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Description - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 by Benjamin M. Korstvedt

Anton Bruckner's Eighth Symphony (1890), one of the last of the great Romantic symphonies, is a grandly complex masterpiece. Its critical reception has been fascinatingly contentious. Its music, at once extensive and distilled, directly confronts the problem of the symphony after Beethoven and after Wagner. This book explores this many-faceted work from several angles. It documents the complicated and often misunderstood history of the symphony's composition and revision and offers an accessible guide to its musical design. It demonstrates, by means of a study of well-known recordings, how performance styles have evolved in this century. It also revisits the conventional wisdom about the various versions and editions of the symphony and comes to some provocative new conclusions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521632263
ISBN-10: 0521632269
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 146
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 by Benjamin M. Korstvedt
Paperback, March 2000
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