Nancy (Braschayko) McNamara, a summa cum laude Laker Alumni from 2006 is attending the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
VIENNA: END OF AN EMPIRE THE WALTZ CITY
Vienna waltzed to the music of the Strausses as the Hapsburg Empire dwindled
away in the 19th Century. The most distinguished serious composers living
in Vienna during the heyday of the Strausses were two Germans, Johannes
Brahms and Richard Wagner, who both claimed Beethoven as a father--the one
relating to the Classical, and other the Romantic strain in Beethoven's
work. (The resulting controversy has produced some of musicology's most
quotable quotes, notably Hanslick's "The only thing which prevents me from
declaring the Prelude to Di Meistersinger to be the world's most unpleasant
overture is the even more horrible Prelude to Tristan und Isolde.") The
program continues through the work of Anton Bruckner, and contains a
priceless segment of Brahms speaking and playing a few chords on the piano
to inaugrate Mr. Edison's new phonograph machine.
MAN AND MUSIC
ML 246.8 .V53 .V5 1989
Brittany likes getting to see the improvement a person can make, and knowing that what she instructed them to do was beneficial to them.