Paradise Lost

The incredible fate of Igor Markevitch

Jean-François Monnard
Jean-François Monnard here investigates the composer Igor Markevitch, whose career was as grandiose in his day as it is forgotten today. Monnard examines the reaction of the press and of Markevitch’s contemporaries in order to trace the splendour of his beginnings and the glorious reception of his early works in Paris through to his final abandonment of composition. The reader is thus invited to reflect on his glory, his reception, and on the radical changes that took place in twentieth-century music and their consequences for more marginal figures such as Markevitch.

by moxi