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The Cambridge Companion to Brahms
     

The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

by Michael Musgrave, Jonathan Cross
 

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ISBN-10: 0521485819

ISBN-13: 9780521485814

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 composer's 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essays represent the latest research and reflect changing attitudes toward a composer whose public image has long been out of date.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

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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 composer's 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essays represent the latest research and reflect changing attitudes toward a composer whose public image has long been out of date.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
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; Part I. Stages of Creative Development and Reception: 1. Brahms the Hamburg musician 1833-1862 Kurt Hofmann; 2. Years of transition: Brahms and Vienna 1862-1875 Michael Musgrave; 3. Brahms and his audience: the later Viennese years, 1875-1897 Leon Botstein; Part II. The Music: Genre, Structure and Reference: 4. Opposition and integration in the piano music John Rink; 5. Medium and meaning: new aspects of the chamber music David Brodbeck; 6. Formal perspectives on the symphonies Kofi Agawu; 7. 'Veiled symphonies'? The concertos Malcolm MacDonald; 8. The scope and significance of the choral music Daniel Beller-McKenna; 9. Words for music: the songs for solo voice and piano Michael Musgrave; Part III. Brahms Today: Some Personal Responses: 10. Conducting Brahms Roger Norrington with Michael Musgrave; 11. The editor's Brahms Robert Pascall; 12. A photograph of Brahms Hugh Wood; Notes; List of works; Bibliography; Index.

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