Thursday, September 10, 2009

Knight, David B.: Landscapes in Music (29.05.08)

I don't know what I was expecting from this book but it turned out to be a straightforwaed series of chapters on different
aspects of the landscape and music associated with them - Debussy's 'La Mar', Richard Strauss's 'An Alpine Symphony' and
so on. There were references to a number of modern composers not known to me but I felt that the author was straining
his brief rather in including mystic and imagined landscapes and also by reversing the equation and having a chapter on
places where music is performed. I am glad I made the effort to read it but not that impressed; possibly useful as a

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