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.

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.

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.

Grieg


Author: Robert Layton
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780711948112
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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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

The Man and the Artist
Author: Finn Benestad
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 441
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Traces the development of the Norwegian composer's music and discusses the influence of his life on his work

Letters to colleagues and friends


Author: Edvard Grieg,Finn Benestad
Publisher: Peer Gynt Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 726
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Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) is known and loved throughout the world as one of the most important composers of the late nineteenth century. His music seems to embody the spectacular beauty of the mountains and fjords of his beloved Norway as well as the undercurrent of melancholy in the soul of its people. Scholars have long been aware that Grieg was a prolific and skillful letter-writer, but only recently have his letters been gathered from libraries and archives all over the world and made available in published form. Over 500 of the most important of these letters are presented in English in the present volume. Make no mistake about it: The author of this book is Edvard Grieg himself. This book constitutes a kind of autobiography. Not least, it provides a fascinating insight into what he was thinking, how he was feeling when he wrote this or that piece of music. The recipients of Grieg's letters included some of the most renowned people of his day -- Johannes Brahms, Henrik Ibsen, Clara Schumann, Peter Tchaikovsky -- as well as many unheralded colleagues and friends whose lives touched his in one way or another. To different correspondents, at different times, in different moods, he revealed various sides of his personality.

Romantic Composers

A Guide to the Lives and Works of the Great Composers from the Romantic Era
Author: Wendy Thompson
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781842158067
Category: Music
Page: 96
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This illustrated guide to the most influential composers of the Romantic Period encompasses both detailed biographies as well as placing their most important works into historical content. Colour photographs also show where they lived and worked as well as scenes from their ballets or operas. At-a-glance fact boxes summarize the composers' key works and specialist genres. It includes biographies on such well know Romantic composers as Holst, Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Schumann.

The Rough Guide to Norway


Author: Phil Lee
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409358496
Category: Travel
Page: 448
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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 Songs of Edvard Grieg


Author: Beryl Foster
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833437
Category: Music
Page: 269
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Comprehensive survey of Grieg's 180 songs, considering particularly questions and issues of performance.