Appendix 9: Excerpts from Book

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Table of Contents

Part One: Structure of the Société des Concerts

1. Beginnings (March 1828)

9 March 1828 — Precursors and Preliminaries — Histories of the Société des Concerts and Paris Concert Life — Archives and Artifacts

2. The Musicians

Sociétaires — the Committee — the Assemblée Générale — the Statutes — the Emergency Fund — Successions

3. The Hall

Inside the Salle des Concerts — From the Courtyard to the Loge d’Honneur — Accommodations — the Faubourg Poissonnière — Governmental Authorization for Use of the Hall — Search for a New Hall

4. The Concerts

Eyewitness Accounts — Subscriptions — Images — the Chorus — Concert Seasons — Rehearsals — Choosing the Repertoire — the Library — the Instruments — Sound of the Orchestra — Finances


Part Two: 1828–1872

Overview

5. Habeneck (1828–48)

Habeneck Described — Organizational Concerns — First Seasons — the July Monarchy; Confrontation with the New Government — Mendelssohn; Beethoven — Refinements in Administration — Foreign Soloists — Writing the Statutes — Concerts Spirituels — the mid 1830s — Confrontation with Habeneck — the Répétitions d’essai — the Caisse de Secours et de Prévoyance — the 1840s — Statutes of 1841 — Cherubini’s Death; Habeneck’s Decline — Mandatory Retirement — the Revolution of 1848 — Habeneck’s End

6. Girard, Tilmant, & George-Hainl (1848–72)

Girard Described — Death of Habeneck — Girard’s Repertoire — Decree of October 1850 — Berlioz — the Louvre of Music — Agitations of 1851–52; Friction between Girard and the Musicians — Article 38 — Restructuring the Membership — Girard’s Death — Tilmant Described — Cherubini’s Monument; the Concerts Pasdeloup and the Affaire Mohr — Tilmant’s Resignation and Succession — George-Hainl Described — Hainl’s Repertoire — the Salle des Concerts Remodeled — the Exposition of 1867 — the Beethoven Centenary — the Siege and Commune — Théodore Dubois — Hainl’s Resignation


Part Three: 1872–1919

Overview

7. Deldevez (1872–85)

Deldevez Described — Dubois, Garcin, Lamoureux — the Third Republic — Battle over the Droit des Pauvres — SACEM — Bach and Handel — New Music — the 50th Anniversary — Haydn’s Symphony in C — the Exposition Universelle of 1878 — Deldevez’s Health — Dilapidation of the Conservatoire — Resignation of Deldevez Averted — the Prix Rossini — Deldevez’s Resignation and Legacy

8. Garcin, Taffanel, & Marty (1885–1908)

Garcin Described; His Agenda — the Missa solemnis — Administrative Concerns — the Centennial Exposition — Franck; Gounod — the B-Minor Mass — Elections of 1892 — Taffanel Described — the Statutes of 1893 — Ambroise Thomas in 1894 — Expanding Repertoire — Saint-Saëns — Closure of the Salle des Concerts; Season at the Palais Garnier — Election of 1901 — Marty Described — Second Conductors — New Repertoire for Chorus and Orchestra — Fauré — Financial Crisis of 1903 — First Tours: Antwerp and Lyon — Confidence Regained — Marty’s Sudden Death

9. Messager (1908–19)

Messager Described — Travel — Taffanel’s Death and Posthumous Reputation — Messager’s Program — Capitalism: Gabriel Astruc and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées — Defamation of a Sociétaire — Administrative Matters; Messager’s Mandate — World War I and the National Matinées — Switzerland and the United States — Aftermath of the American Tour

Part Four: 1919–1967

Overview

10. Gaubert (1919–38)

Dissolution of the Chorus — Gaubert Described — Postwar Adjustments — Henri Rabaud — Damrosch and the New York Symphony Society — Impresario Concerts — Public Dress Rehearsals — the New Profile — Second Conductors; André Tracol — Broadcasting — New Economics and New Venues — Concertmasters — Budget and Subventions — Piero Coppola and the 78 recordings — Radicals: Moyse, Savoye, Huot

11. Münch and Cluytens (1938–60)

Electing Münch — Münch Described — Jean Savoye — World War II; the Occupation — Young People’s Concerts — Concerts de Collaboration — the Liberation — Ruptures with Münch, then Savoye — Cluytens Described — Festivals in Aix-en-Provence and Besançon — André Huot — Guest Conductors and Soloists — LP Recordings — Maurice Le Roux and Cluytens’s Resignation

12. Endings (1960–67)

The Schuricht Beethoven Cycle — Pathé-Marconi / EMI — Conductors; Fees — the Orchestre National de l’ORTF — Gallois-Montbrun, Landowski, Malraux — Gallois-Montbrun’s Warning; Recassens’s Manifesto — Transition and Dissolution — Münch, encore

Afterword

 

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