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Author Brendel, Alfred, author.

Title Music, sense and nonsense : collected essays and lectures / Alfred Brendel.

Publication Info. London : The Robson Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.9 BRE 2015    Available
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Edition Updated edition.
Description x, 454 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
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Physical Medium 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [437]-442) and index.
Contents Mozart. A Mozart player gives himself advice ; Minor Mozart : in defence of his solo works -- Beethoven. Notes on a complete recording of Beethoven's piano works ; Werktreue : an afterthought ; Form and psychology in Beethoven's piano sonatas ; The process of foreshortening in the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata op. 2, no. 1 ; Musical character(s) in Beethoven's piano sonatas ; Beethoven's new style ; Must Classical music be entirely serious? : The sublime in reverse ; Must Classical music be entirely serious? : Beethoven's Diabelli variations ; The text and its guardians : notes on Beethoven's piano concertos -- Schubert. Schubert's piano sonatas, 1822-28 ; Schubert's last sonatas ; A footnote on the playing of Schubert's four-hand works -- Testing the grown-up player : Schumann's Kinderszenen -- Theme and variations. Schumann and Beethoven ; From Mozart to Brahms -- Liszt. Liszt misunderstood ; Liszt and the piano circus : an afterthought ; The noble Liszt ; Liszt's Années de pèlerinage I and II ; Liszt's B minor sonata ; Liszt's Hungarian rhapsodies ; Liszt's bitterness of heart ; Liszt's piano playing ; Turning the piano into an orchestra : Liszt's transcriptions and paraphrases ; Fidelity to Liszt's letter? -- Busoni. A peculiar serenity : On the thirtieth anniversary of Busoni's death, 1954 ; Arlecchino and Doktor Faust : On the centenary of Busoni's birth, 1966 ; Afterthoughts on Busoni ; Superfuman frailty : On Busoni's Doktor Faust -- On playing Schoenberg's Piano concerto -- Performance, programmes, recording. Wilhelm Furtwängler ; Edwin Fischer : remembering my teacher ; Afterthoughts on Edwin Fischer ; Remembering Katja Andy ; Coping with pianos ; A lifetime of recording ; A case for live recordings ; On recitals and programmes ; Hearing ; On some performance habits ; Music life in flux ; Audacious chamber music I : Schubert's String quartet in G major ; Audacious chamber music II : Beethoven's Grosse Fuge and the Quartet, op. 130 ; Children's orchestra ; Farewell to the concert stage ; From "analysis" to "Zubiaurre" : a review of the New Grove dictionary of music and musicians, 1981 -- Conversations. Talking to Brendel (with Jeremy Siepmann) ; Bach and the piano (with Terry Snow) ; On Schnabel and interpretation (with Konrad Wolff) ; Afterthoughts on life and art (with Martin Meyer) ; Me, myself and I -- Thanking the critics -- On humour, sense and nonsense.
Summary [This book] combines all of his work originally published in ... Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Music Sounded Out, along with significant new material on a lifetime of recording, performance habits and reflections on life and art."--Jacket.
Subject Brendel, Alfred.
Music -- History and criticism.
Music appreciation.
ISBN 9781849549059 (hbk.)
1849549052 (hbk.)

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