Reminiscences Of An American Composer And Pianist

Author by : George Walker
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Description : This text is the first complete study and monograph dedicated to singular traces. The study of traces on symmetrically normed ideals is developed as a self contained part of functional analysis.For mathematical readers the text offers, due to Nigel Kalton's contribution, a complete theory of traces on symmetrically normed ideals of compact operators. For mathematical physicists and other users of Connes' noncommutative geometry the text offers a complete reference to Dixmier traces and the deeper mathematical features of singular traces. An application section explores the consequences of these features, which previously were not discussed in general texts on noncommutative geometry. A notion of noncommutative residue and a new method of calculating Dixmier traces using expectation values is introduced. This new method differs from a traditional method based on singular numbers estimates and provides a novel approach to integration in Connes' quantum calculus and a fascinating connection with classical limits.


Reminiscences Of An American Composer And Pianist

Author by : George Walker
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Description : The first black American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music (for his composition Lilacs), George Walker recounts the most significant events in his life and distinguished career as a composer and a musician.


Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2018

Author by : Harris M. Lentz III
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.


Representing Black Music Culture

Author by : Bill Banfield
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Description : In this collection of essays, interviews, and profiles, William Banfield reflects on his life as an musician and educator, weaving together pieces of cultural criticism that pay homage to artists who have created and sustained Black music for more than forty years.


The Remarkable Mrs Beach American Composer

Author by : Walter S. Jenkins
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Description : A biography of composer Amy Beach, covering her childhood, compositions, travels, and philanthropic activities. Includes b & w photos, a discography, and Beach's own analysis of her Gaelic Symphony, as well as indices of works cited and titles of works by opus number.


Xaver Scharwenka

Author by : Xaver Scharwenka
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Description : This is the first English translation of the autobiography of composer and pianist Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924), which originally appeared in German in 1922 (Leipzig). In addition to extensive annotations, the book includes an introduction providing an overview of Scharwenka's life and work, a comprehensive discography, and a CD of representative selections of Scharwenka's musical compositions.


An Index To Articles Published In The Etude Magazine 1883 1957 Part 2

Author by : Pamela Richardson Dennis
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Description : Annotation: The Index is published in two physical volumes and sold as a set for $250.00. As America's geography and societal demands expanded, the topics in The Etude magazine (first published in 1883) took on such important issues as women in music; immigration; transportation; Native American and African American composers and their music; World War I and II; public schools; new technologies (sound recordings, radio, and television); and modern music (jazz, gospel, blues, early 20th century composers) in addition to regular book reviews, teaching advice, interviews, biographies, and advertisements. Though a valued source particularly for private music teachers, with the de-emphasis on the professional elite and the decline in salon music, the magazine ceased publication in 1957. This Index to the articles in The Etude serves as a companion to E. Douglas Bomberger's 2004 publication on the music in The Etude. Published a little over fifty years after the final issue reached the public, this Index chronicles vocal and instrumental technique, composer biographies, position openings, department store orchestras, the design of a successful music studio, how to play an accordion, recital programs in music schools, and much more. The Index is a valuable tool for research, particularly in the music culture of American in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With titles of these articles available, the doors are now open for further research in the years to come.


Contemporary American Composers

Author by : Rupert Hughes
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Publisher by : Good Press
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Description : "Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Ruth Crawford Seeger A Composer S Search For American Music

Author by : Judith Tick Professor of Music Northeastern University
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953) is frequently considered the most significant American female composer in this century. Joining Aaron Copland and Henry Cowell as a key member of the 1920s musical avant-garde, she went on to study with modernist theorist and future husband Charles Seeger, writing her masterpiece, String Quartet 1931, not long after. But her legacy extends far beyond the cutting edge of modern music. Collaborating with poet Carl Sandburg on folk song arrangements in the twenties, and with the famous folk-song collectors John and Alan Lomax in the 1930s, she emerged as a central figure in the American folk music revival, issuing several important books of transcriptions and arrangements and pioneering the use of American folk songs in children's music education. Radicalized by the Depression, she spent much of the ensuing two decades working aggressively for social change with her husband and stepson, the folksinger Pete Seeger. This engrossing new biography emphasizes the choices Crawford Seeger made in her roles as composer, activist, teacher, wife and mother. The first woman to win a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in music composition, Crawford Seeger nearly gave up writing music as the demands of family, politics, and the folk song movement intervened. It was only at the very end of her life, with cancer sapping her strength, that she returned to composing. Written with unique insight and compassion, this book offers the definitive treatment of a fascinating twentieth-century figure.


