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Author Schonberg, Harold C.

Title The lives of the great composers / Harold C. Schonberg.

Edition Third edition.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [1997]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  780.922 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO SCHONBER    AVAILABLE
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Description 653 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [621]-635) and index.
Contents Pioneer of opera. Claudio Monteverdi -- Transfiguration of the baroque. Johann Sebastian Bach -- Composer and impresario. George Frideric Handel -- Reformer of opera. Christoph Willibald Gluck -- Classicism par excellence. Joseph Haydn -- Prodigy from Salzburg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Revolutionary from Bonn. Ludwig Van Beethoven -- Poet of music. Franz Schubert -- Freedom and a new language. Weber and the early romantics --Romantic exuberance and classic restraint. Hector Berlioz -- Florestan and Eusebius. Robert Schumann -- Apotheosis of the piano. Frederick Chopin -- Virtuoso, charlatan--and prophet. Franz Liszt -- Bourgeois genius. Felix Mendelssohn -- Voice, voice, and more voice. Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini -- Spectacle, spectacle, and more spectacle. Meyerbeer, Cherubini, Auber -- Colossus of Italy. Giuseppe Verdi -- Colossus of Germany. Richard Wagner -- Keeper of the flame. Johannes Brahms -- Master of the lied. Hugo Wolf -- Waltz, can-can, and satire. Strauss, Offenbach, Sullivan -- Faust and French opera. From Gounod to Saint-Sens -- Russian nationalism and the mighty five. From Glinka to Rimsky-Korsakov -- Surcharged emotionalism. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -- From Bohemia to Spain. European nationalists -- Chromaticism and sensibilite. From Franck to Faure --Only for the theater. Giacomo Puccini -- Romanticism's long coda. Richard Strauss -- Religion, mysticism and retrospection. Bruckner, Mahler, Reger -- Sympolism and impressionism. Claude Debussy -- Gallic elegance and the new breed. Maurice Ravel and Les Six -- The chameleon. Igor Stravinsky --The English Renaissance. Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams -- Mysticism and melancholy. Scriabin and Rachmaninoff -- Under the Soviets. Prokofiev and Shostakovich -- German neoclassicism. Busoni, Weill, Hindemith -- Rise of an American tradition. From Gottschalk to Copland -- The uncompromising Hungarian. Bela Bartok -- The second Viennese school. Schoenberg, Berg, Webern -- The internaitonal serial movement. From Varese to Messiaen --The new eclecticism. From Carter to the minimalists.
Subject Composers -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 0393038572
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