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Nichols, Roger

Works: 86 works in 617 publications in 6 languages and 14,747 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Musical settings  Interviews  Anecdotes  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Performer, Compiler, Arranger, Creator, Other, Adapter, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML410.D28, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Roger Nichols
Messiaen by Peter Hill( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) is a musician about whom most remains to be discovered. More than a decade after his death our knowledge of Messiaen is largely conditioned by what he said about himself - in lectures and interviews, in his work as a teacher, and in the monumental seven-volume treatise that encompassed the whole of his composing world. But Messiaen's public documents conceal as much as they reveal, seldom explaining why a work was written, or what complexities went into its making. Almost nothing has been known about Messiaen's working practices. Indeed, the composer became fanatically secretive about any work in progress, and was similarly reticent about his private life. This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden. It has been made possible by the unprecedented access to Messiaen's private archive granted to the authors by the composer's widow, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen. The archive includes musical sketches, correspondence, lecture notes, diaries, as well as hundreds of photographs, many of which are published here for the first time. Using this remarkable material, Hill and Simeone trace the origins of many of Messiaen's greatest works, and place them in the context of his life, from his years at the Paris Conservatoire, his passionate first marriage to Claire Delbos, through to the immense achievements of his final decades."--BOOK JACKET
Debussy letters by Claude Debussy( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debussy by Roger Nichols( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Debussy by Roger Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den franske musiker Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Ravel remembered by Roger Nichols( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of descriptions of Ravel by his contemporaries
Claude Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande by Roger Nichols( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Greek eyes : Greek civilisation in the words of Greek writers by Roger Nichols( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Greek culture through excerpts from Greek writers grouped under general headings-War, The Enquiring Mind, Ships and the Sea, Everyday Life, The Theatre, Time Off, and Gods, Omens and Oracles
The harlequin years : music in Paris, 1917-1929 by Roger Nichols( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the whole book runs the double thread spun by Jean Cocteau in his little volume Le coq et l'harlequin: the warp of the traditional French cock being pulled by the weft of the foreign, multicolored harlequinade. Roger Nichols's spirited narrative shows that this was also an uncertain time, as the war had cast doubt on old assumptions. Did wisdom necessarily come with age? Were hierarchies necessary? Irreverence was in, the circus was aesthetically at least as valuable as the finest symphony orchestra. Against all this some composers, like Fauré and Roussel, continued with traditional forms, though each brought to them his own highly personal language and syntax
Debussy remembered by Roger Nichols( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herinneringen van tijdgenoten aan de Franse componist Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in French and English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
Through Roman eyes : Roman civilisation in the words of Roman writers by Roger Nichols( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of translated extracts from Roman writers discussing Roman civilization. Text illustrated with photographs of surviving artifacts and buildings
Selected letters of Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read straight through, Selected Letters of Berlioz is entertaining and informative reading for any music lover. Translated aptly and colorfully by Roger Nichols, Berlioz's letters blend personal sentiment with deep insight into nineteenth-century thought, providing an entrancing portrait of one of the century's leading artistic figures
Camille Saint-Saëns on music and musicians by Camille Saint-Saëns( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzamelde artikelen van de Franse componist (1835-1921) over diverse muzikale onderwerpen en vooral over mede-componisten
Mendelssohn remembered by Roger Nichols( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete songs by Henri Duparc( )

5 editions published in 2005 in French and German and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Poulenc, articles and interviews : notes from the heart by Francis Poulenc( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J'ećris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in English before and Roger Nichols' translation, capturing the very essence of Poulenc's lively writing style, makes more widely accessible this significant contribution to Poulenc scholarship
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The life of Debussy
Alternative Names
Nichols, Roger

Nichols, Roger David Edward 1939-

Nichols, Roger Edward David

Nichols, Roger Edward David 1939-

Nichols, Roger Stewart 1939-

ニコルス, ロジャー

Ravel rememberedClaude Debussy, Pelléas et MélisandeThe harlequin years : music in Paris, 1917-1929Debussy rememberedSelected letters of BerliozCamille Saint-Saëns on music and musiciansMendelssohn remembered