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Fifield, Christopher

Overview
Works: 37 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 2,252 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Chamber music  Parts (Music)  Scores 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer
Classifications: ML410.B87, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Fifield
Max Bruch : his life and works by Christopher Fifield( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An updated reissue of this classic biography of Max Bruch, whose violin concerto remains one of the most popular pieces in the repertoire"--Provided by publisher
Letters and diaries of Kathleen Ferrier by Kathleen Ferrier( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within a decade this former telephone exchange operator was singing on stage at Covent Garden or before royalty at private parties. She must have been fun to know, and from this collection of letters, just over three hundred of them gathered from sources in Britain, America, Canada and Holland, as well as twelve years of her personal diaries, what emerges provides a sunny picture in the gloomy landscape of post-Second World War days."
True artist and true friend : a biography of Hans Richter by Christopher Fifield( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Oostenrijkse dirigent (1843-1916)
Streichquintett Es-Dur = E♭ major = Mi♭ majeur by Max Bruch( )

7 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibbs and Tillett : the rise and fall of a musical empire by Christopher Fifield( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the greater part of the twentieth century, Ibbs and Tillett's concert agency was to the British music industry what Marks and Spencer is to the world of the department store. The roll-call of famous musicians on its books was unmatched, and included such international stars as Clara Butt, Fritz Kreisler, Pablo Casals, Sergei Rachmaninov, Andres Segovia, Kathleen Ferrier, Myra Hess, Jacqueline du Pre, Clifford Curzon and Vladimir Ashkenazy, to name but a handful. From 1906, the success of the company was due to the dedication of its founders, Robert Leigh Ibbs and John Tillett. After their deaths, the agency was run by the latter's wife, Emmie, who, dubbed the 'Duchess of Wigmore Street', became one of the most formidable yet respected women in British music." "The history of this unique institution and its owners is told here for the first time, often through the letters that were exchanged between the artists themselves and the agency."--Jacket
The German symphony between Beethoven and Brahms : the fall and rise of a genre by Christopher Fifield( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was Carl Dahlhaus who coined the phrase "dead time" to describe the state of the symphony between Schumann and Brahms. Christopher Fifield argues that many of the symphonies dismissed by Dahlhaus made worthy contributions to the genre. He traces the root of the problem further back to Beethoven's ninth symphony, a work which then proceeded to intimidate symphonists who followed in its composer's footsteps, including Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schumann. In 1824 Beethoven set a standard that then had to rise in response to more demanding expectations from both audiences and the musical press. Christopher Fifield, who has a conductor's intimacy with the repertory, looks in turn at the five decades between the mid-1820s and mid-1870s. He deals only with non-programmatic works, leaving the programme symphony to travel its own route to the symphonic poem. Composers who lead to Brahms (himself a reluctant symphonist until the age of 43 in 1876) are frequently dismissed as epigones of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schumann but by investigating their symphonies, Fifield reveals their respective brands of originality, even their own possible influence upon Brahms himself and in so doing, shines a light into a half-century of neglected nineteenth century German symphonic music. - Publisher
Streichquartett c-moll = C minor : WoO (1852) by Max Bruch( )

2 editions published in 2014 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony in C minor, op. 60 ; Overture ; Andante religioso by Xaver Scharwenka( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchesterwerke = Orchestral works by Richard Franck( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Richter by Christopher Fifield( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Fifield's remarkable study explores the personality, life and work of a conductor who influenced and inspired the leading composers, singers and instrumentalists of his day
Overture in C minor ; Symphony no. 3 : Militärsinfonie by Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frühlingswogen ; Arkadische Suite ; Liebesnacht by Philipp Scharwenka( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 in C major ; Symphony no. 2 in B minor by Robert Hermann( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra by Frederic Cliffe( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanze ; Gustaf Wasas saga ; Sphärenklänge ; Im Herbst ; Dämmerungsschein by Andreas Hallén( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture by Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee( )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustaf Wasas Saga by Andreas Hallén( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frühlingswogen : op. 87 by Philipp Scharwenka( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 in C minor op. 1 by Frederic Cliffe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier by Christopher Fifield( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years ago, Kathleen Ferrier, the greatest lyric contralto Britain has ever produced, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. Her name endures to this day for she struck a chord with a wide-ranging public, in concerts, on records and on the radio, despite a career which lasted barely ten years
 
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Letters and diaries of Kathleen Ferrier
Alternative Names
Christopher Fifield Brits dirigent

Christopher Fifield English conductor and music historian

Languages
English (65)

German (4)

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Letters and diaries of Kathleen FerrierIbbs and Tillett : the rise and fall of a musical empire