Lives of Great Composers ePub download
by H.C. Schonberg
- ISBN: 0747409773
- ISBN13: 978-0747409779
- ePub: 1366 kb | FB2: 1804 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Music
- Publisher: Time Warner Books UK (October 3, 1991)
- Pages: 560
- Rating: 4.9/5
- Votes: 504
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Secret Lives of Great Composers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters. As usual with Harold Schonberg it is a perfect piece of writing that makes you want to devour the whole book at once: ''The emphasis in this book up to now has been on ''great''.
Secret Lives of Great Composers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters. The great composers always, one way or another, altered the course of musical history and have entered into, if not the consciousness of all humanity, certainly the consciousness of Western people.
Schonberg discusses the lives and works of the foremost figures in classical music, among .
Music, the author contends, is a continually evolving art, and all geniuses, unique as they are, were influenced by their predecessors. But I put great composers and their interpreters high up on pedestals-or did until I read Mr. Schonberg's books. Even so, The Lives of the Composers is a valuable book, as is The Lives of the Great Pianists, if only as an introduction to the subject, or subjects.
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Schonberg's book has essentially achieved classic status for its authoritive tone, depth of information and engaging .
In this substantial and attractive tome, Schonberg describes the lives of the great composers in moderate detail, the treatment going beyond mere thumbnail sketches. He starts with Monteverdi, proceeds through Bach, Mozart, Wagner, Stravinsky, Bartok, Messiaen, and ends with the post-1945 era (Cage, Carter, Stockhausen,. and the fragmentation and exhaustion of the great classical tradition.
Music is a continually evolving art, and there have been no geniuses, however great, who have not been influenced by their predecessors. The great composers are here presented as human beings who lived and related to the real world
Music, the author contends, is a continually evolving art, and all geniuses, unique as they are, were influenced by their predecessors. Schonberg discusses the lives and works of the foremost figures in classical music, among them Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, the Schumanns, Copland, and Stravinsky, weaving a fabric rich in detail and anecdote. He also includes the creators of light music, such as Gilbert and Sullivan and the Strausses.
In 1987, it was announced that Schonberg was assisting Vladimir Horowitz in the preparation of the pianist's memoirs.
Aside from his contributions to music journalism, he published 13 books, most of them on music, including The Great Pianists: From Mozart to the Present (1963, revised 1987)-pianists were a specialty of Schonberg-and The Lives of the Great Composers (1970; revised 1981, 1997) which traced the lives of major composers from Monteverdi through to modern times. Criticisms of Bernstein. Schonberg was highly critical of Leonard Bernstein during the eleven-year tenure (1958–69) as principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic. In 1987, it was announced that Schonberg was assisting Vladimir Horowitz in the preparation of the pianist's memoirs.
The great composers are here presented as human beings who lived and related to the real world. All of the important figures - Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Mahler, and many others - are included, their lives woven into a fabric rich in detail and anecdote. What has t been changed is the character of the book, which remains an object of delight to all music lovers.
This is a great book for a short primer and give a good insite into the composers world and lives. I bought this book so I could leard the back ground os the authors of the music I was enjoying
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Schonberg is a son of Mrs. David Schonberg of Brooklyn, and the late Mr. Schonberg. cum laude from Brooklyn College, and an M. A. from New York University. He studied music at the . Graduate School and at the Art Students League. Mr. Schonberg was music critic for The New York Sun. He is author of eight books, the most recent of which are The Lives of the Great Composers, published by W. W. Norton in 1970, and Grandmasters of Chess, published by Lippincott in 19.