Music from a Speeding Train

Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Author: Harriet Murav

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804774439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

View: 9929

Music from a Speeding Train challenges the view that there was no Jewish culture in the Soviet Union by exploring over one hundred Russian and Yiddish works from the 1920s to the turn of the 21st century.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War

Author: Rina Lapidus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134516835

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 3538

This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted in Jewish culture and traditions. Their poetry, written mostly in Russian, Yiddish, and Ukrainian, was coloured by their backgrounds, by the literary and cultural climate that prevailed in the Soviet Union, and was deeply concerned with their expectation of impending death at the hands of the Nazis. The book examines the poets’ backgrounds, their lives, their poetry and their deaths. Like the experiences and poetry of the British First World War poets, the lives and poems of these young Jewish poets are extremely interesting and deeply moving.
Posted in Social Science

Singing from Silence

Rich Mullins: Love Beyond Fear

Author: Pamela Richards

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457510286

Category: Cincinnati (Ohio)

Page: 160

View: 1657

A memoir about the loss of a friend through a vehicular accident and the healing power of love.
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American Popular Music and Its Business

The First Four Hundred Years, Volume III: From 1900-1984

Author: the late Russell Sanjek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190243309

Category: Music

Page: 750

View: 512

This volume focuses on developments in the music business in the twentieth century, including vaudeville, music boxes, the relationship of Hollywood to the music business, the "fall and rise" of the record business in the 1930s, new technology (TV, FM, and the LP record) after World War II, the dominance of rock-and-roll and the huge increase in the music business during the 1950s and 1960s, and finally the changing music business scene from 1967 to the present, especially regarding government regulations, music licensing, and the record business.
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The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection -- 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice: Medium High Voice, Book & CD

Author: Mark Hayes

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739023907

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 3784

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings with accompaniment CD recordings. A full performance Listening CD, featuring all ten titles in a mixture of voicings, is also available. Titles Include: Railroad Medley (The Wabash Cannon Ball / She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain / I've Been Working on the Railroad) * I Know Where I'm Going * Simple Gifts * Beautiful Dreamer * The Erie Canal * The Ash Grove * The Arkansas Traveler * Aura Lee * Billy Boy * Goober Peas.
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The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice (Medium Low Voice)

For Concerts, Contests, and Recitals

Author: Mark Hayes

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457418273

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 2312

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings. Titles: * Railroad Medley (The Wabash Cannon Ball / She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain / I've Been Working on the Railroad) * I Know Where I'm Going * Simple Gifts * Beautiful Dreamer * The Erie Canal * The Ash Grove * The Arkansas Traveler * Aura Lee * Billy Boy * Goober Peas
Posted in Music

The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice (Medium High Voice)

For Concerts, Contests, and Recitals

Author: Mark Hayes

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457418266

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 1360

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings. Titles: * Railroad Medley (The Wabash Cannon Ball / She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain / I've Been Working on the Railroad) * I Know Where I'm Going * Simple Gifts * Beautiful Dreamer * The Erie Canal * The Ash Grove * The Arkansas Traveler * Aura Lee * Billy Boy * Goober Peas
Posted in Music

Music Journal

Educational Music Magazine. Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 9402

Posted in Music

The Beautiful Miscellaneous

A Novel

Author: Dominic Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743271254

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

View: 6725

Possessing a superior intellect that is nevertheless overshadowed by his physicist father's genius, Nathan Nelson fails to fulfill his father's definition of a child prodigy until a head injury enables him to manifest a photographic memory, with unexpected results. Reprint.
Posted in Fiction

My Year of Meats

A Novel

Author: Ruth Ozeki

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101141786

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1156

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. Hailed by USA Today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.
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Bed

Author: David Whitehouse

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860666

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2052

Every family has a story. Mal was ours. He was always different from the other kids. Larger than life. Trips to pantomimes were ruined by him stripping off his clothes. But people loved him. Especially Lou; it seemed like their love would last forever. Then something happened that changed everything . . . Mal grew up. Bed is a coming-of-age story like no other. It chronicles what love, loss and family can do to you in a lifetime.
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Early Broadway Sheet Music

A Comprehensive Listing of Published Music from Broadway and Other Stage Shows, 1843-1918

