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- Random House 2011; US$ 36.91
In 1934, Igor Stravinsky was fifty-two, a Russian expatriate living in Paris and already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation. Stravinsky: The Second Exile follows him through the remainder of his long life, which he would spend largely in the United States. These are the years during which he would compose such masterworks... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
Brigid Brophy first published her passionate, profoundly original Mozart the Dramatist in 1964, revisiting it subsequently in 1988. Organised by theme, the text offers brilliant readings of Mozart's five most famous operas - Die Entführung aus dem Serail , Le Nozze di Figaro , Don Giovanni , Così fan tutte , and Die Zauberflöte - while a... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15
Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played a determining role in the reception history of their works: the finale of Mahler's Second Symphony was supposedly inspired by a "lightning bolt"... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99
In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism as a style largely fail because of the stylistic diversity of the music that fall within its scope. Tobin surveys the careers of various... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.85
Bis heute ist Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971) in erster Linie durch seine kirchenmusikalische Tätigkeit, insbesondere als Dresdner Kreuzkantor in den Jahren 1930-1971, bekannt. Dass er darüber hinaus selbst Komponist war, ist erst seit wenigen Jahrzehnten auch außerhalb Dresdens einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit bewusst geworden. Einige seiner Kompositionen... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95
The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
This, the second and final volume of Stephen Walsh?s magisterial biography of Igor Stravinsky, begins in 1934, when Stravinsky is fifty-two and living in France. Already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation, Stravinsky is nevertheless at this point a fairly unhappy expatriate, all too aware of the war clouds beginning to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music explores the nature, production, and evolution of timpani tone and provides insights into how to interpret the music of J. S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. In drawing on 31 years of experience, Steven L. Schweizer focuses on the components of timpani tone and methods for producing... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 28.99
The Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120, represent Beethoven's most extraordinary achievement in the art of variation-writing. In their originality and power of invention, they stand beside other late Beethoven masterpieces such as the Ninth Symphony, the Missa Solemnis, and the last quartets. William Kinderman's study of... more...