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THE GREAT CONDUCTORS Hardcover – January 1, 1976


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (1976)
  • ASIN: B0016AYPKY
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Arsov on June 26, 2011
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Harold C. Schonberg

The Great Conductors

Simon & Schuster, Hardback, 1967.
8vo. 384 pp.

First published in 1967.

Contents

Preface
I. The Genus
II. From Elias Salomon to Divided Leadership
III. Bach and Handel
IV. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
V. Orchestras Tuning and Audiences
VI. The Arrival of the Stick
VII. Weber and Spontini
VIII. Francois-Antoine Habeneck
IX. Hector Berlioz
X. Mendelssohn and the German School
XI. Richard Wagner
XII. The Scene in England
XIII. Franz Liszt
XIV. Hans von Bülow
XV. The Wagner School - Richter and Others
XVI. America and Theodore Thomas
XVII. The Big Three in France
XVIII. Arthur Nikisch
XIX. Karl Muck
XX. Gustav Mahler
XXI. Richard Strauss
XXII. Felix Weingartner
XXIII. The Italians and Toscanini
XXIV. Willem Mengelberg
XXV. Wilhelm Furtwängler
XXVI. Bruno Walter
XXVII. Sir Thomas Beecham
XXVIII. Serge Koussevitzky
XXIX. Leopold Stokowsky
XXX. Otto Klemperer and the German School
XXXI. The Modern French School
XXXII. From Central Europe
XXXIII. The Foreign-Born Contingent in the United States
XXXIV. Leonard Bernstein
XXXV. Present and Future

Index

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This one needn't be long.

''The Great Conductors'' is one of the most forgotten books by Harold Schonberg, unjustly so. Unlike his books about pianists and composers, the one dedicated to conductors has never been revised after its first publication in 1967.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "anodos12" on January 6, 2003
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Schonberg, the New York Times music critic of many years, writes here one from his series of books on music history. He takes a light yet well-informed approach to the conductors up through Bernstein, Maazel, and Mehta. His gentle sense of humor and love for music exude from this sentive work, which explores not only the technique of great conductors, but their lives and personalities as well. A fine light introduction to the history of conducting.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KIM JONG BACK on May 27, 2000
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It is wonderful tour de force of the author.
Then, I thank to Amazon for letting me have a chance of getting this book.
From Wager to Walter, even Ozawa and Davis (both of these two conductors were 'NEW FACE' at that time of publishing this old copy!) were mentioned.
Regardless of containg what subject inside this book, the classic lovers should own this item.
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Excellent book about the lives of the great conductors. I have had another book by author since 1973 - The great composers - and I love it.
Condition of book is what you would bexpect with an old paperback..
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