Marguerite Long

Marguerite Long : A Life in French Music, 1874-1966

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Cecilia Dunoyer has written a thoughtful and carefully researched work. Not only is her book crammed with information on French music, performers, and composers, it also is highly readable."-Piano & Keyboard

Cecilia Dunoyer's new book presents an engaging portrait of the woman once esteemed as the grande dame of French music." -Notes

It is a fascinating story from beginning to end... " -American Music Teacher

Dunoyer's thorough, accurate, well-written biography is the first of this important artist and, as such, worthy of many a music library's attention." -Booklist

Marguerite Long, the most important French woman pianist of our century, left her stamp on a whole epoch of musical life in Paris. Long was a virtuoso performer-working closely with Debussy, Faure, and Ravel-and a tireless and demanding pedagogue. With violinist Jacques Thibaud, she founded a prestigious international competition that continues to launch the careers of young musicians. Illustrated.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 24 illus.
  • 0253318394
  • 9780253318398

Table of contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

PART ONE: THE ARTIST
1. Marguerite Long's Youth
2. Marguerite Long and Gabriel Faure: 1902-1912
3. Other Musical Collaborations
4. Marguerie Long and Claude Debussy: 1914-1919
5. The Postwar Years and the 1920's
6. The 1930s: Marguerite Long and Maurice Ravel

PART TWO: PEDAGOGUE AND AMBASSADOR OF FRENCH MUSIC
7. Portrait of a Pedagogue
8. The War Years: 1939-1945
9. The Concours Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud
10. The Postwar Decade: 1946-1955
11. Ambassador of French Music
12. The Last Ten Years of Long's Life: 1956-1966

Notes
Glossary
Discography
Bibliography
Index
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"Cecilia Dunoyer has written a thoughtful and carefully researched work. Not only is her book crammed with information on French music, performers, and composers, it also is highly readable."- Piano & Keyboard "Cecilia Dunoyer's new book presents an engaging portrait of the woman once esteemed as the grande dame of French music." - Notes "It is a fascinating story from beginning to end ... " - American Music Teacher "Dunoyer's thorough, accurate, well-written biography is the first of this important artist and, as such, worthy of many a music library's attention." - Booklist
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About Cecilia Dunoyer

CECILIA DUNOYER is Education Coordinator at the Center for Performing Arts at Pennsylvania State University. She combines the careers of pianist and scholar, giving lecture-recitals on French and Russian music and concertizing in both Europe and America.
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