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Hall, Michael 1932-2012

Works: 14 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 1,337 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  History  Interviews  Biographical films  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Conductor
Classifications: ML410.B605, 780.924
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Most widely held works about Michael Hall
Most widely held works by Michael Hall
Harrison Birtwistle by Michael Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information on the British composer Harrison Birtwhistle (1934- ), presented as part of the Contemporary Classical Music Archive of the Eyeneer Music Archives. Includes a biographical sketch of Birtwhistle and a selected discography of recordings of his compositions
Schubert's song sets by Michael Hall( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1821 until his death, Schubert compiled or specially composed for publication 42 song sets, yet during his own lifetime, and until now, their integrity and importance as sets have been virtually ignored. In this book, Michael Hall asserts that these song sets are not arbitrary collections, as so often assumed, but highly integrated works in their own right." "The first part of the book discusses the poetic and musical relationships in the sets assigned opus numbers by Schubert. The second part focuses on the set of six Heine songs published in Schwanengesang. In recent years it has been argued that if the songs are placed in the order in which they appear in Heine's Buch der Lieder a tentative narrative emerges. Hall argues that to do this destroys Schubert's much more powerful and self-revealing arrangement." "Approaching these songs as sets, the book throws light on Schubert's largely undiscussed intellectual preoccupations. They reveal that he was au fait with most of the philosophical concerns of his time, especially those which touched on Romanticism. But although the sets reflect Romanticism in their topics, Hall maintains they are the epitome of classical balance. In encouraging students and performers to approach these songs as sets, this study aims to alter perceptions of this important repertory."--Jacket
Leaving home : a conducted tour of twentieth-century music with Simon Rattle by Michael Hall( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie, aansluitend bij de gelijknamige Channel Four-televisieserie, waarin de Britse dirigent Simon Rattle en het City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra de 20e eeuwse muziekgeschiedenis tonaal illustreren
Music theatre in Britain : 1960-1975 by Michael Hall( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Michael Hall's many interviews with leading British composers of the genre, this book looks at the heyday of the British Music Theatre in the 1960s and 70s, a period when the author as a BBC radio producer was actively involved with the contemporary music scene. Music Theatre - a composite of music, singing, dancing and speaking distinct from traditional opera and ballet - has its roots in works by Monteverdi, Schoenberg, Satie, Stravinsky, Weill, Hindemith and Eisler, but flourished anew in the 1960s, in America, Britain and Europe. Hall's book presents an account of the context for the activity of Birtwistle, Goehr and Maxwell Davies; it uncovers details of little-known early works by other major figures such as Cardew and Tavener; and it recognises the highly distinctive contributions of composers whose works are less well known. Music Theatre in Britain also throws new light upon the reaction of British composers to the economic and social upheavals of 'the Sixties', offering a distinct and valuable contribution to our understanding of the relationship of the post-war musical avant-garde to social movements and ideology.0
Harrison Birtwistle in recent years by Michael Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the much-praised Contemporary Composers Series, Michael Hall's Harrison Birtwistle in Recent Years brings the reader up-to-date with the very best of this outstanding composer and his complex and varied music
Johannes Brahms : Keeper of the Classical Flame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of Whole Notes: Stories Behind the Classics is about Johannes Brahms
Between two worlds : the music of David Lumsdaine by Michael Hall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.J. Heinz by Michael Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the life of Heinz, who started one of the first companies to make processed food, buying his brothers' food company and remaned it the H.J. Heinz Company in 1888
Harrison Birtwistle : complete catalogue 1957-1984 by Michael Hall( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethoven : Triumph Over Adversity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of Whole Notes: Stories Behind the Classics is about Ludwig van Beethoven
Proms 1972 : Royal Albert Hall, Wednesday 2 August, 7.30( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Schubert's song sets
Alternative Names
Hall, Richard Michael 1932-2012

Michael Hall British conductor and musicologist

Холл, Майкл

Холл, Майкл (дирижёр)

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Schubert's song setsHarrison Birtwistle in recent yearsBetween two worlds : the music of David Lumsdaine