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Revue internationale de musique et de danse

(Paris, 1927-1931)

RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals (2021)

Publisher: Fédération Française de la Musique

Director: Louis Carol-Bérard

Periodicity: Monthly

Founded and edited by the composer and writer Louis Carol-Bérard, this Revue covered two important and vital art forms of 1920s Paris. Published monthly except in the summer, a total of forty-three issues were produced. Beginning with no. 18 (15 December 1928), the journal becomes the official organ of the Fédération française de la musique, from no. 20 the Union syndicale des compositeurs de musique, and in the final two issues, the Fédération des comités internationux d’entente musicale.

Largely written by Carol-Bérard with a small group of writers signed with initials only, most content revolves around Parisian cultural life with portraits of musicians, dancers, and ensembles predominating. Brief concert reviews and lists of forthcoming performances, musical and dance, appear in each issue. Reviews and discussions of music hall performances regularly appear. Although Carol-Bérard was a composer himself, connected with other composers active in Paris, reviews of compositions or composers tend toward short assessments of their aesthetic and essence. Well-illustrated, largely with photography, advertisements are found throughout and poetry is regularly included.