Beispielbild für diese ISBN

Literature of Chamber Music (Set)

Cohn, Arthur

Verlag: Hinshaw Music, 1998
ISBN 10: 0937276162 / ISBN 13: 9780937276167
Gebraucht / Anzahl: 1
Verkäufer Nearfine Books (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlich
Alle  Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen
In den Warenkorb legen
Preis: EUR 1.147,17
Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 3,67
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Für später vormerken

Über dieses Buch

Bibliografische Details

Titel: Literature of Chamber Music (Set)

Verlag: Hinshaw Music

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Zustand: very good


Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780937276167-3

Über diesen Titel:

Bewertung (bereitgestellt von GoodReads):
5 durchschnittlich
(1 Bewertungen)

Rezension: This is a monumental book; its scholarship, scope, breadth, and depth are formidable. Arthur Cohn, who died in 1998, was a music publishing executive, composer, conductor, violinist, and passionate chamber music player. Author of compendia of 20th-century music and classical recordings, Cohn brought a lifetime of research and accumulated knowledge to this study. The book is unusual in several respects. Though arranged alphabetically and organized encyclopedia style, it is no mere list of names and opuses: each work is dated, described, analyzed, evaluated; different editions are compared. The author's attitude is inclusive, covering composers famous and obscure of all periods and nationalities. Cohn's judgments are both knowledgeable and generous; he elucidates abstruse, forbidding styles up to the extreme avant-garde, tempers criticism with praise, and goes to bat for unjustly underrated composers. There are 29 essays discussing the style, background, and historical significance of important major composers; these are written with insight, sensitivity, and affectionate admiration (including an explanatory listing of the often arcane nicknames of Haydn's string quartets). Readers will also encounter names not associated with chamber music, such as Humperdinck, Marc Blitzstein, Furtwängler, Victor Babin, and the writer Max Brod, as well as an extraordinary number of unknown composers. Thus, the book can be read for new perspectives on favorite composers and as a guide to unfamiliar ones--though one often wishes for more information about the latter.

Inevitably, Cohn does not escape the problems of dealing with one artistic medium in terms of another: music is meant to be heard, not read about. (Musical illustrations would have helped; a few notes can say more than a lot of words.) This results in a somewhat idiosyncratic, convoluted style, especially in the earlier volumes, and an odd preoccupation with numbers: of measures, repeats, key changes, etc., as well as timings. There are some misprints and erroneous translations. But these blemishes in no way diminish the book's value as an extraordinarily comprehensive, endlessly fascinating reference work. --Edith Eisler

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Anbieter- & Zahlungsinformationen


Dieser Anbieter akzeptiert die folgenden Zahlungsarten:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • EuroCard/MasterCard
  • Visa

[Im Angebot des Anbieters suchen]

[Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen]

[Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen]

Anbieter: Nearfine Books
Adresse: Brooklyn, NY, USA

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit: 13. Juni 2014
Bewertung: 4 Sterne


We guarantee the condition of every book as it is described on the Abebooks web sites. If
you are dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order has not arrived, you are eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery
date. If you have changed your mind about a book that you have ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we will respond within 2 business days.


Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Anbieterinformationen: Nearfine Books is a bookseller specialised in hard-to-find and out-of-print titles. We are based in London and New York.