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Schumann : a chorus of voices / interviews and conversations with John C. Tibbetts.

Tibbetts, John C. (Author). Feghali, José. (Instrumentalist). Brautigam, Ronald, 1954- (Instrumentalist). Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 Carnaval. (Added Author). Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 Novelletten, op. 21. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library ML410.S384 T53 2010 37684001074895 Reading Room Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781574671858
  • ISBN: 1574671855
  • Physical Description: xiv, 496 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: New York : Amadeus Press, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Accompanying audio compact disc (79 min.) contains a recorded analysis of Schumann's Carnaval, a complete performance by pianist Ronald Brautigam of Schumann's Novelletten, and a promotional spot for the radio series The world of Robert Schumann; in pocket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. The company assembled -- "The extravagant gaze" : Romanticism -- "Establish the light!" : early days and career conflicts -- "Intimate voices" : Florestan/Eusebius and the tonal analogue -- "We kindred spirits" : Schumann and his circle -- "Hail, wedded love" : Clara, courtship, and marriage -- "Multitudes of winged tomes" : the piano music -- "The poet's love" : the songs of Robert and Clara Schumann -- "A call to awaken" : the Schumann symphonies -- "A little Haus Musik" : the chamber music -- "Heaven sent" : the choral works -- "Now it grows dark" : last years and last works -- "Let us drink together of Lethe" : the Schumann problem -- "Der Dichter spricht" : aftermath and legacy -- Epilogue. A word with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Summary, etc.:
Schumann: A Chorus of voices is a significant contribution to Schumann's 200th-birthday year, 2010. In these hitherto unpublished interviews and conversations, more than thirty biographers, musicians, critics, and commentators offer their own unique perspectives on Schumann's life, work, controversies, and place in the history of Romantic music. Gathered by Schumann scholar John C. Tibbetts during more than thirty years of travel and research, these intimate and informal talks take the reader "backstage" to the rehearsal hall, scholar's study, archive, and music festival. Included are musicians Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Erich Leinsdorf, Jörg Demus, Emanuel Ax, Elly Ameling, Thomas Hampson, Steven Isserlis, Marin Alsop; scholars and biographers Jacques Barzun, Nancy B. Reich, Peter Ostwald, Leon Plantinga, and Larry Todd; critics and commentators Martin Bookspan, Eugenia Zuckerman, and Maurice Sendak; and archivists Gerd Nauhaus, Ute Baer, and Joachim Draheim. The accompanying disc features Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jose Feghali performing and discussing Schumann's Carnaval, Opus 9, and pianist Ronald Brautigam performing the complete Noveletten, Opus 21 [Publisher description]
Subject: Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 > Criticism and interpretation.
Music > 19th century > History and criticism.
Musicians > Interviews.

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