Pasler -- Saint-Saens in New York / Carolyn Guzski -- Saint-Saens and Latin America / Carol A. Hess -- What's in a song? Saint-Saens's Melodies / Annegret Fauser -- Saint-Saens and the ancient world : from Africa to Greece / Jann Pasler -- Saint-Saens, writer / Maire-Gabrielle Soret -- Saint-Saens and Rameau's keyboard music / Katharine Ellis -- Preface, Rameau's Pieces de Clavecin (Durand, 1895) -- Lyres and citharas of antiquity / Maire-Gabrielle Soret -- Ancient lyres and citharas / Camille Saint-Saens -- Saint-Saens and d'Indy in dialogue ; Saint-Saens's advocacy of music education in elementary school / Jann Pasler -- Report of M. Saint-Saens / Camille Saint-Saens -- Saint-Saens and the future of music / Byron Adams and Jann Pasler -- Musical evolution / Camille Saint-Saens -- The fox in the henhouse, or Saint-Saens at the SMI / Michel Duchesneau -- Saint-Saens, Ravel, and their piano concertos : sounding out a legacy / Michael J. Puri -- Saint-Saens and silent film, sound film and Saint-Saens / Martin Marks -- Beyond the conceits of the avant-garde : Saint-Saens, Romain Rolland, and the musical culture of the nineteenth century / Leon Botstein.
Summary Camille Saint-Saens--perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in nearly every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music--is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism overshadowed his earlier importance. In a wide-ranging and trenchant series of essays, articles, and documents, Camille Saint-Saens and His World deconstructs the multiple realities behind the man and his music. Topics range from intimate glimpses of the private and playful Saint-Saens, to the composer's interest in astronomy and republican politics, his performances of Mozart and Rameau over eight decades, and his extensive travels around the world. This collection also analyzes the role he played in various musical societies and his complicated relationship with such composers as Liszt, Massenet, Wagner, and Ravel. Featuring the best contemporary scholarship on this crucial, formative period in French music, Camille Saint-Saens and His World restores the composer to his vital role as innovator and curator of Western music [Publisher description]
Subject Saint-Saens, Camille, 1835-1921.
Saint-Saens, Camille, 1835-1921 -- Influence.
Composers -- France -- Biography.
Added Author Pasler, Jann.
Bard Music Festival.
ISBN 9780691155562 (paperback)
0691155569 (paperback)

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