Lives of the Great Composers

ISBN-10: 0393038572

ISBN-13: 9780393038576

Edition: 3rd 1997

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List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Pioneer of Opera: Claudio Monteverdi
Transfiguration of the Baroque: Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer and Impresario: George Frideric Handel
Reformer of Opera: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Classicism par excellence: Joseph Haydn
Prodigy from Salzburg: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Revolutionary from Bonn: Ludwig van Beethoven
Poet of Music: Franz Schubert
Freedom and a New Language: Weber and the Early Romantics
Romantic Exuberance and Classic Restraint: Hector Berlioz
Florestan and Eusebius: Robert Schumann
Apotheosis of the Piano: Frederic Chopin
Virtuoso, Charlatan - and Prophet: Franz Liszt
Bourgeois Genius: Felix Mendelssohn
Voice, Voice, and More Voice: Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini
Spectacle, Spectacle, and More Spectacle: Meyerbeer, Cherubini, Auber
Colossus of Italy: Giuseppe Verdi
Colossus of Germany: Richard Wagner
Keeper of the Flame: Johannes Brahms
Master of the Lied: Hugo Wolf
Waltz, Can-Can, and Satire: Strauss, Offenbach, Sullivan
Faust and French Opera: From Gounod to Saint-Saens
Russian Nationalism and the Mighty Five: From Glinka to Rimsky-Korsakov
Surcharged Emotionalism: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
From Bohemia to Spain: European Nationalists
Chromaticism and Sensibilite: From Franck to Faure
Only for the Theater: Giacomo Puccini
Romanticism's Long Coda: Richard Strauss
Religion, Mysticism, and Retrospection: Bruckner, Mahler, Reger
Symbolism and Impressionism: Claude Debussy
Gallic Elegance and the New Breed: Maurice Ravel and Les Six
The Chameleon: Igor Stravinsky
The English Renaissance: Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams
Mysticism and Melancholy: Scriabin and Rachmaninoff
Under the Soviets: Prokofiev and Shostakovich
German Neoclassicism: Busoni, Weill, Hindemith
Rise of an American Tradition: From Gottschalk to Copland
The Uncompromising Hungarian: Bela Bartok
The Second Viennese School: Schoenberg, Berg, Webern
The International Serial Movement: From Varese to Messiaen
The New Eclecticism: From Carter to the Minimalists
General Bibliography
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