By Walter Frisch, Kevin C. Karnes
For the reason that its first booklet in 1990, Brahms and His international has turn into a key textual content for listeners, performers, and students attracted to the existence, paintings, and instances of 1 of the 19th century's so much celebrated composers. during this considerably revised and enlarged variation, the editors stay on the subject of the imaginative and prescient in the back of the unique publication whereas updating its contents to mirror new views on Brahms that experience built during the last 20 years. To this finish, the unique essays by means of prime specialists are retained and revised, and supplemented through contributions from a brand new iteration of Brahms students. jointly, they give thought to such themes as Brahms's courting with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German School" of Wagner and Liszt, his impact upon Arnold Schoenberg and different younger composers, his method of acting his personal track, and his efficient interactions with visible artists.
The essays are complemented by way of a brand new number of feedback and analyses of Brahms's works released by way of the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways that Brahms's track was once understood via 19th- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North the US. a brand new collection of memoirs through Brahms's buddies, scholars, and early admirers offers intimate glimpses into the composer's operating equipment and character. And a catalog of the track, literature, and visible arts devoted to Brahms records the breadth of effect exerted by way of the composer upon his contemporaries.
Almost precisely two times so long as the unique book, this revised variation of Brahms and His international offers new views on Brahms that experience come to mild during the last twenty years. . . . A valuable alternative of its predecessor, this well-illustrated quantity concludes with a catalog of books, compositions, and works of art devoted to the composer throughout the finish of the nineteenth century.
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