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Geck, Martin

Overview
Works: 411 works in 872 publications in 7 languages and 9,489 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Thematic catalogs  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Performer, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: ML410.B1, 780.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Geck
Johann Sebastian Bach : life and work by Martin Geck( Book )
40 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,602 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 )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Schumann (1810-56) 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 s
Richard Wagner : a life in music by Martin Geck( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 420 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]
Wagner, Werk-Verzeichnis (WWV) : Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Richard Wagners und ihrer Quellen : erarbeitet im Rahmen der Richard Wagner-Gesamtausgabe by John Deathridge( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bach by Martin Geck( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven by Martin Geck( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geistliche Harmonien, 1665 by Christoph Bernhard( )
8 editions published in 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ludwig van Beethoven by Martin Geck( Book )
31 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Die Wiederentdeckung der Matthäuspassion im 19. Jahrhundert. Die zeitgenössischen Dokumente und ihre ideengeschichtliche Deutung by Martin Geck( Book )
13 editions published in 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Vokalmusik Dietrich Buxtehudes und der fruḧe Pietismus by Martin Geck( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Bildnisse Richard Wagners by Martin Geck( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bach-Interpretationen by Martin Geck( Book )
9 editions published in 1969 in German and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wagner by Martin Geck( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in German and Estonian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deutsche Oratorien 1800 bis 1840 : Verzeichnis der Quellen und Aufführungen by Martin Geck( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in German and held by 151 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reichhaltig illustrierte und allgemein verständliche Einführung in Leben und Werk Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts (1756-1791)
Orgelwerke by Nicolaus Bruhns( )
9 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Von Beethoven bis Mahler : die Musik des deutschen Idealismus by Martin Geck( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Sebastian Bach : Johannespassion : BWV 245 by Martin Geck( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Bach-Söhne by Martin Geck( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dokumente zur Entstehung und ersten Aufführung des Bühnenweihfestspiels Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ǧak, Mārtī n 1936-
Gak, Martin.
Geek, Martin 1936-
Gekku, Marutin 1936-
ゲック, マルティン
Languages
German (177)
English (34)
Estonian (2)
Croatian (1)
Arabic (1)
Kru (1)
Korean (1)
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