Variations on the Canon: Essays on Music from Bach to Boulez in Honor of Charles Rosen on His Eightieth Birthday - Eastman Studies in Music (Hardback)Robert Curry (editor), Robert L. Robert L. Marshal (editor), Charles Mackerras (author of contributions), Charles Rosen (author of contributions), David Gable (author of contributions,editor), David Schulenberg (author of contributions), Elliott Carter (author of contributions), James Webster (author of contributions), Jeffrey Kallberg (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 395
Weight: 718 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
When it comes to superlatives, . . . [pianist and author] Charles Rosen is the genuine article. . . . All of the essays in this fine book are insightful or informative. . . . For [Scott] Burnham, . . . Rosen's readers 'are in for something special.' The same can be said for readers of this book. -- Mark Kroll * EARLY MUSIC AMERICA *
The eminence of most contributors is matched by the eminence of the composers discussed: from Bach to Boulez and Stockhausen via Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Verdi, Brahms and Schoenberg. -- Peter Williams * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT *
It is difficult to imagine a more intellectually invigorating and heartfelt tribute to the man Mackerras rightly describes as 'one of the truly great musical minds of our time'. -- Julian Haylock * INTERNATIONAL PIANO *
Each of the essays . . . is on a subject that Rosen himself has written on [or music that he's recorded] with magisterial authority. . . . The final section comprises a trio of short tributes by three 'big names' -- Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, and Charles Mackerras. . . . [It] made me keen to go back to the music and hear it again for myself, through more enlightened ears. One can't ask more from a piece of writing about music than that. -- Mark L. Lehman * AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE *
As fine a collection of writings on music as has been created in our time. --Maynard Solomon, author of Mozart: A Life, and Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination * . *
It is hard to imagine a more vivid testimony to the far-reaching and enduring impact of Charles Rosen's musical thoughts, words, and deeds over the last half century than the extraordinary line-up of scholars assembled in these pages. The copious new insights these essays offer shows how much we can learn through encounters with Rosen's provocative, inspiring, and energizing writings and performances, all usefully cataloged in the extensive discography and bibliography. -- Joseph Auner, Tufts University
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