WorldCat Identities

Macdonald, Hugh 1940-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 696 publications in 7 languages and 11,844 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Sources  History  Musical settings  Music  Orchestral excerpts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Performer, Instrumentalist, Creator, Adapter, Speaker, Producer
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 )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 900 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on Berlioz's numerous writings - his Memoires, his critical articles, and his extensive correspondence, including many unpublished documents.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 )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skryabin by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas & Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

Read straight through, Selected Letters of Berlioz is entertaining and informative reading for any music lover. Translated aptly and colorfully by Roger Nichols, Berlioz's letters blend personal sentiment with deep insight into nineteenth-century thought, providing an entrancing portrait of one of the century's leading artistic figures
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 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentary by Hector Berlioz( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 368 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 353 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
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
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz( )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 276 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale by Hector Berlioz( )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance générale by Hector Berlioz( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in French and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture to the comic opera Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 181 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( )

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

Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Medelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pelléas & MélisandeSelected letters of BerliozBerlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentaryBeethoven's century : essays on composers and themes