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The great composers : the lives and music of the great classical composers

Author: Jeremy Nicholas
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biographical profiles of 50 of Western classical composers are presented in chronological order in this elegant and informative survey. Each account describes the life, artistic development, and creative output of each composer and places their work within a historical and cultural context. Shortlists of must-hear masterpieces from each composer are also provided.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nicholas, Jeremy.
Great composers.
London : Quercus, 2008
(OCoLC)760934520
Material Type: Biography, Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Nicholas
ISBN: 9781906719074 1906719071 9781847246189 1847246184 9781847246172 1847246176
OCLC Number: 299755852
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Palestrina --
Byrd --
Monteverdi --
Purcell --
Vivaldi --
Rameau --
Handel --
J.S. Bach --
Gluck --
Haydn --
Mozart --
Beethoven --
Weber --
Rossini --
Schubert --
Donizetti --
Bellini --
Berlioz --
Mendelssohn --
Chopin --
Schumann --
Liszt --
Wagner --
Verdi --
Franck --
Smetana --
Bruckner --
J. Strauss --
Brahms --
Saint-Saëns --
Bizet --
Tchaikovsky --
Dvor̆ák --
Grieg --
Elgar --
Puccini --
Mahler --
Debussy --
R. Strauss --
Sibelius --
Vaughan Williams --
Rachmaninov --
Schoenberg --
Ravel --
Bartók --
Stravinsky --
Prokofiev --
Gershwin --
Shostakovich --
Britten.
Responsibility: Jeremy Nicholas.
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