Renowned music critic Conrad Wilson illuminates the music of some
of history's greatest composers in relation to their private lives.
In each "Notes on ..." volume Wilson selects twenty crucial works
of a given composer, discusses each masterpiece with insight and
verve, and tells why these particular works are fundamental to
understanding the composer.
Permeating these pages are Wilson's vast musical expertise and
his colorful, succinct, polished prose style. Meant for any general
reader interested in music, these guidebooks are ideal for dipping
into as well as reading straight through.
Wilson's books on Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert are the first
three volumes of more to come.
Each "Notes on ..." volumedescribes the composer's status and
how our perception of him has changed over the years offers
outstanding commentary on twenty select works -- a cross-section of
the composer's output -- in order of composition interweaves the
composer's musical approach with the events of his life clears up
old myths that have grown up around the composer points readers to
choice recordings of the music discussed explains technical terms
in a brief glossary includes a short, annotated "further reading"
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