Brahms' Symphonies: A Closer Look (Magnum Opus)

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780826431646: Brahms' Symphonies: A Closer Look (Magnum Opus)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Brahms was a musician's musician, in some respects an "academic" composer, and so it's practically impossible for professional scholars and musicians to approach his music without wanting to demonstrate at some point that they are as smart as Brahms, and uniquely able to unravel the technical intricacies of his larger works. For the general reader, this obviously represents a problem; indeed, it's not exactly a joy for the music professional either. Though Brahms' symphonies are often treated somewhat like medicine, as something "good for you," but otherwise lacking in purely sensual pleasure, David Hurwitz takes the reader beyond the jargon and pedantry and unlocks the mystery (and the joy) contained within Brahms' symphonies.

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

About the Author:

David Hurwitz has been writing about classical music for more than twenty years. As a critic and commentator, his articles and essays have appeared in such well-known publications as High Fidelity, Opus, Classical Pulse!, In Tune, the New York Observer, Musical America, Stereo Review, CD Review, and numerous other magazines and newspapers, both in the U.S. and abroad. Founder and executive editor of www.ClassicsToday.com, the Internet's first classical music-daily review magazine, Hurwitz is also the author of eight books on subjects ranging from Haydn and Mozart to Mahler (The Mahler Symphonies: An Owner's Manual), Dvorak, Sibelius, and Shostakovich. He lives in New York.

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

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Hurwitz
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brahms' Symphonies: A Closer Look. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780826431646

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 7.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

HURWITZ, DAVID
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 082643164X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 15.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic 2009-03-01 (2009)
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New Paperback Quantity Available: 14
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic 2009-03-01, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 19.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

8.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 19.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

9.

Hurwitz, David
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 082643164X. Seller Inventory # Z082643164XZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 19.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

David Hurwitz
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 082643164X ISBN 13: 9780826431646
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Though Brahms symphonies are often treated somewhat like medicine, as something good for you , but otherwise lacking in purely sensual pleasure, David Hurwitz takes the reader beyond the jargon and pedantry and unlocks the mystery (and the joy) contained within Brahms symphonies. In short, Brahms was a musician s musician, in some respects and academic (which is not to say pedantic ) composer, and so it s practically impossible for professional scholars and musicians to approach his music without wanting to demonstrate at some point that they are as smart as Brahms, and uniquely able to unravel the technical intricacies of his larger works. For the general reader, this obviously represents a problem; indeed, it s not exactly a joy for the music professional either. Indeed, there is a sense in which Brahms own seriousness of purpose is mistaken for a uniform seriousness of expression, with the result that his music is often treated somewhat like medicine, as something good for you , but otherwise lacking in purely sensual pleasure. Brahms well-known struggles with orchestration compound this impression, but since no less an authority than Ravel praised the orchestration of the Second Symphony, we know that this fact is, at best, a generalization only partially true. Magnum Opus is a series for anyone seeking a greater familiarity with the cornerstones of Western Classical Music - operatic, choral and symphonic. Always passionate, down-to-earth, and authoritative on the works and their creators, Magnum Opus is an indispensable resource for anyone s musical library and the perfect gift for the music-lover in your life. Seller Inventory # AAV9780826431646

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 24.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book