Brahms: The Four Symphonies

December 11, 2003|
Brahms: The Four Symphonies by Walter Frisch
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This book is the definitive guide to Johannes Brahms’s four symphonies. It presents an engaging and thorough treatment of the genesis, structure, reception, and performance history of these internationally admired and frequently performed works. Walter Frisch provides a sensitive analytical commentary on the symphonies as well as a consideration of their place within Brahms’s oeuvre, within the symphonic repertory of his day, and within the broader musical culture of nineteenth-century Germany and Austria. Frisch also pays particular attention to the evolution of performance style since Brahms’s symphonies were first heard.
The book begins with an investigation of the different ideologies of the symphony in the decades leading up to Brahms’s First. Brahms’s early development as a composer is also examined. Frisch then devotes a detailed chapter to each of the four symphonies, including an in-depth analysis of each movement. A separate chapter treats the reception of Brahms’s symphonies, and the book concludes with a history of the performances of the symphonies in the concert hall and in early recordings.

Title:Brahms: The Four Symphonies
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:December 11, 2003
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300099652

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