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Geck, Martin

Overview
Works: 356 works in 995 publications in 9 languages and 11,068 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Thematic catalogs (Music)  Drama  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Operas  Scores  Vocal scores 
Roles: Author, Editor, dgs, Contributor, Creator, Performer, Honoree, Composer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML410.B1, B
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Most widely held works by Martin Geck
Johann Sebastian Bach : life and work by Martin Geck( Book )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most compelling figures in classical music. This study of the composer's life and work follows the course of Bach's career in rich detail - from his humble beginnings as an organ tuner and self-taught musician, to his role as Kapallmeister and cantor of St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig
Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer by Martin Geck( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Schumann (1810{u2013}56) is one of the most important and representative composers of the Romantic era. Born in Zwickau, Germany, Schumann began piano instruction at age seven and immediately developed a passion for music. When a permanent injury to his hand prevented him from pursuing a career as a touring concert pianist, he turned his energies and talents to composing, writing hundreds of works for piano and voice, as well as four symphonies and an opera. Here acclaimed biographer Martin Geck tells the fascinating story of this multifaceted genius, set in the context of the political and social revolutions of his time. The image of Schumann the man and the artist that emerges in Geck{u2019}s book is complex. Geck shows Schumann to be not only a major composer and music critic -- he cofounded and wrote articles for the controversial Neue Zeitschrift für Musik -- but also a political activist, the father of eight children, and an addict of mind-altering drugs. Through hard work and determination bordering on the obsessive, Schumann was able to control his demons and channel the tensions that seethed within him into music that mixes the popular and esoteric, resulting in compositions that require the creative engagement of reader and listener. The more we know about a composer, the more we hear his personality in his music, even if it is above all on the strength of his work that we love and admire him. Martin Geck{u2019}s book on Schumann is not just another rehashing of Schumann{u2019}s life and works, but an intelligent, personal interpretation of the composer as a musical, literary, and cultural personality."--From the dust-jacket front flap
Beethoven by Martin Geck( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill and are suitable for students and the general reader
Wagner, Werk-Verzeichnis (WWV) : Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Richard Wagners und ihrer Quellen : erarbeitet im Rahmen der Richard Wagner-Gesamtausgabe by John Deathridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner : a life in music by Martin Geck( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (1813-83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and Isolde. Though his influence on the development of European music is indisputable, Wagner was also quite outspoken on the politics and culture of his time. His ideas traveled beyond musical circles into philosophy, literature, theater staging, and the visual arts. To befit such a dynamic figure, acclaimed biographer Martin Geck offers here a Wagner biography unlike any other, one that strikes a unique balance between the technical musical aspects of Wagner's compositions and his overarching understanding of aesthetics. Wagner has always inspired passionate admirers as well as numerous detractors, with the result that he has achieved a mythical stature nearly equal to that of the Valkyries and Viking heroes he popularized. There are few, if any, scholars today who know more about Wagner and his legacy than Geck, who builds upon his extensive research and considerable knowledge as one of the editors of the Complete Works to offer a distinctive appraisal of the composer and the operas. Using a wide range of sources, from contemporary scholars to the composer's own words, Geck explores key ideas in Wagner's life and works, while always keeping the music in the foreground. Geck discusses not only all the major operas, but also several unfinished operas and even the composer's early attempts at quasi-Shakespearean drama. Richard Wagner: A Life in Music is a landmark study of one of music's most important figures, offering something new to opera enthusiasts, Wagnerians, and anti-Wagnerians alike [Publisher description]
Bach by Martin Geck( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geistliche Harmonien, 1665 by Christoph Bernhard( )

9 editions published in 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wiederentdeckung der Matthäuspassion im 19. Jahrhundert. Die zeitgenössischen Dokumente und ihre ideengeschichtliche Deutung by Martin Geck( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Vokalmusik Dietrich Buxtehudes und der fruḧe Pietismus by Martin Geck( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bildnisse Richard Wagners by Martin Geck( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg : Handlung in drei Aufzügen by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Richard Wagner by Martin Geck( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in German and Estonian and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner - Ein Leben als Gesamtkunstwerk Wagner und seine Musik werden gefürchtet, verachtet oder vergöttert. Martin Geck hat eine grundlegend neue und fesselnde Biographie eines der bedeutendsten und zugleich umstrittensten Komponisten der letzten Jahrhunderte geschrieben
Matthias Claudius Biographie eines Unzeitgemäßen by Martin Geck( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die große Biographie zum 200. Todestag. Sein Abendlied "Der Mond ist aufgegangen" kennt noch heute jedes Kind, doch der Autor dieser Zeilen, der Dichter und Journalist Matthias Claudius, droht in Vergessenheit zu geraten. Dabei lohnt es sich, Claudius und seine Welt neu zu entdecken, wie uns Bestsellerautor Martin Geck in seiner großen Biographie eindrucksvoll zeigt. Denn in Matthias Claudius, dem umtriebigen Redakteur des berühmten "Wandsbeker Boten", spiegeln sich die widersprüchlichen Strömungen jener Ära zwischen Romantik und Aufklärung: Er war zugleich loyaler Untertan und Kämpfer gegen Fürstenwillkür, frommer Christ und Freimaurer, er schien wenig lebenstüchtig und gehörte doch zu den einflussreichsten und meistgelesenen Autoren des 18. Jahrhunderts. In einer Epoche, in der vor allem Kopf und Vernunft zählten, appellierte er an Herz und Gefühl und schrieb stets mit einer scheinbar kindlichen Naivität. Das trug ihm zwar eine enorme Popularität bei seinen Lesern, mitunter aber auch die Herablassung seiner Zeitgenossen ein. Doch wie viel Kluges und Zeitkritisches in Claudius' vermeintlich naiven Zeilen steckt und warum es sich lohnt, diesen Dichter und sein Werk wiederzuentdecken, zeigt Martin Geck in seiner neuen Biographie - das Porträt eines Unzeitgemäßen und seiner Zeit
Bach-Interpretationen by Martin Geck( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Oratorien 1800 bis 1840 : Verzeichnis der Quellen und Aufführungen by Martin Geck( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart : eine Biographie by Martin Geck( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Beethoven bis Mahler : die Musik des deutschen Idealismus by Martin Geck( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orgelwerke by Nicolaus Bruhns( )

11 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumente zur Entstehung und ersten Aufführung des Bühnenweihfestspiels Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's symphonies : nine approaches to art and ideas by Martin Geck( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Johann Sebastian Bach : life and work
Alternative Names
Ǧak, Mārtī n 1936-

Gak, Martin

Geek, Martin 1936-

Geg, Matin 1936-

Geke, Mading 1936-

Gekeu, Maleutin 1936-

Gekku, Marutin 1936-

Kek, Mat'in 1936-

Kek'ŭ, Marŭt'in 1936-

Ma ding Ge ke 1936-

Ma leu tin Ge keu 1936-

Ma tin Geg 1936-

Mading-Geke 1936-

Maleutin-Gekeu 1936-

Martin Geck deutscher Musikwissenschaftler

Martin Geck Duits musicoloog

Martin Geck German musicologist

Matin-Geg 1936-

게크, 마르틴

겍, 마틴

ゲック, マルティン

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BeethovenWagner, Werk-Verzeichnis (WWV) : Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Richard Wagners und ihrer Quellen : erarbeitet im Rahmen der Richard Wagner-GesamtausgabeBach