Brahms and His World: Revised Edition (The Bard Music Festival)

Brahms and His World: Revised Edition (The Bard Music Festival)


Since its first book in 1990, Brahms and His World has develop into a key textual content for listeners, performers, and students drawn to the existence, paintings, and instances of 1 of the 19th century's so much celebrated composers. during this considerably revised and enlarged version, the editors stay with reference to the imaginative and prescient at the back of the unique e-book whereas updating its contents to mirror new views on Brahms that experience constructed during the last 20 years. To this finish, the unique essays by means of top specialists are retained and revised, and supplemented through contributions from a brand new iteration of Brahms students. jointly, they give thought to such subject matters as Brahms's dating with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German university" of Wagner and Liszt, his effect upon Arnold Schoenberg and different younger composers, his method of appearing his personal track, and his efficient interactions with visible artists.

The essays are complemented through a brand new collection of feedback and analyses of Brahms's works released through the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways that Brahms's song was once understood via 19th- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North the United States. a brand new collection of memoirs by means of Brahms's neighbors, scholars, and early admirers presents intimate glimpses into the composer's operating equipment and character. And a catalog of the track, literature, and visible arts devoted to Brahms records the breadth of impact exerted by way of the composer upon his contemporaries.

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