“The Last Survivor,” 1940–44

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195170160
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850372 | DOI:
“The Last Survivor,” 1940–44

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This chapter examines the developments in the career of Georges Barrère during the period from 1940 to 1944. At the start of 1940, Barrère continued performing, especially with some of the most notable musicians of this time. He later suffered a stroke and though he could no longer make any demonstrations he continued his flute lessons. In September 1941 he became ill again, and on June 17, 1944 he died at his home. He was later given a tribute by the Musical Courier and a memorial concert in December.

Keywords: Georges Barrère; stroke; tribute; Musical Courier; memorial concert

Chapter.  7953 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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