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David Brown (5) (1929–2014)

Autor(a) de Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music

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About the Author

David Brown became music librarian of London University, moved to Southampton University in 1962, retiring as Professor of Musicology in 1989.

Obras de David Brown

Associated Works

Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony (1989) — liner notes, algumas edições29 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Brown, David Clifford
Data de nascimento
1929-07-08
Data de falecimento
2014-06-20
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Gravesend, Kent, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Romsey, Hampshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK
Educação
Gravesend Grammar School
Sheffield University
Ocupação
musicologist

Membros

Resenhas

It is more than a simple "life and times" bio. Written by a UK musicologist, he also discusses the major works as a part of the flow of his story. It is nevertheless for the general reader. I find that I need to listen to the music as I go, so I'm collecting more music CDs. :-)
 
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KirkLowery | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 4, 2014 |
This is the final volume of David Brown's masterful tetralogy about Tchaikovsky's life and works. Here, we learn how such masterpieces as the 5th and 6th symphonies, Sleeping Beauty, and the Nutcracker came into being. Other areas covered in great detail include Tchaikovsky's trip to America where he led the first concert in the new Carnegie Hall and the honorary doctorate bestowed upon him by Cambridge. Finally, the circumstances of his sudden and mysterious death are described. Usually attributed to cholera caused by unwittingly drinking a glass of unboiled water, it appears that Tchaikovsky may have been ordered to commit suicide by a secret court of his peers to avoid the shame of exposure in a homosexual scandal. Overall, I learned a great deal of heretofore unknown details about Tchaikovsky's family, friends, life, and work habits. I heartily recommend these volumes as the definitive study on Tchaikovsky.… (mais)
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Jamie638 | Dec 12, 2010 |
The third volume of David Brown's magnificent biography of Tchaikovsky covers the restless years of 1878-1885. Tchaikovsky led a peripatetic lifestyle during those years, rarely spending more than several months in any one place. The favorite of his various residences was Kamenka, the Ukrainian home of his sister Sasha and her family. The relationship with his great benefactress, Nadezhda von Meck is also explored in fascinating detail. Although they never met by mutual agreement, she kept Tchaikovsky free of monetary concerns by supplying him with a regular stipend. In an extensive correspondence, he used her as a sounding board for his musical ideas. Works that are described here include the second piano concerto, the piano trio composed in memory of his esteemed colleague Nikolai Rubinstein, the operas the Maid of Orleans and Mazepa, and the Manfred symphony.… (mais)
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Jamie638 | Nov 28, 2010 |
This is the second volume of the definitive four-volume biography of Tchaikovsky. The main crisis to which the title refers is his disastrous brief marriage to Antonina Milyukova. This was an impulsive and ill-conceived decision on Tchaikovsky's part occasioned by his desire to have a "normal" family life combined with the need to quell rumors about his homosexuality. The major works of this period are analyzed in great detail, including the 3rd and 4th symphonies, Francesca da Rimini, Swan Lake, the violin concerto, and especially his operatic masterpiece Eugene Onegin.… (mais)
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Jamie638 | Nov 17, 2010 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
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ISBNs
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