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Brahms and His World – Edited by Walter Frisch and Kevin C. Karnes

Brahms and His World – Edited by Walter Frisch and Kevin C. Karnes Walter Frisch and Kevin C. Karnes ( eds ), Brahms and His World ( Princeton, NJ, and Oxford : Princeton University Press , 2009 ). xiv + 461 pp. £46.50. ISBN 13 : 978‐0691143439 ( hb). £18.00. ISBN 13 : 978‐0691143449 ( pb ). The revised edition of Brahms and His World is the first edited volume of essays on that composer to appear since the American Brahms Society's Brahms Studies series, edited by David Brodbeck. The first edition and the revised edition of Brahms and His World , therefore, bookend those three volumes; together, these collections make up the largest contribution to scholarship on Brahms in the last 20 years. Given the lapse in time since the last volume of Brahms Studies appeared in 2001, the current volume is particularly welcome. It is presented in four parts: Part One contains original contributions to Brahms scholarship; Parts Two and Three translate, annotate and comment on documents of reception and analysis, as well as memoirs written by Brahms's contemporaries; and Part Four contains a list of works dedicated to Brahms. Brahms and His World is part of Princeton University Press's Bard Music Festival Series; the original 1990 edition marked http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

Brahms and His World – Edited by Walter Frisch and Kevin C. Karnes

Music Analysis , Volume 30 (1) – Mar 1, 2011

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© 2011 The Authors. Music Analysis © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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0262-5245
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1468-2249
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10.1111/j.1468-2249.2011.00318.x
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Walter Frisch and Kevin C. Karnes ( eds ), Brahms and His World ( Princeton, NJ, and Oxford : Princeton University Press , 2009 ). xiv + 461 pp. £46.50. ISBN 13 : 978‐0691143439 ( hb). £18.00. ISBN 13 : 978‐0691143449 ( pb ). The revised edition of Brahms and His World is the first edited volume of essays on that composer to appear since the American Brahms Society's Brahms Studies series, edited by David Brodbeck. The first edition and the revised edition of Brahms and His World , therefore, bookend those three volumes; together, these collections make up the largest contribution to scholarship on Brahms in the last 20 years. Given the lapse in time since the last volume of Brahms Studies appeared in 2001, the current volume is particularly welcome. It is presented in four parts: Part One contains original contributions to Brahms scholarship; Parts Two and Three translate, annotate and comment on documents of reception and analysis, as well as memoirs written by Brahms's contemporaries; and Part Four contains a list of works dedicated to Brahms. Brahms and His World is part of Princeton University Press's Bard Music Festival Series; the original 1990 edition marked

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