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Symphony A Listener's Guide

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ISBN-10: 0195061772

ISBN-13: 9780195061772

Edition: 1995

Authors: Michael Steinberg

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From the agile beauty of Mozart's `Jupiter' and the fierce power of Beethoven's Fifth to the celebration of heroism in Shostakovich's `Leningrad,' the symphony has long held a prime place in the Western musical pantheon. Now, in The Symphony, renowned teacher and critic Michael Steinberg offers music lovers a monumental guide to this most celebrated of musical forms, with perceptive commentaries on some 118 works by 36 major composers. Tracing the ways in which composers have dealt with the extraordinary musical challenges that have engaged them throughout the centuries, Steinberg takes us through the revolutions of expression, sound, and form that have shaped the symphony's remarkable…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/7/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.50" long x 2.09" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Michael Steinberg’s writing has been published in the Journal of the History of Ideas, the American Choral Review, and many law reviews, and he was the author of the Web site “Why This War.” He lives in Rochester, NY.

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Hector Berlioz
Johannes Brahms
Anton Bruckner
Aaron Copland
Anton�n Dvoř�k
Edward Elgar
Henryk G�recki
Howard Hanson
John Harbison
Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Joseph Haydn
Paul Hindemith
Arthur Honegger
Charles Ives
Gustav Mahler
Bohuslav Martinů
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Wolfgang Amad� Mozart
Carl Nielsen
Walter Piston
Sergei Prokofiev
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Franz Schmildt
Arnold Schoenberg
Franz Schubert
William Schuman
Robert Schumann
Roger Sessions
Dmitri Shostakovich
Jean Sibelius
Igor Stravinsky
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Michael Tippett
Ralph Vaughan Williams
William Walton