Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters / Edition 1

Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters / Edition 1

by Styra Avins, Johannes Brahms
     
 

This book is the first comprehensive collection of the letters of Johannes Brahms ever to appear in English. Over 550 are included, virtually all uncut, and there are over a dozen published here for the first time in any language. Although he corresponded throughout his life with some of the great performers, composers, musicologists, writers, scientists, and

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This book is the first comprehensive collection of the letters of Johannes Brahms ever to appear in English. Over 550 are included, virtually all uncut, and there are over a dozen published here for the first time in any language. Although he corresponded throughout his life with some of the great performers, composers, musicologists, writers, scientists, and artists of the day, and although thousands of his letters have survived, English readers have until now had scant opportunity to meet Brahms in person, through his words, and in his own voice.

The letters in this volume range from 1848 to just before his death. They include most of Brahm's letters to Robert Schumann, over a hundred letters to Clara Schumann, and the complete Brahms-Wagner correspondence. They are joined by a running commentary to form an absorbing narrative, documented with scholarly care, provided with comprehensive notes, but written for the general music lover—the result is a lively biography. The work is generously illustrated, and contains several detailed appendices and an index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247738
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
525,433
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Styra Avins is Adjunct Professor of Music History at Drew University, New Jersey. Josef Eisinger is Professor Emeritus at Mount Sinai Medical School, New York.

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