Symphony A Listener's Guide

ISBN-10: 0195126653
ISBN-13: 9780195126655
Authors: Michael Steinberg
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Enriched by biographical detail, historical background, musical examples, and many finely nuanced observations, this volume is a treasury of insight and information. Readers will find illuminating discussion of the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Sibelius, and Mahler, as well as of the most loved symphonic works of Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and others. We learn how to listen more sharply for Haydn's humor, to Mozart's singular combination of pathos with grace, and to the evolution of Beethoven's musical ideas in his nine symphonies. This remarkable range and variety of composers are illuminated by Steinberg's deft, inviting, and intensely…    

Author bio:

Michael Steinberg’s writing has been published in the Journal of the History of Ideas, the American Choral Review, and many law reviews, and he was the author of the Web site “Why This War.” He lives in Rochester, NY.

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 704 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall Weight: 2.134 lbs. Language: English