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Nichols, Roger

Works: 96 works in 666 publications in 8 languages and 14,876 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Interviews  Chronologies  Anecdotes  Chamber music  Songs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Performer, Arranger, Creator, Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: ML410.D28, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Roger Nichols
Debussy by Roger Nichols( Book )

50 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ravel by Roger Nichols( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,054 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 970 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 )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 768 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 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 637 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 )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 624 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( )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 467 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 410 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 )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 380 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 )

17 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete songs by Henri Duparc( )

8 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 224 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
Francis Poulenc, articles and interviews : notes from the heart by Francis Poulenc( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 188 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 intertext (1937-1948) by Richard D. E Burton( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th century French composer Olivier Messiaen was a devout Roman Catholic and notably claimed that his music was an expression of his faith. Unsurprisingly, many performers and listeners consider Messiaen's strong religiosity central to their appreciation of the composer's music. Music scholars have devoted much energy to exploring how Messiaen's music was an extension of his religious beliefs. Yet, these works tend to discuss Messiaen's Catholicism solely in terms of personal religious identity and ignore the composer's broader connections to the cultural landscape of Roman Catholicism in France. In Olivier Messiaen: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts (1937-1948) the late French literature scholar Richard Burton examines nine of Messiaen's works in the context of the broader French Catholic intellectual tradition. Drawing on an expansive knowledge of the Catholic literature and the surrealist tradition, Burton reveals that Messiaen's middle-period compositions are filled with intertextual references to the Bible and other theological writings, which Messiaen, given his reputation for falsifying facts, may have gone to great lengths to obscure. As a Catholic, Messiaen is presented as somewhat removed from the ethos of his time and place, taking no part in the social side of Catholicism that found expression in the Pétainist litany of "Patrie, Famille, Travail". Rather, Messiaen regarded himself as having a "vertical" relationship with God, which could make him seem unworldly and even uncaring. With insights into the artistic careers of Messiaen's notable contemporaries and historical perspectives on the breakdown of French politics during World War II, Burton creates a vivid picture of the previously unexamined spiritual and philosophical inspirations behind Messiaen's pivotal mid-century compositions [Publisher description]
Saint-Saens : On Music and Musicians by Roger Nichols( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface _. Music. 1. Introduction (Harmonie et Melodie, i-xxxi, March 1885). 2. Art for art's sake ('L'art pour l'art', Ecole buissonniere, 135-40). 3. Harmony and Melody ('Harmonie et melodie', Harmonie et melodie, 1-36, July 1879) _. 4. The Birmingham Festivals ('Festivals de Birmingham', Harmonieet melodie, 141-54, August 1879) _. 5. Musical eccentricities ('Divagations musicales', Au courant de la vie,45-51). 6. Helene (Au courant de la vie, 71-6). 7. On not writing a preface (lettre preliminaire a George Docquois: Le plaisir des jours et des nuits, autog., BnF Res. F. 1644(5)). 8. Musica
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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 rememberedConversations with Madeleine Milhaud