On Music: Essays and Diversions

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 30, 2005 - Music - 438 pages
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The composer Robin Holloway has established himself as one of the most penetrating music critics of our day,
whose trenchant style and impassioned thinking guide us not only through the works of his contemporaries, but also
through the great masterpieces of Western Music.

This remarkable collection of essays contains some of the most exciting and original analysis of the Wagner operas
available in print. It also brings us sustained, meditative, and illuminating accounts of the masterpieces of the
romantic era, and of the classical tradition from which they both derive. Holloway argues that music matters, that
there is a real difference between good and bad, great and trivial, sincere and sentimental, and that our enjoyment
can only be enhanced by the habit of critical study.

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About the author (2005)

Robin Holloway is well-known as a versatile and lyrical composer, who has written many chamber, orchestral and vocal works. As critic and teacher, a professor of Music and cambridge, his ground-breaking study of Debussy and Wagner has been praised for its insights into Debussy's harmonic language.

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