By Walter Frisch,Kevin C. Karnes
Since its first book in 1990, Brahms and His World has turn into a key textual content for listeners, performers, and students drawn to the existence, paintings, and occasions of 1 of the 19th century's so much celebrated composers. during this considerably revised and enlarged version, the editors stay on the subject of the imaginative and prescient at the back of the unique publication whereas updating its contents to mirror new views on Brahms that experience constructed during the last twenty years. To this finish, the unique essays by means of top specialists are retained and revised, and supplemented by way of contributions from a brand new iteration of Brahms students. jointly, they give thought to such subject matters as Brahms's dating with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German tuition" of Wagner and Liszt, his impression upon Arnold Schoenberg and different younger composers, his method of appearing his personal tune, and his efficient interactions with visible artists.
The essays are complemented via a brand new number of feedback and analyses of Brahms's works released through the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways that Brahms's tune was once understood through 19th- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North the United States. a brand new number of memoirs by way of Brahms's buddies, scholars, and early admirers offers intimate glimpses into the composer's operating equipment and character. And a catalog of the song, literature, and visible arts devoted to Brahms records the breadth of impression exerted by way of the composer upon his contemporaries.
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