Tchaikovsky (Master Musicians Series)
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Crisp Prose, Objective Scholarship, and a Fun Read! Lee O. Stokowski In a volume that has brought forth criticism of "turgid, plodding, and pointless" from a News Junkie, one wonders what The Spare Bedroom Press has brought forth on the public. Well, quite simply what's been done here is a soundly researched and intelligently voiced biography of a compos. "This is a very good biography for students of music" according to Terrence R. Calabrese. This is a very good biography for students of music, musicians, and those who love the music of Tchaikovsky. It is an in depth portrait of the man and his musical genius. Being there are many pages of music provided, it helps if you can play the piano.. Miriam White said excellent biography. It's an excellent biography and a real page-turner.It also was shipped on time and came in an excellent condition.
From the Nutcracker--arguably the most popular ballet currently on the boards--Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, to Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame, to the Symphony Pathetique and the always rousing, canon-blasting 1812 Overture--this prolific and beloved composer's works are perennial favorites. Now, John Wiley, a renowned Tchaikovsky scholar, provides a fresh biography aimed in classic Master Musicians style at the student and music lover. Several informative appendices, in the Master Musicians format, include an exhaustive list of works and bibliography.. These analyses present new, even iconoclastic perspectives on the music and the composer's intent and expression. The author dovetails the biographical material with separate chapters that treat the music thoroughly and fully, work-by-work, with more substantial explorations of Tchaikovsky's most fa
Roland John Wiley is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan and is the author of Tchaikovsky's Ballets.
Highly recommended!" --Slavic and East European Journal"Roland John Wiley has written a masterful re-evaluation of Tchaikovsky's life and work. Oldani, Arizona State University "It is a formidable challenge to present a comprehensive life-and-works study of Tchaikovsky in one volume, but the author has risen to it with aplomb. He uses sources critically and discusses the music as serious art, worthy of inclusion in the Western canon on its merits. No other biography of Tchaikovsky surpasses his achievement." Robert W. "An important and serious work by a respected Tchaikovsky scholar that is informative, entertaining, and useful in understanding and appreciating the composer's life and music. He presents us with a great deal of new information from previously censored, as well as neglected sources, and his approach throughout is refreshingly clear and objective." Rosamund Bartlett, Chekhov: Scenes fr