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The great composers and their works
Author:
Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995.
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New York : Schirmer Books, [2000]

©2000
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2 volumes (xxiii, 674 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
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English
Contents:
v. 1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) : musical fountainhead. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) : the magnificent. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) : a genius of perfection in music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) : the supreme. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : the fervent genius. The felicitous Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47). The paradoxical Richard Wagner (1813-83). Johannes Brahms (1833-97) : the third B of music -- v. 2. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) : poet of cheerful melancholy. Presenting the great Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) : musical Prometheus. Claude Debussy (1862-1918) : poet of musical impressions. Richard Strauss : Richard the Second (1864-1949). Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) : a muscial prophet. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) : poet of simplicity. Béla Bartók (1881-1945) : modern Janus. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) : perennial revolutionary. Sergei Prokofiev : his signature--SRG PRKFV (1891-1953). Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) : besieged nationalist.
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Assembled here for the first time are Nicolas Slonimsky's writings about the great classical composers and their works, culled from the hundreds of program notes, articles, essays and album liner notes that he wrote during his lifetime. There are 19 chapters arranged by composer. each includes a biographical essay and individual articles on several of each composer's finest and most popular works. More than 190 works are covered in all.

Among the many helpful features are highlighted glossary terms defined in the margins; timeliness illustrating important events in each composer's life; samples of musical scores; Web references, bibliographies and discographies.


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This is the first comprehensive reference work for GC/MS. It offers broad coverage, from sample preparation to the evaluation of MS-Data, including library searches. Fundamentals, techniques, and applications are described. A large part of the book is devoted to numerous examples for GC/MS-applications in environmental, food, pharmaceutical and clinical analysis. These proven examples come from the daily practice of various laboratories. The book also features a glossary of terms and a substance index that helps the reader to find information for his particular analytical problem. The author presents in a consistent and clear style his experience from numerous user workshops which he has organized. This is a thoroughly revised and updated English edition based on an edition which was highly successful in Germany.


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Booklist Review

This alphabetically arranged work made up of miscellaneous writings by the late Nicolas Slonimsky, the well-know musicologist, is edited by his daughter, Electra Yourke, and treats 19 composers, from Bach to Shostakovich. Arrangement is chronological. Each entry is made up of a biographical essay running three to four pages, followed by commentary (an average of seven pieces per composer) on individual works. Most of the biographical essays were originally published in the Christian Science Monitor between 1950 and 1960, while a substantial number of the writings on specific pieces appeared as program notes written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Those writings not included in either of these broad groups were "culled from various clippings and carbon copies dating from 1920 to 1980." Given the differing audiences and broad time span, there is "considerable variation in perspective, writing style, and level of musical analysis." The format of each section is superb. Accompanied by a photograph or illustration of the composer being considered, the biographical essays are interesting, humorous, and accessible to those with essentially no musical background. Terms potentially unfamiliar to readers are noted in bold type, with the term defined in the wide margin as near to the placement of the term in the text as possible. A cleanly laid out time line of the composer's life is always included. Additionally, examples of music from some of the pieces under discussion are provided. Both volumes conclude with a composer-by-composer listing of Web sites, bibliographical citations, and a discography, followed by a glossary and a thorough, well-organized index. An excellent source of information for program notes, this easy-to-comprehend sourcebook is a pleasurable read for both musicological novices and sophisticates. Complementing such standard works as Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (8th ed., 1992) and Music Since 1900 (1994), it is appropriate for the high-school level and up. It is especially well suited for libraries serving strong instrumental and vocal music programs.


Library Journal Review

For over 70 years, Slonimsky (1894-1995), author of classic reference works like Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and Music Since 1900, wrote about music, musicians, and performance. In these two volumes, Slonimsky's daughter, Yourke, has gathered his discussions of 19 of the best-known composers (beginning with Bach and ending with Shostakovich) and over 250 of their compositions. Most of the biographies were published in the Christian Science Monitor in the 1950s and 1960s; the pieces on compositions are mostly from Slonimsky's program notes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Some miscellanyÄliner notes, reviews, and newspaper and magazine articlesÄappear for the first time in book form. Much of the coverage includes technical terms (e.g., pedal point), but the editor has dutifully included definitions in the margins as well as an appended glossary. She does not, however, define some of her father's more eccentric vocabulary (e.g., gemmation), nor does she edit the somewhat dated historical information. Still, this is an interesting, useful, and often insightful collection that would well supplement reference works like Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.ÄTimothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

