Ten Masterpieces of Music

Author:   Harvey Sachs (Curtis Institute of Music)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9781631495182


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   30 November 2021
Format:   Hardback
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In this magisterial volume, Harvey Sachs, author of the highly acclaimed biography Toscanini, takes readers into the heart of ten great works of classical music-works that have endured because they were created by composers who had a genius for drawing music out of their deepest wellsprings. These masters-Mozart and Beethoven; Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, and Brahms; Sibelius, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky-communicated their life experiences through music, and through music they universalized the intimate. By expanding our perceptions of these ten pieces-composed in the years between 1784 and 1966-Sachs, in lush, exquisite prose, invites us to consider why music stimulates, disturbs, exalts, and consoles us. He has lived with these masterpieces for a lifetime, and his descriptions of them and the dramatic lives of the composers who wrote them bring a heightened dimension to the musical perceptions of readers who may be casual listeners, students, professional musicians, or anyone in between.

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Author:   Harvey Sachs (Curtis Institute of Music)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   Liveright Publishing Corporation
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 24.40cm
Weight:   0.682kg
ISBN:  

9781631495182


ISBN 10:   1631495186
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   30 November 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Sachs ... takes readers on a breezy, informative tour of classical music . . . [in] a variety of genres . . . [E]ach selection ... provides abundant cultural and historical background and significant biographical detail [of the composer's life and the larger pantheon of musical greats]. Sachs' lively prose will draw readers in . . . Heartily recommended to every serious lover of classical music.--Edward B. Cone Library Journal


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Harvey Sachs is the author or coauthor of eleven books and has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Times Literary Supplement, among many other publications. He lives in New York City and is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

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