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Facing the Music
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Published August 1st 1985 by Summit Books (first published 1981)
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Harold C. Schonberg

Facing the Music

Summit Books, Hardback, 1981.


First Edition. 8vo. 464 pp.

Contents

Introduction
[pp. 13-37:]

PART I - Criticism
A Search For Truth
Enough ''Constructive Criticism'' Already
Why a Critic Follows the Score
A Critic Reflects on Forty-four Years
In the Business

PART II - Performance Practice
Artistic Suicide
Performing Bach En Masse
But Would Bach Play It Like This?
About Virtuosity
A Matter of ''Authenticity''
Of Purists and Purity
On Trills and Other Ornaments
Modern Literalism
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Harold Charles Schonberg was an American music critic and journalist, most notably for The New York Times. He was the first music critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (1971). He was the author of a number of books on musical subjects, and also one on chess.
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