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Newman, Ernest 1868-1959

Overview
Works: 300 works in 1,493 publications in 6 languages and 29,015 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: ML410.B4, 927.8
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Most widely held works by Ernest Newman
Stories of the great operas and their composers by Ernest Newman( Book )

63 editions published between 1927 and 2004 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol I: Richard Wagner and his works; Vol II: Mozart (1756-1791) to Thomas (1811-1896)-Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Von Weber, and Thomas; Vol III: Verdi (1813-1901) to Puccini (1858-1924)-Verdi, Gounod, Bizet, Offenbach, Humperdinck, and Puccini. The aim of this work is to tell the story of the opera accompanied by a descriptive analysis of the music, with some musical scores, and with biographical sketches of the composers. -- Publisher's description
Wagner as man & artist by Ernest Newman( Book )

107 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Richard Wagner by Ernest Newman( Book )

33 editions published between 1933 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wagner operas by Ernest Newman( Book )

33 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
Beethoven the creator : the great creative epochs: from the Eroica to the Appassionata by Romain Rolland( Book )

22 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period from 1803 to 1806, Beethoven composed three major works that were to remain, in his own eyes, the culminating peaks of his genius: the "Eroica" Symphony, the Appassionata, and "Leonora," his only opera (subsequently known as "Fidelio"). Each is a milestone in Beethoven's development, and, taken as a group, they represent the most vital creative period in his career. In this book, that brief period is surveyed by one of the world's greatest writers on music (see his Essays on Music, Dover $1.50). A Nobel Prize winner for literature, Romain Rolland understood Beethoven as few others have, and he has written about him in a way that has established this book as a classic in music appreciation and history. - nthdegree books
Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, from 1803 to 1865, comprising his travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and England by Hector Berlioz( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More stories of famous operas by Ernest Newman( Book )

25 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 1,098 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 )

51 editions published between 1895 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man Liszt ; a study of the tragicomedy of a soul divided against itself by Ernest Newman( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in English and German and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Wolf by Ernest Newman( Book )

45 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 910 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
The unconscious Beethoven by Ernest Newman( Book )

23 editions published between 1927 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss by Ernest Newman( Book )

25 editions published between 1908 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.S. Bach by Albert Schweitzer( Book )

42 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schweitzer's great work is probably the most important single contribution to the notable increase in the appreciation and understanding of J.S. Bach in recent years. Equally valuable aesthetically and practically, it reflects the wide outlook on life and art which the remarkable calibre of its author's mind makes possible, treating its subject from the standpoint not of a single art, but of art and science in general." -- Provided by publisher
Great operas : the definitive treatment of their history, stories, and music by Ernest Newman( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 1960 in English and Spanish and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on 30 operatic masterpieces
Testament of music, essays and papers by Ernest Newman( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the world of music; essays from the London Sunday times by Ernest Newman( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 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 571 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
More essays from the world of music; essays from the London Sunday times by Ernest Newman( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing material some of which was originally published prior to 1923, this collection of essays represents an important historical work in the world of music. Newman's essays the conductor's function in the orchestra; analyzes the lives and works of a variety of composers; and presents Newman's thoughts on a variety of matters
A musical motley by Ernest Newman( Book )

23 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 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
Musical studies by Ernest Newman( Book )

31 editions published between 1905 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Wagner operas
Alternative Names
Cecil, Hugh Mortimer

Cecil, Hugh Mortimer 1868-1959

Ernest Newman Brits muziekcriticus (1868-1959)

Ernest Newman englischer Musikkritiker

Ernest Newman musicologue et critique musical britannique

Ernest Njuman

Roberts, John M. 1868-1959

Roberts, William 1868-1959

Robertson, John M. 1868-1959

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Wagner as man & artistThe Wagner operasMemoirs of Hector Berlioz, from 1803 to 1865, comprising his travels in Germany, Italy, Russia, and EnglandGluck and the opera; a study in musical historyJ.S. Bach