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The great composers and their works

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky; Electra Yourke
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides biographical information on nineteen composers, describes the musical components of their major works, and provides anecdotal background on those works.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995.
Great composers and their works.
New York : Schirmer Books, c2000
(OCoLC)606208033
Online version:
Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995.
Great composers and their works.
New York : Schirmer Books, c2000
(OCoLC)607142296
Named Person: Serge Prokofieff; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Joseph Haydn; Richard Wagner; Johann Strauss; Johann Sebastian Bach; George Frederic Handel; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Johannes Brahms; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Gustav Mahler; Claude Achille Debussy; Arnold Schoenbert; Maurice Ravel; Béla Bartók; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Igor Stravinsky; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Slonimsky; Electra Yourke
ISBN: 0028649559 9780028649559 0028654749 9780028654744 0028654757 9780028654751
OCLC Number: 42002831
Credits: 2.
Description: 2 v. (xxiii, 674 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : musical fountainhead. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) : the magnificent. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) : a genius of perfection in music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) : the supreme. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : the fervent genius. The felicitous Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47). The paradoxical Richard Wagner (1813-83). Johannes Brahms (1833-97) : the third B of music --
v. 2. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) : poet of cheerful melancholy. Presenting the great Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) : musical Prometheus. Claude Debussy (1862-1918) : poet of musical impressions. Richard Strauss : Richard the Second (1864-1949). Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) : a musical prophet. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) : poet of simplicity. Béla Bartók (1881-1945) : modern Janus. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) : perennial revolutionary. Sergei Prokofiev : his signature--SRG PRKFV (1891-1953). Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) : besieged nationalist.
Responsibility: Nicolas Slonimsky ; edited by Electra Yourke.

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Provides biographical information on nineteen composers, describes the musical components of their major works, and provides anecdotal background on those works.

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