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The great composers : reviews and bombardments / by Bernard Shaw ; edited with an introduction by Louis Crompton.

; Crompton, Louis, 1925-2009
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0520032667, 0520032535, 9780520032538

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Other Authors Crompton, Louis, 1925-2009.
Subjects Aufsatzsammlung.
England -- London.
Komponist.
Music
Music -- England -- London -- History and criticism.
Music appreciation.
Musik.
Musiker.
Description xxvii, 378 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes index.
Contents Part 1 : Overviews -- The religion of the pianoforte -- Music and revolution. Beethoven's centenary ; Seventeen eighty-nine ; Fitzgerald on romanticism ; Mozart and titanism -- Music and religion. From Bach to Gounod ; Modern humanitarianism ; Oratorios ; The mass -- Form versus feeling. Fugues ; Sonata form ; Requiems -- Wagnerism. Wagnerism ; Wagner's Opera and drama ; Wagner's reform of opera ; The nineteenth century ; The old and new music ; Wagner in Bayreuth -- After Wagner. Brahms ; French music ; Parry's The art of music ; The music of the future ; Wagnerism in retrospect 1935 -- Part 2 : The concert hall -- Handel. Handel in Egypt ; Israel in Egypt ; Messiah -- Bach. Mass in B minor ; St. Matthew's passion -- Mozart. Centenary ; Symphony numbers 39 -- Beethoven. Eroica symphony ; Pastoral symphony ; Eighth symphony ; Ninth symphony ; Last quartets -- Schubert. Symphony in C ; Offertorium and tantum ergo -- Berlioz. The damnation of Faust -- Mendelssohn. Quartet in E flat major ; St. Paul ; Elijah ; Athalie ; Midsummer night's dream -- Schumann. Symphonies ; Faust -- Liszt. Dante symphony ; Liszt in England ; Retrospective -- Gounod. The redemption -- Brahms. German requiem ; Vocal quartets ; Fourth symphony ; Clarinet quintet ; Piano concerto ; Chamber music -- Goetz. Symphony in F -- Tchaikowsky. Concerto numbers 2 ; Sixth symphony -- Grieg. Peer Gynt -- Part 3 : The opera house -- Gluck. Orfeo ed Euridice -- Mozart. The marriage of Figaro ; Don Giovanni -- Weber. Der Freischutz -- Rossini. Centenary -- Meyerbeer. General ; Les Huguenots ; Le prophete -- Schumann. Genoveva -- Verdi. Ernani ; Rigoletto ; Il trovatore ; La traviata ; Un ballo in maschera ; Aida ; Otello ; Falstaff ; A word more -- Wagner. The London Festival of 1877 ; Die Feen ; Lohengrin ; The ring of the Nibelungen : Preface to The perfect Wagnerite 1898 ; Preliminary encouragements ; The music of the ring ; Wagner as revolutionist ; Siegfried ; Siegfried as Protestant ; The incongruity of Die Götterdämmerung ; Staging the Ring ; Tristan und Isolde ; Die Meistersinger ; Parsifal -- Gounod. Faust -- Offenbach. Les brigands -- Saint-Saens. Samson et Dalila -- Bizet. The pearl fishers ; Carmen -- Tchaikowsky. Eugene Onegin -- Boito. Mefistofele -- Mascagni. Cavalleria rusticana -- Puccini. Manon lescaut -- Strauss. Elektra -- Part 4 : English music -- Mediaeval and Renaissance -- Purcell. Lock and Purcell ; Dido and Aeneas -- Sullivan. General ; Gilbert and Sullivan ; Utopia limited -- Parry. Judith ; Job -- Stanford. Eden ; Irish symphony ; Becket -- Elgar -- The future of British music.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4181251
(OCoLC)ocm04181251
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
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