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By James Keller

ISBN-10: 019020639X

ISBN-13: 9780190206390

ISBN-10: 0195382536

ISBN-13: 9780195382532

Oxford's hugely profitable listener's guides--The Symphony, The Concerto, and Choral Masterworks--have been broadly praised for his or her mix of desirable biography, crystal transparent musical research, and pleasant humor. Now James Keller follows those vastly favorite volumes with Chamber Music. drawing close the culture of chamber song with wisdom and keenness, Keller the following serves because the often-opinionated yet consistently genial advisor to 192 crucial works by way of fifty six composers, supplying illuminating essays on what makes every bit certain and admirable. Keller spans the heritage of this intimate style of song, from key works of the Baroque throughout the emotionally stirring "golden age" of the Classical and Romantic composers, to fashionable masterpieces wealthy in political, mental, and occasionally comical overtones. for every piece, from Bach via to modern figures like George Crumb and Steve Reich, the writer comprises an astute musical research that informal tune fans can simply get pleasure from but that more matured listeners will locate enriching. Keller stocks the colourful, usually impressive tales at the back of the compositions whereas revealing the delights of an artwork shape as soon as defined via Goethe because the musical similar of "thoughtful humans conversing."

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