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Brown, David 1929-2014

Overview
Works: 95 works in 392 publications in 3 languages and 8,886 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Scores  Variations (Music)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Parts (Music)  Arrangements (Music)  Chamber music  Morning service music  Art music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Brown
Tchaikovsky by David Brown( Book )

65 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Russische componist Petr Il'ič Čajkovskij (1840-1893)
Tchaikovsky : the man and his music by David Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the music of Tchaikovsky within the context of his life
Musorgsky : his life and works by David Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the inspiration was upon him, he could apply himself with superhuman intensity, as he did when composing the initial version of Boris Godunov. Sadly, Musorgsky deteriorated in his final years, suffering periods of inner turmoil, when his alcoholism would be out of control. Finally, unemployed and all but destitute, he died at age forty-two. His failure to complete his two remaining operas, Khovanshchina and Sorochintsy Fair, Brown concludes, is one of music's greatest tragedies."--Jacket
Thomas Weelkes; a biographical and critical study by David Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Glinka : a biographical and critical study by David Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky remembered by David Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years after his death Tchaikovsky remains a controversial and enigmatic figure. His enormous popularity as a composer of ballets, symphonies and operas has never faded, yet the character of the man himself continues to conjure up paradoxes." "David Brown has drawn on a wide range of contemporary accounts of the man and his life, many of them never before translated into English. They provide a chronicle of his upbringing in Russia and the early years of his career, as well as impressions of his extensive European concert tours: sometimes they reveal sides to him that are rarely suspected. Tchaikovsky's private torments are sharply contrasted with the increasing success of his public life, while the memoirs of colleagues and pupils shed valuable light on the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death."--Jacket
Wilbye by David Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected anthems by Thomas Weelkes( )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Russian masters( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Russian masters 1 : Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky by David Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky : a biographical and critical study. Vol. 2, the crisis years : (1874-1878) by David Brown( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Russische componist Petr Il'ič Čajkovskij (1840-1893)
Tchaikovsky : the early years, 1840-1874 by David Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Russische componist Petr Il'ic̆ C̆ajkovskij (1840-1893)
Viva Santana! by Santana (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartet no. 2 in D major for two violins, viola and cello by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borodin's two numbered string quartets, dating from the last fifteen years of his life, are still fundamentally salon-orientated, albeit on a more ambitious scale than his previous chamber works and reflecting lessons learned from the examples of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The first quartet was explicitly 'inspired by a theme of Beethoven' (part of the replacement finale to the Große Fuge in the B flat major quartet, Op 130). Its doubly Germanic adoption of genre and theme did not go down well with Musorgsky or with Vladimir Stasov, the godfather and chief public advocate of the Mighty Handful. The String Quartet No 2 in D major, too, has a Beethoven connection, in that it was premiered at an Imperial Russian Musical Society concert in St Petersburg on 7 February 1882 (some sources say 9 March) alongside Beethoven's second 'Razumovsky' quartet. However, by this stage in his career, Borodin had thoroughly absorbed his classical lessons and the quartet exudes a sovereign freedom of invention. Borodin's second string quartet is more obviously tuneful than his first and has therefore become the more popular. It was composed in the summer of 1881 and is dedicated to the composer's wife, some say in recognition of their twenty years together. Borodin had in fact just returned from another German tour, taking in Heidelberg, so the connection may well have been on his mind. The first movement opens with the first of many glorious melodies that run throughout the work, heard on Borodin's own instrument, the cello, but soon passed to the first violin. With the second subject, featuring the same two instruments, comes a more energetic texture, but the tone remains more serenade-like than strenuous. These ideas submit to traditional sonata-form routines, generating little or no tension, yet radiating such warmth and generosity that few would dream of complaining. The second movement is a one-in-a-bar scherzo, with the theme initially on the viola. Its slower second idea (swaying violin lines in thirds) is derived from the first by inversion, and the movement is remarkable above all for the freedom of its development (rather than trio) section. The contrasting theme gained an unexpected afterlife when given the famous lyrics 'Baubles, bangles and beads' in Robert Wright and George Forrest's 1953 musical Kismet, set in the Persia of the Arabian Nights. The same show also appropriated the main theme of the succeeding notturno, for the song 'And this is my beloved'. There can hardly be any complaint at this, since one of Borodin's hallmarks, most conspicuous in his unfinished opera Prince Igor, was precisely this kind of evocation of Oriental sultriness. The languishing cello melody over rocking, syncopated accompaniment returns us to the expressive world of the first movement. The faster central section at last allows the second violin to join in the fun, with some playful dialoguing on rising scales that briefly enliven the essentially languid mood. The boisterous last movement outlines two motifs in the introduction, which are then combined in artful counterpoint. Seemingly in a perpetual state of becoming, thanks in part to the repeated references back to that introduction, the finale falls into a perfectly regular, textbook sonata form, while its themes gracefully effect a reconciliation between Beethovenian terseness and Russian-orientalist luxuriance. - David Fanning on hyperion-records.co.uk
Tchaikovsky. the final years, 1885-1893 by David Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky. the years of wandering, 1878-1885 by David Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on a theme rococo : opus 33, for cello and piano by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

5 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C. F. Peters is delighted to announce the first new edition of the Rococo Variations to be published outside of Russia that presents the work in its original form. This new publication is based upon the composer's original version, which is the accepted performing sequence for many eminent cellists, as recorded by Steven Isserlis and Raphael Wallfisch. Reflecting the composer's original intentions, the edition includes: The variations restored to their original order; Tchaikovsky's finale reinstated; Appendices containing the more bravura coda re-written by Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (the work's dedicatee) and the composer's first draft of the fourth variation. - Publisher
Tchaikovsky : a biographical and critical study : the years of fame, 1878-1893 by David Brown( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Russische componist Petr Il'ič Čajkovskij (1840-1893)
Short service: morning canticles, for SATB, with optional organ by Thomas Weelkes( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis : first evening service by Thomas Weelkes( )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tchaikovsky : the man and his musicMusorgsky : his life and worksThe New Grove Russian masters 1 : Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, TchaikovskyTchaikovsky : a biographical and critical study. Vol. 2, the crisis years : (1874-1878)Tchaikovsky : the early years, 1840-1874Quartet no. 2 in D major for two violins, viola and celloTchaikovsky. the final years, 1885-1893
Alternative Names
Brown, David, 1929-

Brown, David Clifford

Brown, David Clifford 1929-2014

David Brown Brits musicoloog (1929-2014)

David Brown Englischer Musikwissenschaftler, Jahrgang 1929

David Brown Musicologue anglais, né en 1929

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