Ten Masterpieces of Music

Lebrecht Music & Arts / Alamy Stock Photo. Book design by Ellen Cipriano Production manager: Anna Oler The Library of Congress has cataloged the printed edition as follows: Names: Sachs, Harvey, 1946– author. Title: Ten masterpieces of ...

Author: Harvey Sachs

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631495199

Category: Music

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Some pieces of music survive. Most fall into oblivion. What gives the ten masterpieces selected for this book their exceptional vitality? In this penetrating volume, Harvey Sachs, acclaimed biographer and historian of classical music, takes readers into the hearts of ten extraordinary works of classical music in ten different genres, showing both the curious novice and the seasoned listener how to recognize, appreciate, and engage with these masterpieces on a historical and compositional level. Far from what is often thought, classical music is neither dead nor dying. As a genre, it is constantly evolving, its pieces passing through countless permutations and combinations yet always retaining that essential élan vital, or life force. The works collected here, composed in the years between 1784 and 1966, are a testament to this fact. As Sachs skillfully demonstrates, they have endured not because they were exceptionally well-made or interesting but because they were created by composers—Mozart and Beethoven; Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, and Brahms; Sibelius, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky—who had a particular genius for drawing music out of their deepest wellsprings. “Through music,” Sachs writes, “they universalized the intimate.” In describing how music actually sounds, Ten Masterpieces of Music seems to do the impossible, animating the process of composing as well as the coming together of disparate scales and melodies, trills and harmonies. It tells us, too, how particular compositions came to be, often revealing that the pieces we now consider “classic” were never intended to be so. In poignant, exquisite prose, Sachs shows how Mozart, a former child prodigy under constant pressure to produce new music, hastily penned Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, one of his finest piano concertos, for a teenage student, and likewise demonstrates how Goethe’s Faust, Part One, became a springboard for the musical imagination of the French composer Berlioz. As Sachs explains, these pieces are not presented as candidates for a new “Top Ten.” They represent neither the most well-known nor the most often-performed works of each composer. Instead, they were chosen precisely because he had something profound to say about them, about their composers, about how each piece fits into its composer’s life, and about how each of these lives can be contextualized by time and place. In fact, Sachs encourages readers to form their own favorites, and teaches them how to discern special characteristics that will enhance their own listening experiences. With Ten Masterpieces of Music, it becomes evident that Sachs has lived with these pieces for a veritable lifetime. His often-soaring descriptions of the works and the dramatic lives of the men who composed them bring a heightened dimension to the musical perceptions of all listeners, communicating both the sheer improbability of a work becoming a classic and why certain pieces—these ten among them—survive the perilous test of time.
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These ten masterpieces would cost you many dollars at retail prices, in recordings of equal quality. Why We Make This Amazing Offer There Shall Be Music in Your Home Actually, we were FORCED to make this "give- Think how much beauty and ...

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10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die Vol 2

I like Wagner's music better than anybody's. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without other people hearing what one says. That is a great advantage, don't you think so, Mr. Gray?” The same nervous staccato laugh broke from ...

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This book contains the following works: 1. Edgar Allan Poe: The Gold Bug 2. William Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet 3. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Faust 4. Mark Twain: Adventures of Tom Sawyer 5. Leo Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Translator: Constance Garnett) 6. Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World 7. Henry James: The Turn of the Screw 8. Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince (Translator: Marina Zhigalova) 9. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray 10. Kate Chopin: The Awakening
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10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die Vol 3

Titania, music call; and strike more dead Than common sleep of all these five the sense. Titania Music, ho! music, such as charmeth sleep! Music, still. Puck Now, when thou wakest, with thine own fool's eyes peep. Oberon Sound, music!

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

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This book contains the following works: 1. Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum 2. William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream 3. Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden 4. Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Dream of a Ridiculous Man 5. Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island 6. H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness 7. Jack London: The Call of the Wild 8. Mary W. Shelley: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus 9. Osamu Dazai: No Longer Human (Confessions of a Faulty Man) 10. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
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The Adventure Collection 10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die Illustrated

But you got to play music to them. You got anything to play music on?" "I ain' got nuffn but a coase comb en a piece o' paper, en a juice-harp; but I reck'n dey wouldn' take no stock in a juice-harp." "Yes they would.

