Masters of Russian Music (Faber Finds) by Gerald Abraham,Peter Calvocoressi

By Gerald Abraham,Peter Calvocoressi

First released in 1936, Calvocoressi's and Abraham's examine was once the 1st whole account of its topic to seem in any language, together with Russian, and used to be according to a large number of unique first-hand learn. Over seventy five years later Masters of Russian Music keeps its strength - as any research of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakof, Scriabin, Borodin et al really should, considering that those have been composers whose remarkable musical accomplishments nonetheless left room of their lives for all demeanour of alternative attention-grabbing (and occasionally eccentric) actions. The pics during this quantity are scholarly, authoritative, and hugely full of life - as befitting the eminent abilities below discussion.

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