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Nichols, Roger

Works: 85 works in 620 publications in 8 languages and 14,736 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Drama  Musical settings  Sources  Interviews  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Performer, Compiler, Arranger, Creator, Adapter, Author of introduction, Other, Composer
Classifications: ML410.D28, B
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Most widely held works by Roger Nichols
Debussy by Roger Nichols( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herinneringen van tijdgenoten aan de Franse componist Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Messiaen by Roger Nichols( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ravel by Roger Nichols( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new biography of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), by one of the leading scholars of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French music, is based on a wealth of written and oral evidence, some newly translated and some derived from interviews with the composer's friends and associates. As well as describing the circumstances in which Ravel composed, the book explores new evidence to present radical views of the composer's background and upbringing, his notorious failure in the Prix de Rome, his incisive and often combative character, his sexual preferences, and his long final illness. It also contains the most detailed account so far published of his hugely successful American tour of 1928. The world of Maurice Ravel--including friendships (and some fallings-out) with Debussy, Fauré, Diaghilev, Gershwin, and Toscanini--is deftly uncovered in this sensitive portrait [Publisher description]
Debussy letters by Claude Debussy( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 989 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 784 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 725 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 645 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 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few decades in the life of any European city have been as rich in musical personalities and achievements as the 1920s in Paris. It was, as Stravinsky said, the hub of the musical world, popular for travelers because it was cheap. Composers working in or near the city included Ravel, Fauré, Satie, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev as well as the up-and-coming members of Les Six, most notably Poulenc, Milhaud, and Auric. Among their collaborators were the painters Picasso, Braque, Dufy, and Juan Gris, while Jean Cocteau kept a watchful eye on new trends. Horowitz, Robert Casadesus, and Vlado Perlemuter all made their Paris debuts in this decade, as did the young violin prodigies Ginette Neveu and Yehudi Menuhin. Women musicians were coming into their own: the composers Germaine Tailleferre and Lili Boulanger, salon hostesses like the Princesse de Polignac and Mae Clemenceau. The Harlequin Years charts a nimble course through this remarkable era, noting currents as well as personalities, telling stories as well as pondering the occasional philosophical problem
French operatic arias for soprano by Roger Nichols( )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of translated extracts from Roman writers discussing Roman civilization. Text illustrated with photographs of surviving artifacts and buildings
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and English and held by 410 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
The art of French song : 19th and 20th century repertoire : complete with translations and guidance on pronunciation = mit Übersetzungen und Hinweisen zur Aussprache by Roger Nichols( )

63 editions published in 1999 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the foremost composers of his generation, Berlioz was even more influential as an arbiter of musical taste and a writer of critical essays for the Parisian Journal des debats. But professional journalism was sometimes an unwelcome task for Berlioz, who felt hindered by considerations of diplomacy and censorship. Letter writing, by contrast, provided him with a freer outlet for creative expression, and his surviving correspondences number in the thousands. From
Camille Saint-Saëns on music and musicians by Camille Saint-Saëns( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete songs by Henri Duparc( )

8 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Madeleine Milhaud by Madeleine Milhaud( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Milhaud's own autobiography, My Happy Life, the references to Madeleine were tender but few. In these conversations she views the same life of interest and contentment 'from the distaff side.' Madeleine knew Milhaud from her childhood - they were cousins - and she was at his side through most of his adventures, triumphs and traumas, including the agonising bouts of arthritis from which Milhaud suffered. Madeleine herself had a successful career as an actress and reciter and in these conversations with Roger Nichols she reveals herself as a highly spirited and determined woman in her own right
A history of Rome: selections by Livy( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Roman history from Livy
Francis Poulenc, articles and interviews : notes from the heart by Francis Poulenc( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 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

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