Author: Jonathan Swift

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Adventure! Real-life adventures from history and fictitious adventures inspired by what could be! Journeys to captivate your mind, enthrall your spirit, and get the blood moving in your veins! This collection holds the best time-tested tales of adventure that have been read and reread by millions of readers throughout the ages. Beware! By opening this book, you risk immersing yourself in Robinson Crusoe’s incredible struggle to survive after being shipwrecked on a desert island; or discovering the witty and brave exploits of Robin Hood; or submerging yourself with the Nautilus on its underwater voyage. You might even find yourself answering the ancient call of your ancestors from a snowy ridge deep in the Yukon. Are you ready to brave the adventure? This collection includes: Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe Howard Pyle - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Jonathan Swift - Gulliver’s Travels Jules Verne - A Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book Jack London - White Fang
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10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die Illustrated Vol 4 Fantasy for childrens

On the second morning, about eleven o'clock, the king himself in person, attended by his nobility, courtiers, and officers, having prepared all their musical instruments, played on them for three hours without intermission, ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

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In the earlier part of the 20th century, C. S. Lewis noted that fantasy was more accepted in juvenile literature, and therefore a writer interested in fantasy often wrote in it to find an audience. Full of mythical creatures, legendary quests, and daring heroes, these fantasy books are sure to leave your kids enchanted and spellbound. This list is full of books that will push the limits of kids' imaginations. So enjoy one of these epic adventures, absorbing mysteries, and magical tales that are sure to delight and bewitch. No matter how old you are, it’s never too early to start reading fantasy — especially with so many incredible works out there! And of course, bolstered by a kid’s imagination, these stories can truly come to life which arguably makes children the ideal audience for the genre. Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden Beatrix Potter: The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit) H.G. Wells: The Magic Shop O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi O. Henry: The Ransom Of Red Chief J.M. Barrie: Peter Pan Lyman Frank Baum: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Howard Pyle: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
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10 Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die Vol 5 Illustrated

After music comes gymnastic, in which our youth are next to be trained. Certainly. Gymnastic as well as music should begin in early years; the training in it should be careful and should continue through life. Now my belief is, ...

Author: Homer

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ISBN: PKEY:SMP2200000097804

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10 Masterpieces you have to read before you die is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume includes: The Odyssey by Homer Plato The Republic Poetics Aristotle The Meditations Of The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Hell or the Inferno Purgatory Paradise Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Leo Tolstoy A Confession
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SECOND EDITION How to Make It in the New Music Business Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician Ari Herstand 17 TEN MASTERPIECES OF MUSIC HARVEY SACHS ' ai instuments.

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Irving Berlin s American Musical Theater

“A World Court of Eminent Musicians Discuss 'the Ten Great Masterpieces,'” Etude Music Magazine (Mar. 1924): 150–52, 154. Carpenter, identified as “Eminent American Composer,” lists “ten works which seem to me close to indispensable” ...

Author: Jeffrey Magee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199381012

Category: Music

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From patriotic "God Bless America" to wistful "White Christmas," Irving Berlin's songs have long accompanied Americans as they fall in love, go to war, and come home for the holidays. Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater is the first book to fully consider this songwriter's immeasurable influence on the American stage. Award-winning music historian Jeffrey Magee chronicles Berlin's legendary theatrical career, providing a rich background to some of the great composer's most enduring songs, from "There's No Business Like Show Business" to "Puttin' on the Ritz." Magee shows how Berlin's early experience singing for pennies made an impression on the young man, who kept hold of that sensibility throughout his career and transformed it into one of the defining attributes of Broadway shows. Magee also looks at darker aspects of Berlin's life, examining the anti-Semitism that Berlin faced and his struggle with depression. Informative, provocative, and full of colorful details, this book will delight song and theater aficionados alike as well as anyone interested in the story of a man whose life and work expressed so well the American dream.
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