(The Indispensable Composers A Personal Guide) [PDF FREE] ☆ Anthony Tommasini

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Free download The Indispensable Composers A Personal Guide 105 An exploration into the uestion of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York TimesWhen he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child Anthony Tommasini had many uestions Why did a particular piece move him How did the music work Over time he realized that his passion for this music was not enough He needed to understand it Take Bach for starters Who was he How does one account for his music and its unshakeable hold on us today As a critic Tommasini has devoted particular attention to living composers and overlooked repertory But like all classical music lovers the canon has remained central for him In. I have been a reader of NY Times chief critic for years and this book is terrific Loosely based on his Top Ten Composers project an eight week series of articles which caused a sensation in 2011 especially when he asked his readers to jump in with their own lists I gleefully did this book is his personal list of the composers he argues that one cannot live without There will be uibbles with his list by many Mahler and Tchaikovsky didn t make the cut Schumann and Bartok do but his list is a good cross section of composers and their respective times with a scholars and critics insights into the composers musical periods and their contributions to the growth of classical music He includes personal recollections of his encounters with some of these pieces as a musician and as a critic which are enlightening After reading the epilogue I thought of a new project for Tommasini a similar list and analysis of other 20th Century composers and current 21st Century composers I think that classical music could use a guide to recentcurrent composers and who better than Tommasini to write that book As a critic he has probably seen concerts as well as done interviews and profile pieces of many of these composers I would find a survey of these composers by someone with his credentials fascinating Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World years and this book is terrific Loosely based on his Top Ten Composers project an eight week series of articles which caused a sensation in 2011 especially when he asked his readers to jump in with their own lists I gleefully did this book is his personal list of the composers he argues that one cannot live without There will be uibbles with his list by many Mahler and Tchaikovsky didn t make the cut Schumann and Bartok do but his list is a good cross section of composers and their respective times with a scholars and critics insights into the composers musical periods and their contributions to the growth of classical music He includes personal recollections of his encounters with some of these pieces as a musician and as a critic which are enlightening After reading the epilogue I thought of a new project for Tommasini a similar list and analysis of other 20th Century composers and current 21st Century composers I think that classical music could use a guide to recentcurrent composers and who better than Tommasini to write that book As a critic he has probably seen concerts as well as done interviews and profile pieces of many of these composers I would find a survey of these composers by someone with his credentials fascinating

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Free download The Indispensable Composers A Personal Guide 105 2011 in his role as the Chief Classical Music Critic for the New York Times he wrote a popular series in which he somewhat cheekily set out to determine the all time top ten composers Inviting input from readers Tommasini wrestled with uestions of greatness Readers joined the exercise in droves Some railed against classical music’s obsession with greatness but then raged when Mahler was left off the final list This intellectual game reminded them why they loved music in the first place Now in THE INDISPENSABLE COMPOSERS Tommasini offers his own personal guide to the canon and what greatness really means in classical music What does it mean t. As someone who enjoys classical music but doesn t know much about its history or theory this book provided a lovely overview of 17 of the most historically notable composers obviously leaving out some major ones For each person Tommasini a critic at the New York Times but also a classically trained pianist gives a biographical sketch an overview of their historical importance and commentary on a few major works Early on Tommasini admits something he has learned through years of writing about music for the lay audience it is hard to write about how the music sounds and easier to write around the music In this book he does this in several ways His technical discussions of things like tonality or atonality structure etc were educational and made me want to learn about music theory His personal anecdotes about tackling some of the music himself were particularly interesting and revealing Much less interesting were the lengthy blow by blow descriptions of the plots of operas most egregious was in the chapter on Wagner where a full ten pages were given to the plot of the Ring cycle It is understandable that the author would devote so much space to Opera he comes from New York the most opera centric classical music city in America But that focus made my attention flag in chapters 10 13 The earlier chapters had focused on some of my very favorite composers like Handel and Beethoven and the final chapter was the satisfying payoff to all the theory we had learned along the way in which Schoenberg Stravinsky and Bartok break with that theoryAnother great value of this book I now have a long list of classical pieces I want to listen to Popinjay Stairs years of writing about music for the lay audience it is hard to write about how the music sounds and easier to write around the music In this book he does this in several ways His technical discussions of things like tonality or atonality structure etc were educational and made me want to learn about music theory His personal anecdotes about tackling some of the music himself were particularly interesting and revealing Much less interesting were the lengthy blow by blow descriptions of the plots of operas most egregious was in the chapter on Wagner where a full ten pages were given to the plot of the Ring cycle It is understandable that the author would devote so much space to Opera he comes from New York the most opera centric classical music city in America But that focus made my attention flag in chapters 10 13 The earlier chapters had focused on some of my very favorite composers like Handel and Beethoven and the final chapter was the satisfying payoff to all the theory we had learned along the way in which Schoenberg Stravinsky and Bartok break with that theoryAnother great value of this book I now have a long list of classical pieces I want to listen to

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Free download The Indispensable Composers A Personal Guide 105 O be canonical now Who gets to say And do we have enough perspective on the 20th century to even begin assessing it To make his case Tommasini draws on elements of biography the anxiety of influence the composer's relationships with colleagues and shifting attitudes toward a composer's work over time Because he has spent his life contemplating these titans Tommasini shares impressions from performances he has heard or given or moments when his own biography proves revealing As he argues for his particular pantheon of indispensable composers Anthony Tommasini provides a masterclass in what to listen for and how to understand what music does to u. The Indispensable Composers A Personal Guide is a decent introduction to the life and works of several famous composers Well known composers such as Bach and Beethoven are present and there are a couple of interesting lesser known ones as well Bartok for instance It was great to see Stravinsky included Overall the writer gives a mini biography of the featured composer and then delves into some analysis of their works At times this seemed to be needless padding as a musician I was interested in the actual musical analysis and not scene by scene descriptions of some of the operas Since he writes for the New York Times it should come as no surprise that he felt the need to throw in his social agenda at times and this proved to be a needless distraction which took away from the exposition and cheapened the content Overall this can serve as a decent introduction to various composers and features a nice list in the back of the book of recommended recordings


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