Tying it all together

Throughout this course, we have looked at numerous topics, some of them more concretely about music, others less so. It would be easy to try and pull these subjects together through common themes – most notably nationalism, sexuality, gender, and race, the four...

Pas de Pasdeloup

My next research paper is focused on the Concerts Pasdeloup, a musical organization/orchestra that regularly gave performances throughout the concert season that were available to a wide audience. The group is of particular interest to me for three reasons. First,...

The Princess’s Many Names

The Princesse de Polignac led a well-off life in Paris in the early parts of the 20th century. She is most notable for her incredible patronage of the arts, and in particular that of music. Through cursory research, however, one will discover another notable facet of...

Rebuilding History

In the book In 1926: Living at the Edge of Time, Hans Gumbrecht attempts to demonstrate something that was entirely new in 1997, and is still largely unfamiliar to historians. Instead of describing an event or a person from a traditional standpoint, using words, a few...

Music in Multicultural Paris

Paris has long been known as an international city – a place were people from all around the world gathered to live, work, and make art, among many other activities. Most of the “foreigners” we’ve focused on through this project have been artists and musicians who...