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Nadia Boulanger: A Life in Music
Nadia Boulanger's life spanned nearly a century, and at her death she was still director of the American School of Music at Fontainebleau, which she helped found after World War I. Enormously influential, she taught many distinguished performers and composers—among them Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Elliott Carter. She helped American music gain worldwide recognition. ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 17th 1998 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published March 1998)
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How can any scholar take this book seriously? It reads like a tabloid, suffocating actual events with melodramatic language in order to portray a woman as a much more dramatic character than she probably was. This is clear when you read just about any other published book on Nadia Boulanger. It's also obvious that whoever Leonie Rosenstiel was, she had great distaste for Ms. Boulanger. Detail is given to (probably fabricated) embellishments on Boulanger's appearance and tone of voice rather than ...more