This alphabetically arranged work made up of miscellaneous writings by the late Nicolas Slonimsky, the well-know musicologist, is edited by his daughter, Electra Yourke, and treats 19 composers, from Bach to Shostakovich. Arrangement is chronological. Each entry is made up of a biographical essay running three to four pages, followed by commentary (an average of seven pieces per composer) on individual works. Most of the biographical essays were originally published in the Christian Science Monitor between 1950 and 1960, while a substantial number of the writings on specific pieces appeared as program notes written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Those writings not included in either of these broad groups were "culled from various clippings and carbon copies dating from 1920 to 1980." Given the differing audiences and broad time span, there is "considerable variation in perspective, writing style, and level of musical analysis." The format of each section is superb. Accompanied by a photograph or illustration of the composer being considered, the biographical essays are interesting, humorous, and accessible to those with essentially no musical background. Terms potentially unfamiliar to readers are noted in bold type, with the term defined in the wide margin as near to the placement of the term in the text as possible. A cleanly laid out time line of the composer's life is always included. Additionally, examples of music from some of the pieces under discussion are provided. Both volumes conclude with a composer-by-composer listing of Web sites, bibliographical citations, and a discography, followed by a glossary and a thorough, well-organized index. An excellent source of information for program notes, this easy-to-comprehend sourcebook is a pleasurable read for both musicological novices and sophisticates. Complementing such standard works as Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (8th ed., 1992) and Music Since 1900 (1994), it is appropriate for the high-school level and up. It is especially well suited for libraries serving strong instrumental and vocal music programs.


Library Journal Review

For over 70 years, Slonimsky (1894-1995), author of classic reference works like Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and Music Since 1900, wrote about music, musicians, and performance. In these two volumes, Slonimsky's daughter, Yourke, has gathered his discussions of 19 of the best-known composers (beginning with Bach and ending with Shostakovich) and over 250 of their compositions. Most of the biographies were published in the Christian Science Monitor in the 1950s and 1960s; the pieces on compositions are mostly from Slonimsky's program notes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Some miscellanyÄliner notes, reviews, and newspaper and magazine articlesÄappear for the first time in book form. Much of the coverage includes technical terms (e.g., pedal point), but the editor has dutifully included definitions in the margins as well as an appended glossary. She does not, however, define some of her father's more eccentric vocabulary (e.g., gemmation), nor does she edit the somewhat dated historical information. Still, this is an interesting, useful, and often insightful collection that would well supplement reference works like Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.ÄTimothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

This alphabetically arranged work made up of miscellaneous writings by the late Nicolas Slonimsky, the well-know musicologist, is edited by his daughter, Electra Yourke, and treats 19 composers, from Bach to Shostakovich. Arrangement is chronological. Each entry is made up of a biographical essay running three to four pages, followed by commentary (an average of seven pieces per composer) on individual works. Most of the biographical essays were originally published in the Christian Science Monitor between 1950 and 1960, while a substantial number of the writings on specific pieces appeared as program notes written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Those writings not included in either of these broad groups were "culled from various clippings and carbon copies dating from 1920 to 1980." Given the differing audiences and broad time span, there is "considerable variation in perspective, writing style, and level of musical analysis." The format of each section is superb. Accompanied by a photograph or illustration of the composer being considered, the biographical essays are interesting, humorous, and accessible to those with essentially no musical background. Terms potentially unfamiliar to readers are noted in bold type, with the term defined in the wide margin as near to the placement of the term in the text as possible. A cleanly laid out time line of the composer's life is always included. Additionally, examples of music from some of the pieces under discussion are provided. Both volumes conclude with a composer-by-composer listing of Web sites, bibliographical citations, and a discography, followed by a glossary and a thorough, well-organized index. An excellent source of information for program notes, this easy-to-comprehend sourcebook is a pleasurable read for both musicological novices and sophisticates. Complementing such standard works as Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (8th ed., 1992) and Music Since 1900 (1994), it is appropriate for the high-school level and up. It is especially well suited for libraries serving strong instrumental and vocal music programs.


