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The Classical Style

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Charles Rosen

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/17/1997)

Description

A greatly expanded edition of the National Book Award-winning masterpiece by a world-class pianist and writer on music.


This outstanding book treating the three most beloved composers of the Vienna School is basic to any study of Classical-era music. Drawing on his rich experience and intimate familiarity with the works of these giants, Charles Rosen presents his keen insights in clear and persuasive language. For this expanded edition, now available in paperback for the first time, Rosen has provided a new, 64-page chapter on the later years of Beethoven and the musical conventions he inherited from Haydn and Mozart. The author has also written an extensive new preface in which he responds to other writers who have commented on his ideas.

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393317121, 560pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 1998



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.