By Walter Frisch, Kevin C. Karnes
On the grounds that its first booklet in 1990, Brahms and His global has turn into a key textual content for listeners, performers, and students attracted to the existence, paintings, and occasions of 1 of the 19th century's so much celebrated composers. during this considerably revised and enlarged version, the editors stay just about the imaginative and prescient in the back of the unique booklet whereas updating its contents to mirror new views on Brahms that experience constructed over the last twenty years. To this finish, the unique essays via best specialists are retained and revised, and supplemented by way of contributions from a brand new iteration of Brahms students. jointly, they think about such issues as Brahms's dating with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German School" of Wagner and Liszt, his impression upon Arnold Schoenberg and different younger composers, his method of appearing his personal track, and his effective interactions with visible artists.
The essays are complemented by way of a brand new choice of feedback and analyses of Brahms's works released via the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways that Brahms's track was once understood by means of 19th- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North the US. a brand new number of memoirs by way of Brahms's acquaintances, scholars, and early admirers presents intimate glimpses into the composer's operating tools and character. And a catalog of the track, literature, and visible arts devoted to Brahms files the breadth of impression exerted by means of the composer upon his contemporaries.
Almost precisely two times so long as the unique ebook, this revised version of Brahms and His global offers new views on Brahms that experience come to gentle over the last twenty years. . . . A helpful alternative of its predecessor, this well-illustrated quantity concludes with a catalog of books, compositions, and artistic endeavors devoted to the composer in the course of the finish of the nineteenth century.