CONDUCTORS ON COMPOSERS

John L. Holmes

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 1
  • Sir Granville Bantock (1866-1946) 9
  • Béla Bartók (1881-1945) 10
  • Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953) 14
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) 15
  • Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) 36
  • Alban Berg (1885-1935) 37
  • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 39
  • Georges Bizet (1838-1875) 42
  • Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) 44
  • Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) 45
  • Pierre Boulez (b. 1925) 47
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 48
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) 53
  • Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) 55
  • Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) 59
  • Emmauel Chabrier (1841-1894) 60
  • Gustav Charpentier (1860-1956) 61
  • Luigi Cherubin (1760-1842) 62
  • Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 63
  • Peter Cornelius (1824-1874) 64
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 65
  • Frederick Delius (1862-1934) 71
  • Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) 73
  • Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 75
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937) 78
  • Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) 79
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) 80
  • Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) 83
  • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) 85
  • Gustav Holst (1874-1934) 87
  • Charles Ives (1874-1954) 89
  • Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) 92
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886) 94
  • Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) 96
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912) 109
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) 110
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 112
  • Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) 126
  • Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) 128
  • Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) 130
  • Carl Orff (1895-1982) 131
  • Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949) 132
  • Walter Piston (1894-1976) 133
  • Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) 134
  • Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) 137
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943) 139
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) 141
  • Max Reger (1873-1916) 144
  • Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) 145
  • Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1869) 147
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) 150
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) 152
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828) 159
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856) 162
  • Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) 166
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) 167
  • Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) 172
  • Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) 177
  • Johann Strauss (1825-1899) 178
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949) 179
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) 185
  • Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) 190
  • Sir Michael Tippett (b. 1905) 192
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) 194
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) 196
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) 201
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883) 202
  • Sir William Walton (1902-1983) 209
  • Anton Von Webern (1883-1945) 211
  • Alexander Von Zemlinsky (1871-1942) 213
  • The Conductors: Biographical Notes 215
  • Notes and Sources 235
  • Index 269
  • About the Author 273
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