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By James Keller

Oxford's hugely profitable listener's guides--The Symphony, The Concerto, and Choral Masterworks--have been broadly praised for his or her combination of attractive biography, crystal transparent musical research, and pleasant humor. Now James Keller follows those drastically well-liked volumes with Chamber Music. forthcoming the culture of chamber tune with wisdom and keenness, Keller right here serves because the often-opinionated yet continually genial consultant to 192 crucial works via fifty six composers, delivering illuminating essays on what makes every bit precise and admirable. Keller spans the background of this intimate style of tune, from key works of the Baroque in the course of the emotionally stirring "golden age" of the Classical and Romantic composers, to fashionable masterpieces wealthy in political, mental, and infrequently comical overtones. for every piece, from Bach via to modern figures like George Crumb and Steve Reich, the writer comprises an astute musical research that informal song enthusiasts can simply savor but that more matured listeners will locate enriching. Keller stocks the colourful, frequently dazzling tales in the back of the compositions whereas revealing the delights of an paintings shape as soon as defined through Goethe because the musical similar of "thoughtful humans conversing."

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