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Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon

Kimberly A. Francis


It was her love of music—especially Stravinsky’s music—that drew them together. This book tells the story of the ever-changing nature of Boulanger and Stravinsky’s relationship from Boulanger’s perspective, tracing their interactions from 1931 to 1971. Throughout, it asks how Boulanger’s professional activity during the turbulent twentieth century intersected with her efforts on behalf of Stravinsky and how this facilitated her own influential conversations with the composer about his works while also drawing her into close contact with his family. This narrative draws upon the work of Pierre ... More

Keywords: Boulanger, Stravinsky, Bourdieu, Cultural capital, Music, Modernism, Feminist, Musicology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199373697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373697.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly A. Francis, author
Assistant Professor of Music, University of Guelph, Guelph