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Author Frazier, James E.

Title Maurice Duruflé : the man and his music / James E. Frazier.

Publication Info. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Durufle,M FRA    DUE 12-28-21
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Description xxii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Series Eastman studies in music
Eastman studies in music.
Note List of Duruflé's works: (p. [245]-249).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-354), discography (p. 250-258) , and index.
Contents Duruflé's childhood and early education -- Life at the cathedral choir school -- Lessons with Charles Tournemire -- Lessons with Louis Vierne -- The conservatoire student -- Duruflé's distinctions -- The contested successions at Notre-Dame and Sainte Clotilde -- Duruflé's performing career -- The orchestral musician -- The Poulenc organ concerto -- Professor of harmony at the Paris Conservatoire -- Marie-Madeleine Chevalier -- Overview of Duruflé's compositions -- Duruflé's compositions : their genesis and first performances -- Duruflé's role in the plainsong revival -- The Vichy commissions -- The Requiem -- The musical history of Saint Étienne-du-Mont -- The organs at Saint Étienne-du-Mont -- Duruflé as organist and teacher -- Duruflé and organ design -- The Church in transition -- The North American tours -- The man Duruflé.
Summary Maurice Duruflé: The Man and His Music is a new biography of the great French organist and composer (1902-86), and the most comprehensive in any language. James E. Frazier traces Duruflé's musical training, his studies with Tournemire and Vierne, and his career as an organist, church musician, composer, recitalist, Conservatoire professor, and orchestral musician. Frazier also examines the career and contributions of Duruflé's wife, the formidable organist Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier. Duruflé brought the church's unique language of plainsong into a compelling liaison with the secular harmonies of the modern French school (as typified by Debussy, Ravel, and Dukas) in works for his own instrument and in his widely loved masterpiece, the Requiem Op. 9 for soloists, chorus, organ, and orchestra. Drawing on the accounts of those who knew Duruflé personally as well as on Frazier's own detailed research, Maurice Duruflé offers a broad sketch of this modest and elusive man, widely recognized today for having created some of the greatest works in the organ repertory -- and the masterful Requiem. - Publisher.
Subject Duruflé, Maurice, 1902-1986.
Organists -- France -- Biography.
Composers -- France -- Biography.
ISBN 9781580462273 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1580462278 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 99818359307

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