Grieg: Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers


Author: Robert Layton
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125672
Category: Music
Page: 166
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A series of biographies of the great composers which present the subjects against the social background of their times. This volume focuses on Grieg and draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer’s life.

New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Liszt


Author: Bryce Morrison
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783230312
Category: Music
Page: 176
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Arguably the greatest of all piano virtuosi, Liszt was one of the few composers of his day who had the technique to perform his own compositions. A child prodigy pianist who could read music before he could recite the alphabet, Franz Liszt is one of the most outrageously gifted and most controversial figures in classical music. Unconventional in both his approach to composing and his personal life, he had a reputation for courting hostility and riding rough-shod over other people's feelings, particularly those of his musical peers. This lavishly illustrated book chronicles Liszt's life and times with the help of many rare photographs and contemporary prints. With numerous quotations from the people who knew him best, extracts from personal letters and diaries, this remarkable book gives an intimate picture of the composer's private life, and also investigates the complex religious and emotional forces which inspired his music.

Bach: The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers.


Author: Tim Dowley
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857124366
Category: Music
Page: 150
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A new and fascinating biography of the most outstanding composer in musical history. Covering Bach's earliest efforst in Eisenach, his cultural inheritance, his series of posts as organist or musician, and his stormy career in Leipzig, Bach: The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers traces the significant stages of development in his family and his music.

Vaughan Williams: Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers


Author: Paul Holmes
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125702
Category: Music
Page: 144
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This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers


Author: Michael Steen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195222180
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 984
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In a panoramic biographical history of the giants of classical music--including Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Brahms, and others--each chapter distills the life of one or more composers, set against the social, political, musical, and cultural background of the time.

Grieg


Author: Robert Layton
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780711948112
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 9329
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This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.

Edvard Grieg

Diaries, Articles, Speeches
Author: Edvard Grieg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 455
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Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was a remarkably prolific correspondent -- over 3,000 letters from his hand have been published either in the original languages or in translation -- but his extant writings in other genres are limited to the items contained in this present volume. They include his diaries from 1865-66 and 1905-07, autobiographical sketches, articles on other composers whom he admired, and essays on a variety of topics that engaged his interest at one time or another during his career. The texts of a handful of short speeches are also known to us, primarily through contemporary newspaper accounts. All are presented in English translation here. Readers of Grieg's letters (Edvard Grieg: Letters to Colleagues and Friends) know that the great composer was a writer of considerable skill, and the items contained in these pages provide further evidence of that fact. With the publication of this book, all of Grieg's most important 'literary' works -- letters, diaries, articles and speeches -- are now available in English translation.

The Rough Guide to Norway


Author: Phil Lee
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409358496
Category: Travel
Page: 448
View: 9652
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The Rough Guide to Norway is the definitive guide to Scandinavia's most inspiring country. You'll find insider tips on where the locals spend their time, as well as advice on how to make your money go further. This 6th edition features all-new colour photography on every region, as well as extended sections on Svalbard and Spitsbergen, winter and summer adventure activities and Norwegian flora and fauna. The chapter on Oslo now makes it easier than ever to visit this buzzing, style-conscious capital set on the doorstep of stunning alpine landscapes. You'll also find plenty of advice on visits to Viking settlements, great art and historical museums, and the Arctic wilderness, as well as expanded information on exploring the country via the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer. At every step, The Rough Guide to Norway steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions from authors who know their herring from their lutefisk. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Norway. Now available in PDF format.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe


Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854261
Category: History
Page: 362
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'a superb volume, complete with maps, and tells the story of a continent from the 18th century to the present day.' -Irish Times

Princeton Alumni Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: princeton alumni weekly
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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