- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton; 2nd Expanded ed. edition (Jan. 6 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780393317121
- ISBN-13: 978-0393317121
- ASIN: 0393317129
- Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.8 x 23.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 658 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven Paperback – Jan 6 1998
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A profoundly perceptive study. -- Times Literary Supplement
Brilliant and epoch-making. -- Stanley Sadie, editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
About the Author
Charles Rosen, professor of music and social thought at the University of Chicago, has also taught at the State University of New York-Stony Brook and delivered the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. His recitals and other performances have won the highest critical acclaim, as have his books, The Classical Style and The Romantic Generation. When he is not concertizing, Rosen lives in New York.
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Rosen's writing, though it can be dense and repetitive, at its best is unmatched in its ability to relate analysis to what actually is heard by a listener. To this end, an ability to read and understand the copious and detailed musical examples is essential to fully grasping his points--this book is not for the casual amateur. But to those willing to do the work, The Classical Style remains as richly rewarding after three-plus decades as when it first appeared. As another reviewer has mentioned, it is a book one returns to again and again simply for the sheer pleasure of reading it.
I even pick it up and read it just for pleasure from time to time!
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