Marguerite Long

Marguerite Long

A Life in French Music, 1874–1966
Cecilia Dunoyer
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/1/1993
Format: cloth 260 pages, 24 illus.
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-31839-8
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“Cecilia Dunoyer has written a thoughtful and carefully researched work. Not only is her book crammed with information on French music, performers, and composers, it also is highly readable.” —Piano & Keyboard

“Cecilia Dunoyer’s new book presents an engaging portrait of the woman once esteemed as the grande dame of French music.” —Notes

“It is a fascinating story from beginning to end . . . ” —American Music Teacher

“Dunoyer’s thorough, accurate, well-written biography is the first of this important artist and, as such, worthy of many a music library’s attention.” —Booklist

Marguerite Long, the most important French woman pianist of our century, left her stamp on a whole epoch of musical life in Paris. Long was a virtuoso performer—working closely with Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel—and a tireless and demanding pedagogue. With violinist Jacques Thibaud, she founded a prestigious international competition that continues to launch the careers of young musicians. Illustrated.

Author Bio

CECILIA DUNOYER is Education Coordinator at the Center for Performing Arts at Pennsylvania State University. She combines the careers of pianist and scholar, giving lecture-recitals on French and Russian music and concertizing in both Europe and America.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

PART ONE: THE ARTIST
1. Marguerite Long’s Youth
2. Marguerite Long and Gabriel Faure: 1902-1912
3. Other Musical Collaborations
4. Marguerie Long and Claude Debussy: 1914-1919
5. The Postwar Years and the 1920’s
6. The 1930s: Marguerite Long and Maurice Ravel

PART TWO: PEDAGOGUE AND AMBASSADOR OF FRENCH MUSIC
7. Portrait of a Pedagogue
8. The War Years: 1939-1945
9. The Concours Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud
10. The Postwar Decade: 1946-1955
11. Ambassador of French Music
12. The Last Ten Years of Long’s Life: 1956-1966

Notes
Glossary
Discography
Bibliography
Index