Library Journal Review

For over 70 years, Slonimsky (1894-1995), author of classic reference works like Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and Music Since 1900, wrote about music, musicians, and performance. In these two volumes, Slonimsky's daughter, Yourke, has gathered his discussions of 19 of the best-known composers (beginning with Bach and ending with Shostakovich) and over 250 of their compositions. Most of the biographies were published in the Christian Science Monitor in the 1950s and 1960s; the pieces on compositions are mostly from Slonimsky's program notes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Little Orchestra Society. Some miscellanyÄliner notes, reviews, and newspaper and magazine articlesÄappear for the first time in book form. Much of the coverage includes technical terms (e.g., pedal point), but the editor has dutifully included definitions in the margins as well as an appended glossary. She does not, however, define some of her father's more eccentric vocabulary (e.g., gemmation), nor does she edit the somewhat dated historical information. Still, this is an interesting, useful, and often insightful collection that would well supplement reference works like Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.ÄTimothy J. McGee, Univ. of Toronto (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Volume I Forewordp. xvii
Prelude: Interview with Myselfp. xxi
I Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Musical Fountainheadp. 1
Instrumental Works
Chaconne in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin, from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 (1720)p. 7
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (c. 1729-31)p. 9
Concerto No. 1 in C Minor for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1060 (1729)p. 10
Ricercare a 6, from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (1747) (Orchestration by Anton Webern)p. 12
Organ Works
Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564 (c. 1708-17)p. 16
Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582 (c. 1708-17)p. 18
Religious Vocal Works
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" (date unknown)p. 20
Cantata No. 53, "Schlage doch" (date unknown)p. 22
Cantata No. 158, "Der Friede sei mit Dir" (date unknown)p. 23
The Passion of Our Lord According to St. Matthew, BWV 244 (1727)p. 24
II George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): The Magnificentp. 33
Overture to Agrippina (1709)p. 37
The Faithful Shepherd: Suite (1712; revised 1734)p. 38
Water Music (1717)p. 42
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in G Major (1739)p. 44
III Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): A Genius of Perfection in Musicp. 47
Symphonies
Symphony No. 88 in G Major (1787)p. 51
Symphony No. 92 in G Major ("Oxford") (1789)p. 54
Symphony No. 95 in C Minor (1791)p. 56
Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major (1793)p. 57
Symphony No. 104 in D Major ("London") (1795)p. 59
Concertos
Concerto for Violoncello in C Major (c. 1765)p. 62
Concerto for Violoncello in D Major (1783)p. 63
Symphonie Concertante in B-flat Major (1792)p. 65
Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major (1796)p. 66
Vocal Works
The Seven Last Words of Christ (1795-96)p. 67
The Seasons (1799-1801)p. 69
IV Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91): The Supremep. 71
Orchestral Music
Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183 (1773)p. 78
Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318 (1779)p. 79
Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 ("Linz") (1783)p. 79
Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor, K. 486 (1786)p. 81
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 (1786)p. 82
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 ("Prague") (1787)p. 83
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543 (1788)p. 87
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 (1788)p. 90
Concertos
Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 (1775)p. 92
Concerto for Three Pianos in F Major, K. 242 (1776)p. 94
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299 (1778)p. 94
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat Major, K. 364/320d (1779)p. 95
Concerto for Piano No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 (1786)p. 97
Concerto for Piano No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 (1786)p. 98
Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595 (1791)p. 100
Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K. 622 (1791)p. 101
Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421 (1783)p. 101
String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major ("Hunt"), K. 458 (1784)p. 105
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major ("Dissonant"), K. 465 (1785)p. 106
"Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (Serenade in G Major), K. 525 (1787)p. 108
V Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827): The Fervent Geniusp. 111
Symphonies
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (Eroica), Op. 55 (1804)p. 115
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (1807-8)p. 119
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 (1811-12)p. 123
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 (1812)p. 125
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor ("Choral"), Op. 125 (1822-24)p. 126
Overtures
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 (1801)p. 129
