Brahms (The master musicians series)

4.25 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780028713939: Brahms (The master musicians series)

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this extraordinary series continues to amaze and captivate its readers with detailed insight into the lives and work of music's geniuses. Unlike other composer biographies that focus narrowly on the music, this series explores the personal history of each composer and the social context surrounding the music. In a precise, engaging, and authoritative manner, each volume combines a vivid portrait of the master musicians' inspirations, influences, life experiences, even their weaknesses, with an accessible discussion of their work--all in roughly 300 pages. Further, each volume offers superb reference material, including a detailed life and times chronology, a complete list of works, a personalia glossary highlighting the important people in the composer's life, and a select bibliography. Under the supervision of music expert and series general editor Stanley Sadie, Master Musicians will certainly proceed to delight music scholars, serious musicians, and all music lovers for another hundred years.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Library Journal:

This is certainly the most thorough of the English-language biographies of Johannes Brahms. MacDonald relates all known facts about the composer, his relationship with friends and acquaintances, and his music. Biography and creative output are interwoven throughout the book, as the author rather laboriously discusses each composition in chronological order. It is assumed that the reader has a fair knowledge of Brahms's works and can read music, for MacDonald includes 68 musical examples that are important to the discussion. MacDonald's verbose style may put off the casual reader, but for a real Brahms lover, the book is a treat.
- Timothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review:


"The life and music blend revealingly, with keen intelligence applied to both, in this wonderfully human and refreshingly written new biography. I will read it again and wish it twice as long."--Arts Beat


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Malcolm MacDonald
ISBN 10: 0028713931 ISBN 13: 9780028713939
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
vladimir belskiy
(alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aug 01, 1990. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # dup 43010

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

MacDonald, Malcolm
Published by Schirmer Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 0028713931 ISBN 13: 9780028713939
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028713931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

MacDonald, Malcolm
Published by Schirmer Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 0028713931 ISBN 13: 9780028713939
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028713931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

MacDonald, Malcolm
Published by Schirmer Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 0028713931 ISBN 13: 9780028713939
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-131-13-6686006

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Malcolm MacDonald
Published by Schirmer Books (1990)
ISBN 10: 0028713931 ISBN 13: 9780028713939
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st American Ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0028713931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

MacDonald, Malcolm
Published by Schirmer Books
ISBN 10: 0028713931 ISBN 13: 9780028713939
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0028713931 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0007047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds