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Mitchell, Donald 1925-

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Most widely held works by Donald Mitchell
The language of modern music by Donald Mitchell( Book )

75 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mozart companion by H. C. Robbins Landon( Book )

72 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Mahler : the Wunderhorn years : chronicles and commentaries by Donald Mitchell( Book )

55 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedetailleerde beschrijving van leven en werk van de Oostenrijkse componist (1860-1911)
Gustav Mahler : the early years by Donald Mitchell( Book )

62 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedetailleerde beschrijving van leven en werk van de Oostenrijkse componist (1860-1911)
Gustav Mahler : songs and symphonies of life and death : interpretations and annotations by Donald Mitchell( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scope of the book, despite its concentration, is immensely wide; and so is the readership it addresses. Mahler scholars will appreciate its absorbing research and the approach to Mahler's forms (Donald Mitchell is especially strong on the composer's brilliant use of strophic form in his later period): performers - signers and conductors particularly - will respond to the interpretative issues the book brings to the fore; while general readers and Mahler enthusiasts will find a text that will deepen and sometimes fundamentally modify their perception of a body of music which has a central place in the composer's output and in the musical experience and awareness of the twentieth century and beyond."--BOOK JACKET
Britten and Auden in the thirties : the year 1936 by Donald Mitchell( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donald Mitchell's T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures focus on the crucial year 1936, as experienced by two very active young creators. Benjamin Britten and W. H. Auden first found themselves working together in the GPO film unit, a collaboration which flowered and spilled over into the theatre and radio - a new medium that the liveliest creative minds of the time were exploring and exploiting. They also joined forces in works destined for the recital room and concert hall, among them Our Hunting Fathers, the political symbolism of which Donald Mitchell examines in depth, and On This Island, settings of early Auden that comprised Britten's first important set of songs to English texts. These lectures were notable for their first-ever access to Britten's private diaries, which he kept on a daily basis in the thirties, and a revealing portrait emerges of the two men's relationship, of their work together in many different fields, and the politics of the day and their appalled response to the rise of Fascism in Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Letters from a life : the selected letters and diaries of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976 by Benjamin Britten( Book )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by the British composer to his friends, family, and colleagues document his life from school days to the end of World War II
Gustav Mahler : memories and letters by Alma Mahler( Book )

52 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Marketing: GUSTAV MAHLER MEMORIES AND LETTERS MAHLER AS A CONDUCTOR 1910 by Alma Mahler PREFACE I WROTE this book many years ago, and my only reason for doing so was because no one knew Gustav Mahler so well as I and because I did not want the experiences we shared and the expressions of his thought to be crowded out of my own memory by the pressure and hurry of life. It was not originally my intention to have the book published during my lifetime. But now the whole of Europe has been rocked to its foundations and nothing stands where it did. Rodins bust of Mahler, which I presented to the Vienna Operahouse and which was unveiled by the last President of Austria, has now been removed from its pedestal. The wide street in Vienna named after Gustav Mahler has been renamed Meistersinger Street. The large sum of money subscribed throughout the world for a Gustav Mahler monument has been appropriated without ceremony to one of the usual welfare funds of annexed Austria. I therefore have no scruple in saying openly what I know from experience of persons who live their lives and play their parts in the Third Reich. The doors have been slammed. And not from one side only. All that I say of Richard Strauss is taken from the daily entries in my diary. It should not be forgotten that Richard Strauss, the greatest master of contemporary music in the first defcade of this century, was Gustav Mahlers only rival. Only those who were there at the time, and able to appreciate it, know what Mahler did for Vienna during the glorious years of his reign there. Today Germany is deprived of his music, and the memory of his life and compositions is carefully eflaced. In other countries the great conductors, Willem Mengdberg, Bruno Walter and Otto Klemperer exert themselves on his behalf, and the best of the young conductors follow their example. They keep the torch alight and hand it on, until the day when the doors of his own country are thrown open again and his work is joyfully welcomed there once more
The Mahler companion by Donald Mitchell( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976 : a pictorial biography by Donald Mitchell( Book )

33 editions published between 1954 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Benjamin Britten, Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bijdragen van een aantal medewerkers van Benjamin Britten die getuige waren van het ontstaan en de opvoering van de opera "Death in Venice"
Benjamin Britten : a commentary on his works from a group of specialists by Donald Mitchell( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 1976 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every child's book of nursery songs by Donald Mitchell( )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of ninety-one nursery rhymes set to music
Discovering Mahler : writings on Mahler, 1955-2005 by Donald Mitchell( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discovering Mahler is the fourth and final volume of Donald Mitchell's unique studies of Mahler and his music. This new publication fills the remaining gaps in the scrutiny of Mahler's works in the series, principally the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies, with the Ninth and Tenth. It begins with a substantial survey of Mahler's music, commissioned for the sixth edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980), but here printed in full for the first time. A striking feature throughout this collection is the examination of the revelatory role of the performer; this is epitomized in transcripts of significant conversations about the Fifth and Seventh Symphonies with, respectively, Riccardo Chailly and Bernard Haitink. The concluding section consists of major lectures and celebratory essays, some here published for the first time in English. These form a fascinating and frequently moving personal testament to a lifetime, and specifically fifty working years, of discovering Mahler."--Publisher's website
On Mahler and Britten : essays in honour of Donald Mitchell on his seventieth birthday( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In February 1995 Donald Mitchell, the foremost authority on the life and works of Gustav Mahler and Benjamin Britten, celebrated his seventieth birthday. To mark this event, the present Festschrift has been compiled under the editorship of Philip Reed. Distinguished composers, scholars, colleagues and friends from around the world have written on aspects of the two composers closest to Mitchell's heart - Mahler and Britten - to produce a volume which not only reflects some of the latest thinking on this pair of remarkable figures in the music of our century, but which also pays full tribute to the impact of Mitchell's own work on these composers over the last fifty years. The volume includes the fullest bibliography of Mitchell's writings yet compiled
Benjamin Britten; a commentary on his works from a group of specialists by Donald Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of the spirit : for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone soloists, 1 or 2 speakers, SATB choir, and orchestra by Benjamin Britten( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work was written for a BBC broadcast in 1938 and is now published for the first time. The ten sections include a strongly uplifting central section and conclude with a setting of the Veni creator spiritus. Together they create a unified and strikingly individual work."--Publisher's description
The Gambit book of children's songs( )

2 editions published in 1970 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sixty-six folk songs with piano accompaniments reflecting a wide range of human experiences
The children's songbook( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifty-two songs with piano accompaniments reflecting a wide range of human experiences
Cradles of the new : writings on music, 1951-1991 by Donald Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Letters from a life : the selected letters and diaries of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976
Alternative Names
Donald Mitchell écrivain britannique

Donald Mitchell escritor británico

Mičel, Donald muzikolog

Mitchell, Donald Charles Peter.

Mitchell, Donald Charles Peter 1925-

Mitchell, Donald Charles Peter 1925-2017

ドナルド・ミッチェル (著述家)

ミッチェル, ドナルド

Languages
English (558)

French (13)

German (5)

Latin (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

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Gustav Mahler : the early yearsGustav Mahler : songs and symphonies of life and death : interpretations and annotationsBritten and Auden in the thirties : the year 1936Letters from a life : the selected letters and diaries of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976The Mahler companionBenjamin Britten, Death in VeniceDiscovering Mahler : writings on Mahler, 1955-2005On Mahler and Britten : essays in honour of Donald Mitchell on his seventieth birthdayThe world of the spirit : for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone soloists, 1 or 2 speakers, SATB choir, and orchestra