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Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 1059 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2020-09-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780744036855

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“The only love affair I have ever had was with music.” Maurice Ravel A compelling celebration of more than 90 of the world’s most influential composers from the medieval period to the present day, Composers reveals the fascinating stories of their lives, loves, and works. Biographical entries – introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured composer – trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each musical genius. Profiles offer revealing insights into what drove each individual to create the musical masterpieces – symphonies, concertos, and operatic scores – that changed the direction of classical music and are still celebrated and treasured today. Lavishly illustrated with paintings or photographs of each composer, alongside original musical scores and personal correspondence, images of their homes and where they worked, and personal effects and other important artifacts, the book introduces the key influences, themes, and working methods of each individual, setting their works within a wider historical and cultural context. Charting the development of classical music and music movements across the centuries, Composers provides a compelling glimpse into the personal lives, loves, and influences of the giants of the classical music canon.

Secret Lives of Great Composers

Author : Elizabeth Lunday
Publisher : Quirk Books
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2014-04-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781594747465

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Secret Lives of Great Composers by Elizabeth Lunday Pdf

Discover little-known stories from music history—including murder, riots, and heartbreak—in this entertaining tour through the fascinating (and surprising) lives of classical music masters With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. Here, you’ll learn that Edward Elgar dabbled with explosives; that John Cage was obsessed with fungus; that Berlioz plotted murder; and that Giacomo Puccini stole his church’s organ pipes and sold them as scrap metal so he could buy cigarettes. This is one music history lesson you’ll never forget!

Stories of the Great Composers: Book & CD

Author : Maurice Hinson,June C. Montgomery
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
Page : 60 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2000-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 0739012797

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Stories of the Great Composers: Book & CD by Maurice Hinson,June C. Montgomery Pdf

It is important that young students learn about the lives of the great composers who have enriched our lives with beautiful music. The 12 units in Stories of the Great Composers give elementary students a glimpse into each composer's life, character and music. Includes a CD recording of the suggested listening, featuring one composition by each composer.

Composers at Work

Author : Jessie Ann Owens
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Composers
ISBN : 9780195129045

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Composers at Work by Jessie Ann Owens Pdf

Using sketches and other documentary evidence, this study is an investigation of composition in Renaissance music. It sets out the indispensable background to an inquiry and into the fundamental processes of Renaissance composition.

Early English Composers and the Credo

Author : Wendy J Porter
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 303 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2022-03-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781000564082

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Early English Composers and the Credo by Wendy J Porter Pdf

This book develops an innovative approach for understanding the relationship between music and words in the works of five major composers of the English Renaissance: John Taverner, Christopher Tye, John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and William Byrd. Focusing on these composers’ settings of the Latin Credo, the author shows how musical and linguistic emphasis can be used to understand the composers’ theological interpretations of the text. By combining markedness theory with style analysis, this study demonstrates that the composers used their musical skills to not only create beautiful music but also raise certain elements of the text to the foreground of perception and relegate others to supporting roles, inviting listeners to experience the familiar words of the liturgy in unique ways. Providing new insights into the changing musical and religious world of the sixteenth century, this book is relevant to anyone researching music or religion in early modern England, while offering a flexible and widely adaptable tool for the analysis of musical-textual relationships.

Three Questions for Sixty-five Composers

Author : Bálint András Varga
Publisher : University Rochester Press
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781580463799

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Three Questions for Sixty-five Composers by Bálint András Varga Pdf

Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences? What has influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop a personal style? This book reveals the spontaneous thoughts of some of the most famous composers from around the world about their own development as composers and their reactions to the outside world.

Twenty Israeli Composers

Author : Robert Jay Fleisher
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Page : 396 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 081432648X

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Twenty Israeli Composers by Robert Jay Fleisher Pdf

Twenty Israeli Composers, the first published collection of interviews with Israeli composers, explores this developing and distinctive music culture.

British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century

Author : Laura Seddon
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2016-04-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781317171348

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British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century by Laura Seddon Pdf

This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth century. Laura Seddon argues that the Cobbett competitions, instigated by Walter Willson Cobbett in 1905, and the formation of the Society of Women Musicians in 1911 contributed to the explosion of instrumental music written by women in this period and highlighted women's place in British musical society in the years leading up to and during the First World War. Seddon investigates the relationship between Cobbett, the Society of Women Musicians and women composers themselves. The book’s six case studies - of Adela Maddison (1866-1929), Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), Morfydd Owen (1891-1918), Ethel Barns (1880-1948), Alice Verne-Bredt (1868-1958) and Susan Spain-Dunk (1880-1962) - offer valuable insight into the women’s musical education and compositional careers. Seddon’s discussion of their chamber works for differing instrumental combinations includes an exploration of formal procedures, an issue much discussed by contemporary sources. The individual composers' reactions to the debate instigated by the Society of Women Musicians, on the future of women's music, is considered in relation to their lives, careers and the chamber music itself. As the composers in this study were not a cohesive group, creatively or ideologically, the book draws on primary sources, as well as the writings of contemporary commentators, to assess the legacy of the chamber works produced.

