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Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Edited by Jeanice Brooks

Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Edited by Jeanice Brooks

320 pages | 45 halftones | 6 x 9-1/4 | © 2020
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780226750712 Will Publish November 2020
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780226750682 Will Publish November 2020
E-book $35.00 ISBN: 9780226750859 Will Publish November 2020
Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979) was arguably one of the most iconic figures in twentieth-century music, and certainly among the most prominent musicians of her time. For many composers— especially Americans from Aaron Copland to Philip Glass—studying with Boulanger in Paris or Fontainebleau was a formative moment in a creative career.

Composer, performer, conductor, impresario, and charismatic and inspirational teacher, Boulanger engaged in a vast array of activities in a variety of media, from private composition lessons and lecture-recitals to radio broadcasts, recordings, and public performances. But how to define and account for Boulanger’s impact on the music world is still unclear. Nadia Boulanger and Her World takes us from a time in the late nineteenth century, when many careers in music were almost entirely closed to women, to the moment in the late twentieth century when those careers were becoming a reality. Contributors consider Boulanger’s work in the worlds of composition, musical analysis, and pedagogy and explore the geographies of transatlantic and international exchange and disruption within which her career unfolded. Ultimately, this volume takes its title as a topic for exploration—asking what worlds Boulanger belonged to, and in what sense we can consider any of them to be “hers.”
Contents
Preface: The Only Woman in the Picture
Acknowledgments
Permissions and Credits

The Strange Fate of Boulanger and Pugno’s La ville morte
ALEXANDRA LAEDERICH
TRANSLATED BY CHARLOTTE MANDELL

Serious Ambitions: Nadia Boulanger and the Composition of La ville morte
JEANICE BROOKS AND KIMBERLY FRANCIS

From the Trenches: Extracts from the Final Issue of the Paris Conservatory Gazette
EDITED BY NADIA AND LILI BOULANGER
SELECTED, INTRODUCED, AND ANNOTATED BY ANNEGRET FAUSER
TRANSLATED BY ANNA LEHMANN

From Technique to Musique: The Institutional Pedagogy of Nadia Boulanger
MARIE DUCHÊNE-THÉGARID
TRANSLATED BY MIRANDA STEWART

Nadia Boulanger’s 1935 Carte du Tendre
INTRODUCED BY MARIE DUCHÊNE-THÉGARID
INTRODUCTION TRANSLATED BY ANNA LEHMANN

36 rue Ballu: A Multifaceted Place
CÉDRIC SEGOND-GENOVESI
TRANSLATED BY ANNA LEHMANN

“What an Arrival!”: Nadia Boulanger’s New World (1925)
NADIA BOULANGER
TRANSLATED AND ANNOTATED BY JEANICE BROOKS
AFTERWORD BY GAYLE MURCHISON

Modern French Music: Translating Fauré in America, 1925–45
JEANICE BROOKS

For Nadia Boulanger: Five Poems by May Sarton
MAY SARTON
INTRODUCED BY JEANICE BROOKS

Friend and Force: Nadia Boulanger’s Presence in Polish Musical Culture
ANDREA F. BOHLMAN AND J. MACKENZIE PIERCE

“What Awaits Them Now?”: A Letter to Paris
ZYGMUNT MYCIELSKI
TRANSLATED AND ANNOTATED BY J. MACKENZIE PIERCE

A Letter from Professor Nadia Boulanger
TRANSLATED BY J. MACKENZIE PIERCE

The Beethoven Lectures for the Longy School
INTRODUCED BY CÉDRIC SEGOND-GENOVESI
TRANSLATED BY MIRANDA STEWART

Boulanger and Atonality: A Reconsideration
KIMBERLY FRANCIS

Why Music? Aesthetics, Religion, and the Ruptures of Modernity in the Life and Work of Nadia Boulanger
LEON BOTSTEIN

Index

Notes on the Contributors
 
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