The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

by Michael Musgrave
     
 

This Companion gives a comprehensive view of the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-97). Twelve chapters by leading scholars and musicians provide systematic coverage of the composers life and works. Their essays represent the latest research and reflect changing attitudes toward a composer whose public image has long been out of date. The volume as a whole is an… See more details below

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This Companion gives a comprehensive view of the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-97). Twelve chapters by leading scholars and musicians provide systematic coverage of the composers life and works. Their essays represent the latest research and reflect changing attitudes toward a composer whose public image has long been out of date. The volume as a whole is an important addition to Brahms scholarship and provides indispensable information for all students and enthusiasts of Brahms's music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521485814
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
974,050
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Chronology
Preface
Pt. IStages of creative development and reception
1Brahms the Hamburg musician 1833-18623
2Years of transition: Brahms and Vienna 1862-187531
3Brahms and his audience: the later Viennese years 1875-189751
Pt. IIThe music: genre, structure and reference
4Opposition and integration in the piano music79
5Medium and meaning: new aspects of the chamber music98
6Formal perspectives on the symphonies133
7'Veiled symphonies'? The concertos156
8The scope and significance of the choral music171
9Words for music: the songs for solo voice and piano195
Pt. IIIBrahms today: some personal responses
10Conducting Brahms231
11The editor's Brahms250
12A photograph of Brahms268
Notes288
List of works307
Bibliography312
Index318

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