O'Kelly: An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century France by Axel Klein

O'Kelly: An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century France

byAxel Klein

Kobo ebook | May 22, 2014

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The book describes the careers and the music of four generations of Irish musicians in 19th and early 20th-century France. It is a fascinating story of hopes and disappointments, successes and failures, musical talent and tastes, as this family integrated more and more into French society. Joseph Kelly (1804-1854), a Dublin-born piano teacher, emigrated to Boulogne-sur-Mer, where his five sons were born, three of whom became musicians. They lived in Paris since c.1835 but close links to Boulogne remained. Joseph O'Kelly (1828-1885) became the best-known member of the family. He is the author of nine operas, four cantatas and numerous songs and piano pieces, with some excellent music to be rediscovered. Auguste O'Kelly (1829-1900) was a music publisher in Paris between 1872 and 1888. George O'Kelly (1831-1914) was a pianist, composer and teacher in Boulogne and Paris. Henri O'Kelly sr. (1859-1938) was a pianist, organist, conductor and composer in Paris for many years. Gustave O'Kelly (1872-1937) was a piano maker in Paris between 1898 and 1917. Henri O'Kelly jr. (1881-1922) was a double bass player and composer in Paris. The book collects documentary evidence about all members of the family with numerous music examples and other illustrations. It is not only a study of the prototype minor composer in one of Europe's musical capitals, but also discusses issues of identity, change, aesthetics and Irishness in exile. It is a contribution to both French and Irish musical history.
Title:O'Kelly: An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century FranceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 22, 2014Publisher:Books on DemandLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3735765025

ISBN - 13:9783735765024

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