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Maestros and Their Music

Author : John Mauceri
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2018-11-06
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781101973608

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John Mauceri, who has stood on podiums before storied symphonies, operas, and ballets around the world, brings a lifetime of experience to bear in this informative, brilliantly entertaining exploration of his profession. As Mauceri traces the lineage of his craft, from Felix Mendelssohn (the first to use a baton) to the present day, he shows us how conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, of techniques handed down—and more than a trace of ineffable magic. Weaving clear musical explanations together with memorable accounts of working alongside masters like Bernstein and Stokowski, Mauceri reveals how conductors approach a piece with a combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer’s intent; what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro. Illuminating and instructive, inflected with candor, humor, and grace, Maestros and Their Music is the perfect guide to the allure and theater, passion and drudgery, rivalries and relationships of the conducting life.

For the Love of Music

Author : John Mauceri
Publisher : Knopf
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780525520658

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With a lifetime of experience, profound knowledge and understanding, and heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music? How can I get the most from the listening experience? A protégé of Leonard Bernstein--his colleague for eighteen years--and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joys and pleasures classical music has to offer. Briefly, we learn the way a musical tradition born in ancient Greece, embraced by the Roman Empire, and subsequently nurtured by influences from across the globe, gave shape to the classical music that came to be embraced by cultures from Japan to Bolivia. Then Mauceri examines the music itself, helping us understand what it is we hear when we listen to classical music: how, by a kind of sonic metaphor, it expresses the deepest recesses of human feeling and emotion; how each piece bears the traces of its history; how the concert experience--a unique one each and every time--allows us to discover music anew. Unpretentious, graceful, instructive, this is a book for the aficionado, the novice, and anyone looking to have the love of music fired within them.

Music as Alchemy

Author : Tom Service
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 302 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2012-06-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780571268719

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Music as Alchemy by Tom Service Pdf

How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries. Orchestras can be inspired to the heights of musical and expressive possibility by their maestros, or flabbergasted that someone who doesn't even make a sound should be elevated to demigod-like status by the public. This is the first book to go inside the rehearsal rooms of some of the most inspirational orchestral partnerships in the world - how Simon Rattle works at the Berlin Philharmonic, how Mariss Jansons deals with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and how Claudio Abbado creates the world's most luxurious pick-up band every year with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. From London to Budapest, Bamberg to Vienna, great orchestral concerts are recreated as a collection of countless human and musical stories.

For the Love of Music

Author : John Mauceri
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780525436492

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For the Love of Music by John Mauceri Pdf

With a lifetime of experience, profound knowledge and understanding, and heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music? How can I get the most from the listening experience? A protégé of Leonard Bernstein--his colleague for eighteen years--and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joys and pleasures classical music has to offer. Briefly, we learn the way a musical tradition born in ancient Greece, embraced by the Roman Empire, and subsequently nurtured by influences from across the globe, gave shape to the classical music that came to be embraced by cultures from Japan to Bolivia. Then Mauceri examines the music itself, helping us understand what it is we hear when we listen to classical music: how, by a kind of sonic metaphor, it expresses the deepest recesses of human feeling and emotion; how each piece bears the traces of its history; how the concert experience--a unique one each and every time--allows us to discover music anew. Unpretentious, graceful, instructive, this is a book for the aficionado, the novice, and anyone looking to have the love of music fired within them.

Conducting Business

Author : Leonard Slatkin
Publisher : Amadeus Press
Page : 478 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2012-07-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476821320

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(Amadeus). Conducting an orchestra is something that is seen as well as heard, but it is quite misunderstood when it comes to knowing what this person actually does for a living. This most mysterious of jobs is brought to life for the music lover as well as for the aspiring maestro in a book by Leonard Slatkin. Drawing on his own experiences on and off the podium, Slatkin brings us into the world of the baton. He tells tales of some of the most fascinating people in the musical world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams. He takes the reader to the great concert halls and orchestras, soundstages in Hollywood, and opera pits around the globe. Mr. Slatkin recounts his controversial appearance at the Metropolitan Opera, his creation and direction of summer music festivals, and a shattering concert experience that took place four days following 9/11. Life in the recording studio and on the road as well as health issues confronting the conductor provide an insider's glimpse into the private world of public figures. Covering everything from learning how to read music to standing in front of an orchestra for the first time, what to wear, and how to deal with the press, Conducting Business is a unique look at a unique profession.

For the Love of Classical Music

Author : John Mauceri,Alec Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2019-12-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781984899590

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For the Love of Classical Music by John Mauceri,Alec Baldwin Pdf

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection In an illuminating and probing conversation with renowned actor, producer, comedian and philanthropist Alec Baldwin, John Mauceri reflects on the enduring appeal of classical music, how he learned to lead an orchestra, his upbringing and how he became the acclaimed conductor and musical director he is today. Covering such varied topics like the personal and cultural significance of different composers’ pieces and the singular experience of hearing music performed live, this intimate and inviting dialogue opens a window onto the extraordinary mind of a masterful conductor and an illustrious devotee of life on the stage. An ebook short.

