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Diaghilev: A Life

Diaghilev: A Life (Hardback)

By Scheijen, Sjeng
Translated by Hedley-Prole, Jane
Translated by Leinbach, S. J.

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Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who 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 legendary figure. Growing up in a minor noble family in remote Perm, he would become 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 magnificent biography, based on extensive research in little known archives, especially in Russia, brings fully to life a complex and powerful personality with boundless creative energy.
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ISBN 9780199751495
Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
Publisher Oxford University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780199751495
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Sep 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Scheijen, Sjeng
Translated by Hedley-Prole, Jane
Translated by Leinbach, S. J.
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
European History
History of Other Lands
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 183mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 48mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 1,157g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Diaghilev, Serge, Impresarios - Russia, Ballet dancers - Russia
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade