Franz Liszt and His World (Bard Music Festival) by Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

By Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

No nineteenth-century composer had extra assorted ties to his modern global than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At quite a few issues in his existence he made his domestic in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, grasp instructor, and abb, he reinvented the live performance event, complicated a revolutionary time table for symphonic and dramatic tune, rethought the chances of church song and the oratorio, and transmitted the principles of contemporary pianism. The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His international strengthen our figuring out of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on historic contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese concert events of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt opposed to the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza bargains new insights approximately Liszt's adventure of Italy; Susan Youens indicates how Liszt's songs have interaction with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville seems to be at how publishers sustained Liszt's attractiveness; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's position within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations relating to faith, the kingdom, and paintings. Franz Liszt and His international additionally comprises key biographical and important files from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt used to be seen by means of his contemporaries and the way he wanted to be seen through posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on those records are supplied through Peter Bloom, Jos Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.

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String Quartets by Debussy and Ravel: Quartet in G Minor, by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Music Scores

By Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Music Scores

When you are contemplating enjoying both of those tough quartets, you wish this rating. The spacing of notes is superb and precious because the rhythms are frequently advanced. The ranking is big sufficient to play from on the piano. A thesaurus of French phrases is integrated that is precious as now not the entire musical directions are present in normal tune dictionaries.

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The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to by Russell Stinson

By Russell Stinson

During this penetrating examine, Russell Stinson explores how 4 of the best composers of the 19th century--Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Johannes Brahms--responded to the version of Bach's organ song. the writer exhibits that this quadrumvirate not just borrowed from Bach's organ works in growing their very own masterpieces, even if for keyboard, voice, orchestra, or chamber ensemble, yet that additionally they reacted considerably to the track as performers, editors, theorists, and lecturers. in addition, the publication unearths how those 4 titans prompted each other as "receptors" of this repertory and the way their mutual acquaintances--especially Clara Schumann--contributed in addition.
As the 1st entire dialogue of this subject ever tried, Stinson's ebook represents an immense leap forward within the literature at the so-called Bach revival. He considers biographical in addition to musical facts to reach at a number of recent and occasionally startling conclusions. jam-packed with interesting anecdotes, the examine additionally comprises special observations on how those composers annotated their own copies of Bach's organ works.
Stinson's publication is totally up to date and gives a lot fabric formerly unavailable in English. it truly is meticulously annotated and listed, and it beneficial properties quite a few musical examples and facsimile plates in addition to an exhaustive bibliography. incorporated in an appendix is Brahms's hitherto unpublished learn rating of the fable in G significant, BWV 572. Engagingly written, this examine could be learn through someone in any respect attracted to the track of Bach or the track of the 19th century.

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The Organs of J.S. Bach: A Handbook by Christoph Wolff

By Christoph Wolff

The Organs of J. S. Bach is a entire instruction manual to the organs encountered by way of Bach, even if as organist, live performance artist, examiner, instructor, or customer. Newly revised and up to date, the book's entries are indexed alphabetically through geographical situation, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, and supply an easy-to-reference assessment. special details for every organ contains prime quality images, the organ's background and its connection to Bach, its disposition as Bach might have identified it, the architectural historical past of the church housing the device, and an id of the church's organists. Lynn Edwards Butler's translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's quantity contains new study and plenty of corrections and updates to the unique German version. Bibliographical references were up-to-date to incorporate English-language assets, and the interpretation features a new essay by way of Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ professional. the amount additionally contains maps, a timeline of organ-related occasions, transcriptions of Bach's organ reviews, a advisor to reading organs attributed to Saxony's most famed organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical details on organ developers. The Organs of J. S. Bach can be a useful pocket reference for everybody who loves Bach's organ tune.

