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Macdonald, Hugh 1940-

Works: 172 works in 728 publications in 7 languages and 12,025 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Scores  Arrangements (Music)  Symphonies  Parts (Music)  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter, Other, Performer, 956, Creator, Producer, Instrumentalist, Speaker
Classifications: ML410.B5, B
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Most widely held works about Hugh Macdonald
Most widely held works by Hugh Macdonald
Berlioz orchestral music by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skryabin by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse componist (1803-1869)
The New Grove early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens : lyric poem in 5 acts by Hector Berlioz( )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas & Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libretto og operafører
Selected letters of Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the foremost composers of his generation, Berlioz was even more influential as an arbiter of musical taste and a writer of critical essays for the Parisian Journal des debats. But professional journalism was sometimes an unwelcome task for Berlioz, who felt hindered by considerations of diplomacy and censorship. Letter writing, by contrast, provided him with a freer outlet for creative expression, and his surviving correspondences number in the thousands. From
Berlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentary by Hector Berlioz( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlioz's orchestration treatise is a classic textbook which has been used as a guide to orchestration and as a source book for the understanding both of Berlioz's music and of orchestral practice in the nineteenth century. This is the first new English translation of Berlioz's complete text since 1856, and it is accompanied throughout by Hugh Macdonald's extensive and authoritative commentary on the instruments of Berlioz's time and on his own orchestral practice, as revealed in his scores. It also includes extracts from Berlioz's writings on instruments in his Memoirs and in his many articles for the Parisian press." "The Treatise has been highly valued both for its technical information about instruments and for its poetic and visionary approach to the art of instrumentation. It includes a chapter on the orchestra itself, seen as a giant independent instrument, and on the art of conducting, one of the first documents of its kind. Berlioz was not only one of the great orchestrators of the nineteenth century, he was also the author with the clearest understanding of the art."--Jacket
Bizet by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today Georges Bizet is most immediately recognized as the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. One of the most frequently performed operas for over a century, Carmen explores concepts such as the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, color, and a wealth of melody. Yet it is only one act in Bizet's story. In Bizet, renowned musicologist Hugh Macdonald goes beyond the composer's most famous opera to take an in-depth look at his entire life and oeuvre."--Jacket
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz( )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in 1853 : the biography of a year by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why 1853? For many leading composers this year brought far-reaching changes to their lives: Brahms emerged from obscurity to celebrity, Schumann ceased to be an active composer, and both Berlioz and Wagner became active again after long silences. By limiting the perspective to a single year yet extending it to a group of musicians, their constant interconnections become the central motif: Brahms meets Berlioz and Liszt as well as Schumann; Liszt is a constant link in every chain; Joachim is close to all of them; Wagner is on everyone's mind. No one composer is at the centre of the story
Beethoven's century : essays on composers and themes by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beethoven's Century addresses perennial questions of what music meant to the composer and his audiences, how it was intended to be played and how today's audiences can usefully approach it." "Beethoven's Century concludes with a wry look at some startling developments in early twentieth-century music that have often been overlooked."--Jacket
Windpower by Christian Lindberg( )

5 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold en Italie : symphonie en 4 parties avec un alto principal, op. 16 by Hector Berlioz( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale by Hector Berlioz( )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this life-and-works study, Hugh Macdonald draws on Berlioz's numerous writings - his Memoires, his critical articles, and his extensive correspondence, including many unpublished documents. Berlioz's provincial upbringing, his enthusiasm for Parisian opera and theatre, his marriage to the actress Harriet Smithson, his activities as composer, critic, and conductor, are covered in a biographical section which concludes with a chapter on his character. Discussion of the music is chronological, from the time when Berlioz arrived in Paris in 1821 to study medicine, through the peak of French Romanticism in the 1830s, to the compositions of his later years. In a final chapter Hugh Macdonald traces influences on Berlioz's style and examines his treatment of melody, harmony, and rhythm, and his distinctive orchestral technique."--Jacket
Concerto en ré mineur pour violoncelle avec accompagnement d'orchestre = Concerto in D minor for violoncello and orchestra = Konzert in d für Violoncello und Orchester by Edouard Lalo( )

15 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pelléas & Mélisande
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ヒュー・マクドナルド (音楽学者)

Selected letters of BerliozBerlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentaryBeethoven's century : essays on composers and themesBerlioz