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“A Musical Envoy from France,” 1909–12

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/9780195170160.003.0010
“A Musical Envoy from France,” 1909–12

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This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1909 to 1912. During this period, Barrère remained a Frenchman, a chamber musician and a man of great ambition despite having settled into the routine of an American orchestral musician for the New York Symphony Orchestra (NYSO). Through his Damrosch base, Barrère was able to make a name for himself as a soloist and to associate with other leading musicians including violinist Franz Kneisel and pianist Lillie Sang-Collins.

Keywords: Georges Barrère; chamber musician; New York Symphony Orchestra; Franz Kneisel; Lillie Sang-Collins

Chapter.  7520 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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