A Les Six Compendium: The French Composers Milhaud, Poulenc, Auric, Durey, Honegger, and Tailleferre

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The absorbing, comprehensive story of an absolutely unique experiment in classical music, involving many key figures of the Dada and Surrealist movements

 

Les Six were a group of talented composers who came together in a unique collaboration that has never been matched in classical music, and here their remarkable story is told for the first time. A musical experiment originally conceived by Erik Satie and then built upon by Jean Cocteau, Les Six ...

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Overview

The absorbing, comprehensive story of an absolutely unique experiment in classical music, involving many key figures of the Dada and Surrealist movements

 

Les Six were a group of talented composers who came together in a unique collaboration that has never been matched in classical music, and here their remarkable story is told for the first time. A musical experiment originally conceived by Erik Satie and then built upon by Jean Cocteau, Les Six were also born out of the shock of the German invasion of France in 1914—an avant-garde riposte to German romanticism and Wagnerism. Les Six were all—and still are—respected in music circles, but under the aegis of Cocteau, they found themselves moving among a whole new milieu: the likes of Picasso, René Clair, Blaise Cendrars, and Maurice Chevalier all appear in the story. But the story of Les Six goes on long after the heyday of Bohemian Paris—the group never officially disbanded and it was only in the last 20 years that the last member died; moreover, their spouses, descendents, and associates are still active, ensuring that the remarkable legacy of this unique group survives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780720612936
  • Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: Peter Owen Modern Classic
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Shapiro is a well-respected expert on the 20th century French école and has written a previous book on the subject: Germaine Tailleferre: A Bio-Bibliography, and contributed articles to Music of the 20th Century Avant–Garde: A Biocritical Sourcebook.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Great reading, completely new info. about Les Six

    I read and read a version of this book before publication and I must say that it is understandable that the research took 10 years to accomplish--it is expansive, with amazing appendices, previosly unknown info.; it was truly a pleasure to read about each of the composers; the book includes articles by Frederic Robert, Jean Roy, Ornella Volta, and Dr. Keith Waters; 80% of the book was written ot compiled by Shapiro and he indeed weaves some incredibl;e storiesc about the composers, and their milieu

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