Roberto Gerhard25 sep 1896 (Valls) - 5 jan 1970 (Cambridge)
|Roberto Gerhard and Meirion Bowen Gerhard on Music: Selected Writings|
Ashgate Publishing, 2000; ISBN 0754600092; 276 pages
Catalan-born composer Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) left significant legacies - both musical and documentary. Exiled in Cambridge with the onset of the Spanish Civil War, he gradually achieved wide recognition by performers and conductors, in both Britain and America, as a composer whose music was essential to the modern repertoire. In this work, Meirion Bowen collects many of the composer's articles, reviews, lectures and broadcasts to demonstrate the full extent and continuity of Gerhard's artistic and creative thinking. The writings have been arranged thematically to emphasize the evolution of Gerhard's musical interests. His attachment to Spanish and Catalonian traditions broadened into a fascination with folk music of all kinds. His studies with Schoenberg in the mid 1920s gave him the key to his own creative individuality; thereafter, his imaginative vitality led him eventually to experiment with electronic and concrete music and he continued breaking new ground, even in his final years. Price indication: $ 114.95
|Joaquin Homs Robert Gerhard and His Music (Anglo-Catalan Society Occasional Publications)|
Anglo-Catalan Society Occasional Publications, 2000-12-31; ISBN 0950713791; 143 pages Price indication: $ 22.50
|Joaquim Homs Robert Gerhard i la seva obra (SecciÃ³ de mÃºsica)|
Biblioteca de Catalunya, 1991; ISBN 8478451099; 246 pages Price indication: $ 64.65
Symphony No. 8 in B minor "Unfinished"
Symphony No. 41 in C major "Jupiter"
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Bist du bei mir
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Flute concerto in G major RV435