Publisher: Yale University Press
Language:English | Number of Pages: 306 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 0300080549 | Isbn-13: 9780300080544 | Publish date: 01/06/2000
Also available as: Hardcover
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Nearly all the celebrated French composers of the last four centuries have called Paris home, and dozens of other eminent composers -- Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Verdi, and Wagner among them -- have spent extended periods there as well. They, along with performers, teachers, instrument makers, and publishers, have bequeathed to the city a wealth of historic landmarks, ranging from the opulent grandeur of the Opera to Erik Satie's tiny room in Montmartre.
Featured in the gazetteer:
-- biographical portraits of major composers, all their known Paris addresses and favorite meeting places, with the nearest Metro stops
-- locations of monuments and graves of composers
-- information on churches, theaters, concert venues, and important musical institutions
-- listings of libraries, museums, and galleries holding materials related to music
-- an index of locations, arranged by arrondissement and by street
-- four recommended walking tours
-- more than 120 contemporary and historical photographs