The Concerto: A Listener's Guide / Edition 1

The Concerto: A Listener's Guide / Edition 1

by Michael Steinberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195139313

ISBN-13: 9780195139310

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this marvelous companion volume to the widely acclaimed The Symphony: A Reader's Guide, Michael Steinberg beckons readers to embark on an exciting journey through music's richest and most diverse forms, presenting the heart of the standard repertory. He discusses over 120 works that range from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994, in particular

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In this marvelous companion volume to the widely acclaimed The Symphony: A Reader's Guide, Michael Steinberg beckons readers to embark on an exciting journey through music's richest and most diverse forms, presenting the heart of the standard repertory. He discusses over 120 works that range from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994, in particular Bach's Brandenburg Concertos; eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos; all the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms; and major works by composers such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss. Also included here are luminous introductions to the achievements of twentieth-century masters such as Arnold Schoenberg, Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg, Paul Hindemith, Sergei Prokofiev, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter.

Steinberg brilliantly examines the work of the musical giants with unflagging enthusiasm. He is a master of capturing the expressive, dramatic, and emotional values of the music and of conveying the historical and personal context in which these wondrous works were composed. His writing blends rich wisdom, deeply felt love of music, and entertaining whimsy, making this book a delightful read for musicians, concert-goers, and anyone else moved by the sounds of the great composers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139310
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Adams
Violin Concerto3
Bach
The Brandenburg Concertos11
Harpsichord (or Violin) Concerto in D Minor15
Two-Violin Concerto17
Barber
Piano Concerto21
Violin Concerto27
Bartok
Piano Concerto No. 137
Piano Concerto No. 239
Piano Concerto No. 341
Violin Concerto No. 245
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 152
Piano Concerto No. 255
Piano Concerto No. 359
Piano Concerto No. 464
Piano Concerto No. 571
Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello76
Violin Concerto81
Berg
Violin Concerto92
Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1106
Piano Concerto No. 2114
Violin Concerto120
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello128
Bridge
Oration, for Cello and Orchestra132
Britten
Violin Concerto138
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra143
Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1150
Scottish Fantasy, for Violin and Orchestra152
Carter
Oboe Concerto159
Violin Concerto162
Double Concerto for Harpsichord, Piano, and Two Orchestras165
Chausson
Poeme, for Violin and Orchestra171
Copland
Clarinet Concerto175
Dvorak
Cello Concerto180
Elgar
Cello Concerto185
Violin Concerto189
Grieg
Piano Concerto200
Hindemith
Cello Concerto204
Der Schwanendreher, for Viola and Orchestra209
Trauermusik, for Viola and Orchestra212
Korngold
Violin Concerto215
Lalo
Symphonie espagnole, for Violin and Orchestra220
Ligeti
Cello Concerto227
Piano Concerto230
Violin Concerto233
Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1237
Piano Concerto No. 2240
Lutoslawski
Cello Concerto244
Martin
Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and String254
Polyptyque, for Violin and Two String Orchestra255
Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 1262
Violin Concerto264
Mozart
Clarinet Concerto271
Horn Concerto No. 3276
Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271281
Piano Concerto No. 11, K. 413283
Piano Concerto No. 12, K. 414284
Piano Concerto No. 13, K. 415286
Piano Concerto No. 14, K. 449288
Piano Concerto No. 15, K. 450289
Piano Concerto No. 16, K. 451293
Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453295
Piano Concerto No. 18, K. 456298
Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459300
Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466303
Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467305
Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482307
Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488310
Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491312
Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503313
Piano Concerto No. 26, K. 537317
Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595319
Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216324
Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218325
Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219326
Sinfonia concertante, for Violin and Viola328
Nielsen
Clarinet Concerto332
Flute Concerto334
Perle
Piano Concerto No. 1337
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 2344
Piano Concerto No. 3347
Violin Concerto No. 1349
Violin Concerto No. 2352
Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 2356
Piano Concerto No. 3362
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for Piano and Orchestra367
Ravel
Piano Concerto in G371
Concerto for Piano Left-Hand and Orchestra375
Reger
Piano Concerto380
Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No. 2389
Piano Concerto No. 4391
Schoenberg
Piano Concerto395
Violin Concerto399
Schuman
Violin Concerto405
Schumann
Cello Concerto409
Piano Concerto413
Violin Concerto419
Concertstuck, for Four Horns426
Sessions
Violin Concerto429
Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 1434
Piano Concerto No. 1436
Violin Concerto No. 1439
Sibelius
Violin Concerto444
Strauss
Burleske, for Piano and Orchestra449
Horn Concerto No. 1453
Horn Concerto No. 2456
Oboe Concerto459
Stravinsky
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra463
Piano Concerto465
Violin Concerto468
Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1473
Piano Concerto No. 2479
Violin Concerto484
Variations on a Rococo Theme, for Cello and Orchestra488
Walton
Cello Concerto493
Viola Concerto495
Violin Concerto498
Zimmermann
Nobody Knows de Trouble I See, for Trumpet and Orchestra502

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