Organ and Harpsichord Music by Women Composers

Author : Adel Heinrich
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 1991-06-30
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780313387906

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Organ and Harpsichord Music by Women Composers by Adel Heinrich Pdf

This reference work catalogs music for organ and harpsichord written by more than 700 women composers from 40 countries. Compiler Adel Heinrich has expanded the organ and harpsichord repertoire to include choir and instruments accompanying organ and harpsichord. She provides more detailed information about each work than can be found in any other reference book on women composers. In addition to biographies for each woman, Heinrich supplies listings of individual compositions, and includes descriptions and sources whenever possible. Each composition is listed in both the Instrumentation Index and the Title Index. Publishers, library sources, and recording companies with their addresses are also provided. There is also a chronological listing of composers by country. Two appendices list a large number of women who have either written music for organ and harpsichord with no specific titles known, or have performed on one or both instruments. This reference book is a valuable resource for organists, harpsichordists, teachers, choral and instrumental conductors, and planners of festivals and recitals.

The Woman Composer

Author : Jill Halstead
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 443 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2017-07-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781351539432

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The Woman Composer by Jill Halstead Pdf

Unlike previous anthologizing examinations of women and musical composition, this book concentrates on the reasons why there have been, and continue to be, so few women composers. Jill Halstead focuses on the experiences of nine composers born in the twentieth century (Avril Coleridge Taylor, Grace Williams, Elizabeth Maconchy, Minna Keal, Ruth Gipps, Antoinette Kirkwood, Enid Luff, Judith Bailey and Bryony Jagger) to explore the physiological, social and political factors that have inhibited women from pursuing careers as composers. Is there a biological argument for inferior female creativity? Do social structures, such as marriage, serve to restrict potential women composers? Is the gender of a composer reflected in the music they write? If so, how would this manifest itself? The conclusions that are reached are as complex and challenging as the questions that are raised. This powerful and provocative book aims to open up debate on these issues, which have all too often be avoided by critics and musicologists whose writings have perpetuated arguments that denigrate women's ability to compose. By confronting these arguments, this study will hopefully begin a reassessment of attitudes towards women and music, so that women composers are less of a rarity by the end of the next century.

Authorizing a Composer's Royalty in Revenues from Coin-Operated Machines and To Establish a Right of Copyright in Artistic Interpretations

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Patents, Trade-marks, and Copyrights
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1947
Category : Copyright
ISBN : MINN:31951D020920124

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Authorizing a Composer's Royalty in Revenues from Coin-Operated Machines and To Establish a Right of Copyright in Artistic Interpretations by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Patents, Trade-marks, and Copyrights Pdf

Committee Serial No. 10.

Alex North, Film Composer

Author : Sanya Shoilevska Henderson
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2003-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0786414707

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Alex North, Film Composer by Sanya Shoilevska Henderson Pdf

"Alex North's life and work are the focus of this book. The first part deals with his early life growing up in Chester, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia, his studies at Juilliard in New York and in Russia and Mexico, his early experiences in modern dance, documentaries, and theater, and his major work in film.".

Famous Composers and Their Works

Author : John Knowles Paine,Theodore Thomas,Karl Klauser
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 1909
Category : Composers
ISBN : CHI:70985816

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Composing for the Screen

Author : Scott W. Hallgren
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2022-07-20
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781000601077

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Composing for the Screen by Scott W. Hallgren Pdf

This book is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working composers for film and television, and video games, exploring the business side of composing, addressing the lack of understanding about career development and business responsibilities as they relate to composers. Over 30 industry professionals, composers, directors, educators and business agents at all levels dispel myths about the industry and provide practical advice on topics such as how to break into the field; how to develop, nurture, and navigate business relationships; and how to do creative work under pressure. Readers will also learn about the entrepreneurial expectations in relation to marketing, strategies for contending with the emotional highs and lows of composing, and money management whilst pursuing a career in composing. Written for undergraduates and graduates studying composing, sound production, and filmmaking, as well as aspiring composers for film, TV, and games, this book provides readers with a wealth of first-hand information that will help them create their own opportunities and pursue a career in film and television.

A Composer's World

Author : Paul Hindemith
Publisher : Schott Music
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2022-10-17
Category : Music
ISBN : 9783795730284

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A Composer's World by Paul Hindemith Pdf

The Book aims to be a guide through the little universe which is the working place of the man who writes music. As such it talks predominantly to the layman, although the expert composer may also find some stimulation in it... From the center of basic theory our discussion will spread out into all the realms of experience which border the technical aspect on composing, such as aesthetics, sociology, philosphy and so on... We must be grateful that with our art we have been placed halfway between science and religion, enjoying equally the advantages of exactitude in thinking... and of the unlimeted world of faith. Paul Hindemith, from the preface