New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers Liszt

New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers  Liszt

It is relevant, too, to realise that Liszt's open admiration for Chopin was tinged with uneasiness. Chilling and exclusive when provoked, Chopin may have sat open-mouthed and even a trifle piqued at Liszt's piano playing (“I write to ...

Author: Bryce Morrison

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783230310

Category: Music

Page: 176

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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.
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Chopin

Chopin

Author: Artes Orgga

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ISBN: OCLC:921160627

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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 ...

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125682

Category: Music

Page: 144

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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.
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Rachmaninoff The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Rachmaninoff  The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

The Book is illustrated throughout with photographs of the time, which are as fascinating as the text.

Author: Matthew Robert Walker

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124340

Category: Music

Page: 160

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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.
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Chopin

Chopin

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

Author: Ates Orga

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 071190247X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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

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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.
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Chopin

Chopin

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

Author: Ateş Orga

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ISBN: 0825622786

Category: Composers

Page: 144

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This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times.
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Stravinsky The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Stravinsky  The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers Neil Wenborn ... The audience included Glazunov, who was characteristically caustic about the new music — 'No talent, only dissonance' — and Stravinsky's friend Pierre Suvchinsky, ...

Author: Neil Wenborn

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124371

Category: Music

Page: 208

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This book traces the remarkable course of a creative career which spanned the drawing rooms of the Imperial Russia and the social ferment of 1960s America, and serve to establish Stravinsky not only as the most celebrated composer of his time but also as one of the defining forces of twentieth-century culture.
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Grieg Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Grieg  Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Mendelssohn and Chopin had died within a year of each other, and Berlioz, Wagner and Liszt were changing the face of ... Oscar assumed the throne, the new king was crowned both in the Swedish capital and later in Trondheim cathedral.

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125675

Category: Music

Page: 166

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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.
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Ravel The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

Ravel  The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers

no doubt he was right: even the best ideas may fail to germinate if the creative faculty does not respond and cannot be ... He did a little journey work, as when he orchestrated Schumann's Carnaval and Chopin's pieces that make up Les ...

Author: James Burnett

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124357

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Ir has been said that no music amplifies the french ideals of precision and good taste better than the work of Maurice Ravel, yet his background could scarecly have been more cosmopolitan. The son of a Swiss father and a Basque mother, he was born near St. Jean de Luz in 1875; he died in Paris at the age of sixty-two. His primary inspiration, and in consequence the character of his best music, came from art and life. He was exceptionally sensitive to the new current of thought and the aesthetic changes in the Arts following the First World War. Indeed, the music of Ravel is an accuarate reflection of the man himself. This lavishly illustrated book which sets the work and achievements of Ravel in the context of the events of his time, will appeal to the general music lover and also to the serious student.
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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 Edward ...

Author: Tim Dowley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124364

Category: Music

Page: 150

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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.
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Wagner Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

Wagner  Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers

In Paris, Wagner soon discovered that without money and connnections, letters of recommendation (even from so illustrious a composer as Meyerbeer) alone carried little weight with the world-weary management of the Opéra.

Author: Howard Gray

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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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.
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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 Holmes Liszt ...

Author: Paul Holmes

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125705

Category: Music

Page: 144

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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.
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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 Morrison ...

Author: Peggy Woodford

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857124951

Category: Music

Page: 159

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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.
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The Lives of the Great Composers

The Lives of the Great Composers

Profiles of the world's most outstanding composers from Bach to Schoenberg examines the lives, times, and music of each

Author: Harold C. Schonberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393038572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 653

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Profiles of the world's most outstanding composers from Bach to Schoenberg examines the lives, times, and music of each
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Clavier

Clavier

Robert J. Aquino Brooklyn , New York BOOK notes Chopin , by Ates Orga . This book is part of a series called “ The Illustrated Lives of Great Composers , ' first published in 1976 by Midas Books . When I received the paperback edition ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015009638738

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Chopin

Chopin

Chopin's Funeral . New York : Vintage Books , 2003 . Galatopolous , Stelios . Bellini : Life , Times , Music . London : Sanctuary Publishing , 2002 . Orga , Ates . The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers : Chopin .

Author: Victor Lederer

Publisher: Unlocking the Masters

ISBN: UOM:39015064211074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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CHOPIN: A LISTENER'S GUIDE TO THE MASTER OF THE PIANO
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What Killed the Great and Not So Great Composers

What Killed the Great and Not So Great Composers

Neumayr, A.: Music & Medicine Chopin Smetana Tchaikovsky Mahler Notes on Their Lives, Works, ... Prokofiev, S.: Prokofiev by Prokofiev A Composer's Memoir. ... The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classical Music. New York ...

Author: Joseph W. Lewis, Jr., M.D.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452034386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 652

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From a personally assembled database of 13,859 classical musicians, What Killed the Great and not so Great Composers delves into the medical histories of a wide variety of composers from both a musical and medical standpoint. Biographies of musicians from Johann Sebastian Bach of the Baroque period to Benjamin Britten of the Modern era explore in depth their illnesses and the impact their diseases had on musical productivity. Other chapters referenced to specific composers are devoted to such diverse ailments as deafness, mental disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, surgery and war injuries, to name a few. A unique section of statistics and demographics analyzes various aspects of composers’ lives such as their longevity related to contemporaneous nonmusical populations, the incidence of various illnesses they experienced over the centuries and the type of medical problems suffered by the so-called top 100 classical musicians. Although a precise and complete accounting of the great composers’ ailments may never be possible, a general understanding of the medical problems experienced by these unique individuals, nevertheless, can heighten one’s appreciation of their creative processes despite the hardships imposed by their physical and mental illnesses. Although some individuals surrendered to their disabilities for a variety of reasons, others were able to rise above their infirmities and produce the wonderful music mankind has enjoyed through the centuries.
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