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The Heart of a Woman

Author : Rae Linda Brown
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 466 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2020-06-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780252052118

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Book Prize Winner of the International Alliance for Women in Music of the 2022 Pauline Alderman Awards for Outstanding Scholarship on Women in Music The Heart of a Woman offers the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works. Price's twenty-five years in Chicago formed the core of a working life that saw her create three hundred works in diverse genres, including symphonies and orchestral suites, art songs, vocal and choral music, and arrangements of spirituals. Through interviews and a wealth of material from public and private archives, Rae Linda Brown illuminates Price's major works while exploring the considerable depth of her achievement. Brown also traces the life of the extremely private individual from her childhood in Little Rock through her time at the New England Conservatory, her extensive teaching, and her struggles with racism, poverty, and professional jealousies. In addition, Brown provides musicians and scholars with dozens of musical examples.

Music for Life

Author : Fiona Maddocks
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 227 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2016-10-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780571329397

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How does music reflect the key moments in our lives? How do we choose the works that inspire, delight, comfort or console? Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, arguing passionately, persuasively and at times obstinately for their inclusion, putting each work in its cultural and musical context, discussing omissions, suggesting alternatives and always putting the music first.

Music by Black Women Composers

Author : Helen Walker-Hill
Publisher : Center for Black Music Rsrch
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Music
ISBN : 0929911040

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No Compromise

Author : Ana Araujo
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2021-06-22
Category : Design
ISBN : 9781648960246

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Florence Knoll (1917–2019) was a leading force of modern design. She worked from 1945 to 1965 at Knoll Associates, first as business partner with her husband Hans Knoll, later as president after his death, and, finally, as design director. Her commissions became hallmarks of the modern era, including the Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe, the Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia, and the Platner Collection by Warren Platner. She created classics like the Parallel Bar Collection, still in production today. Knoll invented the visual language of the modern office through her groundbreaking interiors and the creation of the acclaimed "Knoll look," which remains a standard for interior design today. She reinvigorated the International Style through humanizing textiles, lighting, and accessories. Although Knoll's motto was "no compromise, ever," as a woman in a white, upper-middle-class, male-dominated environment, she often had to make accommodations to gain respect from her colleagues, clients, and collaborators. No Compromise looks at Knoll's extraordinary career in close-up, from her student days to her professional accomplishments.

Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work

Author : Kathryn Kish Sklar
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 460 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 1995-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0300072856

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Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work by Kathryn Kish Sklar Pdf

One of America's foremost historians of women tells the story of Florence Kelley, a leading reformer in the Progressive Era. The book is also a political history of the United States during a period of transforming change, when women worked to end the abuses of unregulated industrial capitalism. This first of a two-volume series covers the first 40 years of Florence Kelley's life. 53 illustrations.

The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Author : