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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

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.


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


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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