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MacDonald, Malcolm 1948-2014

Works: 178 works in 404 publications in 4 languages and 8,173 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Scores  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Variations (Music)  Ballets (Music)  Concertos  Rhapsodies (Music)  Suites  Bibliography  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Composer, Other, Arranger, Commentator
Classifications: ML410.S283, B
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Most widely held works about Malcolm MacDonald
Most widely held works by Malcolm MacDonald
Brahms by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johannes Brahms has often been regarded as a conservative composer, his music dismissed as old-fashioned compared with the work of such contemporaries as Liszt and Wagner. In a major reevaluation of his life and artistry, Malcolm MacDonald incorporates twenty-five years of new research to demonstrate convincingly that Brahms combined his understanding of Classical principles with a profound appreciation of Romantic emotions and ideals. Through his study of early music and folk song, Brahms forged links with his predecessors while applying their craft in the service of a new expressiveness. Book jacket."--Jacket
Schoenberg by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Directly or indirectly, Arnold Schoenberg had a greater impact on the music of the twentieth century than any other composer. He was a vigorous polemicist whose theories were driven by his compositional practice, and although his music was for many decades more talked about than listened to, Schoenberg's influence has been incalculable" "In this completely rewritten and much enlarged updating of his long-indispensable study, Malcolm MacDonald takes advantage of thirty years of recent scholarship, new biographical information, and deeper understanding of the composer's aims and significance to produce a richly argued and thought-provoking guide to Schoenberg's life and work. He demonstrates how Schoenberg's musical language (including the much misunderstood twelve-note method), his personal character, and his creative ideas are indissolubly linked, as is his genius as a teacher and as an original composer. He also examines virtually every work in the oeuvre to demonstrate its vitality and many-sidedness. A chronology of Schoenberg's life, a work-list, an updated bibliography, and a much-expanded personalia enhance the usefulness of this new edition."--book jacket
Varèse : astronomer in sound by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The works of Edgard Varese (1883-1965) represent the most radical expression of 20th-century Modernism in music. He created such staggering orchestral showpieces as Ameriques and Arcana, mainstays of the instrumental repertoire like Octandre and Density 21.5 and also pioneered works for percussion ensemble and electronic music, with tape and with electronic instruments. Varese was a prophet of the future and remains an inescapable presence in the modern concert repertoire." "The core of this book is a series of descriptive analyses, accessible to any literate music-lover, of all Varese's available works. Malcolm MacDonald relates them to the aesthetic and scientific ideas which underlay Varese's boldly original view of sound and musical structure. He shows how Varese's conception of a music that 'explodes into space' and of 'intelligent sounds moving in space' arose partly from 20th-century man's expanding consciousness of his place in the universe. Yet they also derived from the esoteric philosophies of late 19th-century Paris, inspired by Renaissance alchemists such as Paracelsus."
Dmitri Shostakovich, a complete catalogue by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for orchestra by Béla Bartók( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rapsodie sur un thème de Paganini : pour piano et orchestre, op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

5 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Havergal Brian on music : selections from his journalism by Havergal Brian( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symphonies of Havergal Brian by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BBC Music Magazine top 1000 CDs guide( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works for voice & chamber orchestra = Œuvres pour voix et orchestre de chambre = Werke für Stimme und Kammerorchester by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symphonies of Havergal Brian by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphosen : a study for 23 solo strings ; Oboe concerto ; Four last songs by Richard Strauss( )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrushka : original version by Igor Stravinsky( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Foulds and his music : an introduction ; with a catalog of the composer's works and a brief miscellany of his writings by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tableaux d'une exposition = Pictures from an exhibition = Cuadros de una exposición by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 3*.3*.3*.3*. SaxA/, timbales, percussions, harpes, cordes
Song album : for medium-high voice and piano by Rebecca Clarke( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besetzung: Gesang (mittlere Stimme), Klavier
Symphony no. 2, op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

3 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Stevenson : a musical biography by Malcolm MacDonald( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral anthology. Anthologie d'œuvres pour orchestre. Volume 2 = Anthologie von Orchesterwerken. Band 2 by Benjamin Britten( )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea pictures : new edition ; Pomp & circumstance marches : nos. 1-5 ; Cockaigne : (In London town) : concert overture by Edward Elgar( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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SchoenbergVarèse : astronomer in soundConcerto for orchestraHavergal Brian on music : selections from his journalismBBC Music Magazine top 1000 CDs guideWorks for voice & chamber orchestra = Œuvres pour voix et orchestre de chambre = Werke für Stimme und KammerorchesterThe symphonies of Havergal BrianMetamorphosen : a study for 23 solo strings ; Oboe concerto ; Four last songs