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The Early Operas Of Michael Tippett

The Early Operas of Michael Tippett PDF
Author: Richard Elfyn Jones
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 1996
ISBN:
Size: 45.87 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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The Early Operas Of Michael Tippett

by Richard Elfyn Jones, The Early Operas Of Michael Tippett Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Early Operas Of Michael Tippett books, This study first deals with the fasinating range of verbal and dramatic symbolism of three operas (The Midsummer Marriage, King Priam, and The Knot Garden) in chapters which do not require from the reader a technical knowledge of music.



The Operas Of Michael Tippett In The Light Of Twentieth Century Opera Aesthetics

The Operas of Michael Tippett in the Light of Twentieth century Opera Aesthetics PDF
Author: Margaret Andrew Scheppach
Publisher:
Release: 1983
ISBN:
Size: 64.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Opera
Languages : en
Pages : 1106
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The Operas Of Michael Tippett In The Light Of Twentieth Century Opera Aesthetics

by Margaret Andrew Scheppach, The Operas Of Michael Tippett In The Light Of Twentieth Century Opera Aesthetics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Operas Of Michael Tippett In The Light Of Twentieth Century Opera Aesthetics books,



The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians Taiwan To Twelve Apostles

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  Taiwan to Twelve apostles PDF
Author: Stanley Sadie
Publisher:
Release: 2001
ISBN:
Size: 25.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages :
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The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians Taiwan To Twelve Apostles

by Stanley Sadie, The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians Taiwan To Twelve Apostles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians Taiwan To Twelve Apostles books,



The Operas Of Michael Tippett

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Author: Michael Tippett
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Release: 1985
ISBN:
Size: 30.69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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The Operas Of Michael Tippett

by Michael Tippett, The Operas Of Michael Tippett Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Operas Of Michael Tippett books, English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original where appropriate. Although it is impossible to trace any one particular theme running through the operas of Michael Tippett, the libretti of his four operas are fascinating to compare. The dense allusions of The Midsummer Marriage (1955), here annotated, gave way to the classical formality of King Priam (1962); the psycho-analytical preoccupations of The Knot Garden (1970) hardly foreshadow the contemporary political commentary of The Ice Break (1977). Each work breaks new ground and provokes unexpected responses. The libretti offer unique introductions to the music. They incidentally throw a searching light on the direction of British theatre since 1945.



The Queer Encyclopedia Of Music Dance And Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music  Dance  and Musical Theater PDF
Author: Claude Summers
Publisher: Cleis Press Start
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN: 1573448753
Size: 74.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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The Queer Encyclopedia Of Music Dance And Musical Theater

by Claude Summers, The Queer Encyclopedia Of Music Dance And Musical Theater Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Queer Encyclopedia Of Music Dance And Musical Theater books, Aficionados of music, dance, opera, and musical theater will relish this volume featuring over 200 articles showcasing composers, singers, musicians, dancers, and choreographers across eras and styles. Read about Hildegard of Bingen, whose Symphonia expressed both spiritual and physical desire for the Virgin Mary, and George Frideric Handel, who not only created roles for castrati but was behind the Venetian opera's preoccupations with gender ambiguity. Discover Alban Berg’s Lulu, opera’s first openly lesbian character. And don’t forget Kiss Me Kate, the hit 1948 Broadway musical: written by Cole Porter, married though openly gay; directed by John C. Wilson, Noël Coward's ex-lover; and featuring Harold Lang, who had affairs with Leonard Bernstein and Gore Vidal. No single volume has ever achieved the breadth of this scholarly yet eminently readable compendium. It includes overviews of genres as well as fascinating biographical entries on hundreds of figures such as Peter Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Diaghilev, Bessie Smith, Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Alvin Ailey, Rufus Wainwright, and Ani DiFranco.



