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Newman, Ernest 1868-1959

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Works: 373 works in 1,432 publications in 5 languages and 28,326 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Recipient, Narrator, Other, Performer
Classifications: MT95, 927.8
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Stories of the great operas and their composers by Ernest Newman ( Book )
57 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work has a double object. Every great opera has a two-fold character; the two component parts are supreme music and supreme romance. The aim of this work is to tell the stories accompanied by a descriptive analysis of the music. The point of view assumed is that of the ordinary music lover who, though an ardent follower of opera, has neither time, nor opportunity, nor aptitude, to study scores and musical history and biography for himself. The main object has been to give such a person all the information he requires for a thorough understanding of what is going on in front of him on the stage
Wagner as man & artist by Ernest Newman ( Book )
89 editions published between 1914 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Richard Wagner by Ernest Newman ( Book )
51 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wagner operas by Ernest Newman ( Book )
36 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyses of the operas, omitting Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot and Rienzi
Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, from 1803 to 1865, comprising his travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and England by Hector Berlioz ( Book )
28 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More stories of famous operas by Ernest Newman ( Book )
23 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, ThaIs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakme, Les Huguenots, CosI fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelleas and Melisande, The Bartered Bride, Die Fledermaus, Romeo and Juliet, Der Rosenkavalier, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Wozzeck, L'Heure Espagnole, and Boris Godounov. The foremost authority on opera presented in the comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-lover, and confirmed operamane will wish to know about them. It is unique as both guide and armchair companion. Ernest Newman's gigantic grasp of his subject is clear at every turn, as are his sheer writing ability and wit. He larded his treatment of the operas with biographical and historical materials acquired in a long lifetime of study and writing. This is the first volume of the trilogy of books (the other two being The Wagner Operas and Seventeen Famous Operas) with which Ernest Newman wished to replace his much earlier book, Stories of the Great Operas
Gluck and the opera; a study in musical history by Ernest Newman ( Book )
42 editions published between 1895 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man Liszt : a study of the tragicomedy of a soul divided against itself by Ernest Newman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in English and German and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugo Wolf by Ernest Newman ( Book )
32 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic story of an erratic genius's life and a survey of some of his works, including his art songs and operas. Very interesting and very stimulating. ? The New York Times
Beethoven the creator by Romain Rolland ( Book )
9 editions published between 1937 and 1964 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Strauss by Ernest Newman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1908 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven the creator : the great creative epochs: from the Eroica to the Appassionata by Romain Rolland ( Book )
12 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great operas, the definitive treatment of their history, stories, and music by Ernest Newman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on 30 operatic masterpieces
Testament of music, essays and papers by Ernest Newman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen famous operas by Ernest Newman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working." 'Ernest Newman In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman goes beyond simply retelling the plots of the operas he has chosen to feature in this volume. Because for Newman, opera was theater'and he demonstrates that with his in-depth studies of the seventeen featured operas. Newman uses biographical, literary, and historical background to expose the reader to how each featured work came to be. These featured works include La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute and ten other famous works. Seventeen Famous Operas is a must-read for music librarians, opera lovers, and propagandists of music everywhere
A musical motley by Ernest Newman ( Book )
25 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excerpt: . . . Composition, it is rather curious that while I was writing on our too great readiness to admire everything a classic does, merely because he is a classic, someone in the Times Literary Supplement should have been regarding much the same fallacy--more particularly in poetry and painting--from a slightly different point of view. The thesis of the Times writer is that at this or that stage in every art, professionalism--by which he means the mere way of saying things that a period or a single master has made easy, irrespective of the value of the things that are being said--is apt to get the upper hand of inspiration. Art implies the more or less traditional manipulation of a medium, for no man can begin writing or painting or making music as if he had never read a book or seen a picture or heard a score; and there always comes a stage at which the medium is manipulated in merely professional fashion, at the expense of the higher faculty of personal invention. Examples of this process are to be found in the greatest artists: the Times writer cites, among others, Titian, Tintoretto, Shakespeare, and Beethoven. One result of this professionalism, he goes on to say, is that it spoils not only the artist but the public, that comes to identify difficulty of handling with inm spiration, and is inclined to think too little of the art that is simple, direct, and unencumbered with the visible apparatus of manufacture. The public sees the grand manner in many a passage of Shakespeare or Milton that is the merest platitude phrased with professional pomposity; while it looks down on art so artless as that of Blake in his simpler lyrics . .
The unconscious Beethoven: an essay in musical psychology by Ernest Newman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical studies by Ernest Newman ( Book )
28 editions published between 1905 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.S. Bach by Albert Schweitzer ( Book )
29 editions published between 1911 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume I of a two volume set. A biography of the composer with an exposition of his performance practices
From the world of music; essays from the London Sunday times by Ernest Newman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cecil, Hugh Mortimer
Cecil, Hugh Mortimer, 1868-1959
Roberts, William, 1868-1959
Robertson, John M., 1868-1959
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