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Critical questions on music and letters, culture and biography, 1940-1980

Author: Jacques Barzun; Bea Friedland
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Music
Named Person: Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barzun; Bea Friedland
ISBN: 0226038637 9780226038636 0226038645 9780226038643
OCLC Number: 8032099
Description: xvii, 269 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: [1.] The musical life: Music in words --
The indispensable amateur --
The passing of a free spirit: Erich Kleiber --
The playwright as critic -of music --
Men, women, and pianos --
Toward new musics: Harry Parch and the moderns ; A request for the loan of your ears ; To praise Varèse --
The life of Stendhal-Rossini --
The meaning of meaning in music --
[2.] Berlioz: Berlioz after a hundred years --
Benvenuto Cellini in Wembley --
The postman rang thrice --
Berlioz and the bard --
Sketch of the artist as musician --
The Berlioz style --
The misbehavior of Lélio --
Romeo and Juliet in music --
[3.] Romanticism: definition of an age --
Liberalism and the religion of art --
Truth in biography: Leonardo and Freud --
Delacroix: sketch of the artist in words --
Biography and criticism: a misalliance? --
Let the artists decide: an interview --
The case for cultural history --
Philosophy and the arts.
Responsibility: Jacques Barzun ; selected, edited and introduced by Bea Friedland.
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