The Music of Franz Schmidt: The Orchestral Music v.1

The Music of Franz Schmidt: The Orchestral Music v.1

Hardback Music of Franz Schmidt

By (author) Harold Truscott, By (author) Hans Keller, By (author) Franz Schmidt


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  • Publisher: Toccata Press
  • Format: Hardback | 190 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 18mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1984
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0907689116
  • ISBN 13: 9780907689119
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, plans, transparencies: bibliography: p183-184 - includes index

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Franz Schmidt is increasingly being recognised as one of the great composers. His music covers symphonies, quartets, opera and oratorio. In all of these genres he proves himself a master of large-scale symphonic form and one of the most substantial lyric geniuses of all time. Born in Hungary in 1879, Schmidt spent most of his life in Austria (he died in Vienna in 1939) where his importance was universally agreed; now his towering stature is also acknowledged further afield. In this first of a three-volume survey of Schmidt's music, Harold Truscott, the outstanding authority on Schmidt in the English-speaking world and himself an important composer, examines the orchestral works -- the four gripping symphonies, the 'Variations on a Hussar Song' and the Chaconne -- taking the reader and listener through each of these mighty scores.

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