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.

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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra

Author: Colin Lawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001328

Category: Music

Page: 297

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius

Author: Daniel M. Grimley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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An accessible and vivid introduction to life and music of Finland's greatest composer.

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music

Author: André de Quadros

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521111730

Category: Music

Page: 339

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

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Author: Nicholas Everett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796392

Category: Music

Page: 310

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

Author: Simon P. Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001922

Category: Music

Page: 292

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A comprehensive view which bridges the gap between scholarly and popular images of Mozart.

The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

Author: Michael Musgrave

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485814

Category: Music

Page: 325

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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.

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Percussion

Author: Russell Hartenberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107093457

Category: Music

Page: 328

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This Companion explores percussion and rhythm and is written by performers, composers, conductors, scholars, instrument designers, and scientists.

The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter

Author: Katherine Williams,Justin A. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107063647

Category: Music

Page: 416

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This Companion explores the historical and theoretical contexts of the singer-songwriter tradition, and includes case studies of singer-songwriters from Thomas d'Urfey through to Kanye West.

Notes

Author: Music Library Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

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

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

Alexander von Aphrodisias

Author: Paul Moraux

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110886642

Category: History

Page: 661

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This volume from the unpublished papers of the famous Aristotle scholar Paul Moraux († 1985) completes his major work on the legacy of Aristotle and commentaries on his work from the middle of the 1st century BC until the beginning of the 3rd century. It focuses on the most important commentator of this period, Alexander of Aphrodisias, and his exegesis of Aristotelian logic, natural philosophy, psychology and metaphysics. The volume also contains an original paper by Robert W. Sharples on Alexander's ethics and determinism. The updated Bibliography to Alexander and various indexes, which cover all three volumes, make this an indispensable research tool.

Purposiveness

Teleology Between Nature and Mind

Author: Luca Illetterati,Francesca Michelini

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110321246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

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Since the rise of modern thought and natural science, teleological discourses have been banished as explanatory tools in natural investigations. The various contributions to this volume embrace the task of rethinking natural purposiveness in accordance with natural science. They set out from the issue of whether, and in which form, it is possible to talk of purposes in nature, without resorting to an account requesting some intentional agent. The legitimacy of such a notion as that of internal teleology has been addressed, together with the issue of what the term "internal" properly denotes. It is meant to be an alternative both to the position of those who assume that teleology in biology requires a dimension transcending nature itself and find in teleological language an argument for the Intelligent Designer, and to the stance of those who aim to eliminate teleology from scientific inquiry altogether.