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Titel: On and Off the Record: A Memoir of Walter ...
Verlag: Faber and Faber, London
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Acceptable
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Dust jacket is rather edge-worn and scuffed, with numerous scores and marks. Some rubbing on leading edge of rear jacket. Jacket spine ends are rather worn and creased. Minor wear on leading corners of jacket. One or two scores on boards. Upper and lower edges of boards are faded. Hardcover spine is cocked. Minor wear on hardcover leading corners. Page block is foxed. Binding is visible at a couple of points. Contents are clear throughout. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 434185
Inhaltsangabe: For decades, Walter Legge (1906-1979) was the dominant figure in the recording of classical music. As music critic of the Manchester Guardian, head of the classical division of EMI/Angel, assistant artistic director at Covent Garden, and founder-owner of the great Philharmonia Orchestra, he was at the very center of international musical life during the mid-twentieth century. A self-absorbed authoritarian and perfectionist who was either revered or detested by his contemporaries, Legge was passionately devoted to the highest standards of performance. Known as the "autocract of the turntable" or "the pope of music," Legge collaborated with such singers and conductors as Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Sir Thomas Beecham, and Otto Klemperer to produce hundreds of recordings that are still considered the finest ever made in opera, the symphonic literature, chamber music, and especially German Lieder. In On and Off the Record, the great soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Legge's wife and musical associate for over thirty years, compiles and annotates writings both by and about her late husband to provide a fascinating and rich portrait of this complicated musical genius. Connected by Schwarzkopf's own charming narrative, the collection combines fragments from Legge's unfinished autobiography, his correspondence, and his musical criticism with tributes from colleagues as well as radio and television interviews. The work includes an appreciation by Dorle Soria, cofounder of Angel Records, observations by distinguished musicologist Edward Greenfield on Legge's studio sessions, and a selected discography by Alan Sanders.
Rezension: "Legge is precise, colorful, and knowledgeable, and so are the music-makers to whom he was attracted, and who populate this book as they filled his life." --New Yorker
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