By Lucy Miller Murray
Covering over 500 works, Murray surveys in transparent and straightforward language the old and musical effect of a few one hundred thirty composers—20 of them dwelling. significantly,Chamber song includes the total string quartets of Beethoven, Bartok, and Shostakovich, in addition to 35 piano trios of Haydn. It additionally offers severe info and exams of works via composers now not approximately so popular, either earlier and current. Entries look in alphabetical order by means of composer, and, in each example, supply a short creation to the composer’s lifestyles and paintings. Of specific curiosity are the short highlight contributions, from recognized figures within the chamber track global, who concentrate on the functionality adventure or provide distinct wisdom of the works.
This paintings is a perfect creation and reference for college students and students, new listeners, and fans of the chamber track culture in Western music.
Special individuals include:
·Peter Sirotin/Ya-Ting Chang
- Phillip Ying
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