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- DescriptionGeorges Barr'ere (1876-1944) holds a preeminent place in the history of American flute playing. Best kwn for two of the landmark works that were written for him-the Poem of Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Density 21.5 by Edgard Var'ese-he was the most prominent early exemplar of the Paris Conservatoire tradition in the United States and set a new standard for American woodwind performance. Barr'ere's story is a musical tale of two cities, and this book uses his life as a window onto musical life in Belle Epoque Paris and twentieth-century New York. Recurrent themes are the interactions of composers and performers; the promotion of new music; the management, personnel, and repertoire of symphony orchestras; the ecomic and social status of the orchestral and solo musician, including the increasing power of musicians' unions; the role of patronage, particularly women patrons; and the growth of chamber music as a professional performance medium. A student of Paul Taffanel at the Paris
- Author BiographyNancy Toff is author of The Flute Book, The Development of the Modern Flute, and Georges Barrere and the Flute in America and is a past president of the New York Flute Club. Toff is the 2012 winner of the National Flute Association's National Service Award.
- Author(s)Nancy Toff
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication27/09/2012
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note26 illus.
- Weight652 g
- Width157 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine24 mm
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