The New Grove Haydn (New Grove Composer Biographies)

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The eagerly awaited publication of the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians will be a major event in the world of music in the year 2000. Grove is the name for music information on an international scale, instantly recognised and constantly used by music scholars and enthusiasts the world over - and the new edition will reflect some of the enormous changes in the world of music over the last twenty years. For the first time ever, four paperback companions are to be published featuring new research, writing and bibliography derived from the new edition, in advance of the publication of The New Grove II itself.

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STANLEY SADIE has been Editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians since 1980. Editor of the first edition (1980), he was also editor of The Musical Times (1967-87) and a music critic for The Times (1964-81). He was President of the International Musicological Society from 1992-97. - JOHN TYRRELL is Executive Editor of The New Grove II. He worked with Stanley Sadie on both the first edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980) and The Musical Times. In 1976 he was appointed lecturer in music at the University of Nottingham, becoming Reader in Opera Studies (1989) and Professor (1995). He is well known as an expert on Czech music, in particular that of Leos Janacek. His books include A Guide to International Congress Reports in Musicology (with Rosemary Dooley, 1979), Czech Music (1988), Janacek's Operas (1992) and the catalogue Janacek's Works (co-author, 1997). He has edited and translated Janacek's letters to Kamila Stosslova (1994) and The Memoirs of Zdenka Janackova (1998), and with Sir Charles Mackerras has published authentic editions of Janacek's operas Jenufa and From the House of the Dead. - Authors - JAMES WEBSTER is Goldwin Smith Professor of Music at Cornell University. He has written on many aspects of Haydn's works as well as publishing writings on Beethoven's chamber music, Schubert, opera buffa and Brahms. His writings include Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style (1991). - GEORG FEDER was director of the Joseph-Haydn-Institute in Cologne from 1960 until his retirement in 1990 .

From Library Journal:

In the early 1980s, Grove issued a "Composer Biography" series, with material taken from the first edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Likewise, these slim volumes are spin-offs of the second edition (LJ 3/15/01); consequently, the same new scholarship, fresh perspectives, and updated bibliographies that mark the NGII mark these books the first releases in the new series. For the first time, Stravinsky gets a title of his own. To some extent, the updates have been edited to appeal to a lay audience. For example, in the NGII article on Haydn, there is a section titled "Style, Aesthetics, and Compositional Method," which in the biography is reworded "Style and Method." In the NGII's coverage of Stravinsky, the dictionary section is titled "Posthumous Reputation and Legacy," but here it appears as "Then and Since." However, the texts themselves have not been dumbed down. Each book contains a works list, a bibliography, an index, and 12 pages of black-and-white illustrations (not seen); at press time, the publisher could not confirm whether the illustrations will be the same ones used in the NGII. As with the earlier editions, the work lists include page numbers where pieces are discussed in the text. Excellent for students and scholars, these manageable biographies are recommended for libraries where the earlier editions circulated well. Bonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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