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The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

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Kurt Hofmann, Michael Musgrave, Leon Botstein, John Rink, David Brodbeck, Kofi Agawu, Malcolm MacDonald, Daniel Beller-McKenna, Roger Norrington, Robert Pascall, Hugh Wood
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  • Date Published: May 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521485814

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  • This Companion gives a comprehensive view of the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-97). Twelve chapters by leading scholars and musicians provide systematic coverage of the composer's life and works. Their essays represent the latest research and reflect changing attitudes toward a composer whose public image has long been out of date. The volume as a whole is an important addition to Brahms scholarship and provides indispensable information for all students and enthusiasts of Brahms's music.

    • The essays represent recent research and reflect changing attitudes towards a composer whose public image has long been out-of-date
    • Written by established Brahms scholars and distinguished music writers new to Brahms scholarship
    • Provides systematic coverage of the composer's life and works
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    'Musgrave's contributors write engagingly, and balance fresh, sometimes provocative insights with routine but indispensable survey material.' Alain Frogley, BBC Music Magazine

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    • Date Published: May 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521485814
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 4 tables 66 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Part I. Stages of Creative Development and Reception:
    1. Brahms the Hamburg musician 1833–1862 Kurt Hofmann
    2. Years of transition: Brahms and Vienna 1862–1875 Michael Musgrave
    3. Brahms and his audience: the later Viennese years, 1875–1897 Leon Botstein
    Part II. The Music: Genre, Structure and Reference:
    4. Opposition and integration in the piano music John Rink
    5. Medium and meaning: new aspects of the chamber music David Brodbeck
    6. Formal perspectives on the symphonies Kofi Agawu
    7. 'Veiled symphonies'? The concertos Malcolm MacDonald
    8. The scope and significance of the choral music Daniel Beller-McKenna
    9. Words for music: the songs for solo voice and piano Michael Musgrave
    Part III. Brahms Today: Some Personal Responses:
    10. Conducting Brahms Roger Norrington with Michael Musgrave
    11. The editor's Brahms Robert Pascall
    12. A photograph of Brahms Hugh Wood
    List of works

  • Editor

    Michael Musgrave, Goldsmiths, University of London


    Kurt Hofmann, Michael Musgrave, Leon Botstein, John Rink, David Brodbeck, Kofi Agawu, Malcolm MacDonald, Daniel Beller-McKenna, Roger Norrington, Robert Pascall, Hugh Wood

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