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Fritz Reiner, maestro and martinet

Author: Kenneth Morgan
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first solid appraisal of the legendary career of Fritz Reiner (1888-1963), the eminent Hungarian-born conductor. Personally enigmatic and often described as difficult to work with, he was nevertheless renowned for the dynamic galvanization of the orchestras he led, a nearly unrivaled technical ability, and high professional standards. Reiner was also deeply committed to serious music in American
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Fritz Reiner; Fritz Reiner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Morgan
ISBN: 0252029356 9780252029356
OCLC Number: 1004907747
Description: xv, 310 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The man and the musician --
Early years in Europe --
Cincinnati --
Teaching at Curtis --
A guest conductor in the 1930s --
Pittsburgh --
At the Met --
Chicago --
The recorded legacy --
Reiner the interpreter.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Kenneth Morgan.
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An appraisal of the legendary career of Fritz Reiner, the eminent Hungarian-born conductor. This book offers the systematic look at Reiner's recordings, interpretations, and musicality,  Read more...

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