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Author Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Title Prose works. Selections
How to become a musical critic. / Edited with an introd. by Dan H. Laurence.
Imprint New York : Hill and Wang, [1961]

Subject Music -- England -- London -- History and criticism.
Musical criticism.
Music appreciation.
Alt Name Laurence, Dan H.,
Description xxiii, 358 pages ; 21 cm
Note Also issued online.
Contents Prelude : How to become a musical critic -- Musical buzzings of a ghost apprentice (The hornet, 1876-77) -- The emergence of Bassetto (the 1880's). Music for the people ; Herr Richter and his blue ribbon ; The inferno at St. James's Hall ; The Bach bi-centenary ; English opera at Drury Lane ; Manon ; The marriage of Figaro ; A substitute for Strauss ; Art corner ; Musical instruments at the Inventions Exhibition ; Singing, past and present ; Encores ; Fugue out of fashion ; Programs ; Palmy days at the opera ; Liszt ; The redemption at the Crystal Palace ; Memoirs of a famous fiddler ; A book for orators and singers ; Wagner on orchestral conducting ; The Don Giovanni centenary ; Boïto's Mefistofele ; Such a thumping of pianos ; Musical mems, by The star's own captious critic ; The Grieg concert ; The Philharmonic ; Bayreuth and back ; The opera season ; Wagner in Bayreuth ; Faust at the Albert Hall -- The well-tempered critic (the 1890's). Concerts ; Mr. Henry Seiffert's concert ; Thorgrim ; Carl Rosa Opera Company, Lohengrin ; Modern men, Hans Richter ; Modern men, Sir Arthur Sullivan ; The music season in London ; The Mozart centenary ; Brahms, Beethoven, and The barber of Bagdad ; The superiority of musical to dramatic critics ; The Rossini centenary ; The religion of the pianoforte ; Beethoven's Eighth symphony ; Bassetto at Bayreuth ; What it feels like to be successful -- Old themes and new music (the twentieth century). Mutilated opera ; Sumptuary regulations at the opera ; Strauss and his Elektra ; The reiminscences of a quinquagenarian ; Causerie on Handel in England ; A neglected moral of the Wagner centenary ; Gluck in Glastonbury ; Mozart with Mozart left out ; Scratch opera ; The future of British music ; Sir Edward Elgar ; Handel's Messiah ; Radio music ; Basso continuo ; Music today -- Coda : We sing better than our grandparents!
OCLC # 349405
Additional Format Online version: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. How to become a musical critic. New York, Hill and Wang [1961] (OCoLC)592371304.
Online version: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. How to become a musical critic. New York, Hill and Wang [1961] (OCoLC)608604586.