Activity Reminiscence Handbook

Author by : Danny Walsh
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This comprehensive guide provides a bumper book of original resource material for reminiscence and activities with older people for a whole year! Containing 52 sections of ideas and resource materials for each week of the year, this is an invaluable resource for activity organisers and group leaders in residential, day care and hospitals, and for anyone working with older people. There is a theme for each week, eg. Animals and pets, with corresponding ideas for social events, reminiscence, exercises and games, quizzes, art and crafts, as well as 'this week in history', good ideas', 'discussion topics', 'homework' and the option to personalise the week by recording local anniversaries and events alongside personal landmarks and details. The ideas are easy to use and are relevant for both groups and individuals, including those with mental health and cognitive problems. Some activities require some physical effort, others mental effort, but they are all adaptable to be fun and achievable. This book also includes an introduction to the nature and value of reminiscence and activities, and guidelines on 'how to do it'. Written by the author of "Groupwork Activities", this comprehensive resource provides hundreds of activity and reminiscence ideas - a fantastic resource.


Macdowell

Author by : E. Douglas Bomberger
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : A timeless tale of human strength and weakness set in one of the most vibrant periods of American musical history, MacDowell traces the composer's rise from humble beginnings in lower Manhattan to the pinnacle of musical fame, and the precipitous fall from grace that followed.


Symphony No 2 In D Minor Op 24 Jullien

Author by : George Frederick Bristow
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Description : URL: https://www.areditions.com/rr/rra/a072.html George Frederick Bristow (1825¿98), American composer, conductor, teacher, and performer, was a pillar of the New York musical community for the second half of the nineteenth century. His participation in an important mid-century battle-of-words (between William Henry Fry and the journalist Richard Storrs Willis and concerning a lack of support for American composers by the Philharmonic Society) has unfortunately overshadowed his accomplishments as a composer, which were significant. Bristow is remembered today primarily for his opera Rip van Winkle (1855) and oratorio Daniel (1866), but he was also a skillful and productive composer of orchestral music¿one of only a handful of American orchestral composers active at mid-century.Bristow wrote his Symphony no. 2 (Jullien) in 1853. It is a substantial work in four movements, scored for the standard orchestra of the early nineteenth century, and strongly influenced by the personal styles of Beethoven and Mendelssohn (whose works were performed regularly by the Philharmonic Society). The symphony is skillfully crafted, melodious, and an intrinsically worthy work of musical artistry. It was named to honor the French conductor Louis Jullien, who visited the United States in 1853¿54 with an unparalleled orchestra. While in the United States Jullien both commissioned and performed American works (including this symphony); his support served as the catalyst for the Fry/Willis battle. The introductory essay to this symphony examines Bristow¿s career, the composition of orchestral music in America at mid-century, and Jullien¿s role in the musical battle; the edition makes available for the first time an important work that has been undeservedly forgotten for over 150 years.


Edward Macdowell Reminiscences And Romance Classic Reprint

Author by : Natalie Alden Putnam
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Description : Excerpt from Edward Macdowell, Reminiscences and Romance This booklet is the first of a series. It claims nothing more than an attempt to arouse greater interest among music students and music lovers in the music of our greatest American composer, Edward MacDowell. I make but one request. Please "try over on your piano" the compositions of his which I have named. The second booklet will relate impressions of Peterborough, as it is today, gained by a summer's personal sojourn there. It will also include "storied or pictorialed" interpretations of a dozen or more of MacDowell's New England "nature-music" sketches. The third booklet will present a more serious and comprehensive summary of MacDowell as a teacher, some characteristic qualities of his music, helpful suggestions for its study, to the amateur pianist or music student. These last two books will soon be published. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Orchestrating The Nation

Author by : Douglas Shadle
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Description : During the nineteenth century, nearly one hundred symphonies were written by over fifty composers living in the United States. With few exceptions, this repertoire is virtually forgotten today. In Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise, author Douglas W. Shadle explores the stunning stylistic diversity of this substantial repertoire and uncovers why it failed to enter the musical mainstream. Throughout the century, Americans longed for a distinct national musical identity. As the most prestigious of all instrumental genres, the symphony proved to be a potent vehicle in this project as composers found inspiration for their works in a dazzling array of subjects, including Niagara Falls, Hiawatha, and Western pioneers. With a wealth of musical sources at his disposal, including never-before-examined manuscripts, Shadle reveals how each component of the symphonic enterprise-from its composition, to its performance, to its immediate and continued reception by listeners and critics-contributed to competing visions of American identity. Employing an innovative transnational historical framework, Shadle's narrative covers three continents and shows how the music of major European figures such as Beethoven, Schumann, Wagner, Liszt, Brahms, and Dvorák exerted significant influence over dialogues about the future of American musical culture. Shadle demonstrates that the perceived authority of these figures allowed snobby conductors, capricious critics, and even orchestral musicians themselves to thwart the efforts of American symphonists despite widespread public support of their music. Consequently, these works never entered the performing canons of American orchestras. An engagingly written account of a largely unknown repertoire, Orchestrating the Nation shows how artistic and ideological debates from the nineteenth century continue to shape the culture of American orchestral music today.


Orchestrating The Nation

Author by : Douglas W. Shadle
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Description : During the 19th century, nearly 100 symphonies were written by over 50 composers living in the United States. With few exceptions, this repertoire is virtually forgotten today. In 'Orchestrating the Nation', author Douglas W. Shadle explores the stylistic diversity of this substantial repertoire and uncovers why it failed to enter the musical mainstream.


