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A very gifted musician and author, Charles Rosen is a peerless commentator on the historical past and efficiency of music. Critical Entertainments brings collectively most of the essays which have established him as one of the influential and eloquent voices within the area of music in our time.
These essays cowl a broad vary of musical types, historic durations, and issues–from Bach via Brahms to Carter and Schoenberg, from contrapuntal keyboard music to opera, from efficiency practices to music historical past as a self-discipline. They revisit Rosen’s favourite topics and pursue some much less acquainted paths. They courtroom controversy (with sturdy opinions about efficiency on historic devices, the so-called New Musicology, and the alleged “loss of life” of classical music) and provide enlightenment on topics as numerous as music dictionaries and the aesthetics of stage fright. All are unified by Rosen’s abiding considerations and incomparable model. In sum, Critical Entertainments is a treasury of the huge studying, wit, and perception that we now have come to anticipate from this exceptional author. It can delight all music lovers.
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Download PDF eBook Critical Entertainments: Music Old and New