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Introduction

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195170160
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0001
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This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the life and career of flutist Georges Barrère. This book chronicles Barrère's training at the Paris Conservatoire in France, his premiere performance of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun at the age of 17 and his transition to becoming solo flutist of the Concerts Colonne. It examines his founding of the Société Moderne d'Instruments a Vent, or the Modern Society for Wind Instruments (SMIV), a pioneering woodwind ensemble that premiered the works of 40 composers in its first ten years. It also discusses the role of Paul Taffanel and Walter Damrosch in Barrère's musical career.

Keywords: Georges Barrère; flutist; Paris Conservatoire; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Concerts Colonne; Paul Taffanel; Walter Damrosch

Chapter.  1327 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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