A Listener's GuideBook - 2011
This book provides essays on what makes each chamber music piece distinctive. It spans the history of this genre of music, from key works of the Baroque through the emotionally stirring "golden age" of the Classical and Romantic composers, to modern masterpieces rich in political, psychological, and sometimes comical overtones. For each piece, from Bach through to contemporary figures like George Crumb and Steve Reich, the author includes a musical analysis and shares the stories behind the compositions while revealing the delights of an art form once described by Goethe as the musical equivalent of "thoughtful people conversing."
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
Branch Call Number: 785 KEL 2011
Characteristics: 494 p