The Symphony

The Symphony : A Listener's Guide

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Enriched by biographical detail, historical background, musical examples, and many finely nuanced observations, this volume is a treasury of insight and information. Readers will find illuminating discussion of the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Elgar, Sibelius, and Mahler, as well as of the most loved symphonic works of Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, and more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 38mm | 979.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • music
  • 0195126653
  • 9780195126655
  • 527,332

About Michael Steinberg

Michael Steinberg is the program annotator of the San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. He has been on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the New England Conservatory, and was the music critic for The Boston Globe for twelve more

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an essential book for any concertgoer and any new or veteran fan of classical music * Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director, The San Francisco Symphony * a treat for those addicted to reading the program notes before the concert begins * Booklist *show more