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Layton, Robert 1930-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 570 publications in 3 languages and 10,467 library holdings
Genres: Discographies  Reviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Symphonies  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Translator, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert Layton
Sibelius by Robert Layton( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvořák symphonies and concertos by Robert Layton( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to the concerto( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sibelius by Robert Layton( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the New York Philharmonic's radio audience was polled in 1935, the most popular composer was Jean Sibelius, whose music held a unique fascination for listeners of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Having passed through a period of coolness on the part of the musical establishment, in the 1990s Sibelius's music again enjoys widespread critical appreciation, along with greater exposure than ever before in concert programs worldwide. Meanwhile, our knowledge of the man and the sources of his music has expanded and deepened. It is this new awareness that Robert Layton has distilled into this thoroughly revised edition of his groundbreaking biography, Sibelius. More clearly than ever, Sibelius emerges as an artist who drew inspiration from two crucial sources: nature and mythology. He belonged to a generation of composers who could still use music to capture an emotional response to landscape, weather, the natural rhythms of the world. Even more central to his creativity was his involvement with Finnish myth, as codified in the national epic poem, the Kalevala. This haunting world of warriors and enchantments provided Sibelius with the program for a series of memorable symphonic poems, from the poignant Swan of Tuonela to the majestic Tapiola. His artistic development was intertwined with his use of mythology to an extent unparalleled since Wagner. Christened Johan and called Janne by his relatives and friends, Sibelius took the name Jean in imitation of a seagoing uncle who used the French form of his name when abroad. It seems an odd choice for a composer who led the least cosmopolitan of lives. He took an interest in the revolutionary new directions of twentieth-century music, but for himself he pursued the development of a personal voice in the context of the traditional symphonic idiom. And because he remained true to his inner vision, his music remains radiantly alive. Robert Layton's Sibelius is a revealing guide to the life and to the works. Above all, he provides illuminating analyses of the music, both tracing the formal means that Sibelius developed at each new phase of his career, and identifying the events and experiences that left an imprint on this extraordinary musical personality
Sibelius and his world by Robert Layton( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blends biography and criticism of the Finnish composer's life and work.' --
Britain, Scandinavia and the Netherlands by Humphrey Searle( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Guide to the symphony( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to every major symphonist from Haydn to the present day, by way of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Tippett. Contains an up-to-date list of over 500 recommended compact disc recordings
The new Penguin guide to compact discs and cassettes by Edward Greenfield( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin guide to compact discs and cassettes by Ivan March( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin stereo record guide by Edward Greenfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin guide to compact discs, cassettes, and LPs by Edward Greenfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the concerto by Robert Layton( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Guide to the Concerto offers a survey of the growth and development of the concerto form from its origins in the seventeenth century to the present day. Throughout, analyses that avoid technical jargon are illuminated by over 130 music examples. Among the many contributors are Dr. Robert Simpson, who discusses Beethoven's concertos; H.C. Robbins Landon, scholar of the Viennese classical period; David Brown, authority on nineteenth-century Russian music; Michael Kennedy, author of studies on Elgar and Britten, and Peter Dickinson, composer and writer on American music. Robert Layton himself provides an introduction and discography with hundreds of recommended recordings, and writes on the concerto in Scandinavia and the modern Russian concerto. --From publisher's description
The complete Penguin stereo record and cassette guide by Edward Greenfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klassisk musik
The new Penguin stereo record and cassette guide by Edward Greenfield( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin guide to the 1000 finest classical recordings : the must have CDs and DVDs by Ivan March( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains reviews on classical music compact discs and DVDs
The Penguin guide to compact discs by Ivan March( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews thousands of British, American, and European classical recordings in all three formats
The Penguin guide to compact discs and cassettes by Ivan March( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Berwald by Robert Layton( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschriften van en over de Zweedse componist (1796-1868)
The Penguin guide to compact discs by Edward Greenfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the symphony( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sibelius
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English (258)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

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The Penguin guide to compact discs and cassettesA guide to the concertoThe Penguin guide to compact discs