Isaac Albéniz29 may 1860 (Camprodón) - 18 may 1909 (Cambô-les-Bains)
|Walter Aaron Clark Isaac Albeniz: Portrait of a Romantic|
Oxford University Press, 2003; ISBN 0199250529; 360 pages
Walter Aaron Clark here presents, for the first time in English, a detailed and accurate account of one of the most intriguing figures in the Romantic period. Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), a renowned concert pianist, created a national style of Spanish piano music and also fostered the growth of the concerto, orchestral music, and opera in Spain. As a touring child prodigy who supposedly stowed away on a steamer to the New World, later studied with Liszt, and eventually got ensnared in a "Faustian pact" with the wealthy English librettist, Frances Burdett Money-Coutts, Albeniz has become somewhat of a legend. Based on a wealth of new and previously overlooked documentary evidence, this biography debunks the mythology surrounding his career, much of it spun by the composer himself. Price indication: $ 64.02
|Walter Aaron Clark and Guy A. Marco Isaac Albeniz : A Guide to Research (Composer Resource Manuals)|
Garland Publishing, 1998; ISBN 0815320957; 280 pages
This book presents the most up-to-date biography of the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) and is the first to offer a thorough, annotated bibliography in addition to an extensive discography, chronology, and list of works. The bibliography treats not only articles, books, dissertations, and exhibition publications, but also includes numerous reviews of his operas and other works. An overview of the nature and location of primary sources and the holdings of various archives (in England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Spain) is an especially useful feature of this book that is not available anywhere else. Alb niz's letters, manuscripts, library, photographs, and other important documents and personal effects are discussed. This guide to research sheds welcome light on one of the most important composers in the history of Spanish music, one whose works won the admiration of Faure, Debussy, and Messiaen, and exerted a profound influence on de Falla, Turina, and Rodrigo. Price indication: $ 99.09
Beethoven, L. van
5 Pieces for Musical Clock
Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet
Symphony no. 1 "Titan"
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"