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The concerto : a listener's guide

Author: Michael Steinberg
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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In this long-awaited companion volume to "The Symphony: A Reader's Guide", Steinberg delves into the heart of the standard concerto repertory, discussing over 120 works--ranging from Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. 23 line illustrations and music examples.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Steinberg
ISBN: 0195139313 9780195139310
OCLC Number: 44154255
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 528 pages, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Adams:. Violin concerto --
Bach: The Branderburg concertos; Harpsichord (or Violin) concerto in D minor; Two-violin concerto --
Barber: Piano concerto; violin concerto --
Bartók: Piano concertos no. 1-3; Violin concerto no. 2 --
Beethoven: Piano concertos no. 1-5; Triple concerto for piano, violin, and cello; Violin concerto --
Berg: Violin concerto --
Brahms: Piano concertos no. 1-2; Violin concerto; Double concerto for violin and cello --
Bridge: Oration, for cello and orchestra --
Britten. Violin concerto; Symphony for cello and orchestra --
Bruch: Violin concerto no. 1; Scottish fantasy, for violin and orchestra --
Carter: Oboe concerto; Violin concerto; Double concerto for harpsichord, piano, and two orchestras --
Chausson: Poème, for violin and orchestra --
Copland: Clarinet concerto --
Dvorák: Cello concerto --
Elgar: Cello concerto; Violin concerto --
Grieg: Piano concerto --
Hindemith: Cello concerto; Der Schwanendreher, for viola and orchestra Trauermusik, for viola and orchestra --
Korngold: Violin concerto --
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra --
Ligeti: Cello concerto; Piano concerto; Violin concerto --
Liszt: Piano concertos no. 1-2 --
Lutosławsk:. Cello concerto --
Martin: Concerto for seven winds, timpani, percussion, and string; Polyptyque, for violin and two string orchestra[s] --
Mendelssohn: Piano concerto no. 1; Violin concerto --
Mozart: Clarinet concerto; Horn concerto no. 3; Piano concertos no. 9, 11-27; Violin concertos no. 3-5; Sinfonia concertante, for violin and viola --
Nielsen: Clarinet concerto; Flute concerto --
Perle: Piano concerto no. 1 --
Prokofiev: Piano concerto no. 2-3; Violin concerto no. 1-2 --
Rachmaninoff: Piano concertos no. 2-3; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra --
Ravel:Piano concerto in G; Concerto for piano, left-hand and orchestra --
Reger:Piano concerto --
Saint-Saëns:Piano concertos no. 2, 4 --
Schoenberg:Piano concerto; Violin concerto --
Schuman:Violin concerto --
Schumann:Cello concerto; Piano concerto; Violin concerto; Concertstück, for four horns --
Sessions: Violin concerto --
Shostakovich: Cello concerto no. 1; Piano concerto no. 1; Violin concerto no. 1 --
Sibelius: Violin concerto --
Strauss: Burleske, for piano and orchestra; Horn concertos no. 1-2; Oboe concerto --
Stravinsky: Capriccio for piano and orchestra; Piano concerto; Violin concerto --
Tchaikovsky: Piano concertos no. 1-2; Violin concerto; Variations on a Rococo theme, for cello and orchestra --
Walton: Cello concerto; Viola concerto; Violin concerto --
Zimmermann: Nobody knows de trouble I see, for trumpet and orchestra.
Responsibility: Michael Steinberg.

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A companion to his The Symphony: A Listener's Guide , Steinberg's new book covers the orchestral concerto repertoire from Bach to the present and featuring all instruments.  Read more...

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