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Macdonald, Hugh 1940-

Overview
Works: 241 works in 821 publications in 8 languages and 12,645 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Art music  Scores  Sources  History  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Performer, wpr, Creator, Producer, Adapter, 956, Speaker, Instrumentalist
Classifications: ML410.B5, B
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Most widely held works about Hugh Macdonald
 
Most widely held works by Hugh Macdonald
Berlioz by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 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on Berlioz's numerous writings - his Memoires, his critical articles, and his extensive correspondence, including many unpublished documents.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
Berlioz orchestral music by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skryabin by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens : grand opéra en cinq actes = Die Trojaner : Grosse Oper in fünf Akten by Hector Berlioz( )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizet by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 395 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."--Rabat de la jaquette
The New Grove early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Berlioz by Hector Berlioz( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 382 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
Pelléas & Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this guide to Pelléas and Mélisande, Maeterlinck's original play is reprinted in full, so that the opera lover can read the scenes that Debussy did not set to music. Hugh Macdonald's much praised English translation is published here for the first time, with an essay uncovering the musical roots of Pelléas and Mélisande and illustrating its importance to the music of the twentieth century. Alain Raitt, author of several studies of symbolist writers, evaluates Maeterlinck's status as a dramatist, and Roger Nichols analyses the score. Proust's short pastiche of the opera and Arthur Symons's r
Berlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentary by Hector Berlioz( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 375 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
Music in 1853 : the biography of a year by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 334 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, but a network of musicians spreads across the map of Europe from London and Paris to Leipzig and Zurich.<BR><BR> <I>Music in 1853</I> shows how musicians were now more closely connected than ever before, through the constant exchange of letters and the rapidly expanding railway network. The book links geography and day-to-day events to show how international the European musical scene had become. A larger picture emerges of a shift in musical scenery, from the world of the innocent Romanticism of Berlioz and Schumann to the more potent musical politics of Wagner and of his antidote (as many saw him) Brahms.<BR><BR> HUGH MACDONALD is Avis H. Blewett Professor Emeritus of Music at Washington University, St Louis. He has authored books on Skryabin and Berlioz and has previously published <I>Beethoven's Century: Essays on Composers and Themes</I> with Boydell/URP
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windpower by Christian Lindberg( )

5 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's century : essays on composers and themes by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 288 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
Harold en Italie by Hector Berlioz( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale by Hector Berlioz( )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
Rêverie et caprice : romance pour le violon by Hector Berlioz( )

15 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous works and index by Hector Berlioz( )

6 editions published in 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Selected letters of BerliozPelléas & MélisandeBerlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentaryBeethoven's century : essays on composers and themes