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Author Kerman, Joseph, 1924-2014
Title Opera and the morbidity of music / Joseph Kerman.
Published New York : New York Review Books, c2008.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML60.K37 O64 2008    IN LIBRARY
Description xv, 373 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series New York Review books collection
New York Review Books collection.
Note Includes indexes.
Contents Classical music: rise and fall, and rise -- Opera and the morbidity of music -- Two cheers for Rach 3 -- Labyrinth music -- William Byrd and the Catholics -- The operas of Monteverdi -- Bach: a short life -- A guide to the Well-tempered clavier -- Wilfrid Mellers on Bach -- Mozart: four biographies -- Mozart's last year -- Playing Mozart: the piano concertos -- The magic flute -- Sonata forms -- Beethoven: works and life -- Beethoven hero -- Text and act: Beethoven's concertos -- Three riffs on the nineth -- The romantic generation -- Schubert's songs -- Berlioz: a life -- Reading opera -- Verdi: a life -- Verdi: the late operas -- Wagner and Wagnerism -- A ring of San Francisco -- Bayreuth, 2001 -- The art of the program note -- Maria Callas (1923-1977) -- Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In this wide-ranging collection of essays and reviews, Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, from the days of Guillaume Dufay, John Taverner, and William Byrd to contemporary operas by Philip Glass and John Adams."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Music -- Book reviews.
Musical criticism.
Concerts -- Reviews.
ISBN 9781590172650 (alk. paper)
1590172655 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 166367932