The Cambridge Companion to Conducting

Author: Bowen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527910

Category: Music

Page: 346

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In this wide-ranging inside view of the history and practice of conducting, analysis and advice comes directly from working conductors, including Sir Charles Mackerras on opera, Bramwell Tovey on being an Artistic Director, Martyn Brabbins on modern music, Leon Botstein on programming and Vance George on choral conducting, and from those who work closely with conductors: a leading violinist describes working as a soloist with Stokowski, Ormandy and Barbirolli, while Solti and Abbado s studio producer explains orchestral recording, and one of the world s most powerful managers tells all. The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions. It is an unusually honest book about a secretive industry and managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives for the first time.
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The Cambridge Companion to Conducting

Author: Bowen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527910

Category: Music

Page: 346

View: 5513

In this wide-ranging inside view of the history and practice of conducting, analysis and advice comes directly from working conductors, including Sir Charles Mackerras on opera, Bramwell Tovey on being an Artistic Director, Martyn Brabbins on modern music, Leon Botstein on programming and Vance George on choral conducting, and from those who work closely with conductors: a leading violinist describes working as a soloist with Stokowski, Ormandy and Barbirolli, while Solti and Abbado s studio producer explains orchestral recording, and one of the world s most powerful managers tells all. The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions. It is an unusually honest book about a secretive industry and managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives for the first time.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra

Author: Colin Lawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001328

Category: Music

Page: 297

View: 9612

This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life is unique in its breadth of coverage. It combinesorchestral history and repertory with a practical bias offering critical thought about the past, present and future of the orchestra. Including topics such as the art of orchestration, scorereading, conducting, international orchestras, recording, as well as consideration of what it means to be an orchestral musician, an educator, or an informed listener, it will be of interest to a wideranging readership of music historians and professional or amateur performers.
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The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius

Author: Daniel M. Grimley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 4184

An accessible and vivid introduction to life and music of Finland's greatest composer.
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The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

Author: André de Quadros

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521111730

Category: Music

Page: 339

View: 7479

Bringing together perspectives on history, global activity and professional development, this Companion provides a unique overview of choral music.
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The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi

Author: John Whenham,Richard Wistreich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828222

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Claudio Monteverdi is one of the most important figures of 'early' music, a composer whose music speaks powerfully and directly to modern audiences. This book, first published in 2007, provides an authoritative treatment of Monteverdi and his music, complementing Paolo Fabbri's standard biography of the composer. Written by leading specialists in the field, it is aimed at students, performers and music-lovers in general and adds significantly to our understanding of Monteverdi's music, his life, and the contexts in which he worked. Chapters offering overviews of his output of sacred, secular and dramatic music are complemented by 'intermedi', in which contributors examine individual works, or sections of works in detail. The book draws extensively on Monteverdi's letters and includes a select discography/videography and a complete list of Monteverdi's works together with an index of first lines and titles.
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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Author: Nick Collins,Julio d'Escrivan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107133556

Category: Music

Page: 335

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Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide range of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrte and elektronische Musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. The first edition of this book won the 2009 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize as it brought together researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology to provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topics and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. This updated and expanded second edition includes four entirely new chapters, as well as new original statements from globally renowned artists of the electronic music scene, and celebrates a diverse array of technologies, practices and music.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Author: Nicholas Everett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796392

Category: Music

Page: 310

View: 750

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical provides an accessible introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written by a team of specialists in the field of musical theatre especially for students and theatregoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America (including coverage of New York s Broadway and London s West End traditions). Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. There is fresh coverage of the American musical theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British musical theatre in the middle of the twentieth century, and the rock musical. The Companion contains an extensive bibliography and photos from key productions.
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The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington

Author: Edward Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521881196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 8283

This comprehensive and accessible Companion is the first collection of essays to provide an in-depth overview of Ellington's career.
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The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

Author: Simon P. Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001922

Category: Music

Page: 292

View: 2450

A comprehensive view which bridges the gap between scholarly and popular images of Mozart.
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The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

Author: Michael Musgrave

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485814

Category: Music

Page: 325

View: 5851

This Companion gives a comprehensive view of the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833 97). Twelve chapters by leading scholars and musicians provide systematic coverage of the composer's life and works. Their essays represent the latest research and reflect changing attitudes towards a composer whose public image has long been out-of-date. The volume as a whole is an important addition to Brahms scholarship and provides indispensable information for all students and enthusiasts of Brahms's music.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter

Author: Katherine Williams,Justin A. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316495345

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Most often associated with modern artists such as Bob Dylan, Elton John, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and Carole King, the singer-songwriter tradition in fact has a long and complex history dating back to the medieval troubadour and earlier. This Companion explains the historical contexts, musical analyses, and theoretical frameworks of the singer-songwriter tradition. Divided into five parts, the book explores the tradition in the context of issues including authenticity, gender, queer studies, musical analysis, and performance. The contributors reveal how the tradition has been expressed around the world and throughout its history to the present day. Essential reading for enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, this book features case studies of a wide range of both well and lesser-known singer-songwriters, from Thomas d'Urfey through to Carole King and Kanye West.
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Brahms-Handbuch

Author: Wolfgang Sandberger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476052206

Category: Music

Page: 632

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Einer der wichtigsten Komponisten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Johannes Brahms gilt vielen als Endpunkt einer ästhetisch-historischen Entwicklung, als Galionsfigur, welche die Weltgeltung der deutschen Musik zum letzten Mal (Wilhelm Furtwängler) gesichert habe. Abgesehen von der Oper hat er in allen musikalischen Gattungen exemplarische Werke geschaffen. Führende Brahms-Forscher erkunden in diesem Handbuch seine Kompositionsweise sowie die Voraussetzungen und Wirkungen seines Werkes. Ein Muss für alle, die sich für Brahms Musik begeistern.
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Notes

Author: Music Library Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Mahler-Handbuch

Author: Bernd Sponheuer,Wolfram Steinbeck

Publisher: J.B. Metzler

ISBN: 9783476022776

Category: Music

Page: 504

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Einflussreiches Schaffen Gustav Mahlers. Im Zentrum des Handbuches steht die detaillierte Darstellung sämtlicher Werke Gustav Mahlers. Neben einem biografischen Porträt werden die geistige Welt des Künstlers, seine kompositorische Herkunft aus dem 19. Jahrhundert und sein spezifischer Ton thematisiert. Auch die vielfältige Rezeptionsgeschichte wird ausführlich dargestellt. Umfangreiches und aktuelles Porträt des weltweit bekannten Komponisten für Experten und Interessierte ein Muss!
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Politische Philosophie heute

eine Einführung

Author: Will Kymlicka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593358918

Category: Political science

Page: 297

View: 3468

Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt

Author: Andrew Shenton

Publisher: Cambridge Companions to Music

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 8310

An authoritative guide to Arvo Pärt, this Companion provides a rounded picture of the man and his music.
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