By (author) Jessica Duchen
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Gabriel Faurae by Jessica Duchen
Book DescriptionGabriel Faure (1845-1924) is one of the best French composers of his era. His artistic independence served to inspire many of the next generation of French composers seeking to create a new Gallic identity after World War I. His reforms at the Paris Conservatoire were the most radical the institution had yet experienced. This book gives equal weight to Faure's private and public lives, profiling the man behind the music, and going beyond the usual perception of Faure as a dreamy, unworldly individual to reveal his ambition and decisiveness in his struggle to achieve recognition from France's musical establishment. This stimulating biography, which charts Faure's long and difficult rise to fame, both illuminates his individuality and reveals his enduring legacy to French music.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714839325
(220mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jessica Duchen
Hungarian Dances, Paperback (July 2008)
The thoughtful and compelling issues-based third novel from an author who has already gained a loyal fanbase. HUNGARIAN DANCES is a love story, a mystery and a tale of extraordinary personal transformation.
Alicia's Gift, Paperback (July 2007)
The thoughtful and compelling issues-based second novel from an author who has already gained a loyal fanbase
Rites of Spring, Paperback (July 2006)
At what point does a free spirit become a lost soul? This debut novel set in the music world beautifully captures the pressures and dangers of contemporary family life.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Paperback (May 1996)» View all books by Jessica Duchen
A reappraisal of the work of the composer of 'film music'.
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Author Biography - Jessica Duchen
Jessica Duchen is a freelance music journalist whose work appears frequently in the Guardian and BBC Music Magazine, among other publications. Founding editor of Piano magazine, she is the author of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, also in the 20th-Century Composers series.
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