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“I Heard the Great Barrère,” 1931–36

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/9780195170160.003.0018
“I Heard the Great Barrère,” 1931–36

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This chapter examines the developments in the career of Georges Barrère during the period from 1931 to 1936. In February 1931, Barrère took oath to become an American citizen. Though 1931 was economically challenging for musicians, Barrère had a busy schedule performing at recitals at Hunter College and the French Institute, a private musicale in Connecticut and a children's concert for the Walden School. In February 1936, Edgard Varèse used Barrère's platinum flute at the premiere of his Density 21.5.

Keywords: Georges Barrère; American citizenship; recitals; private musicale; platinum flute; Edgard Varèse; Density 21.5

Chapter.  10452 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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