Frisch, Walter 1951-
FRISCH, Walter 1951-
Born February 26, 1951, in New York, NY; son of Raymond J. and Darcy (Miller) Frisch; married Anne-Marie Bouche, August 27, 1981; children: Nicholas. Education: Yale, B.A., 1973; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1977; Ph.D., 1981.
Columbia University, professor, 1982—; writer.
American Musical Society; American Brahms Society.
National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, 1985-86, for individual research; Deems Taylor awards, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1985, 1990.
(Editor) Schubert: Critical and Analytical Studies, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 1986.
(Editor) Brahms and His World, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1990.
Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1993.
The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893-1908, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1993.
Brahms: The Four Symphonies, Schirmer Books (New York, NY), 1996.
(Editor) Schoenberg and His World, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1999.
Editor of 19th Century Music.
Walter Frisch told CA: "I am interested in writing about Western classical music in a way that can appeal both to specialists and the informed listener. Writing about music can be technical and detailed but not impenetrable. I seek to enhance a reader's appreciation of familiar masterworks by composers such as Brahms, Schubert, and Schoenberg."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Record Guide, September-October 1997, John P. McKelvey, review of Brahms: The Four Symphonies, pp. 296-298.
Music & Letters, May, 1995, Nick Chadwick, review of The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg: 1893-1908, p. 307.
New York Review of Books, October 22, 1998, Charles Rosen, review of Brahms: The Four Symphonies, p.64.
Notes, June, 1995, Seve Neff, review of The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg: 1893-1908, p. 1289; September 2000, Walter B. Bailey, review of Schoenberg and His World, p. 143.*