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a, No. 3 (1806)p. 130
Coriolanus Overture, Op. 62 (1807)p. 133
Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (1810)p. 135
Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117 (1812)p. 137
Overture to The Consecration of the House, Op. 124 (1822)p. 138
Concertos
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 (1785; revised 1794-95, 1798)p. 139
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (1800)p. 141
Romance in G for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 40 (1802)p. 143
Concerto in C Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 56 (1804)p. 144
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (1805-6)p. 145
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (1806)p. 151
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major ("Emperor"), Op. 73 (1809)p. 153
Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1799-1800)p. 156
String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59 ("Razumovsky" Quartets), No. 2 (1805-6)p. 159
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (1825-26)p. 162
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1825-26)p. 165
String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 (1826)p. 168
Piano Works
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27, No. 2 (1801)p. 171
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (1816)p. 174
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major ("Hammerklavier"), Op. 106 (1817-18)p. 177
VI The Felicitous Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)p. 181
Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 (Scottish) (1830-42)p. 185
Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 (Italian) (1833)p. 186
Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream (1826)p. 187
Overture in B Minor, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26 (1832)p. 188
Capriccio brillant for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 22 (1832)p. 189
Overture to Ruy Blas in C Minor, Op. 95 (1839)p. 189
Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64 (1844)p. 191
Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (1825)p. 191
VII The Paradoxical Richard Wagner (1813-83)p. 195
Rienzi: Overture (1840)p. 200
Tannhauser: Overture and Bacchanalp. 203
Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestodp. 208
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Preludep. 210
The Ring of the Nibelung--The Valkyries: Act I; Act III, Ride of the Valkyriesp. 212
The Ring of the Nibelung--Twilight of the Gods: Siegfried's Rhine Journeyp. 215
Parsifal: Prelude to Act Ip. 216
Siegfried Idyllp. 220
VIII Johannes Brahms (1833-97): The Third B of Musicp. 223
Orchestral Music
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (1855-76)p. 227
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 (1877)p. 230
Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (1883)p. 236
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 (1884-85)p. 241
Conerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 (1854-58)p. 245
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 (1858-59)p. 248
Variation on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56A (1873)p. 249
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77 (1878)p. 251
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (1880)p. 253
Chamber Works
Intermezzos for Piano (1871-78)p. 255
Three Rhapsodies for Piano--Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 79 (1880); No. 3, Op. 119 (1892)p. 258
Sonata for Piano and Clarinet (or Viola) No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 (1894)p. 260
Websites/Bibliography/Discographyp. 263
Glossaryp. 285
Indexp. 295
Volume II
IX Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Poet of Cheerful Melancholyp. 313
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 (1877-78)p. 316
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 (1885)p. 323
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 (1888)p. 324
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathetique) (1893)p. 326
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 (1875)p. 330
Francesca da Rimini, Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 32 (1876)p. 334
Variations on a Rococo Theme for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 33 (1877)p. 337
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1878)p. 338
Overture "1812," Op. 49 (1880)p. 342
Coda: Tchaikovsky Rediscovered in His Dwelling Place--Notes of a Visit to the Tchaikovsky Museum in Klinp. 344
X Presenting the Great Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)p. 349
Quintet for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, and Bassoon in B-flat Major (1876)p. 356
The May Night (1878-79)p. 357
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34 (1887)p. 358
Symphonic Suite: Scheherazade ("After 'A Thousand and One Nights'"), Op. 35 (1888)p. 361
Le Coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel): Introduction to the Wedding Procession (1906-7)p. 364
XI Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Musical Prometheusp. 367
Symphonies
Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan) (1883-88)p. 370
Symphony No. 4 in G Major (Humoresque) (1899-1901)p. 371
Symphony No. 6 in A Minor (Tragic) (1903-5)p. 374
Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major (Symphony of a Thousand) (1906-7)p. 375
Vocal Music
Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) (1883-85)p. 376
