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Author Scheijen, Sjeng.

Title Diaghilev : a life / Sjeng Scheijen ; translated by Jane Hedley-Prôle and S.J. Leinbach.

Publication Info. Oxford, [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B DIAGHILEV    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 552 pages, 8 pages of plates. : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: death in Venice. Big head, 1872-1880 -- Fruits of enlightenment, 1879-1890 -- Rise and fall, 1890-1891 -- Student years : a visit to Tolstoy, 1891-1893 -- Student years : Alexandre Benois, 1890-1894 -- "Serge Diaguileff Museum" : St. Petersburg, Rome, Genoa, Paris, 1894-1896 -- Charlatan and charmer, 1895-1898 -- "I'm full of big plans!", 1897-1898 -- World of art, 1898-1900 -- Sylvia debacle, 1900-1902 -- Hour of reckoning, 1902-1905 -- "Homosexual clique", 1906-1907 -- Tsar Boris and Tsar Sergey, 1907-1908 -- Rise of the Ballets Russes, 1908-1909 -- Bakst and the art of seduction, 1909-1910 -- Emergence of a genius, 1910-1911 -- Petrushka, 1911-1912 -- Year of risky experiments, 1912-1913 -- Time of troubles, 1913-1914 -- "Let us be resolute and energetic", 1914-1915 -- Parade of revolutions, 1915-1917 -- Letter from Nouvel, 1917-1919 -- To the brink of catastrophe, 1919-1922 -- Lifeline from Monte Carlo, 1922-1924 -- Soviet Union strikes back, 1924-1927 -- Final curtain, 1928-1929.
Summary Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, dancers and choreographers such as Nijinsky and Karsavina, Fokine and Balanchine, and artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Bakst, and Goncharova. An accomplished, flamboyant impresario of all the arts, Diaghilev became a legend. From a minor noble family in remote Perm, he became a central figure in the artistic worlds of Paris, London, Berlin, and Madrid during the golden age of modern art. He lived through bankruptcy, war, revolution, and exile ; furthermore he lived openly as a homosexual, and his liaisons, most famously with Nijinsky, and his turbulent friendships with Stravinsky, Coco Chanel, Prokofiev, and Jean Cocteau gave his life an exceptionally dramatic quality. Scheijen's biography, based on extensive research in little known archives, brings to life a complex and powerful personality with boundless creative energy.-- From publisher description.
Subject Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929.
Ballet dancers -- Russia -- Biography.
Impresarios -- Russia -- Biography.
Added Title Sergej Diaghilev. English
ISBN 9780199751495 alkaline paper
0199751498 alkaline paper

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