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              Diaghilev: A Life

              Diaghilev: A Life (Paperback, Main)

              By Scheijen, Sjeng

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              A biography of the impresario of the arts and creator of 'The Ballets Russes'.

              ISBN 9781846681646
              Released NZ 19 Oct 2010
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Diaghilev: A Life

              Diaghilev: A Life (Hardback)

              By Scheijen, Sjeng; Translated by Hedley-Prole, Jane; 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
              Interest Age General Audience
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