(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
The Musical Work of Nadia Boulanger: Performing Past and Future Between the Wars,9781107009141
This item qualifies for

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

The Musical Work of Nadia Boulanger: Performing Past and Future Between the Wars



Pub. Date:
Cambridge Univ Pr
List Price: $104.99

Buy New Textbook

Special Order: 1-2 Weeks

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out


We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $105.86

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 6/28/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.


Nadia Boulanger - composer, critic, impresario, and the most famous composition teacher of the twentieth century - was also a performer of international repute. Her concerts and recordings with her vocal ensemble introduced audiences on both sides of the Atlantic to unfamiliar historical works and new compositions. This book considers how gender shaped the possibilities that marked Boulanger's performing career, tracing her meteoric rise as a conductor in the 1930s to origins in the classroom and the salon. Brooks investigates Boulanger's promotion of structurally motivated performance styles, showing how her ideas on performance of historical repertory and new music relate to her teaching of music analysis and music history. The book explores the way in which Boulanger's musical practice relied upon her understanding of the historically transcendent masterwork, in which musical form and meaning are ideally joined, and show how her ideas relate to broader currents in French aesthetics and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the works that stand for the time
The Work in Performance
Nadia Boulanger between the wars
Nadia Boulanger's musical work
Performing the work
The Work in History
The problem of concerts
New links between them
Tomb or treasure
The art of assembling art
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...