Freedom and the Arts: Essays on Music and Literature by Charles Rosen
Charles Rosen inherited the great Romantic piano tradition in a direct line from some of its most illustrious proponents. Born in New York City, Mr. Rosen was enrolled at The Juilliard School at the age of six, leaving five years later to study with Moriz Rosenthal, a pupil of Liszt, and his wife, Hedwig Kanner, a pupil of Theodor Leschetizky. In 1951, the same year that Mr. Rosen received widespread critical acclaim for his New York debut, he received his doctorate in French literature from Princeton University and made his first recording, one of the earliest complete recordings of Debussy’s Études.
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Charles Rosen has held distinguished chairs and visiting professorships at leading universities in the United States and abroad, including the Charles Eliot Norton Chair of Poetics at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Oxford, and the University of California. Among the many awards he has received are an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Cambridge University and the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America.
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Charles Rosen has also been hailed as a writer of extraordinary perception in the fields of music, art, literature and intellectual history. Among his most celebrated books are which won the National Book Award for Arts and Letters and has been translated into seven languages, and an expanded version of the six Norton Lectures he gave at Harvard University, which was published with an accompanying CD in 1995 by Harvard University Press and later published in France by Gallimard.
Charles Rosen, ever refining our approach to the arts of the past - The Washington Post Which critic could offer a witty defence of the Marquis de Sade’s sadomasochistic writings, muse on why gays love Maria Callas and give a subtle analysis of “Structural Dissonance and the Classical Sonata”, complete with generous musical examples? Only one: Charles Rosen. All these topics and many more appear in this brilliant, amusing and often moving volume of essays.
Read Freedom and the Arts Essays on Music and Literature by Charles Rosen with Rakuten Kobo. Is there a moment in history when a …Is there a moment in history when a work receives its ideal interpretation? Or is perpetual negotiation required to preserve the past and accommodate the present? The freedom of interpretation, Charles Rosen suggests in these sparkling explorations, exists in a delicate balance with fidelity to the identity of the original work.