Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters / Edition 1

Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters / Edition 1

by Styra Avins, Johannes Brahms
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199247730

ISBN-13: 9780199247738

Pub. Date: 09/27/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247738
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
1,100,335
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xiv(2)
List of Music Examples xvi(1)
Abbreviations xvii(1)
Note on the Translation xviii(2)
Chronology xx(5)
Introduction xxv
I Prelude: 1833-1852
1(8)
Introduction
1(5)
Letters 1-2
6(3)
II One Fateful Year: 1853
9(24)
Introduction
9(3)
Letters 3-21
12(21)
III Turmoil and Apprenticeship: 1854-1858
33(152)
Introduction
33(2)
1854: Letters 22-43
35(46)
1855: Letters 44-66
81(38)
1856: Letters 67-85
119(30)
1857: Letters 86-91
149(14)
1858: Letters 92-109
163(22)
IV In Hamburg Again: 1859-1862
185(84)
Introduction
185(3)
1859: Letters 110-126
188(22)
1860: Letters 127-138
210(19)
1861: Letters 139-146
229(12)
1862: Letters 147-164
241(28)
V In Vienna, Sometimes: 1863-1870
269(150)
1863: Letters 165-175
269(17)
1864: Letters 176-189
286(24)
1865: Letters 190-206
310(29)
1866: Letters 207-211
339(6)
1867: Letters 212-218
345(10)
1868: Letters 219-229
355(18)
1869: Letters 230-246
373(27)
1870: Letters 247-260
400(19)
VI At Home in Vienna: 1871-1876
419(88)
Introduction
419(3)
1871: Letters 261-269
422(9)
1872: Letters 270-281
431(16)
1873: Letters 282-293
447(12)
1874: Letters 294-303
459(12)
1875: Letters 304-318
471(18)
1876: Letters 319-335
489(18)
VII Independence: 1877-1890
507(172)
1877: Letters 336-360
507(27)
1878: Letters 361-375
534(12)
1879: Letters 376-385
546(13)
1880: Letters 386-399
559(17)
1881: Letters 400-413
576(15)
1882: Letters 414-421
591(10)
1883: Letters 422-430
601(8)
1884: Letters 431-439
609(9)
1885: Letters 440-452
618(14)
1886: Letters 453-459
632(8)
1887: Letters 460-471
640(13)
1888: Letters 472-479
653(10)
1889: Letters 480-489
663(9)
1890: Letters 490-495
672(7)
VIII The Final Years: 1891-1897
679(67)
Introduction
679(1)
1891: Letters 496-506
680(10)
1892: Letters 507-519
690(13)
1893: Letters 520-528
703(8)
1894: Letters 529-540
711(12)
1895: Letters 541-545
723(6)
1896: Letters 546-559
729(13)
1897: Letters 560-564
742(4)
Additional Notes 746(11)
Appendices 757(64)
A. Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann 757(12)
B. List of Correspondents 769(3)
C. Biographical Sketches 772(32)
D. Sources of the Letters 804(10)
E. Brahms's Works Mentioned in the Letters 814(7)
Bibliography 821(16)
Illustration Acknowledgements 837(2)
Index 839

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