The Jeune École, 1895–98

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195170160
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850372 | DOI:
The Jeune École, 1895–98

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This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1895 to 1898. Realizing that he still had much to learn about his art after his graduation at the Paris Conservatoire, Barrère requested an extra year with his teacher Claude Paul Taffanel. The extra year with Taffanel was in the form of an apprenticeship and the emphasis was on chamber music. During this training, Barrère was able to absorb not only his master's love for the genre, but also the entrepreneurial skills that enabled him to indulge that passion. Barrère was later able to establish himself as a freelance flutist available to the numerous chamber music organizations then populating the Paris concert landscape and started founding the Société Moderne d'Instruments à Vent (SMIV).

Keywords: Georges Barrère; Claude Paul Taffanel; chamber music; Société Moderne d'Instruments à Vent; flutist

Chapter.  5142 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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