Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Nadia Boulanger and Her World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jeanice Brooks

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226750682

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 30 July 2021

Friend and Force: Nadia Boulanger’s Presence in Polish Musical Culture

Friend and Force: Nadia Boulanger’s Presence in Polish Musical Culture

Chapter:
(p.229) Friend and Force: Nadia Boulanger’s Presence in Polish Musical Culture
Source:
Nadia Boulanger and Her World
Author(s):

Andrea F. Bohlman

J. Mackenzie Pierce

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.003.0010

This chapter frames Nadia Boulanger as a vital force for Polish musicians and musical institutions across the twentieth century. Boulanger taught many generations of Polish students, from the interwar period until her death. The essay explores how her personal and professional networks in Poland evolved as a result of the devastation of World War II, with a particular focus on the composer and critic Zygmunt Mycielski. A special relationship to Boulanger was key to the nation building and early Cold War diplomacy of the People’s Republic of Poland: she was treated to official fanfare by the Polish Composers’ Union and was a guest of honor at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, and a valued juror for the International Chopin Competition in 1957. Her relationship to Poland and with Polish musicians raises larger questions concerning the role of pedagogy as a source of prestige and power, while the relationship of teacher and student we explore situates the politics of friendship at the foundation of internationalist exchange.

Keywords:   Nadia Boulanger, Zygmunt Mycielski, pedagogy, trauma, Warsaw Autumn Festival, cultural diplomacy

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.