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Marek, George R. (George Richard) 1902-1987

Overview
Works: 97 works in 239 publications in 5 languages and 13,122 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Stories, plots, etc  Discography  Musical settings 
Roles: Editor, Producer, Commentator, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: ML410.B4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George R Marek
Beethoven; biography of a genius by George R Marek ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eagles die: Franz Joseph, Elisabeth, and their Austria by George R Marek ( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and German and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Strauss : the life of a non-hero by George R Marek ( Book )
23 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chopin by George R Marek ( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Blurb: Against the tumultuous background of Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century-political revolution and social upheaval-this beguiling biography presents the young Polish genius (and patriot) who arrived in Paris in 1831, at the age of twenty-one, and was instantly acclaimed and accepted by its circle of brilliant artists, poets and aristocrats. The tide of Romanticism was at its height-in literature, painting, manners and morals. The mistresses of great men were hardly less famous than their lovers, and extravagance was-in that segment of society-the order of the day. Despite his ingrained reserve and conservatism, Chopin quickly absorbed the tastes of his new intimates. And a notable crew they were: Delacroix, Heine, Liszt, the superb Pauline Viardot-Turgenev's muse-and the resident Polish grandees. The beautiful wife of one expatriate nobleman, Delfina Potocka, became a pupil of Chopin's not long after he settled in Paris, and a newly discovered batch of letters to her-startlingly explicit in their eroticism-reveal unsuspected details about their relationship. Then came the nine years with George Sand-in Paris, Nohant, Majorca and Nohant again-years of marvelous creativity in Chopin's life but also the period when the onslaughts of tuberculosis, of which he was to die at the age of thirty-nine, first became menacing, exacerbated by the mounting tensions between the two lovers. Marek writes absorbingly of Chopin's relationships with Sand's son and daughter, with her former lovers, her friends and competitors-all of whom, like true Romantics, poured out their feelings in letters to (and about) one another. Chopin's last years, after his break with Sand, were marked by worsening health and increasing fame. But he was sustained by the unfailing tenderness of his friends, who outdid one another to protect, divert, and console him. And the drama of his life did not end with his death. The subsequent fate of his manuscripts, possessions and -specifically-George Sand's letters to him provide a tragicomic epilogue to the turbulent story
Gentle genius : the story of Felix Mendelssohn by George R Marek ( Book )
16 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schubert by George R Marek ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toscanini by George R Marek ( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosima Wagner by George R Marek ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world treasury of grand opera, its triumphs, trials, and great personalities by George R Marek ( Book )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bed and the throne : the life of Isabella d'Este by George R Marek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera as theater by George R Marek ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier : comedy for music in three acts by Richard Strauss ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini : a biography by George R Marek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A front seat at the opera by George R Marek ( Book )
9 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Good housekeeping guide to musical enjoyment by George R Marek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini by George R Marek ( Book )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bach on records by George R Marek ( Book )
2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1956 in Italian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Booklet contains libretto
How now, Dow Jones a new musical comedy by Elmer Bernstein ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven on records by George R Marek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Marek, George R.
Marek, George Richard 1902-1987
Марек, Джордж 1902-
Languages
English (119)
Spanish (8)
Polish (3)
German (2)
Italian (1)