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Floros, Constantin

Works: 208 works in 593 publications in 3 languages and 9,072 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Contributor, Creator, Honoree, Writer of accompanying material, ed
Classifications: ML410.M23, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Constantin Floros
Gustav Mahler : the symphonies by Constantin Floros( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustav Mahler thought of his symphonic writing as being based on personal experience, as autobiographical, and as an expression of his philosophy of life. Thus his symphonies deal with profound existential questions and with programmatic ideas that the composer was at first willing to reveal but later preferred to keep to himself. Important references to musical meaning in Mahler's symphonies can be found in numerous sources - sketches, drafts, autograph scores, and
Anton Bruckner the man and the work by Constantin Floros( )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While unappreciated and controversial during most of his life, Anton Bruckner is today regarded as the greatest symphonist between Beethoven and Gustav Mahler--in terms of originality, boldness and monumentality of his music. The image of Bruckner the man, however, is still extreme instance of the tenacious power of prejudice. No less a figure than Gustav Mahler coined the aperçu about Bruckner being "a simpleton--half genius, half imbecile." The author is out to correct that misperception. His thesis in this study is that contrary to what has hitherto been asserted, there is an intimate relation between Bruckner's sacred music and his symphonies from multiple perspectives: biographical data, sources and influences, the psychology of creation, musical structure, contemporary testimony and reception history. Additional chapters assess important Bruckner recordings and interpreters and the progressiveness of his music [Publisher description]
Gustav Mahler, visionary and despot portrait of a personality by Constantin Floros( )
12 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven's Eroica Thematic Studies by Constantin Floros( )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to early medieval notation by Constantin Floros( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humanism, love and music by Constantin Floros( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music is no mere play of sound, no mere tonal texture, but has a significant psychic, spiritual/intellectual and social dimension. In other words: a musical art work is not merely an autonomous artifact but also document humain. With this thesis - and with a view to the question as to the meaning of music as such - the author opens his broadly designed plea for a humane music. Based on interdisciplinary researches, and making use of partly unfamiliar documents, he demonstrates on musical works from Monteverdi to Alban Berg how and why they can be heard and understood as a tonal language specif
Gustav Mahler by Constantin Floros( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einführung in Leben und Werk Gustav Mahlers (1860-1911)
Universale Neumenkunde by Constantin Floros( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New ears for new music by Constantin Floros( )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20th-century music is characterized by a bewildering multitude of trends and movements. Often several movements co-exist in contradiction to each other, in a reflection of the century's intellectual currents and social and political changes, and the reactions they prompted. In this book, renowned musicologist and author Constantin Floros provides a survey of the different styles and tendencies in new music, presenting the most important composers from Schoenberg to Rihm in a series of fluent and readable essays that will appeal to connoisseurs and non-specialists alike. For Floros, music and b
Alban Berg and Hanna Fuchs : the story of a love in letters by Constantin Floros( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the fall of 1976, 14 letters by Alban Berg, renowned composer of the Second Viennese School, were discovered in the posthumous papers of Hanna Fuchs-Robettin, wife of a Prague industrialist and sister of Franz Werfel, the well-known Austro-Czech writer. In the 1920s Berg gained international notoriety with his opera Wozzeck and the Lyric Suite, which was largely inspired by his relationship with Fuchs." "The secret letters were delivered to Hanna surreptitiously by Theodor Adorno and Alma Mahler Werfel. They were brought to New York by Hanna on her flight from Nazi persecution, and were eventually found in her estate after her death. First discovered by George Perle, then deciphered and transcribed in German by Constantin Floros, they appear here in English for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Alban Berg : Musik als Autobiographie by Constantin Floros( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The central point of this book is the realization that the creative work of Alban Berg, which in recent years has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest, is largely rooted in autobiography, so that therefore one can gain access to the music by studying the inner biography of its creator. Accordingly, the first of the three parts of this volume outlines a character portrait of this great composer. Part two considers the conditions relevant to a deeper understanding of Berg and of the Second Viennese School generally. In part three, then, Berg's key works will be analyzed and semantically deciphered in terms of his inner biography. The study is based not only on the sources in print but also on the rich unpublished material. Alban Berg was incapable of composing without a program. He needed an extra-musical stimulus. With him, personal experience was the indispensable condition of the creative process: the autobiographic reference was all-important for composing."
Beethovens Eroica und Prometheus-Musik : Sujet-Studien by Constantin Floros( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in German and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
György Ligeti : jenseits von Avantgarde und Postmoderne by Constantin Floros( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brahms und Bruckner : Studien zur musikalischen Exegetik by Constantin Floros( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannes Brahms, free but alone : a life for a poetic music by Constantin Floros( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musikkulturgeschichte : Festschrift für Constantin Floros zum 60. Geburtstag ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustav Mahler, Visionär und Despot : Porträt einer Persönlichkeit by Constantin Floros( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannes Brahms, "frei aber einsam" : eine Leben für eine poetische Musik by Constantin Floros( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannes Brahms, die Sinfonien : Einführung, Kommentar, Analyse by Giselher Schubert( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mozart-Studien by Constantin Floros( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Floros, Konstantin 1930-
Phlōros, Kōnstantinos
Phlōros, Kōnstantinos 1930-
フローロス, C
フローロス, コンスタンティン
English (115)
German (98)
Greek, Modern (1)