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Paris: A Musical Gazetteer
     

Paris: A Musical Gazetteer

by Nigel Simeone
 

ISBN-10: 0300080549

ISBN-13: 9780300080544

Pub. Date: 04/10/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

This essential guidebook is designed for all travelers interested in exploring the historic musical sites of Paris—in person or from an armchair. Paris is a uniquely rich music capital, its streets echoing with centuries of great music that has been created and performed there. Virtually every neighborhood boasts a concert hall, church, museum, or home that

Overview

This essential guidebook is designed for all travelers interested in exploring the historic musical sites of Paris—in person or from an armchair. Paris is a uniquely rich music capital, its streets echoing with centuries of great music that has been created and performed there. Virtually every neighborhood boasts a concert hall, church, museum, or home that has played a significant role in the extraordinary musical tradition of the city. This gazetteer will guide you to the important musical landmarks in Paris and explain why each is noteworthy.

Nearly all the celebrated French composers of the last four centuries have called Paris home, and dozens of other eminent composers—Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Verdi, and Wagner among them—have spent extended periods there as well. They, along with performers, teachers, instrument makers, and publishers, have bequeathed to the city a wealth of historic landmarks, ranging from the opulent grandeur of the Opéra to Erik Satie’s tiny room in Montmartre.

Featured in the gazetteer:
• biographical portraits of major composers, all their known Paris addresses and favorite meeting places, with the nearest Métro stops
• locations of monuments and graves of composers
• information on churches, theaters, concert venues, and important musical institutions
• listings of libraries, museums, and galleries holding materials related to music
• an index of locations, arranged by arrondissement and by street
• four recommended walking tours
• more than 120 contemporary and historical photographs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080544
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
The Scope of the Gazetteer
1(2)
Using the Gazetteer
3(1)
Four Musical Walks
4(5)
Ten Parisian Musical Landmarks
9(2)
Four Centuries of Music in Paris: A Brief Outline
11(12)
Musicians
23(130)
Churches
153(20)
Theatres and Concert Halls
173(39)
Institutions and Orchestras
212(12)
Some Parisian Music Publishers and Instrument Makers
224(13)
Museums and Libraries
237(11)
Graves and Monuments
248(10)
Musical Street Names in Paris
258(5)
Index of Locations by Arrondissement 263(18)
Paris Streets Listed in the Gazetteer 281(6)
Bibliography 287(10)
Envoi 297(2)
Photographic Credits 299

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