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Felix Aprahamian : diaries and selected writings on music

Title
Felix Aprahamian : diaries and selected writings on music / edited by Lewis and Susan Foreman.
Publication
Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2015.

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Additional Authors
  • Foreman, Lewis
  • Foreman, Susan
Description
xviii, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations and music; 25 cm.
Summary
The music critic Felix Aprahamian (1914-2005) was a remarkable self-made man whose enormous influence in musical circles was deeply founded in his practical experience of promoting music in London, notably British and French composers. Early on he became interested in the organ and was soon corresponding with the leading French names of the day - Andre Marchal, Charles Tournemire, Maurice Durufle and the young Olivier Messiaen. In 1933, the nineteen-year-old Aprahamian visited Frederick Delius in France, and while in Paris, met the aged Charles-Marie Widor. The surviving diaries, published here complete for the first time, document these events in detail. During the Second World War he acted as concert director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, was the guiding spirit behind the influential Concerts de Musique Francaise and became assistant to Sir Thomas Beecham. After the liberation of Paris, a wide circle of outstanding French musicians and composers including Francis Poulenc, Messiaen, Pierre Bernac and Pierre Fournier became personal friends. Aprahamian made his name as music critic on The Sunday Times, where from 1948 to 1989 he was required reading.0.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
JME 16-103
ISBN
  • 9781783270132
  • 1783270136
OCLC
917364381
Title
Felix Aprahamian : diaries and selected writings on music / edited by Lewis and Susan Foreman.
Publisher
Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2015.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Added Author
Foreman, Lewis, author.
Foreman, Susan, author.
Research Call Number
JME 16-103
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