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The lives and times of the great composers

Author: Michael Steen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies the social, cultural, and political spheres that affected the lives and works of approximately 50 composers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Frederic Handel; Johann Sebastian Bach; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Franz Schubert; Gioacchino Rossini; Giacomo Meyerbeer; Vincenzo Bellini; Gaetano Donizetti; Hector Berlioz; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Frédéric Chopin; Robert Schumann; Franz Liszt; Richard Wagner; Jacques Offenbach; Johann Strauss; Giuseppe Verdi; Johannes Brahms; Georges Bizet; César Franck; Camille Saint-Saens; Gabriel Fauré; Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Bedřich Smetana; Antonín Dvořák; Leoš Janáček; Béla Bartók; Gustav Mahler; Edvard Grieg; Jean Sibelius; Richard Strauss; Claude Achille Debussy; Giacomo Puccini; Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Igor Stravinsky; Sergey Prokofiev; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Edward Elgar; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Steen
ISBN: 0195222180 9780195222180 0195181298 9780195181296
OCLC Number: 55764605
Notes: Originally published: UK : Icon Books, 2003.
Description: viii, 984 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
Handel (1685-1759) --
Bach (1685-1750) --
Haydn (1732-1809) --
Mozart (1756-91) --
Beethoven (1770-1827) --
Schubert (1797-1828) --
Rossini (1792-1868) --
Meyerbeer, Bellini, and Donizetti --
Berlioz (1803-69) --
Mendelssohn (1809-47) --
Chopin (1810-49) --
Schumann (1810-56) --
Liszt (1811-86) --
Wagner (1813-83) --
Offenbach and Johann Strauss --
Verdi (1813-1901) --
Brahms (1833-97) --
Bizet (1838-75) --
Late-19th-Century France : Franck, Saint-Saëns and Fauré --
Russian Composers : Glinka and the Five --
Tchaikovsky (1840-93) --
Central-European nationalists : Smetana, Dvořak, Janácek and Bartók --
Scandinavian nationalists : Grieg and Sibelius --
Mahler (1860-1911) --
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) --
Debussy (1862-1918) --
Puccini (1858-1924) --
The Russian Sequel --
England : Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten --
Postlude.
Responsibility: Michael Steen.
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Rossini was one of the most influential, industrious and emotionally complex of the great nineteenth-century composers. From 1810-1829 he wrote 39 operas which transformed opera in Italy and France.  Read more...

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Osborne's Rossini remains indispensable both as a conspectus of, and prolegomenon to, the life and work of this most colourful of operative composers. Conor Farrington. TLS.

 
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