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Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Nancy Toff

Abstract

Georges Barrère (1876–1944) holds a preeminent place in the history of American flute playing. Best known for two of the landmark works that are dedicated to him — the Poem of Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Density 21.5 by Edgard Varèse — 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. Barrère'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 com ... More

Keywords: Georges Barrère, flute, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Density 21.5, Edgard Varèse, Paris Conservatoire, woodwind, Belle Epoque, Paris, New York

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.001.0001

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Nancy Toff, author

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