Klemperer on music : shavings from a musician's workbench

by Klemperer, Otto, 1885-1973.

Format: Print Book 1986
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML60 .K528 1986
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Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML60 .K528 1986
Klemperer's own accounts of musicians he knew and worked with, and particularly of Mahler.Otto Klemperer's conducting career covered nearly three-quarters of the twentieth century. Although he was not chiefly a man of words, he wrote frequently on music during the course of his long life, and the writings assembled inthis book date from 1906 until 1971. Klemperer writes here about musicians he knew and worked with, dwelling with especial interest and respect on Gustav Mahler, who was a formative influence on the young Klemperer. There are pieces on composers from Bach and Beethoven to Schoenberg and Zemlinsky, and on colleagues from Beecham and Toscanini to Ewald Dülberg and Max Reinhardt. He also documents his own career, discussing his conducting, his battle to savethe Kroll Opera in Berlin, his period at Los Angeles, his return to Germany, his compositions, and much more. A great deal of the book has never been published before in English, and some sections appear for the first time in any language.
Additional Information
Series Musicians on music ; no. 2.
Subjects Klemperer, Otto, -- 1885-1973.
Music -- History and criticism.
Conductors (Music) -- Germany -- Biography.
Publisher [London] :Toccata Press,1986
Contributors Anderson, Martin (Martin J.)
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes "The compositions of Otto Klemperer": pages 226-233.
ISBN 0907689132 :
0907689140 (pbk.)
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