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The Szymanowski companion

Author: Paul Cadrin; Stephen C Downes
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Szymanowski Companion constitutes the most significant and comprehensive reference source to the composer in English. Edited by two of the leading scholars in the field, Paul Cadrin and Stephen Downes, the collection consists of over 50 contributions from an international array of contributors, including recognized Polish experts. The Companion thus provides a systematic, authoritative and up-todate compilation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Karol Szymanowski; Karol Szymanowski; Karol Szymanowski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cadrin; Stephen C Downes
ISBN: 9780754661511 0754661512
OCLC Number: 958078690
Description: xxiii, 301 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Aesthetics, Stephen Downes; Ballet, Alistair Wightman; Ballets Russes, Didier Van Moere; Chamber music, Paul Cadrin; Chopin: his influence on Szymanowski, Stephen Downes; Chopin in Szymanowski's writings, Andrzej Tuchowski; Choral music, Paul Cadrin; Correspondence, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Counterpoint, Paul Cadrin; Criticism, Alistair Wightman; Dance, Alistair Wightman; Death, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Dedicatees, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Education and linguistic abilities of Szymanowski, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Education and musical culture in Szymanowski's writings, Paul Cadrin; Eroticism, Stephen Downes; Ethics, Alistair Wightman; European culture in Szymanowski's writings, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Family, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Folk music as idea and inspiration, Stephen Downes; Form, Paul Cadrin; Fugue, Paul Cadrin; Genealogy, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Harmony and tonality, Stephen Downes; Hellenism, Stephen Downes; Incidental music, Zofia Helman; Influence of Szymanowski on Polish music, Paul Cadrin; Melody, Stephen Downes; Musical influences on Szymanowski, Stephen Downes; Mythology, Stephen Downes; Opera, Stephen Downes; Oratorios and cantatas, Zofia Helman and Paul Cadrin; Orchestral music and orchestration, Paul Cadrin; Orientalism, Alistair Wightman; Patriotism, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Patrons, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Piano music, Stephen Downes; Politics, Teresa ChyliA"ska; Rhythm, Alistair Wightman; Romanticism in Szymanowski's writings, Alistair Wightman; Sonata form, Stephen Downes; Songs, Zofia Helman; Transcriptions, Tyrone Greive; Travels outside Poland, Stephen Downes, Alistair Wightman, Paul Cadrin, Didier Van Moere, Berthe Traerup, Enrique MartA-nez Miura; Variations, Paul Cadrin; Violin concertos, Tyrone Greive; Violin solo music, Tyrone Greive; Young Poland in music, Teresa ChyliA"ska; List of works by Karol Szymanowski; Chronology; Bibliography; Indexes.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Cadrin, Universite Laval, Canada and Stephen Downes, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

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"The Szymanowski Companion constitutes the most significant and comprehensive reference source to the composer in English. Edited by two of the leading scholars in the field, Paul Cadrin and Stephen Downes, the collection consists of over 50 contributions from an international array of contributors, including recognized Polish experts. The Companion thus provides a systematic, authoritative and up-todate compilation of information concerning the composer's life, thought and works."

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