Écrits Sur La Musique De Georges Auric / Writings on Music by Georges Auric: Tome Premier, Tome DeuxiÈme, Tome TroisiÈme, Tome QuatriÈme

Author: Auric, Georges
Year:2009
Pages:1616
ISBN:0-7734-3867-X
978-0-7734-3867-5
Price:599.95
This book contains the majority of Georges Auric’s writings on music that appeared in published newspapers, literary journals, and reviews. The writings are prefaced by an extensive introductory essay that provides the most detailed biographical information yet available on Auric, discusses Auric’s relation to the sources in which his writings appeared, and places Auric in the continuum of French composer/critics of the twentieth century.
In French.
This is a four-volume work.

Reviews

“Through its massive scope, this book is the first to reveal Auric as a musical and intellectual titan who was involved not simply in the creation of art, but in shaping, promoting and preserving art and artists through world wars, technological revolutions, and the blurring of distinctions between ‘classical’ and ‘popular’ music caused by the rise of mass society. As a ‘musician of the century,’ Auric not only composed for genres made possible by new technologies, but shaped the politics of their reception. As a chronicler of ‘the music of our time,’ he sought art and artistry in everything having to do with music, regardless of labels.” – Prof. Colin Roust, Oberlin College

“[The] introductory essay, at more than 50 pages, adds in its own right the most important biographical contribution to Auric’s bibliography to date, significantly surpassing Antoine Goléa’s little book of 1958. The essay gives an excellent overview of Auric’s career while highlighting some of the salient writings. In addition, it presents context and offers analysis and insight that will be useful to those unfamiliar with Auric. From the most important figures of the time (e.g., Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Bartok, Messiaen) to the more obscure (e.g., Tibor Harsanyi, Alexandre Tansman, Jean Rivier, Henri Barraud), Auric both chronicles events and offers astute commentary on the music and musicians (composers, conductors, performers) of the time. This book brings together all his writing, which otherwise would have to be gleaned from the many sources in which it appeared.” – Prof. John Hajdu Heyer, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

“. . . how timely it is to read, in this centenary year, replete with fanfare, of the Diaghilev ballet’s first appearances in Paris, Auric’s discourse on Henri Sauguet’s La chatte, the thoughtful reflection of an eyewitness, on a work about which history has not otherwise been forthcoming. These are but three of the myriad topics by which Carl Schmidt guides us through the thinking of Auric, a mirror of his age.” – Prof. Roland John Wiley, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE
Dedication
Table of contents
Abbreviations
Establishment of the text
Foreword by Colin Roust
Acknowledgments
Introductory essay

Title of the Source

Annales politiques et littéraires, Les
Arts
Aujourd'hui
Ballet Annual, The
Cahiers de la
jeunesse, Les
Cahiers du jazz, Les
Carrefour: Lettres,
arts, spectacles
Catalogue mensuel . . . de Trémois
Ce temps-ci: cahiers
d'art contemporain


Title of the Source

Combat
Commune
Coq, Le
Courrier musical, Le
Écrits nouveaux, Les
Empreintes
Étoiles de Quercy, Les
Figaro, Le
Gaulois, Le
Gringoire
Guide du concert, Le
Intransigeant, L'
Journal littéraire, Le
Journal musical français, Le
Lettres françaises [Clandestine], Les


VOLUME TWO

Lettres françaises, Les
Libération
Littérature
Marianne

VOLUME THREE

Marianne
Mein Film
Melos

Title of the Source

Ménestrel, Le
Modern Music
Musikerziehung
New York Times, The
Nouvelle revue française, La
Nouvelles littéraires, Les


VOLUME FOUR

Nouvelles littéraires, Les
Nouvelle revue française
Österreichischer Musikzeitschrift
Page musical
Paris-Soir
Plaisir de France
Revue française de musique
Revue hebdomadaire, La

Revue musicale, La
Unidentified Journal
Bibliography
Index of proper names, places, and institutions
Index of titles