WorldCat Identities

Ferguson, Donald N. (Donald Nivison) 1882-1985

Overview
Works: 34 works in 182 publications in 1 language and 7,903 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML160, 780.9
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A history of musical thought by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

51 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of the orchestral repertoire; a guide for listeners by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of the Orchestral Repertoire was first published in 1968. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The fullest enjoyment of an orchestral performance or a record concert comes with a background of knowledge about the music itself. This handbook is designed to help music lovers get the ultimate pleasure from their listening by providing them with that background about a large portion of the orchestral repertoire. Professor Ferguson analyzes and interprets the most important classical symphonies, overtures, and concertos, as well as selected orchestral works of modern composers. He goes beyond a conventional analysis of structure since he believes (with a majority of the music-loving public) that great music is actually a communication -- that it expresses significant emotions. The great composers, on their own testimony, have striven not merely to create perfect forms but to interpret human experience. Mingled with the analyses, then, the reader will find comments on the expressive purport of the music. For twenty-five years Professor Ferguson has supplied the program notes for the subscription concerts of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and this volume is an outgrowth of that activity. In preparing the material for book publication, however, he studied the musical compositions anew, and the resulting chapters provide a much deeper exploration of the musical subjects than did the program notes. The themes of important works are illustrated by musical notations, and a brief glossary explains technical terms
Image and structure in chamber music by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image and Structure in Chamber Music was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The major portion of this book is devoted to descriptions of the most important chamber music works, taken up in separate chapters by composer in broadly chronological orderHaydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms. There are also chapters on the intimacy of chamber music, on the antecedents of the above-named composers, on nationalistic chamber music, on twentieth-century chamber music, and on chamber music in the United States
Music as metaphor : the elements of expression by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music as Metaphor was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. A professor of music for many years, Mr. Ferguson here sets forth his theories on how music conveys meaning to its listeners. He identifies and discusses the elements of musical expression - tonal stress and rhythm - and correlates them with the nervous tensions and motor impulses which characterize human emotion. Through this correlation, he shows how music portrays universally understood emotional states and ideas. He relates these principles to music criticism, proposing a new system for such criticism
Piano music of six great composers by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

5 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The why of music ; dialogues in an unexplored region of appreciation by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music
A short history of music by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1974 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano interpretation : studies in the music of six great composers by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

8 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the elements of expression in music by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1949 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of the orchestral repetiore : a guide for listeners by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of the orchestral repertoire, etc by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Musical Thought ... Second edition by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String trio by Lloyd Ultan( )

1 edition published in 1985 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief introduction to musical thought by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano music of six agent composers (Englewood Cliffs/N.J.: Prentice-Hall 1947. Repr.) by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What is a musical idea? by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The relation of theory to musicology by Donald N Ferguson( )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Music and the democratic idea by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A tribute to Donald N. Ferguson at his ninetieth birthday( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Why of Music by Donald N Ferguson( Book )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Ferguson, Donald N.

Ferguson, Donald Nivison 1882-

Languages
English (164)