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The concerto : a listener's guide

Author: Michael Steinberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book, Michael Steinberg discusses over 120 works, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. Readers will find here the heart of the standard repertory, among them Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos, all the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, and major works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Bruch, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Elgar, Sibelius,  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Steinberg
ISBN: 0195103300 9780195103304 0195139313 9780195139310
OCLC Number: 37917319
Description: xv, 506 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Adams:. Violin concerto --
Bach: The Brandenburg concertos; Harpsichord (or Violin) concerto in D minor; Two-violin concerto --
Barber: Piano concerto; violin concerto --
Bartók: Piano concertos no. 1-3; Violin concerto no. 2 --
Beethoven: Piano concertos no. 1-5; Triple concerto for piano, violin, and cello; Violin concerto --
Berg: Violin concerto --
Brahms: Piano concertos no. 1-2; Violin concerto; Double concerto for violin and cello --
Bridge: Oration, for cello and orchestra --
Britten. Violin concerto; Symphony for cello and orchestra --
Bruch: Violin concerto no. 1; Scottish fantasy, for violin and orchestra --
Carter: Oboe concerto; Violin concerto; Double concerto for harpsichord, piano, and two orchestras --
Chausson: Poème, for violin and orchestra --
Copland: Clarinet concerto --
Dvorák: Cello concerto --
Elgar: Cello concerto; Violin concerto --
Grieg: Piano concerto --
Hindemith: Cello concerto; Der Schwanendreher, for viola and orchestra Trauermusik, for viola and orchestra --
Korngold: Violin concerto --
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra --
Ligeti: Cello concerto; Piano concerto; Violin concerto --
Liszt: Piano concertos no. 1-2 --
Lutosławsk:. Cello concerto --
Martin: Concerto for seven winds, timpani, percussion, and string; Polyptyque, for violin and two string orchestra[s] --
Mendelssohn: Piano concerto no. 1; Violin concerto --
Mozart: Clarinet concerto; Horn concerto no. 3; Piano concertos no. 9, 11-27; Violin concertos no. 3-5; Sinfonia concertante, for violin and viola --
Nielsen: Clarinet concerto; Flute concerto --
Perle: Piano concerto no. 1 --
Prokofiev: Piano concerto no. 2-3; Violin concerto no. 1-2 --
Rachmaninoff: Piano concertos no. 2-3; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra --
Ravel:Piano concerto in G; Concerto for piano, left-hand and orchestra --
Reger:Piano concerto --
Saint-Saëns:Piano concertos no. 2, 4 --
Schoenberg:Piano concerto; Violin concerto --
Schuman:Violin concerto --
Schumann:Cello concerto; Piano concerto; Violin concerto; Concertstück, for four horns --
Sessions: Violin concerto --
Shostakovich: Cello concerto no. 1; Piano concerto no. 1; Violin concerto no. 1 --
Sibelius: Violin concerto --
Strauss: Burleske, for piano and orchestra; Horn concertos no. 1-2; Oboe concerto --
Stravinsky: Capriccio for piano and orchestra; Piano concerto; Violin concerto --
Tchaikovsky: Piano concertos no. 1-2; Violin concerto; Variations on a Rococo theme, for cello and orchestra --
Walton: Cello concerto; Viola concerto; Violin concerto --
Zimmermann: Nobody knows de trouble I see, for trumpet and orchestra.
Responsibility: Michael Steinberg.


A companion to his The Symphony: A Listener's Guide , Steinberg's new book covers the orchestral concerto repertoire from Bach to the present and featuring all instruments.  Read more...
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