New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers Liszt

New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers  Liszt

This lavishly illustrated book chronicles Liszt's life and times with the help of many rare photographs and contemporary prints.

Author: Bryce Morrison

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783230310

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 305

Arguably the greatest of all piano virtuosi, Liszt was one of the few composers of his day who had the technique to perform his own compositions. A child prodigy pianist who could read music before he could recite the alphabet, Franz Liszt is one of the most outrageously gifted and most controversial figures in classical music. Unconventional in both his approach to composing and his personal life, he had a reputation for courting hostility and riding rough-shod over other people's feelings, particularly those of his musical peers. This lavishly illustrated book chronicles Liszt's life and times with the help of many rare photographs and contemporary prints. With numerous quotations from the people who knew him best, extracts from personal letters and diaries, this remarkable book gives an intimate picture of the composer's private life, and also investigates the complex religious and emotional forces which inspired his music.
Categories: Music

The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers Debussy

The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers  Debussy

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this fascinating biography sets Debussy's musical revolution in the context of his times. It will be invaluable to musicians and concert-goers alike.

Author: Paul Holmes

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124333

Category: Music

Page: 88

View: 104

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this fascinating biography sets Debussy's musical revolution in the context of his times. It will be invaluable to musicians and concert-goers alike.
Categories: Music

Chopin

Chopin

This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times.

Author: Ates Orga

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 071190247X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 619

This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

This is a compelling and inspiring look at spiritual beliefs that influenced some of the world's greatest composers, now revised and expanded with eight additional composers.

Author: Patrick Kavanaugh

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310208068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 849

This is a compelling and inspiring look at spiritual beliefs that influenced some of the world's greatest composers, now revised and expanded with eight additional composers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers Schumann

The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers  Schumann

Frederic Chopin, by Winterhalter A characteristic example of Schumann's use of
the two personas of Eusebius and Florestan comes in his famous review of
Chopin, published in 1832 in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung, before the
Neue Zeitschrift first appeared: ... Chopin! I know you and your new-fangled
enthusiasm!

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125682

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 977

This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.
Categories: Music

Wagner Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Wagner  Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Howard Gray. dressed or ostentatiously presented. Unlike Liszt and Chopin, who
were at the height of their fame and the rage of Parisian salon society, Wagner
lacked the attributes needed for entry to fashionable circles. He was not a
virtuoso ...

Author: Howard Gray

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 371

Howard Gray. A series of biographies of great composers which present the subjects against the social background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer’s life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin

Comprehensive and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover.

Author: Dr. Alan Walker

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374714376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 200

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. The Sunday Times (U.K.) Classical Music Book of 2018 and one of The Economist's Best Books of 2018. "A magisterial portrait." --Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times Book Review A landmark biography of the Polish composer by a leading authority on Chopin and his time Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years. Comprehensive and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity in this magisterial biography, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century’s most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rachmaninoff The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Rachmaninoff  The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

... so impressed by Gershwin's Rhapsody he arranged for Gershwin's Piano
Concerto to be commissioned by the New York Symphony Orchestra. ...
Immediately after recording the Chopin Scherzo Rachmaninoff and his family left
for Europe.

Author: Matthew Robert Walker

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124340

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 584

In this biography, Robert Walker skilfully blends the fascinating story of Rachmaninoff's life with the historical background of his times. The author shows, too, how outside influences- the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, the Great War, the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression- very much affected Rachmaninoff as an artist. As well as the use of contemporary accounts, letters and reminiscences, the author has obtained recollections first-hand from distinguished musicians who knew the composer initmately and worked closely with him. The Book is illustrated throughout with photographs of the time, which are as fascinating as the text.
Categories: Music

Chopin

Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) Chopin is one of the great originals of musical history and among the most universally beloved of all composers.

Author: Jeremy Nicholas

Publisher: Sourcebooks MediaFusion

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123373875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 691

An intimate and thrilling portrait of the piano virtuoso, from Naxos, the world's leading classical music label-with two CDs and exclusive Web access.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bach The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Bach  The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Other titles in the series Bartók Hamish Milne Beethoven Ateş Orga Berlioz
Robert Clarson-Leach Brahms Paul Holmes Chopin Ateş Orga Dvořák Neil
Butterworth Elgar Simon Mundy Haydn Neil Butterworth Liszt Bryce Morrison
Mahler ...

