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Nichols, Roger

Works: 88 works in 634 publications in 8 languages and 14,530 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  History  Interviews  Chronologies  Anecdotes  Songs  Chamber music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Performer, Arranger, Creator, Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, 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 1,511 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 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ravel by Roger Nichols( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,059 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, Faure, Diaghilev, Gershwin, and Toscanini - is deftly uncovered in this sensitive portrait
Debussy letters by Claude Debussy( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 982 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 896 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 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 639 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 628 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
French operatic arias for soprano by Roger Nichols( )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 464 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 413 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 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That extraordinary output Hugh Macdonald has gathered some 500 letters that span the composer's life and chart the course of his artistic career. The first letter, written by a brash fifteen-year-old Berlioz to a group of music publishers, suggests that they bring out his work at their own expense. The last letter, in which Berlioz begs his brother-in-law for money, reveals the once-prodigious composer and writer reduced to a pathetic state of poverty. Dipped into or
Camille Saint-Saëns on music and musicians by Camille Saint-Saëns( Book )

16 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 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Madeleine Milhaud by Madeleine Milhaud( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 207 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
Stories of Rome by Livy( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 179 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
Olivier Messiaen : texts, contexts, and intertexts (1937-1948) by Richard D. E Burton( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Literature scholar Richard Burton takes a wider cultural view of Messiaen's life and work than any previously published, embracing his particular brand of Roman Catholicism, his wide biblical reading and his relationship with other artists such as Frank Martin and Jean Cocteau
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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