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The lives and times of the great composers

The lives and times of the great composers

Author: Michael Steen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 Frideric 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-Saëns; Gabriel Fauré; M I Glinka; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Bedřich Smetana; Antonín Dvořák; Leoš Janáček; Béla Bartók; Gustav Mahler; Edvard Grieg; Jean Sibelius; Richard Strauss; Claude Debussy; Giacomo Puccini; Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Igor Stravinsky; Sergey Prokofiev; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Edward Elgar; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Benjamin Britten; Johann Sebastian Bach; Béla Bartók; Ludwig van Beethoven; Vincenzo Bellini; Hector Berlioz; Georges Bizet; Johannes Brahms; Benjamin Britten; Frédéric Chopin; Claude Debussy; Gaetano Donizetti; Antonín Dvořák; Edward Elgar; Gabriel Fauré; César Franck; M I Glinka; Edvard Grieg; George Frideric Handel; Joseph Haydn; Leoš Janáček; Franz Liszt; Gustav Mahler; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Giacomo Meyerbeer; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jacques Offenbach; Sergey Prokofiev; Giacomo Puccini; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Gioacchino Rossini; Camille Saint-Saëns; Franz Schubert; Robert Schumann; Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Jean Sibelius; Bedřich Smetana; Johann Strauss; Richard Strauss; Igor Stravinsky; Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Giuseppe Verdi; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Steen
ISBN: 0195222180 9780195222180
OCLC Number: 55764605
Notes: Originally published: UK : Icon Books, 2003.
Description: viii, 984 pages : illustrations ; 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 --
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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