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Newman, Ernest 1868-1959

Overview
Works: 297 works in 1,378 publications in 6 languages and 28,655 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Other, ed, Performer
Classifications: MT95, 927.8
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Most widely held works by Ernest Newman
Stories of the great operas and their composers by Ernest Newman( Book )

74 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a short biography of the composer along with the narrative story of the opera. There is also a full descriptive analysis of the music including illustrative musical quotations
Wagner as man & artist by Ernest Newman( Book )

93 editions published between 1914 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Richard Wagner by Ernest Newman( Book )

52 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wagner operas by Ernest Newman( Book )

37 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses of the operas, omitting Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot and Rienzi
Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, from 1803 to 1865, comprising his travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and England by Hector Berlioz( Book )

23 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More stories of famous operas by Ernest Newman( Book )

23 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, ThaIs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakme, Les Huguenots, CosI fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelleas and Melisande, The Bartered Bride, Die Fledermaus, Romeo and Juliet, Der Rosenkavalier, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Wozzeck, L'Heure Espagnole, and Boris Godounov. The foremost authority on opera presented in the comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-lover, and confirmed operamane will wish to know about them. It is unique as both guide and armchair companion. Ernest Newman's gigantic grasp of his subject is clear at every turn, as are his sheer writing ability and wit. He larded his treatment of the operas with biographical and historical materials acquired in a long lifetime of study and writing. This is the first volume of the trilogy of books (the other two being The Wagner Operas and Seventeen Famous Operas) with which Ernest Newman wished to replace his much earlier book, Stories of the Great Operas
Gluck and the opera; a study in musical history by Ernest Newman( Book )

45 editions published between 1895 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Wolf by Ernest Newman( Book )

42 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of an erratic genius's life and a survey of some of his works, including his art songs and operas. Very interesting and very stimulating. ? The New York Times
The man Liszt : a study of the tragicomedy of a soul divided against itself by Ernest Newman( Book )

21 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in English and German and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven the creator by Romain Rolland( Book )

11 editions published between 1937 and 1964 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss by Ernest Newman( Book )

21 editions published between 1908 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven the creator : the great creative epochs: from the Eroica to the Appassionata by Romain Rolland( Book )

14 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaste étude musicologique. L'ouvrage reproduit intégralement le texte des différents tomes de l'oeuvre de Romain Rolland publiés séparément de 1928 à 1945, sous les titres suivants: ##De l'héroïne à l'appassionata## (1928) - ##Goethe et Beethoven## (1930) - ##Le chant de la résurrection## (1937) - ##La cathédrale interrompue##: ##La neuvième symphonie## (1943); ##Les derniers quatuors## (1943); ##Finita comoedia## (1945, publication posthume) - ##Les aimées de Beethoven## (1957, chapitre extrait du ##Chant de la résurrection##)
Great operas, the definitive treatment of their history, stories, and music by Ernest Newman( Book )

4 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on 30 operatic masterpieces
Testament of music, essays and papers by Ernest Newman( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the world of music; essays from the London Sunday times by Ernest Newman( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen famous operas by Ernest Newman( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working." 'Ernest Newman In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman goes beyond simply retelling the plots of the operas he has chosen to feature in this volume. Because for Newman, opera was theater'and he demonstrates that with his in-depth studies of the seventeen featured operas. Newman uses biographical, literary, and historical background to expose the reader to how each featured work came to be. These featured works include La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute and ten other famous works. Seventeen Famous Operas is a must-read for music librarians, opera lovers, and propagandists of music everywhere
The unconscious Beethoven: an essay in musical psychology by Ernest Newman( Book )

31 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical motley by Ernest Newman( Book )

25 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpt: . . . Composition, it is rather curious that while I was writing on our too great readiness to admire everything a classic does, merely because he is a classic, someone in the Times Literary Supplement should have been regarding much the same fallacy--more particularly in poetry and painting--from a slightly different point of view. The thesis of the Times writer is that at this or that stage in every art, professionalism--by which he means the mere way of saying things that a period or a single master has made easy, irrespective of the value of the things that are being said--is apt to get the upper hand of inspiration. Art implies the more or less traditional manipulation of a medium, for no man can begin writing or painting or making music as if he had never read a book or seen a picture or heard a score; and there always comes a stage at which the medium is manipulated in merely professional fashion, at the expense of the higher faculty of personal invention. Examples of this process are to be found in the greatest artists: the Times writer cites, among others, Titian, Tintoretto, Shakespeare, and Beethoven. One result of this professionalism, he goes on to say, is that it spoils not only the artist but the public, that comes to identify difficulty of handling with inm spiration, and is inclined to think too little of the art that is simple, direct, and unencumbered with the visible apparatus of manufacture. The public sees the grand manner in many a passage of Shakespeare or Milton that is the merest platitude phrased with professional pomposity; while it looks down on art so artless as that of Blake in his simpler lyrics . .
J.S. Bach by Albert Schweitzer( Book )

34 editions published between 1911 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I of a two volume set. A biography of the composer with an exposition of his performance practices
More essays from the world of music; essays from the London Sunday times by Ernest Newman( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing material some of which was originally published prior to 1923, this collection of essays represents an important historical work in the world of music. Newman's essays the conductor's function in the orchestra; analyzes the lives and works of a variety of composers; and presents Newman's thoughts on a variety of matters
 
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Alternative Names
Cecil, Hugh Mortimer

Cecil, Hugh Mortimer 1868-1959

Roberts, William 1868-1959

Robertson, John M. 1868-1959

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Wagner as man & artistThe Wagner operasMemoirs of Hector Berlioz, from 1803 to 1865, comprising his travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and EnglandGluck and the opera; a study in musical historyJ.S. Bach