Author: Donald J. Stubblebine

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 3353

This work, a companion to Broadway Sheet Music: A Comprehensive Listing of Published Music from Broadway and Other Stage Shows, 1918 through 1993 (1996, $75), provides information about sheet music published over the 75-year period from June 1, 1843, to May 31, 1918--the early days of modern American theatre. It covers all sheet music published from all Broadway productions--plus music from local shows, minstrel shows, night club acts, vaudeville acts, touring companies, and shows on the road that never made it to Broadway. Also included are all the major musicals from Chicago, which rivaled Broadway in original productions during that period. Each piece of sheet music has been assigned a number by the author, and the following information is given: production title (as listed on sheet music cover), year the production officially opened or tour began, name of the theatre (applicable only to New York productions), number of performances (applicable only to New York productions), performers, song titles, composer and lyricist, original publisher of each song, and cover description. Also included are comments from the author.
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Country Music Culture

From Hard Times to Heaven

Author: Curtis W. Ellison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 314

View: 4423

A search for the heart of Americaas most prevalent form of music to learn what caused its astonishing popularity
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The rise of realism

American literature from 1860 to 1900

Author: Louis Wann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 874

View: 6907

Posted in American literature

Quiet Mind

One Minute Mindfulness

Author: David Kundtz

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609250060

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 335

More than a meditation book, Quiet Mind is a series of reflections that can illuminate every aspect of life. It offers readers guidance on using the moments between activities -- which the author calls "stillpoints" -- as opportunities to focus on becoming more fully awake to who they are. "These times are the ‘spaces in between’ the events of your life," writes Kundtz, "spaces often lost, or worse -- filled with anxiety. And these spaces in between are just waiting to bring you the calmness and clarity that an over-demanding schedule steals from you." A welcome respite for anyone whose gear shift is perpetually in overdrive, Quiet Mind is an invitation to rest, find peace, awaken, and remember. It offers deceptively simple wisdom to help readers sharpen their senses and make room for life.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

The Rise of Realism

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Scientific American

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7758

Posted in Science

Kasdeja's Children

Author: Rachel Bramble,Justin Peter Beaney

Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim

ISBN: 1857565894

Category:

Page: 533

View: 3206

At 21, Greg Lessing is already hurtling towards mid-life crisis. A loner by nature, he is a misfit in Whitehall with no serious career prospects. Fraught office relationships mirror life at home, where endless arguments and the chronic pain of a childhood injury combine to weigh down his spirits. Only his passion for progressive rock music and a quiet bar in the West End of London called Club Cramatchs seem to provide him with any true comfort, but the sanctity of his refuge is suddenly called into question when he discovers a possible link between the Club's owners and a number of high-profile attacks on Catholic churches. With Greg unwittingly finding himself a suspect in the police investigation, things deteriorate still further when he encounters several mysterious and enigmatic characters that no one else seems able to see. Fearing for his sanity, Greg's efforts to clear his name lead him to Dormin Manor, a seventeenth century country house with a highly controversial purpose. From there, the complex puzzle that begins to unravel suggests that the echoes of a terrible injustice from hundreds of years ago may still be reverberating in the events of the present.With different factions each contesting his favour, Greg can't help but feel there is something familiar about the characters involved and one burning question continues to haunt his every move. Is anyone ever really gone? Drawing on a rich mixture of historical events and traditional folklore Kasdeja's Children is a fast-paced, intricately plotted thriller with a supernatural twist that provides a timely reminder of the evil of religious intolerance.
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Beautiful Circuits

Modernism and the Mediated Life

Author: Mark Goble

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231518404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 4860

Considering texts by Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, alongside film, painting, music, and popular culture, Mark Goble explores the development of American modernism as it was shaped by its response to technology and an attempt to change how literature itself could communicate. Goble's original readings reinterpret the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of technology an occasion for profound experimentation and reflection. He follows the assimilation of such "old" media technologies as the telegraph, telephone, and phonograph and their role in inspiring fantasies of connection, which informed a commitment to the materiality of artistic mediums. Describing how relationships made possible by technology became more powerfully experienced with technology, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that shows no signs of abating. The "mediated life" puts technology into communication with a series of shifts in how Americans conceive the mechanics and meanings of their connections to one another, and therefore to the world and to their own modernity.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media

Integrated Soundtracks

Author: Liz Greene,Danijela Kulezic-Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137516801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 468

View: 8904

This book bridges the existing gap between film sound and film music studies by bringing together scholars from both disciplines who challenge the constraints of their subject areas by thinking about integrated approaches to the soundtrack. As the boundaries between scoring and sound design in contemporary cinema have become increasingly blurred, both film music and film sound studies have responded by expanding their range of topics and the scope of their analysis beyond those traditionally addressed. The running theme of the book is the disintegration of boundaries, which permeates discussions about industry, labour, technology, aesthetics and audiovisual spectatorship. The collaborative nature of screen media is addressed not only in scholarly chapters but also through interviews with key practitioners that include sound recordists, sound designers, composers, orchestrators and music supervisors who honed their skills on films, TV programmes, video games, commercials and music videos.
Posted in Performing Arts