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124364

Category: Music

Page: 150

View: 178

A new and fascinating biography of the most outstanding composer in musical history. Covering Bach's earliest efforst in Eisenach, his cultural inheritance, his series of posts as organist or musician, and his stormy career in Leipzig, Bach: The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers traces the significant stages of development in his family and his music.
Categories: Music

Grieg Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Grieg  Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

... musical ethos of the place uncongenial: music stopped with Mendelssohn
while his own idols, Chopin and Schumann, not ... Towards the end of his life he
wrote of Leipzig in most unflattering terms in a letter to Gerhard Schjelderup: “In
spite of its ... Leipzig certainly brought him into contact with great music and
musicians.

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125675

Category: Music

Page: 166

View: 232

A series of biographies of the great composers which present the subjects against the social background of their times. This volume focuses on Grieg and draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer’s life.
Categories: Music

Vaughan Williams Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Vaughan Williams  Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Other titles in the series Bach Tim Dowley Bartók Hamish Milne Beethoven Ate§
Orga Berlioz Robert Clarson-Leach Bliss John Sugden Brahms Paul Holmes
Chopin Ate§ Orga Debussy Paul Holmes Dvorak Neil Butterworth Holst Paul ...

Author: Paul Holmes

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125705

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 992

This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.
Categories: Music

Schubert The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Schubert  The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Other titles in the series Bach Tim Dowley Bartók Hamish Milne Beethoven Ateş
Orga Berlioz Robert Clarson-Leach Brahms Paul Holmes Chopin Ateş Orga
Dvořák Neil Butterworth Elgar Simon Mundy Haydn Neil Butterworth Liszt Bryce ...

Author: Peggy Woodford

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124951

Category: Music

Page: 159

View: 883

Schubert died at the age of thirty-one, in obscurity, his genius unrecognised except by a few friends. Today he is acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all times. His nine symphonies include what is probably the most famous of all symphonies - The Unfinished- and his chamber music, the best loved of all quintets - The Trout. Perhaps his most impressive accomplishment was the composition of over six hundred exquisite songs, including the Schöne Mullerin and Winterreise song cycles, which never cease to delight audiences. In this new biography, the author traces the life and times of Schubert, the development of his music and the political and social climate of Vienne in the years following the Congress of 1814. Documentation of the period, Schubert's own letters and the recollections of his friends help bring Schubert's time alive. The text is completed with a number of facsimile reproductions of Schubert's manuscripts and published editions.
Categories: Music

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers

In a panoramic biographical history of the giants of classical music--including Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Brahms, and others--each chapter distills the life of one or more composers, set against the social, political, musical, ...

Author: Michael Steen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195222180

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 984

View: 544

In a panoramic biographical history of the giants of classical music--including Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Brahms, and others--each chapter distills the life of one or more composers, set against the social, political, musical, and cultural background of the time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A First Book of Great Composers

A First Book of Great Composers

Presents arranged music for twenty-six pieces by such composers as Bach, Gluck, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.

Author: Bergerac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486427560

Category: Music

Page: 43

View: 254

Presents arranged music for twenty-six pieces by such composers as Bach, Gluck, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.
Categories: Music

Chopin

Chopin

Also providing commentary of the major historic events of the time. - Illustrated in full colour and making use of contemporary pieces. The illustrations bring life to the stories being told.

Author: Roland Vernon

Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books

ISBN: 1841384712

Category: Composers

Page: 32

View: 346

The lives of some amazing people who have brought music to our world Each book concentrates on one of the world's most famous composers. Tracking their history to give us an insight into their lives as composers and as famous historical characters. - Each book gives us a look into the minds of these famous composers and how there experiences have shaped them into the composers we know today. - Tracking the composers from young proteges to their rise as composers, each book goes indepth in to the key landmark events and time of their lives. Also providing commentary of the major historic events of the time. - Illustrated in full colour and making use of contemporary pieces. The illustrations bring life to the stories being told. - The information is clearly presented enticing younger readers to take interest into this often boring subject, it does this by focusing on the composer as a person rather that just a composer of classical music.
Categories: Composers

Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin

Author: Janusz Ekiert

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131229366

Category: Composers

Page: 358

View: 689

Categories: Composers

Chopin in Paris

Chopin in Paris

This sophisticated ‘state of the art’ book on Chinese politics should put the United States on notice: fueled by nationalistic aspirations, China is determined to acquire the most advanced military might in the world in as expeditious a ...

Author: Tad Szulc

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: UOM:39015040168869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

View: 190

A study of the composer who wrote some of the most famous piano pieces of all time examines the eighteen years Chopin spent in Paris, alongside some of the greatest creative geniuses of the mid-nineteenth century. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Clever illustrations and story lines give children a light yet realistic overview of this composer's life and style and music.

Author: Mike Venezia

Publisher: Getting to Know the World's Gr

ISBN: 0531226573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 786

Clever illustrations and story lines give children a light yet realistic overview of this composer's life and style and music.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction