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Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Jeanice Brooks


Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was among the most iconic figures in twentieth-century music. Composer, performer, conductor, impresario, and pedagogue, she disseminated her ideas in a variety of media from composition lessons and lectures to radio broadcasts, recordings and concert performances. Boulanger’s world was made up of many different and overlapping “worlds” that embraced both physical places and conceptual domains, ranging from national and global geopolitics to philosophy, aesthetics, and areas of musical activity such as composition, performance, analysis, and pedagogy. In Nadia Boula ... More

Keywords: Nadia Boulanger, French music, twentieth-century music, women in music, modernism, music analysis, music pedagogy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226750682
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226750859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeanice Brooks, editor
University of Southampton

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Alexandra Laederich, translated by Charlotte Mandell

From the Trenches: Extracts from the Final Issue of the Paris Conservatory Gazette

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Nadia Boulanger’s 1935 Carte du Tendre

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Nadia Boulanger, translated and Annotated by Jeanice Brooks, afterword by Gayle Murchison

For Nadia Boulanger: Five Poems by May Sarton

Introduced by Jeanice Brooks

“What Awaits Them Now?” A Letter to Paris

Zygmunt Mycielski, translated and Annotated by J. Mackenzie Pierce

A Letter from Professor Nadia Boulanger

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The Beethoven Lectures for the Longy School

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