Chamber Music: A Listener's Guide by James Keller

By James Keller

Oxford's hugely winning listener's guides--The Symphony, The Concerto, and Choral Masterworks--have been largely praised for his or her combination of appealing biography, crystal transparent musical research, and pleasant humor. Now James Keller follows those drastically fashionable volumes with Chamber Music. forthcoming the culture of chamber song with wisdom and fervour, Keller the following serves because the often-opinionated yet continuously genial advisor to 192 crucial works via fifty six composers, supplying illuminating essays on what makes every bit detailed and admirable. Keller spans the historical past of this intimate style of track, from key works of the Baroque in the course of the emotionally stirring "golden age" of the Classical and Romantic composers, to trendy masterpieces wealthy in political, mental, and occasionally comical overtones. for every piece, from Bach via to modern figures like George Crumb and Steve Reich, the writer contains an astute musical research that informal track enthusiasts can simply enjoy but that more matured listeners will locate enriching. Keller stocks the colourful, usually impressive tales at the back of the compositions whereas revealing the delights of an paintings shape as soon as defined by means of Goethe because the musical similar of "thoughtful humans conversing."

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