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A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the by Lily E. Hirsch

By Lily E. Hirsch

"Offers a transparent advent to a desirable, but little identified, phenomenon in Nazi Germany, whose very life could be a shock to most people and to historians. simply mixing basic heritage with musicology, the booklet presents provocative but compelling research of complicated issues."---Michael Meyer, writer of The Politics of song within the 3rd Reich"Hirsch poses advanced questions about Jewish identification and Jewish track, and she or he situates those opposed to a political history vexed by means of the impossibility of actually conceivable responses to such questions. Her thorough archival examine is complemented by means of her broad use of interviews, which provides voice to these swept up within the Holocaust. A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany is a e-book choked with the tales of actual lives, a collective biography in sleek tune historical past that needs to now not stay in silence."---Philip V. Bohlman, writer of Jewish song and Modernity"An enticing and downright gripping heritage. The undertaking is unique, the examine is phenomenal, and the presentation lucid."---Karen Painter, writer of Symphonic Aspirations: German tune and Politics, 1900-1945The Jewish tradition League used to be created in Berlin in June 1933, the one association in Nazi Germany during which Jews weren't purely allowed yet inspired to take part in track, either as performers and as viewers individuals. Lily E. Hirsch's A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany is the 1st booklet to significantly examine and parse the advanced questions the life of this exact association raised, corresponding to why the Nazis could advertise Jewish song whilst, within the remainder of Germany, it was once banned. The government's insistence that the League practice in simple terms Jewish song additionally awarded the organization's leaders and club with puzzling conundrums: what precisely is Jewish track? Who qualifies as a Jewish composer? And, whether it is real that the Nazis conceived of the League as a propaganda device, did Jewish participation in its actions quantity to collaboration?Lily E. Hirsch is Assistant Professor of track at Cleveland nation collage.

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The Cambridge companion to Mozart by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Keefe,

By Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Keefe, Simon P

The Cambridge significant other to Mozart paints a rounded but focussed photo of 1 of the main respected artists of all time. Bringing the latest scholarship into the general public enviornment, this quantity bridges the distance among scholarly and renowned photos of the composer, improving the readers' appreciation of Mozart and his striking output, despite their past wisdom of the tune. half I situates Mozart in the Read more...

summary: The Cambridge spouse to Mozart paints a rounded but focussed photo of 1 of the main respected artists of all time. Bringing the latest scholarship into the general public enviornment, this quantity bridges the distance among scholarly and renowned pictures of the composer, bettering the readers' appreciation of Mozart and his amazing output, despite their past wisdom of the song. half I situates Mozart within the context of past due eighteenth-century musical environments and aesthetic developments that performed a pivotal function in his creative improvement and examines his tools of composition. half II surveys Mozart's works in the entire genres within which he excelled and half III appears on the reception of the composer and his track in view that his demise. half IV deals perception into Mozart's occupation as a performer in addition to theoretical and sensible views on traditionally trained performances of his tune

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One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia by Mary Sue Welsh

By Mary Sue Welsh

Gifted harpist Edna Phillips (1907–2003) joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930, turning into not just that ensemble's first woman member but in addition the 1st girl to carry a central place in a tremendous American orchestra. Plucked from the Curtis Institute of track in the course of her stories, Phillips used to be purely twenty-three years previous while Leopold Stokowski, one of many 20th century's such a lot cutting edge and debatable conductors, named her important harpist. This candid, colourful account strains Phillips's trip during the aggressive realm of Philadelphia's virtuoso avid gamers, the place she survived--and thrived--thanks to her indisputable expertise, selection, and full of life humor.
Drawing on broad interviews with Phillips, her kinfolk, and associates in addition to archival assets, One lady in a Hundred chronicles the educational, aspirations, setbacks, and successes of this pioneering lady musician. Mary Sue Welsh recounts quite a few insider tales of practice session and function with Stokowski and different well known conductors of the interval reminiscent of Arturo Toscanini, Fritz Reiner, Otto Klemperer, Sir Thomas Beecham, and Eugene Ormandy. She additionally depicts Phillips's interactions with fellow performers, the orchestra administration, and her instructor, the wily and superb Carlos Salzedo. Blessed with a nimble wit, Phillips navigated a plethora of demanding situations, starting from fake conductors' cues to the advances of the debonair Stokowski and others. She remained with the orchestra via a few of its most enjoyable years from 1930 to 1946 and was once instrumental in fostering harp functionality, commissioning many major contributions to the literature.

