Fromental Hal vy: His Life & Music, 1799-1862

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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(Limelight). "Jordan paints a rich portrait of Halevy at the height of his powers in the mid-1850s. A prolific output included at least one new opera a year, occasionally three...he was renowned as a productive public speaker, author of learned papers...a supporter of young artists, much loved professor of composition to Saint-Saens, Gounod and Bizet, a husband and father of two daughters."
  

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Contents

BORN IN FRANCE
1
CONSERVATOIRE AND PRIX DE ROME
8
DE PROFUNDIS
15
VILLA MEDICI
19
FIRST STEPS IN PARIS
26
EBB AND FLOW
35
LA JUIVE
45
COOLNESS INTO ADULATION
62
SEVEN WEEKS IN LONDON
135
HOW LONDON SAW LA JUIVE
143
MORE OF THE SAME
151
LIFE SECRETARY
161
A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE
170
LAST WORKS
182
AND TIME TO DIE
191
A DESCENDANT OF B A C H
201

LECLAIR
74
LEADER OF THE FRENCH SCHOOL
84
OPERAS COMIQUES
97
A MOMENTOUS YEAR
107
FROM PATRIOTISM TO MACARONI
113
BACK TO OPERAS COMIQUES
124
EPILOGUE
207
SOURCES
213
REFERENCES
219
CHRONOLOGY OF WORKS
227
INDEX
235
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