Songs of the Death of Children (Kindertotenlieder) (1901-4)p. 378
The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde) (1907-9)p. 381
XII Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Poet of Musical Impressionsp. 385
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (1892-94)p. 388
Pelleas et Melisande (1893, 1898, 1901-2)p. 392
Nocturnes (1892-99)p. 394
String Quartet, Op. 10 (1893)p. 395
Symphonic Suite: La Mer (1903-5)p. 398
Two Dances for Harp and String Orchestra: Danse sacree, Danse profane (1904)p. 400
Jeux (1912)p. 402
Six epigraphes antiques (1914)p. 405
XIII Richard Strauss: Richard the Second (1864-1949)p. 409
Symphonic Poem: Don Juan, Op. 20 (1888-89)p. 413
Symphonic Poem: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28 (1894-95)p. 416
Symphonic Poem: Thus Spake Zarathustra, Op. 30 (1895-96)p. 418
Fantastic Variations: Don Quixote, Op. 35 (1896-97)p. 424
Symphonic Poem: A Hero's Life, Op. 40 (1897-98)p. 428
Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53 (1902-3)p. 431
Salome (1903-5)p. 434
Der Rosenkavalier (1909-10)p. 435
XIV Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): A Musical Prophetp. 439
Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 (1899)p. 446
Gurre-Lieder (1900-1903; 1910-11)p. 448
Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (1906)p. 453
Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21 (1912)p. 456
Orchestration of Two Chorale Preludes by Bach (1922)p. 462
A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 (1947)p. 464
XV Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Poet of Simplicityp. 469
Orchestral Music
Alborada del gracioso (1908); Rapsodie espagnole (1919)p. 473
Valses nobles et sentimentales (1912)p. 475
Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2 (1913)p. 477
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1920)p. 479
La Valse (1920)p. 481
Orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky (1922)p. 484
Bolero (1928)p. 486
Works for Solo Instrument and Orchestra
Tzigane (1924)p. 488
Concerto for the Left Hand (1931)p. 491
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major (1932)p. 492
Chamber Music
String Quartet in F Major (1903)p. 493
Sonatine (1905)p. 496
Introduction and Allegro (1906)p. 496
XVI Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Modern Janusp. 499
Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1911; revised 1912, 1918)p. 505
The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite (1918-19)p. 508
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (1926)p. 510
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 (1930-31)p. 512
Music for String Instruments, Percussion, and Celesta (1936)p. 514
Concerto for Violin No. 2 (1937-38)p. 515
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1938)p. 516
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1940)p. 517
Concerto for Orchestra (1943)p. 519
XVII Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Perennial Revolutionaryp. 521
The Nightingale (Le Rossignol) (1908-14)p. 525
The Firebird: Suite (1910; revised 1919, 1945)p. 525
Petrushka (1911)p. 529
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps) (1911-13)p. 536
The Wedding (Les Noces) (1921-23)p. 542
Octet for Wind Instruments (1923)p. 542
Oedipus Rex (1927; revised 1948)p. 545
Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra (1931)p. 547
Persephone for Narrator, Tenor, Chorus, and Orchestra (1933; revised 1949)p. 551
Jeu de cartes, Ballet in Three Deals (1935-37)p. 553
Symphony in Three Movements (1942-45)p. 556
Circus Polka (1942; arranged for orchestra, 1944)p. 559
Codap. 560
XVIII Sergei Prokofiev: His Signature--Srg Prkfv (1891-1953)p. 563
Orchestral Music
Sinfonietta, Op. 5/46 (1914; revised 1929)p. 571
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (Classical) (1916-17)p. 572
Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19 (1916-17)p. 575
Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26 (1917-21)p. 576
Divertimento, Op. 43 (1925, 1929)p. 577
Concerto No. 5 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 55 (1932)p. 578
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 63 (1935)p. 580
Symphonie Concertante in E Minor for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 125 (1952)p. 581
Other Works
The Fiery Angel (1919)p. 584
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50 (1931)p. 585
Peter and the Wolf (1936)p. 585
Cinderella (1946)p. 590
XIX Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75): Besieged Nationalistp. 591
Orchestral Music
Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 (1924-25)p. 596
Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 (1937)p. 598
Symphony No. 7, Op. 60 ("Leningrad") (1941)p. 600
Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1953)p. 604
Symphony No. 11, Op. 103 ("The Year 1905") (1957)p. 605
Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, Op. 35 (1933)p. 607
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77 (1947-48)p. 608
Vocal Works
The Nose, Op. 15 (1927-28)p. 609
Lady Macbeth of the District of Mtzensk, Op. 29 (1930-32)p. 610
Song of the Forests, Oratorio for Children's Choir, Mixed Choir, Soloists, and Orchestra, Op. 81 (1949)p. 614
Chamber Music
Quintet for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 57 (1940)p. 617
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 83 (1949), and String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110 (1960)p. 619
Codap. 622
Websites/Bibliography/Discographyp. 625
Glossaryp. 647
Indexp. 657