The War on Music

Author : John Mauceri
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 249 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2022-04-26
Category : History
ISBN : 9780300233704

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The War on Music by John Mauceri Pdf

A prominent conductor explores how aesthetic criteria masked the political goals of countries during the three great wars of the past century"[Mauceri's] writing is more exhilarating than any helicopter ride we have been on."--Air Mail "Fluently written and often cogent."--Barton Swaim, Wall Street Journal This book offers a major reassessment of classical music in the twentieth century. John Mauceri argues that the history of music during this span was shaped by three major wars of that century: World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Probing why so few works have been added to the canon since 1930, Mauceri examines the trajectories of great composers who, following World War I, created voices that were unique and versatile, but superficially simpler. He contends that the fate of composers during World War II is inextricably linked to the political goals of their respective governments, resulting in the silencing of experimental music in Germany, Italy, and Russia; the exodus of composers to America; and the sudden return of experimental music--what he calls "the institutional avant-garde"--as the lingua franca of classical music in the West during the Cold War.

Absolutely on Music

Author : Haruki Murakami,Seiji Ozawa
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2016-11-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780385683173

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Absolutely on Music by Haruki Murakami,Seiji Ozawa Pdf

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and from The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" to Franz Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage," the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk, over a period of two years, about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of the two maestros. It is essential reading for book and music lovers everywhere.

Who Killed Classical Music?

Author : Norman Lebrecht
Publisher : Birch Lane Press
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Music
ISBN : UOM:39015041093843

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Who Killed Classical Music? by Norman Lebrecht Pdf

A history of the villains and heroes of contemporary classical music, looking at the star system, commercialism, recording and management politics, concert agencies, and the festival racket. Includes bandw photos. For general readers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Recording the Classics

Author : James Jessen Badal
Publisher : Kent State University Press
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 087338542X

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Recording the Classics by James Jessen Badal Pdf

A collection of interviews with major orchestra conductors which explores the impact of recording technology on contemporary musical culture. This work discusses the digital revolution and progress of the compact disc along with the listening public's changing perception of music.

50 Maestros, 50 Recordings

Author : Ayaan Ali Khan
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2009-12-16
Category : Music
ISBN : 9789350293096

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50 Maestros, 50 Recordings by Ayaan Ali Khan Pdf

From Begum Akhtar to Bhimsen Joshi, Enayat Khan to Ravi Shankar, Bismillah Khan to Shiv Kumar Sharma, Indian classical music is as varied as it can be, from the pure traditional gharanas to more recent blends and fusions. Young sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan have grown up surrounded by music and musicians. In this tribute to the masters of Indian classical music, both instrumental and vocal, they take us through their encounters with fifty musicians from the twentieth century, exploring the world of both Hindustani and Carnatic music. Filled with personal anecdotes and musical appraisals, this book takes you through the best of Indian classical music. Interspersed with some rare photographs from the authors personal collection as well as descriptions and details of every recording they have discussed, this book is a keepsake for the connoisseur and a comprehensive introduction to the beginner.

Inside Conducting

Author : Christopher Seaman
Publisher : University Rochester Press
Page : 286 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781580464116

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Inside Conducting by Christopher Seaman Pdf

Exactly what does a conductor do in front of an orchestra? Internationally renowned conductor Christopher Seaman offers lively and informative answers in this wise yet humorous book.

When the Music Stops--

Author : Norman Lebrecht
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Music
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011398422

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When the Music Stops-- by Norman Lebrecht Pdf

The record industry has fallen into the hands of arms producers, music has lost control of its own production. Lebrecht traces the history of the classical music business. He records the final days of serious music as an independent art, and challenges the murderers of classical music.

Maestro

Author : Roger Nierenberg
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2009-10-15
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781101148891

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Maestro by Roger Nierenberg Pdf

A conductor reveals powerful leadership lessons by explaining the inner workings of a symphony orchestra Roger Nierenberg, a veteran conductor, is the creator of The Music Paradigm, a unique program that invites people to sit INSIDE a professional symphony orchestra as the musicians and conductor solve problems together. He captures that experience in Maestro: A Surprising Story about Leading by Listening, a parable about a rising executive tough challenges. The narrator befriends an orchestra conductor and is inspired to think about leadership and communication in an entirely new way. For instance: • A maestro doesn't micromanage, but encourages others to develop their own solutions. There's a big difference between conducting and trying to play all the instruments. • A maestro helps people feel ownership of the whole piece, not just their individual parts. • A maestro leads by listening. When people sense genuine open-mindedness, they offer more of their talent. If not, they get defensive and hold back their best ideas. • Truly great leaders, whether conductors striving for perfect harmony or CEOs reaching for excellence, act with a vision of their organization at its best. For more information, visit: www.MaestroBook.com

Leonard Bernstein

Author : John Mauceri
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2019-09-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781984897527

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Leonard Bernstein by John Mauceri Pdf

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection A dazzling conductor and prodigiously talented composer whose passion for music inspired generations of musicians, Leonard Bernstein is one of the most famous figures in American musical history. Now, acclaimed conductor and musical director John Mauceri, who worked with and learned from Bernstein for eighteen years, gives us an intimate portrait of the beloved maestro. Mauceri warmly recounts delightful stories from his years of world travel and continuous creation alongside ‘Lenny.’ A must-read celebration of the rich and vivacious life of one of the greatest musical minds of our generation. An ebook short.