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Macdonald, Hugh 1940-

Works: 283 works in 712 publications in 7 languages and 11,623 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Music  Sources  History  Musical settings  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Performer, Producer, Adapter, Instrumentalist, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: ML410.B5, B
Publication Timeline
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 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skryabin by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse componist (1803-1869)
Les Troyens : grand opéra en cinq actes = Die Trojaner : Grosse Oper in fünf Akten by Hector Berlioz( )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas & Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 382 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 380 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
Berlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentary by Hector Berlioz( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 363 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 )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 308 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. Music in 1853 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 [Publisher description]
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz( )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 292 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 271 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."--BOOK JACKET
Bizet by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 269 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
Windpower by Christian Lindberg( )

5 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz by Hugh Macdonald( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 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
Harold en Italie by Hector Berlioz( )

12 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale by Hector Berlioz( )

31 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the shores of an ancient sea by Michael Atkinson( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 208 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1980 in French and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 153 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
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Selected letters of BerliozBerlioz's orchestration treatise : a translation and commentaryBeethoven's century : essays on composers and themesBerlioz