Paris, a Concise Musical History

Paris, a Concise Musical History

by Guy Hartopp

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ISBN-13: 9781622732562
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Vernon Series in Music
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Guy Hartopp was born into a musical family (father principal horn) and has a background in Choral Music. He has a keen interest on musical history, particularly of Vienna, Paris and Prague. In parallel to his career as a Dental Surgeon, he has researched extensively musical history and delivered lectures to music societies regularly since 1979. His previous book "Vienna: A Complete Musical Guide" was published in 2006. Paris has been the focus of his music research since 2007.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION AND ACKOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER 1 THE OPERA COMPANIES OF PARIS

CHAPTER 2 THE MUSICAL LIFE OF PARIS BEFORE 1750

Léonin, Pérotin, Franco de Cologne, Lully, Campra, M A Charpentier, Rameau, Duphly, Senaillée

CHAPTER 3 1750-1815: A TURBULENT PERIOD

Gossec, Viotti, Joseph Boulogne, Piccinni, Sacchini, Grétry, Méhul, Le Sueur, Cherubini, Spontini, Boieldieu

CHAPTER 4 1815-1830: THE BOURBON RESTORATION

Paër, Rossini, Auber, Hérold, Reicha, Onslow, Louise Farrenc

CHAPTER 5 1830-1848: THE GOLDEN AGE OF FRENCH GRAND OPERA

Meyerbeer, Halévy, Donizetti, Adam, Bellini

CHAPTER 6 1830-1848: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Berlioz, Chopin, Alkan, Liszt, Paganini, Félicien David

CHAPTER 7 1850-1899 THE ZENITH AND DECLINE OF GRAND OPERA

Wagner, Gounod, Bizet, Ambroise Thomas, Massenet, Bruneau, Offenbach, Delibes

CHAPTER 8 1871-1899: THE RESURGENCE OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Saint-Saëns, Duparc, Fauré, Franck, d’Indy, Chausson, Chabrier, Lalo, Augusta Holmes, Satie

CHAPTER 9 1900-1914: FROM FIN DE SIECLE TO THE GREAT WAR

LA BELLE EPOCH

G Charpentier, Debussy, Dukas, Messager, Ravel, Hahn, Ballets Russes

CHAPTER 10 1914—1930: EUROPE IN TURMOIL

Auric, Milhaud, Honegger, Durey, Poulenc, Tailleferre, Ibert, Koechlin, Roussel

CHAPTER 11 1930-1945: THE LAST YEARS OF THE THIRD REPUBLIC

Françaix, Messiaen, Varese, Canteloube, Sauguet, Martinu, Weill, Enescu

CHAPTER 12 MUSIC IN POST-WAR PARIS

Villa Lobos, Xenakis, Jolivet, Dutilleux, Boulez

CHAPTER 13 RUSSIAN VISITORS TO PARIS

Anton and Nicolai Rubinstein, Tchaikowsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Glazunov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Tcherepnin

CHAPTER 14 AMERICAN VISITORS TO PARIS

Copland, Virgil Thomson, Piston, Sessions, Antheil, Ezra Pound, Gershwin

CHAPTER 15 OTHER NON-FRENCH VISITORS TO PARIS

Mozart, Arriaga, Granados, Albéniz, De Falla, Turina, Bartók, Kálmán, Mahler, Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Delius, Vaughan Williams

CHAPTER 16 THE GREAT ORGANISTS OF PARIS

Couperin family, Balbastre, Lefébure Wély, Guilmant, Widor, Gigout, Boellmann, Dupré, Toumemire, Vierne, Duruflé, Langlais, Alain family

CHAP 17 SOME DISTINGUISHED MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS

Pasdeloup, Colonne, Lamoureux, Maria Malibran, Pauline Viardot, Adolphe Nourrit, Maria Callas, Boulanger sisters, Rudolf Nureyev

CHAPTER 18 THE CONCERT HALLS AND OPERA HOUSES OF PARIS

CHAPTER 19 THE CHURCHES OF PARIS AND THEIR MUSICAL

ASSOCIATIONS

CHAPTER 20 COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS OF MUSIC

CHAPTER 21 SOME NOTABLE ARTISTIC SALONS

de Bagge, Rothchilds, Marquise de Vayer, Countess Marie d’Agoult, La Comtesse Greffuhle, Princess Cristina Belgiojoso, Ernest Chausson, Pauline Viardot, Ida Rubinstein, Vicomtesse Marie-Laure de Noailles, Marguerite de Marceaux, Princess de Polignac

CHAPTER 22 THE CEMETERIES OF PARIS

Appendix A Composers’ principal residences

Appendix B Theatres used by the opera companies

Appendix C Getting about in Paris

PRINCIPAL SOURCES AND SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX OF NAMES

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