Twentieth Century British Authors And The Rise Of Opera In Britain

Twentieth century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain PDF
Author: Irene Morra
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780754660637
Size: 41.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Twentieth Century British Authors And The Rise Of Opera In Britain

by Irene Morra, Twentieth Century British Authors And The Rise Of Opera In Britain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twentieth Century British Authors And The Rise Of Opera In Britain books, This book is the first to examine the contributions of major British authors, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. Auden and Forster, as much as Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, defined British opera, which emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. The resulting collaborations have crucial implications for the development of our understanding of opera and literature.



The Cambridge Companion To Michael Tippett

The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett PDF
Author: Kenneth Gloag
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN: 1107021979
Size: 49.53 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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The Cambridge Companion To Michael Tippett

by Kenneth Gloag, The Cambridge Companion To Michael Tippett Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Michael Tippett books, This Companion provides a wide ranging and accessible study of one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century. A team of international scholars shed new light on Tippett's major works and draw attention to those that have not yet received the attention they deserve.



A Chronological Order For The Keyboard Sonatas Of Domenico Scarlatti 1685 1757

A Chronological Order for the Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti  1685 1757 PDF
Author: Matthew Flannery
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780773463363
Size: 51.57 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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A Chronological Order For The Keyboard Sonatas Of Domenico Scarlatti 1685 1757

by Matthew Flannery, A Chronological Order For The Keyboard Sonatas Of Domenico Scarlatti 1685 1757 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Chronological Order For The Keyboard Sonatas Of Domenico Scarlatti 1685 1757 books, In the data-poor arena of Scarlatti research, this work, avoiding a primarily musicological or organological approach, analyzes large-scale patterns of musical characteristics over all (or parts) of a sonata sequence founded primarily on the Parma manuscript. Preface Stephen Dydo This monograph is in some ways the strangest example of music theory I have ever seen. It doesn't talk about music in the usual sense. There is not, anywhere within its covers, a single musical example. Nor is there an analysis of a single musical phrase. No individual note is ever here discussed. What's more, we don't hear very much at all about particular pieces. On the other hand, the composer under discussion does fleetingly enter in, and we might find, for example, that the harpsichords he played earlier in life don't seem to have had as many keys as the ones he played later. But these brief walk-ons are not, in any real sense, biographical. The pertinent facts are mentioned, and then the composer, as a living, breathing man, is dismissed from our presence. Our relationship with him is occasional and occurs are a great remove. What this monograph is about, really, is a mass of music. extant opus for the keyboard. (We do not say entire opus because the point of this study is to characterize the most significant part of his work.) Furthermore, this mass of music is discussed, not as a collection of some 550 solo keyboard pieces, but rather as the mass itself. The individual piece is discussed, on the infrequent occasions when the discussion zooms in even this closely, only as an element that helps to shape the mass of which it is a part. Individual pieces are frequently referenced, but generally only to note their keys or tempo markings. Again, these features are delineated only to define the shape of their enclosing aggregate mass. The size and ingredients of the mass are partly what make this discussion so unusual. A discussion of Beethoven's late quarters, say, involves us with an aggregation of pieces that we can easily visualize and, given a little time, audition in our mind's ear. Even a discussion of Bach cantatas involves us with a group of musical entities that are reasonably delineated from one another, at least by title, text, instrumentation, and so forth. pieces all written for essentially the same instrument, all of them about the same length, and all having a similar structure. (The cases where there are differences in structure only become further tools for defining the shape of the enclosing mass.) To imagine all of these pieces at once requires a vision not unlike that described in Wallace Stevens' Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: Among twenty snowy peaks, the only moving thing was the eye of the blackbird. Vision of such scope is beyond most of us without a stretch of the imagination. Fortunately, as readers, we can let Matthew Flannery do the imagining for us, while we sit and watch the view. This is the landscape that we can see: a huge expanse, a collection of many, many hours of listening. We don't get a sense of peaks and valleys, but rather of slowly changing surfaces, changing in one detail, then another, in a gradual fashion. The occasional jagged abruption stands out in relief simply because of the overall smoothness of the landscape. Scarlatti's keyboard works. The precise chronological sequence of creation of each of the 554 sonatas is not indicated by any of the published editions from Scarlatti's time, nor is there any documentary evidence from other sources that is useful in dating the sonatas. Therefore, the only way we can reasonably hope to give relative dates to these pieces is by examining the internal evidence. Yet, is it not enough for us to know that his early career focused heavily on operatic works, to the extent that we have mostly operatic or other vocal works from the early part of his career, with few extant keyboard works to speak of; and that the extant keyboard pieces were mostly written in the later part of his career, at a time when he was not, so far as we know, burdened with many other compositional tasks? Surely, this fact by itself would give us plenty to chew on while ruminating through his massive body of keyboard sonatas. Flannery's principal tool in his broad analysis is the delineation of various stratified patterns that run through the sequence. range of characteristics: pitch range, tempo, rate of unfolding, style, formal structure, notation style, etc. In the end, Flannery delineates 28 occurrence patterns and 26 sonata groups in his analysis. Each of these is presented as a type of activity that occurs more often, or in a more particular way, in some sonatas than others. We are presented, one after another, with new layers of activity and then are escorted through the various permutations of each layer. This kind of analysis is at odds with the type that we expect to be applied to a single piece. Although a thoughtful examination of a particular work of music will very likely, perhaps at the outset, review the core vocabulary of the composition - even describing what occurrence patterns and what sonata group are fundamental to such a work -, it is more often the singularity of that piece that sparks our interest. the first and second theme in a sonata-allegro composition, the relative prominence of arpeggiated chords: these are all, in effect, background to the stuff that makes us listen to the same piece repeatedly. The singular events - the one and only appearance of the first theme in the relative minor, the unique stretto passage, the reappearance of the fugal subject in the wrong transposition - these are the sort of thing that makes us sit at attention. So why should the caring and attentive listener find joy in the remote view of an entire life's work, with the seductive details blurred from the distance? Isn't our core musical experience based on the building up of a musical view based on the succession of individual and discrete events? instanced occurrence patterns, only occasionally drilling down to something as localized as a particular piece, is enormously satisfying when applied to such large spans of music because, as Flannery writes, it can paint in our minds something that our view of the keyboard sonatas has lacked till now: a temporal landscape of the origins and development of the highest achievement of Scarlatti's composing career.



