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Author Boulanger, Nadia, author.

Title Nadia Boulanger and the Stravinskys : a selected correspondence / edited by Kimberly A. Francis.

Publication Info. Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2018.

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML423.B68 A4 2018    Available  
Description x, 327 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Eastman studies in music ; v. 143
Eastman studies in music ; v. 143.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-320) and index.
Contents October 1929-August 1938 -- Toward America: January 1939-June 1940 -- The American years: November 1940-January 1946 -- After the war: 1946-1951 -- A friendship unravels: 1951-1956 -- Old friends: 1956-1972.
Summary Nadia Boulanger and Igor Stavinsky began corresponding in 1929 when Stavinsky sought someone to supervise the musical education of his younger son, Soulima. Boulanger accepted the position and began what would prove to be a warm and lasting dialogue with the Stravinsky family. For fifty years, Boulanger exchanged letters with Igor Stavinsky. An additional 140 letters exist written to Boulanger from Stravinsky's immediate family: his wife Catherine, his mother Anna, and his sons Théodore and Soulima. Nadia Boulanger and the Stravinskys: A Selected Correspondence makes avialable a rich selection from this many-sided dialogue. The letters are published here in English translation (most for the first time in their entirety or at all). The little-known French originals are available on the book's companion website. The letters allow us to follow the conversation shared between Boulanger and the Stravinskys from 1929 until 1972, the year following Igor Stavinsky's death. Through the words they exchanged, we see Boulanger and Stravinsky transition from respectful colleagues to close friends to, finally, distant icons, with music serving always a central topic. These letters are a testament to one master teacher's power to shape the culture canon and one composer's desire to embed himself within historical narratives. Their worlds touch upon matters professional and personal, musical and social, with the overall narrative reflecting the turmoil of life during the twentieth century and the fragility of artists hoping to leave their mark on the modernist period--back cover.
Subject Boulanger, Nadia -- Correspondence.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Correspondence.
Boulanger, Nadia.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
Boulanger, Nadia.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
Conductors (Music) -- Correspondence.
Conductors (Music)
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Subject Conductors (Music)
Added Author Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971, author.
Francis, Kimberly A., 1979- editor.
ISBN 9781580465960 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
158046596X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)