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Free eBook The New Grove Russian Masters I: Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky (The New Grove Series) download ISBN: 0393315851
Author: David Brown
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 17, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 260
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Music
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hi Each has been expanded and updated for book publication and contains a comprehensive work-list, index, and fully revised bibliography, in addition to the definitive view of the subject's life and works.

ISBN 13: 9780393315851. David Brown learned Russian in the military and taught in secondary schools before becoming music librarian of London University. In 1962 he moved to Southampton University, retiring as Professor of Musicology in 1989. His books have often focused on the Russian composers, including his definitive biography of Tchaikovsky.

The New Grove Russian Masters: v. 2: Rimsky-Korsakov, Skryabin, Rakhmaninov, Prokofiev . Book is in Very good condition throughout. This Volume Is One Of A Series Of Short Biographies Derived From The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians (London,1980). 2: Rimsky-Korsakov, Skryabin, Rakhmaninov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich (New Grove Composer Biography . Gerald Abraham.

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by David Brown, Brown, David. Published June 1986 by W W Norton & Co Inc.

Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause? EAN 9780333402061. English Masters: Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Walton, Tippett, Britten (New Grove Composer Biography ) EAN 9780333402412. Professional Work and Marriage: An East-West Comparison (St Antony"s) EAN 9780333402481

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The New Grove composer biographies have. Certainly this set of composers represents the development of Russian art as it tried to separate itself from the common European practices at the time. Each composer is discussed by highly-respected experts in the field, including Gerald Abraham, David Brown, Edward Garden, and David Lloyd-Jones. The writing is succinct, albeit a bit brief.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most up-to-date body of musical knowledge ever gathered together. The New Grove composer biographies have been selected from the dictionary to bring the finest of the biographies to a wider audience.

Each has been expanded and updated for book publication and contains a comprehensive work-list, index, and fully revised bibliography, in addition to the definitive view of the subject's life and works.

The great traditions of Russian music began in the mid-19th century with Mikhail Glinka―the father figure for the next generations of Russian composers. His direct heirs were 'The Five,' or 'The Mighty Handful,' drawn together by Mily Balakirev, the teacher of two leading figures in the group: Alexander Borodin, creator of Prince Igor and quartets of an unmistakably Russian flavor, and Modest Musorgsky, creator of the greatest Russian epics of the lyric stage. Slightly apart from this group because of his more cosmopolitan approach to his art stands the most-loved of all Russian composers, the ever-appealing Tchaikovsky.

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Levion
I decided to order this book as part of my growing collection of Russian music literature. In preparing various lecture recitals, an eventual DMA dissertation topic, and out of pure interest, I thought it necessary to an overview of some of the most important Russian composers of the 19th century. This book is essentially a leaner version of complete Grove (which is available in many volumes and online).

The composers discussed include Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, and Tchaikovsky. Certainly this set of composers represents the development of Russian art as it tried to separate itself from the common European practices at the time. Each composer is discussed by highly-respected experts in the field, including Gerald Abraham, David Brown, Edward Garden, and David Lloyd-Jones. The writing is succinct, albeit a bit brief. The research, although it is quite incredible, is not the most recent in all cases, though the authors do explore many facets of the composers' lives, their compositional styles, their works, and their affect on and influences from other Russian and European composers.

Each "essay" is divided into sections, for example, Tchaikovsky (Brown) is split into the following sub-categories: 1840-70; High nationalism, 1870-74; Increasing problems, 1874-7; Marriage: crisis and aftermath, 1877-8; Creative trough, 1878-84; Creative renewal, 1884-90; Last Years, 1891-3; Technique and style. In addition, there is a compiled works' list and bibliography at the end of each section (essay on a specific composer).

My only complaint is that the book is indeed so short that is cannot possibly cover all the necessary content to give an in-depth portrayal of these great composers, much less a complete one. There are very few visual musical examples to accompany the written text. Of course, this book is only meant to be a cursory view of the larger subject matter. In that, it succeeds.
Kirimath
Mostly a collection of prescriptive and judgmental essays. Might be fine for musical experts, but I was looking for a more amateur friendly introduction to the field.
Just_paw
Highly informative. As a student studying for my doctoral comprehensive exams, I enjoy rereading these chapters on my bus route to work. Each chapter probably takes 45 minutes to an hour.