The Spectral Piano

Author by : Marilyn Nonken
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The most influential compositional movement of the past fifty years, spectralism was informed by digital technology but also extended the aesthetics of pianist-composers such as Franz Liszt, Alexander Scriabin and Claude Debussy. Students of Olivier Messiaen such as Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey sought to create a cooperative committed to exploring the evolution of timbre in time as a basis for the musical experience. In The Spectral Piano, Marilyn Nonken shows how the spectral attitude was influenced by developments in technology but also continued a tradition of performative and compositional virtuosity. Nonken explores shared fascinations with the musical experience, which united spectralists with their Romantic and early Modern predecessors. Examining Murail's Territoires de l'oubli, Jonathan Harvey's Tombeau de Messiaen, Joshua Fineberg's Veils, and Edmund Campion's A Complete Wealth of Time, she reveals how spectral concerns relate not only to the past but also to contemporary developments in philosophical aesthetics.


Irving Fine

Author by : Phillip Ramey
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Description : Ramey, a composer and pianist, discusses Fine's brief teaching career in the 1940s at his alma mater, Harvard University - shadowed, Fine was convinced, by a malign tradition of tacit anti-Semitism - and his subsequent years at the newly opened Brandeis University, where he flourished, founding the music department and introducing a landmark performing arts festival."


The Cambridge History Of Nineteenth Century Music

Author by : Jim Samson
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Description : First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field.


After Wagner

Author by : Mark Berry
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Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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Description : Offers histories of music drama beginning with Wagner's Parsifal and then looking at works by Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Luigi Dallapiccola, Luigi Nono and Hans Werner Henze.


Arkansas Biography

Author by : Nancy A. Williams
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Publisher by : University of Arkansas Press
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Description : "The information condensed into this single reference volume will be valuable to general readers of all ages, libraries, museums, and scholars."--BOOK JACKET.


Rachmaninoff Composer Pianist Conductor

Author by : Barrie Martyn
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This study is the first to consider all three of Rachmaninoff's careers in detail. After surveying his place in Russian musical history and his creative activity, the author examines, with musical examples, each working chronological order against the background of the composer's life. Among the the many subjects upon which new light is shed are the operas, the songs, and the religious music. Rachmaninoff's remarkable career as a pianist, his style of playing and repertoire are analysed along with his historically important contribution to the gramophone and his work for the reproducing piano. The book includes a survey of his activity as a conductor. There are extensive references to Russian sources and the first appearance of a complete Rachmaninoff disconography is included. This book is the only comprehensive study in any language of the three aspects of Rachmaninoff's musical career and is a stimulating read for music lovers everywhere.


American Women Composers

Author by : Karin Pendle
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


American Composers

Author by : David Froom
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Wind Band Music Of Henry Cowell

Author by : Jeremy S. Brown
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Wind Band Music of Henry Cowell studies the compositions for wind band by twentieth-century composer Henry Cowell, a significant and prolific figure in American fine art music from 1914-1965. The composer is noteworthy and controversial because of his radical early works, his interest in non-Western musics, and his retrogressive mature style—along with notoriety for his imprisonment in San Quentin on a morals charge. Eleven chapters are organized both topically and chronologically. An introduction, conclusion, series of eight appendices, bibliography, and discography complete this comprehensive study, along with an audio playlist of representative works, hosted on the CMS website.


Musicians Autobiographies

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland
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Franz Liszt

Author by : Michael Saffle
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Franz Liszt has become for music historians the archetypical genius - able to upstage such titans as Chopin and Thalberg on the piano, then moving with ease into composition and effortlessly travelling outside the boundaries of his age with wildly original music. This biography attempts to evalutate the composer.


Ruth Crawford Seeger

Author by : Judith Tick
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953) is frequently considered the most significant American female composer in this century. Joining Aaron Copland and Henry Cowell as a key member of the 1920s musical avant-garde, she went on to study with modernist theorist and future husband Charles Seeger, writing her masterpiece, String Quartet 1931, not long after. But her legacy extends far beyond the cutting edge of modern music. Collaborating with poet Carl Sandburg on folk song arrangements in the twenties, and with the famous folk-song collectors John and Alan Lomax in the 1930s, she emerged as a central figure in the American folk music revival, issuing several important books of transcriptions and arrangements and pioneering the use of American folk songs in children's music education. Radicalized by the Depression, she spent much of the ensuing two decades working aggressively for social change with her husband and stepson, the folksinger Pete Seeger. This engrossing new biography emphasizes the choices Crawford Seeger made in her roles as composer, activist, teacher, wife and mother. The first woman to win a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in music composition, Crawford Seeger nearly gave up writing music as the demands of family, politics, and the folk song movement intervened. It was only at the very end of her life, with cancer sapping her strength, that she returned to composing. Written with unique insight and compassion, this book offers the definitive treatment of a fascinating twentieth-century figure.