The Cambridge Companion To Beethoven

Author: Glenn Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107494044
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This Companion, first published in 2000, provides a comprehensive view of Beethoven and his work. The first part of the book presents the composer as a private individual, as a professional, and at the work-place, discussing biographical problems, Beethoven's professional activities when not composing and his methods as a composer. In the heart of the book, individual chapters are devoted to all the major genres cultivated by Beethoven and to the elements of style and structure that cross all genres. The book concludes by looking at the ways that Beethoven and his music have been interpreted by performers, writers on music, and in the arts, literature, and philosophy. The essays in this volume, written by leading Beethoven specialists, maintain traditional emphases in Beethoven studies while incorporating other developments in musicology and theory.

The Cambridge Companion To Beethoven

Author: Glenn Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589345
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A survey of Beethoven's music and the personal and historical contexts in which it was composed, first published in 2000.

The Cambridge Companion To Beethoven

Author: Glenn Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589345
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A survey of Beethoven's music and the personal and historical contexts in which it was composed, first published in 2000.

The Cambridge Companion To Bach

Author: John Butt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107493773
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The Cambridge Companion to Bach, first published in 1997, goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J. S. Bach the man and composer. The book is divided into three parts. Part One is concerned with the historical context, the society, beliefs and the world-view of Bach's age. The second part discusses the music and Bach's compositional style, while Part Three considers Bach's influence and the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations. This Companion benefits from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, and from it the reader will gain a notion of the diversity of current thought on this great composer.

The Cambridge Companion To Chopin

Author: Jim Samson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139824996
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The Cambridge Companion to Chopin provides the enquiring music-lover with helpful insights into a musical style which recognises no contradiction between the accessible and the sophisticated, the popular and the significant. Twelve essays by leading Chopin scholars make up three parts. Part 1 discusses the sources of Chopin's style in the music of his predecessors and the social history of the period. Part 2 profiles the mature music, and Part 3 considers the afterlife of the music - its reception, its criticism and its compositional influence in the works of subsequent composers.

The Cambridge Companion To The Symphony

Author: Julian Horton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521884985
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A comprehensive guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding one of the major genres of Western music.

The Cambridge Companion To The String Quartet

Author: Robin Stowell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000420
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This Companion offers a concise and authoritative survey of the string quartet by eleven chamber music specialists. Its fifteen carefully structured chapters provide coverage of a stimulating range of perspectives previously unavailable in one volume. It focuses on four main areas: the social and musical background to the quartet's development; the most celebrated ensembles; string quartet playing, including aspects of contemporary and historical performing practice; and the mainstream repertory, including significant 'mixed ensemble' compositions involving string quartet. Various musical and pictorial illustrations and informative appendixes, including a chronology of the most significant works, complete this indispensable guide. Written for all string quartet enthusiasts, this Companion will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the genre, the context and significance of quartets as cultural phenomena, and the musical, technical and interpretative problems of chamber music performance. It will also enhance their experience of listening to quartets in performance and on recordings.

The Cambridge Companion To Mozart

Author: Simon P. Keefe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001922
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A comprehensive view which bridges the gap between scholarly and popular images of Mozart.

The Cambridge Companion To Schubert

Author: Christopher H. Gibbs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521484244
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Critically examines the career, music and reception of one of the most misunderstood composers.

The Cambridge Companion To Ravel

Author: Deborah Mawer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521648561
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A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.