Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface _ Music 1. Introduction (Harmonie et Melodie, i-xxxi, March 1885) 2. Art for art's sake ('L'art pour l'art', Ecole buissonniere, 135-40) 3. Harmony and Melody ('Harmonie et melodie', Harmonie et melodie, 1-36, July 1879) _ 4. The Birmingham Festivals ('Festivals de Birmingham', Harmonieet melodie, 141-54, August 1879) _ 5. Musical eccentricities ('Divagations musicales', Au courant de la vie,45-51) 6. Helene (Au courant de la vie, 71-6) 7. On not writing a preface (lettre preliminaire a George Docquois: Le plaisir des jours et des nuits, autog., BnF Res. F. 1644(5) ) 8. Musical trends ('Le mouvement musical', Portraits et souvenirs, 221-9) _ 9. In defence of Opera-Comique ('La defense de l'Opera-Comique', Portraits et souvenirs, 169-76) _ 10. The old Conservatoire ('Le vieux Conservatoire', Ecole buissonniere, 39-47; Echo de Paris, 28 January 1911) 11. The organ ('L'orgue', Ecole buissonniere, 175-6) Musicians 12. Meyerbeer (Ecole buissonniere, 277-300) 13. Rossini (Ecole buissonniere, 261-7; Echo de Paris, 19 March 1911) 14. Berlioz I (Harmonie et melodie, 249-55; le Voltaire, 15 December 1881) _ 15. Berlioz II (Portraits et souvenirs, 2-14; Revue bleue, 26 July 1890) 16. Liszt I (Harmonie et melodie, 155-72; le Voltaire 17 August 1879) 17. Liszt II (Portraits et souvenirs, 15-34, February 1893; ? The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine) 18. Wagner - Bayreuth 1876 ('L'anneau du Nibelung', Harmonie etmelodie, 37-98; l'Estafette, 19-28 August 1876) 19. The Wagnerian illusion ('L'illusion wagnerienne', Portraits et souvenirs, 206-20; Revue de Paris, 1 April 1899 20. Gounod (Portraits et souvenirs, 35-97; Revue de Paris, 15 June 1897 _ 21. Offenbach I (Harmonie et melodie, 217-24) 22. Offenbach II (Ecole buissonniere, 301-7) 23. Memories of childhood ('Souvenirs d'enfance', Ecole buissonniere, 1-10) _ 24. Bizet (Portraits et souvenirs, 124-7; la France, 1 February 1885) 25. Massenet (Ecole buissonniere, 269-75; Echo de Paris, 12 October 1912) _ 26. Pauline Viardot (Ecole buissonniere, 217-23; Echo de Paris, 5 February 1911) 27. Four poems to friends. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Camille Saint-Saëns is a memorable figure not only for his successes as a composer of choral and orchestral works, and the eternally popular opera Samson et Dalila, but also because he was a keen observer of the musical culture in which he lived. A composer of vast intelligence and erudition, Saint-Saëns was at the same time one of the foremost writers on music in his day. From Wagner, Liszt and Debussy to Milhaud and Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns was at the center of the elite musical and cultural fin de siècle and early 20th Century world. He championed Schumann and Wagner in France at a period when these composers were regarded as dangerous subversives whose music should be kept well away from the impressionable student. Yet Saint-Saëns himself had no aspirations to being a revolutionary, and his appreciation of Wagner the composer was tempered by his reservations over Wagner the philosopher and dramatist, suspicious as he was of what he called "the Germanic preoccupation with going beyond reality." Whether defending Meyerbeer against charges of facility or Berlioz against those who questioned his harmonic grasp, Saint-Saëns was always his own man: in both cases, he claimed, it was "not the absence of faults but the presence of virtues" that distinguishes the good composer.
Saint-Saëns's writings provide a well-argued counter-discourse to the strong modernist music critics who rallied around Debussy and Ravel during the fin de siècle. And above all, they demonstrate a brilliantly sharp and active brain, expressing itself through prose of a Classical purity and balance, enlivened throughout with flashes of wit and, at times, of sheer malice.
In this generously annotated volume, renowned scholar, seasoned translator and radio broadcaster Roger Nichols brings some of the composer's most striking and evocative writings brilliantly to life in English translation, many for the first time. Nichols has carefully chosen these selections for their intrinsic interest as historical documents to create a well-balanced and engaging view of the man, the music, and the age.
About the Author:
Roger Nichols is a writer and broadcaster who specializes in French music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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