This portrait of Phillips's unprecedented tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra additionally finds the behind-the-scenes lifetime of a recognized orchestra in the course of a interval within which Rachmaninoff declared it "the most interesting orchestra the realm has ever heard." via Phillips's perceptive eyes, readers will watch as Stokowski melds his musicians right into a marvelously versatile ensemble; world-class performers succeed in nice heights and make embarrassing flubs; Greta Garbo involves Philadelphia to watch her lover Leopold Stokowski at paintings; and the orchestra encounters the radical event of recording for Walt Disney's Fantasia. a colourful glimpse right into a world-class orchestra on the top of its glory, One lady in a Hundred tells the interesting tale of 1 girl courageous adequate and robust sufficient to beat ancient obstacles and pursue her dreams.

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Expressive Intersections in Brahms: Essays in Analysis and by Heather Platt, Peter H. Smith

By Heather Platt, Peter H. Smith

Contributors to this intriguing new quantity study the intersection of constitution and which means in Brahms's song, using a variety of ways, from the theories of Schenker to the latest analytical recommendations. They mix quite a few viewpoints with the semiotic-based techniques of Robert Hatten, and handle a few of the most crucial genres during which Brahms composed. The essays show the expressive strength of a piece throughout the comparability of particular passages in a single piece to comparable works and during different inventive geographical regions corresponding to literature and portray. the results of this intertextual re-framing is a brand new wisdom of the meaningfulness of even Brahms’s such a lot "absolute" works.

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The Mostly Mozart Guide to Mozart by Carl Vigeland

By Carl Vigeland

A clean, obtainable advisor to Mozart's existence and works

Over a interval of approximately two decades, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed greater than six hundred complete items of tune. if you happen to have been the director of a tremendous symphony orchestra, you may software simply works via Mozart for a complete year—and nonetheless you'll slightly have scratched the skin of the composer's tremendous, and immensely relocating, physique of work.

The in most cases Mozart consultant to Mozart is an obtainable, insightful, and wonderful source for tune enthusiasts searching for a deeper realizing of the genius of Mozart. It combines a short and revealing account of his existence and occasions with a finished survey of his significant compositions. you will additionally become aware of bills of significant performances, interesting anecdotes approximately Mozart and his works, reviews from artists earlier and current, and pointers on what to pay attention for in case you take heed to Mozart. And, a particular discography may also help you strengthen a stupendous selection of recordings by way of the best glossy musicians taking part in Mozart's maximum music.

Filled with insightful fees from fellow composers, critics, and Mozart admirers, in addition to informative illustrations, The in most cases Mozart advisor to Mozart solutions your entire questions about this transcendent genius and his track, and doubtless a few you by no means idea to ask.

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Composing for the jazz orchestra by William Russo

By William Russo

Musicians start formal education through buying a physique of musical innovations generally known as musicianship. those strategies underlie the musical talents of listening, functionality, and composition. Like people, machine tune courses can reap the benefits of a scientific origin of musical wisdom. This ebook explores the expertise of enforcing musical approaches comparable to segmentation, development processing, and interactive improvisation in computing device courses. It exhibits how the ensuing functions can be utilized to complete projects starting from the answer of easy musical difficulties to the concert of interactive compositions and the layout of musically responsive installations and websites. computing device Musicianship is either a programming educational and an exploration of the foundational strategies of musical research, functionality, and composition. The theoretical foundations are derived from the fields of song conception, desktop song, song cognition, and synthetic intelligence. The e-book can be of curiosity to practitioners of these fields, in addition to to performers and composers. The techniques are programmed utilizing C++ and Max. The accompanying CD-ROM contains operating types of the examples, in addition to resource code and a hypertext record displaying how the code ends up in the program's musical performance

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