Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 June 2008

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780195340662

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Choral Masterworks

A Listener's Guide

Michael Steinberg

  • more than fifty illuminating essays on the classic choral masterworks, ranging from Handel's Messiah , Bach's Mass in B Minor , and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis , to works by Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and many others
  • spans the entire history of classical music, from such giants of the Romantic era as Verdi and Berlioz, to leading modern composers such as Elgar Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams, and Stravinsky
  • includes contemporary masters such as John Adams and Charles Wuorinen
  • Contains a biographical account of the works genesis as well as astute musical analysis of each piece

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