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Vindications: Essays on Romantic Music Paperback – September 30, 1982


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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 30, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521289475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521289474
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Arsov on February 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
Deryck Cooke

Vindications:
Essays on Romantic Music

Faber and Faber, Hardback, 1982.
8vo. 226 pp. Edited by David Matthews. Editorial preface [pp. 7-8]. With a memoir of the author by Bryan Magee [pp. 11-24].

First published, 1982.

Contents*

Editorial Preface
Memoir of the author by Bryan Magee

The Musical Symbolism of Wagner's Music Dramas [1952]
Wagner's Operatic Apprenticeship [1965]
The Bruckner Problem Simplified [1969, revised 1975]
The Fact's Concerning Mahler's Tenth Symphony [1962]
Mahler's Melodic Thinking [1972?]**
The Word and the Deed: Mahler and his Eight Symphony [1964]
Delius: A Centenary Evaluation [1962]
Delius and Form: A Vindication [1962]
The Unity of Beethoven's Last Quartets [1962]
Strauss, Stravinsky, and Mozart [1961]
Shakespeare Into Music [1964]
Reading and Re-reading Wuthering Heights [1965]**
Reactionary [1967]
The Lennon-McCartney Songs [1968]
The Futility of Music Criticism [1972]
The Future of Musical Language [1958?]**
The Future of The Language of Music [1974]

* Year of first publication, usually in a periodical, although three of the pieces (**) were originally given as BBC broadcast talks

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For my part, Deryck Cooke is one of the strongest pieces of evidence in existence that supports the wild hypothesis that there is no God - or the even wilder one that if there is, He is certainly a nasty fellow. Otherwise he would never have allowed Deryck Cooke's premature death in 1976, aged only 57.
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