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Brahms, the four symphonies

Author: Walter Frisch
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1996.
Series: Monuments of western music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a treatment of the genesis, structure, reception, and performance history of Johannes Brahms's four symphonies. Walter Frisch provides an analytical commentary on the symphonies as well as a consideration of their place within Brahms's oeuvre, within the symphonic repertory of his day, and within the broader musical culture of nineteenth-century Germany and Austria. Frisch also pays particular  Read more...
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Frisch, Walter, 1951-
Brahms, the four symphonies.
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1996
(OCoLC)654878777
Named Person: Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Brahms, Johannes <1833-1897> / Symphonies.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Frisch
ISBN: 0028707656 9780028707655
OCLC Number: 34788007
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The symphony in Brahms's world --
Brahms's path to the symphony --
The First Symphony, op. 68 --
The Second Symphony, op. 73 --
The Third Symphony, op. 90 --
The Fourth Symphony, op. 98 --
Patterns of reception --
Traditions of performance.
Series Title: Monuments of western music.
Responsibility: Walter Frisch.

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This book presents a treatment of the genesis, structure, reception, and performance history of Johannes Brahms's four symphonies. Walter Frisch provides an analytical commentary on the symphonies as well as a consideration of their place within Brahms's oeuvre, within the symphonic repertory of his day, and within the broader musical culture of nineteenth-century Germany and Austria. Frisch also pays particular attention to the evolution of performance style since Brahms's symphonies were first heard. The book begins with an investigation of the different ideologies of the symphony in the decades leading up to Brahms's First. Brahms's early development as a composer is also examined. Frisch then devotes a detailed chapter to each of the four symphonies, including an in-depth analysis of each movement. A separate chapter treats the reception of Brahms's symphonies, and the book concludes with a history of the performances of the symphonies in the concert hall and in early recordings. --From publisher's description.

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