The Symphony: A Listener's Guide / Edition 1

The Symphony: A Listener's Guide / Edition 1

by Michael Steinberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195126653

ISBN-13: 9780195126655

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Enriched by biographical detail, historical background, musical examples, and many finely nuanced observations, this volume is a treasury of insight and information. Readers will find illuminating discussion of the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Sibelius, and Mahler, as well as of the most loved symphonic works of Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak,

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Enriched by biographical detail, historical background, musical examples, and many finely nuanced observations, this volume is a treasury of insight and information. Readers will find illuminating discussion of the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Sibelius, and Mahler, as well as of the most loved symphonic works of Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and others. We learn how to listen more sharply for Haydn's humor, to Mozart's singular combination of pathos with grace, and to the evolution of Beethoven's musical ideas in his nine symphonies. This remarkable range and variety of composers are illuminated by Steinberg's deft, inviting, and intensely personal essays, which give such a vivid portrait of each composer's personality that the reader gets an immediate sense of how the work is a direct expression of the person from whose soul and brain it has sprung.
Tracing the ways in which composers have dealt with the musical challenges that have engaged them throughout the centuries, Steinberg takes us through the revolutions of expression, sound, and form that have shaped the symphony's remarkable history. Whether beginners or veterans, music lovers will listen to the symphony with enlivened interest and deeper understanding with Steinberg's masterful guide in hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195126655
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
707,416
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.90(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

BEETHOVEN
5(54)
Symphony No. 1
5(2)
Symphony No. 2
7(4)
Symphony No. 3, Eroica
11(8)
Symphony No. 4
19(5)
Symphony No. 5
24(9)
Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
33(5)
Symphony No. 7
38(6)
Symphony No. 8
44(3)
Symphony No. 9
47(12)
BERLIOZ
59(9)
Symphonie fantastique
59(9)
BRAHMS
68(30)
Symphony No. 1
68(7)
Symphony No. 2
75(5)
Symphony No. 3
80(6)
Symphony No. 4
86(12)
BRUCKNER
98(33)
Symphony No. 4, Romantic
98(4)
Symphony No. 5
102(2)
Symphony No. 6
104(7)
Symphony No. 7
111(3)
Symphony No. 8
114(8)
Symphony No. 9
122(9)
COPLAND
131(5)
Short Symphony (No. 2)
131(5)
DVORAK
136(22)
Symphony No. 6
136(4)
Symphony No. 7
140(4)
Symphony No. 8
144(3)
Symphony No. 9, From the New World
147(11)
ELGAR
158(11)
Symphony No. 1
158(5)
Symphony No. 2
163(6)
GORECKI
169(10)
Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
169(10)
HANSON
179(4)
Symphony No. 4, Requiem
179(4)
HARBISON
183(8)
Symphony No. 2
183(8)
HARTMANN
191(9)
Adagio (Symphony No. 2)
191(2)
Symphony No. 8
193(7)
HAYDN
200(48)
Symphony No. 45, Farewell
200(2)
Symphony No. 64, Tempora mutantur
202(3)
Symphony No. 86
205(2)
Symphony No. 88
207(1)
Symphony No. 92, Oxford
208(5)
Symphony No. 93
213(2)
Symphony No. 94, Surprise
215(2)
Symphony No. 95
217(2)
Symphony No. 96
219(2)
Symphony No. 97
221(4)
Symphony No. 98
225(4)
Symphony No. 99
229(3)
Symphony No. 100, Military
232(4)
Symphony No. 101, Clock
236(3)
Symphony No. 102
239(3)
Symphony No. 103, Drum Roll
242(3)
Symphony No. 104
245(3)
HINDEMITH
248(12)
Symphony, Mathis der Maler
248(12)
HONEGGER
260(8)
Symphonie liturgique (No. 3)
260(3)
Symphony No. 5, Di tre re
263(5)
IVES
268(11)
Symphony No. 4
268(11)
MAHLER
279(91)
Symphony No. 1
279(6)
Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
285(7)
Symphony No. 3
292(9)
Symphony No. 4
301(5)
Symphony No. 5
306(6)
Symphony No. 6
312(10)
Symphony No. 7
322(10)
Symphony No. 8
332(17)
Symphony No. 9
349(5)
Symphony No. 10
354(16)
MARTINU
370(8)
Fantaisies symphoniques (No. 6)
370(8)
MENDELSSOHN
378(7)
Symphony No. 3, Scotch
378(4)
Symphony No. 4, Italian
382(3)
MOZART
385(22)
Symphony No. 35, Haffner
385(1)
Symphony No. 36, Linz
385(6)
Symphony No. 38, Prague
391(4)
Symphony No. 39
395(2)
Symphony No. 40
397(4)
Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
401(6)
NIELSEN
407(13)
Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable
407(3)
Symphony No. 5
410(2)
Symphony No. 6
412(8)
PISTON
420(9)
Symphony No. 2
420(2)
Symphony No. 6
422(7)
PROKOFIEV
429(15)
Classical Symphony (No. 1)
429(4)
Symphony No. 5
433(5)
Symphony No. 6
438(6)
RACHMANINOFF
444(11)
Symphony No. 2
444(5)
Symphony No. 3
449(6)
SCHMIDT
455(9)
Symphony No. 4
455(9)
SCHOENBERG
464(11)
Chamber Symphony No. 1
464(11)
SCHUBERT
475(21)
Unfinished Symphony
475(8)
Great C-major Symphony
483(13)
SCHUMAN
496(9)
Symphony No. 3
496(3)
Symphony No. 6
499(6)
SCHUMANN
505(23)
Symphony No. 1, Spring
505(5)
Symphony No. 2
510(5)
Symphony No. 3, Rhenish
515(3)
Symphony No. 4
518(10)
SESSIONS
528(11)
Symphony No. 2
528(11)
SHOSTAKOVICH
539(35)
Symphony No. 1
539(2)
Symphony No. 4
541(5)
Symphony No. 5
546(4)
Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
550(8)
Symphony No. 8
558(5)
Symphony No. 10
563(6)
Symphony No. 15
569(5)
SIBELIUS
574(39)
Symphony No. 1
574(6)
Symphony No. 2
580(6)
Symphony No. 3
586(4)
Symphony No. 4
590(8)
Symphony No. 5
598(3)
Symphony No. 6
601(5)
Symphony No. 7
606(7)
STRAVINSKY
613(11)
Symphony in C
613(7)
Symphony in Three Movements
620(4)
TCHAIKOVSKY
624(20)
Symphony No. 4
624(6)
Symphony No. 5
630(5)
Symphony No. 6, Pathetique
635(9)
TIPPETT
644(13)
Symphony No. 2
644(5)
Symphony No. 4
649(8)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
657(16)
Symphony in F minor (No. 4)
657(5)
Symphony in D major (No. 5)
662(5)
Symphony in E minor (No. 6)
667(6)
WALTON
673
Symphony No. 1
673

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