The New Century, 1901–05

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195170160
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850372 | DOI:
The New Century, 1901–05

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This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1901 to 1905. In 1901, Barrère was confronted with a difficult situation as an entrepreneur because an active chamber music scene was only appreciated by a select few and ignored by much of the public and press. However, with the official endorsement of a government subvention, Barrère's Société des Instruments à Vent (SMIV) became better known in fashionable circles by 1905. Its first major successful concerts were the premieres of Léon Moreau's Nocturne for double quintet and Reynaldo Hahn's Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este for fourteen instruments.

Keywords: Georges Barrère; Société des Instruments à Vent; entrepreneur; concerts; Léon Moreau; Nocturne; Reynaldo Hahn; Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este

Chapter.  9245 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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