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Sams, Eric

Works: 32 works in 198 publications in 5 languages and 7,381 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Spurious and doubtful works  History  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: ML410.S4, 780.924
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Sams
The songs of Robert Schumann by Eric Sams( Book )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Eric Sams' study of Schumann's 246 songs - remains a classic text. By providing a translation, commentary and notes for each of the songs, tracing original sources and relating recurring themes vividly to Schumann's life, Sams provides a unique documentary of Schumann's song-writing art. The book includes a foreword (to the First Edition) by the legendary accompanist, Gerald Moore, who writes: 'So felicitous is the writing that one is hardly conscious of the erudition and profound thought that have gone into the making of it ... Eric Sams has produced a work that will be read and read again as long as Robert Schumann's songs are loved.'
The songs of Hugo Wolf by Eric Sams( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over alle liederen van de Oostenrijkse componist (1860-1903)
The real Shakespeare : retrieving the early years, 1564-1594 by Eric Sams( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vivid and meticulous account of the first thirty years of Shakespeare's life, Eric Sams controverts all orthodox editions, biographies and reference books. He reveals how, in conventional Shakespeare scholarship, the reality of the playwright's youth has been concealed within a web of elaborate literary theories which misrepresent his life and work, and reject, ignore, or misdate his early plays. Pioneering a revolution in our understanding of the early years, Sams exposes the gulf between the accepted view and documented fact. Analysing the evidence carefully and thoroughly, he reveals Shakespeare to have been a disadvantaged country boy from an illiterate Catholic background, removed from school at the age of about thirteen to help on the family farm. Far from being a late developer, as conventionally portrayed, he was a husband and father at eighteen, and an actor and writer of popular plays soon afterwards. Sams traces the impact of Shakespeare's upbringing in the language and imagery of his early comedies, histories and tragedies, not only those of the Folio editions but others, including the so-called 'Bad Quartos', widely but wrongly assumed to have been the result of 'memorial reconstruction by actors'. Through detailed textual analysis, he argues compellingly against the established view that Shakespeare wrote nothing until his middle twenties, nor revised his own work
Brahms songs by Eric Sams( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Schubert by Maurice J. E Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Franz Schubert, describes the development of his muscial career, and discusses the composition of his major works
The songs of Johannes Brahms by Eric Sams( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essential to the composer's method of song-writing was a harmony between musical form and poetic text. Sams takes us right to the heart of that creative method and helps to explain how and why a particular part of the text matches a particular piece of music. He includes a list of the motifs employed by Brahms to help show how the mind of the composer worked when seeking apposite music for the imagery of the poem."--Jacket
Shakespeare's Edward III by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward III was first published, anonymously, in 1596. Though most scholars now discern Shakespeare's hand in the play, academic uncertainties over 'collaboration', 'plagiarism' and 'memorial reconstruction' have kept it firmly outside the canon. Now Eric Sams, whose The Real Shakespeare confirmed the playwright as a writer of popular plays from an early age as well as an assiduous reviser of his own work, offers a fastidious new edition that authenticates Edward III as Shakespeare's own, unaided work. As well as Shakespeare's full text, this edition includes a detailed synopsis, copious notes for the general reader, and a conspectus of previous commentary. In particular it presents a close analysis of many hundreds of resemblances classified under some thirty headings (such as antithesis, Biblical and classical reference, imagery, favourite topics, vocabulary, word-play, manuscript characteristics, and canonical parallels) that together identify the author beyond reasonable doubt. Four hundred years after its first appearance, Edward III is at last restored to the stage, the literary world, the public, and to William Shakespeare himself
Shakespeare's lost play, Edmund Ironside by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late romantic masters : Bruckner, Brahms, Dvořák, Wolf by George Grove( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann; a symposium by Gerald Abraham( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and Hungarian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code & cypher the secret language of music( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann, Brahms, Elgar and many other composers used the tonal equivalent of letters as the framework of their themes to create a cord. The presenter on the tape is Eric Sams and he offers a string quartet on the notes BEER and CABBAGE to clarify the point
Papillons : op. 2 (1829-1832) by Robert Schumann( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il tema di Clara : i codici cifrati, i Lieder, la malattia e altri saggi su Schumann by Eric Sams( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Songs of Robert Schumann ... Foreword by Gerald Moore. [With musical illustrations.] by Eric Sams( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Hugo Wolf, foreword by Gerald Moore. by Eric Sams( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variazioni con Enigma svelato : saggi su Elgar, Schubert e sul confine tra musica e letteratura by Eric Sams( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven studies by Alan Tyson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is one of a series of short biographies derived from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London, 1980). In its original form, the text was written in the mid-1970s, and finalized at the end that decade. For this reprint, the text has been re-read and modifield by the original authors and corrections and changes have been made. The work-list and bibliography have been brought up to date and incorporate the findings of recent research
The Complete Songs by Richard Stokes( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The real Shakespeare : retrieving the early years, 1564-1594
Alternative Names
Eric Sams British musicologist

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The songs of Hugo WolfThe real Shakespeare : retrieving the early years, 1564-1594The New Grove SchubertThe songs of Johannes BrahmsShakespeare's Edward IIIIl tema di Clara : i codici cifrati, i Lieder, la malattia e altri saggi su Schumann