The Solo Vocal Music Of American Composer John La Montaine

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Author: Pearl Yeadon McGinnis
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780773464322
Size: 20.40 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 541
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The Solo Vocal Music Of American Composer John La Montaine

by Pearl Yeadon McGinnis, The Solo Vocal Music Of American Composer John La Montaine Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Solo Vocal Music Of American Composer John La Montaine books, John La Montaine is known primarily for his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 9, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1959. In addition, he has won countless awards for composition. However, his compositions for voice and piano are not yet an established part of the vocal solo repertoire. This work illustrates La Montaine's music for voice and piano through an analysis of musical and dramatic elements that support the text and drama. A biographical study provides details about the composer's life such as musical training, personal influences, awards and goals. In addition, the issues of philosophy, creativity, methods, musical styles, and textual considerations are discussed and are the basis for the following analysis.



Bibliographic Analysis Of Percussion Literature

Bibliographic Analysis of Percussion Literature PDF
Author: Geary Larrick
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 2003
ISBN:
Size: 31.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 118
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Bibliographic Analysis Of Percussion Literature

by Geary Larrick, Bibliographic Analysis Of Percussion Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bibliographic Analysis Of Percussion Literature books, This volume surveys a broad spectrum, from Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, through Ellington, Richard Rodgers, and the Beatles. It has more than a hundred essays annotating bibliographic entries concerning percussion, based on the author's experience as performer, teacher and writer. Broad subjects encompassed include opera, symphony orchestra, popular and jazz music, virtuosity and education, musicology and history, African-American history and women's history.