The third volume to appear in the magnum opus of A. Peter Brown takes as its topic the European symphony ca. 1800--ca. 1930 and is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on the symphonies of Germany and the Nordic countries and discusses in great detail the symphonies of Weber, Spohr, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Lindblad, Berwald, Svendsen, Gade, Nielsen, Sibelius, Berlioz, Liszt, Raff, and Strauss. Volume 3B will examine the symphonies of Great Britain, Russia, and France during the same period.
Brown's series synthesizes an enormous amount of scholarly literature in a wide range of languages. It presents current overviews of the status of research, discusses important former or remaining problems of attribution, illuminates the style of specific works and their contexts, and samples early writings on their reception.
Written with wry good humor, this scholarly volume uncovers a rich world of previously under-appreciated masterpieces. Serious students of music-whether student, performer, conductor, or avid listener-will find this latest volume in this masterful series both informative and readable. . . . Essential.November 2008 -- M. Neil * Augustana College (IL) *
This work is highly recommended for all larger public and academic libraries, and smaller libraries with specialized music collections. . . . conductors, musicologists, and others connected with symphonic music would certainly benefit from having these volumes in their libraries. -- Robert L. Wick * American Reference Books Annual *
Series: Symphonic Repertoire : Book 3
Number Of Pages: 1168
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 2.18
Edition Number: 4