Choral Masterworks A Listener's Guide

ISBN-10: 0195340663
ISBN-13: 9780195340662
Authors: Michael Steinberg
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Michael Steinberg's highly successful listener's guides--The Symphony and The Concerto--have been universally praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. Now Steinberg follows these two greatly admired volumes with Choral Masterworks, the only such guide available to this most popular of musical forms. Here are more than fifty illuminating essays on the classic choral masterworks, ranging from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Mass in B Minor, and Beethoven's Missa solemnis, to works by Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and many others. Steinberg spans the entire history of classical music, from such giants of the Romantic era as Verdi and…    

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: 336 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.20" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 0.462 lbs. Language: English