The Concerto: A Listener's Guide (Listener's Guide Series)

The Concerto: A Listener's Guide (Listener's Guide Series)

Michael Steinberg


Michael Steinberg's 1996 quantity The Symphony: A Reader's Guide obtained gleaming studies throughout the United States. It was once hailed as "wonderfully clear...recommended warmly to song fans on all degrees" (Washington Post), "informed and considerate" (Chicago Tribune), and "composed via a grasp stylist" (San Francisco Chronicle). Seiji Ozawa wrote that "his attractive and easy prose speaks from the heart." Michael Tilson Thomas referred to as The Symphony "an crucial publication for any concertgoer."
Now comes the spouse volume--The Concerto: A Listener's Guide. during this superb e-book, Steinberg discusses over a hundred and twenty works, starting from Johann Sebastian Bach within the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. Readers will locate right here the center of the normal repertory, between them Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos, all of the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, and significant works through Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Bruch, Dvora'k, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Elgar, Sibelius, Strauss, and Rachmaninoff. The ebook additionally offers luminous introductions to the success of twentieth-century masters resembling Arnold Schoenberg, Be'la Barto'k, Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg, Paul Hindemith, Sergei Prokofiev, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter. Steinberg examines the paintings of those musical giants with unflagging enthusiasm and brilliant variety. he's a grasp of taking pictures the expressive, dramatic, and emotional values of the track and of conveying the old and private context during which those wondrous works have been composed. His writing blends impeccable scholarship, deeply felt love of track, and unique whimsy.
the following then is a wonderful trip via one in every of music's richest and so much diversified varieties, with Michael Steinberg alongside as host, consultant, and the easiest of companions.

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