Music's Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer,


    Music's Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, many of them unknown and struggling, to be performed in her Paris salon The list of works created as a result is long and extraordinary Stravinsky s Renard, Satie s Socrate, Falla s El Retablo de Maese Pedro, and Poulenc s Two Piano and Organ Concertos are among the best known titles In addition, her salon was a gathering place for luminaries of French culture such as Proust, Cocteau, Monet, Diaghilev, and Colette Many of Proust s memorable evocations of salon culture were born during his attendance at concerts in the Polignac music room Sylvia Kahan brings to life this eccentric and extravagant lover of the arts, whose influence on the th Century world of music and literature remains incalculable."/>
  • Hardcover
  • Music's Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac
  • Sylvia Kahan
  • English
  • 16 August 2019
  • 1580461336

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  2. Carol Carol says:

    This fascinating biography covers the life of Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune and one of the most important music patrons of the late nineteenth and early 20th century in France She commissioned important works from Stravinsky, Poulenc, Ravel, de Falla, Tailleferre, and many others She also gave many, many composers and performers support through her musical salons which featured opportunities for both performances and for meeting other musicians and potential p This fascinating biography covers the life of Winnaretta Singer, heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune and one of the most important music patrons of the late nineteenth and early 20th century in France She commissioned important works from Stravinsky, Poulenc, Ravel, de Falla, Tailleferre, and many others She also gave many, many composers and performers support through her musical salons which featured opportunities for both performances and for meeting other musicians and potential patrons Singer was generally quite forward thinking, often championing and encouraging those who were at the forefront of modernism She was a strong willed, intelligent, and intense person who did an enormous amount for music and the arts during her life She was also an accomplished musician herself, playing both the piano and the organ and thus often taking part in the performances at her salon The entire history of 20th century music would have been vastly different were it not for the Princess de Polignac.Kahan s book is an enormous pleasure to read It is strongly narrative and linear, which gives it the feel of an engrossing novel while still retaining plenty of intellectual rigor Kahan makes everything about Singer, her life, and her world vivid and immediate Singer s story also makes for an interesting perspective on how the musical world of her time worked how performers and composers built careers, how both public and private activity gave rise to concerts and new works, etc


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Music's Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac❮Reading❯ ➽ Music's Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac ➶ Author Sylvia Kahan – Thomashillier.co.uk The American born Winnaretta Singer was a millionaire at the age of eighteen, due to her inheriting a substantial part of the Singer Sewing Machine fortune Her marriage to Prince Edmond de Polignac The American born Winnaretta Singer Muse: A PDF/EPUB é was a millionaire at the age of eighteen, due to her inheriting a substantial part of the Singer Sewing Machine fortune Hermarriage to Prince Edmond de Polignac, an amateur composer, brought Music's Modern Epub / her into contact with the most elite strata of French society After Edmond s death in , she used her fortune to benefit the arts, science, and letters Her most significant contribution was in the musical domain Modern Muse: A eBook ´ in addition to subsidizing individual artists Boulanger, Haskil, Rubinstein, Horowitz and organizations the Ballets Russes, l Opera de Paris, l Orchestre Symphonique de Paris , she made a lifelong project of commissioning new musical works from composers, many of them unknown and struggling, to be performed in her Paris salon The list of works created as a result is long and extraordinary Stravinsky s Renard, Satie s Socrate, Falla s El Retablo de Maese Pedro, and Poulenc s Two Piano and Organ Concertos are among the best known titles In addition, her salon was a gathering place for luminaries of French culture such as Proust, Cocteau, Monet, Diaghilev, and Colette Many of Proust s memorable evocations of salon culture were born during his attendance at concerts in the Polignac music room Sylvia Kahan brings to life this eccentric and extravagant lover of the arts, whose influence on the th Century world of music and literature remains incalculable.


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