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Johnson, Graham

Works: 5 works in 11 publications in 4 languages and 99 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Humor  Catalogs 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Author
Classifications: ML410.F27, 782.42168092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Graham Johnson
The essential Pierre Bernac by Pierre Bernac( )

6 editions published in 1999 in 5 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures from the Royal Collection by England) Queen's Gallery (London( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits : May 1980, Bury Street Gallery [...] London( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bilder, zu denen sie nicht masturbieren sollten by Graham Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choking the chicken, spanking the monkey, airing the orchid-whatever you call it, none of the images in this book will encourage the gentle art of self-pleasure. This deceptively simple and strangely addictive book presents a laugh-out-loud collection of random pictures virtually guaranteed to dampen the urge of even the strongest libido
Gabriel Fauré : the songs and their poets by Graham Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The career of Gabriel Faur?s a composer of songs for voice and piano traverses six decades (1862-1921); almost the whole history of French m?die is contained within these parameters. In the 1860s Faur?the lifelong prot? of Camille Saint-Sa?, was a suavely precocious student; he was part of Pauline Viardot's circle in the 1870s and he nearly married her daughter. Pointed in the direction of symbolist poetry by Robert de Montesquiou in 1886, Faur?as the favoured composer from the early 1890s of Winnarretta Singer, later Princesse de Polignac, and his songs were revered by Marcel Proust. In 1905 he became director of the Paris Conservatoire, and he composed his most profound music in old age. His existence, steadily productive and outwardly imperturbable, was undermined by self-doubt, an unhappy marriage and a tragic loss of hearing. In this detailed study Graham Johnson places the vocal music within twin contexts: Faur? own life story, and the parallel lives of his many poets. We encounter such giants as Charles Baudelaire and Paul Verlaine, the patrician Leconte de Lisle, the forgotten Armand Silvestre and the Belgian symbolist Charles Van Lerberghe. The chronological range of the narrative encompasses Faur? first poet, Victor Hugo, who railed against Napoleon III in the 1850s, and the last, Jean de La Ville de Mirmont, killed in action in the First World War. In this comprehensive and richly illustrated study each of Faur? 109 songs receives a separate commentary. Additional chapters for the student singer and serious music lover discuss interpretation and performance in both aesthetical and practical terms. Richard Stokes provides parallel English translations of the original French texts. In the twenty-first century musical modernity is evaluated differently from the way it was assessed thirty years ago. Faur?s no longer merely a 'Master of Charms' circumscribed by the belle ?que. His status as a great composer of timeless"--Provided by publisher
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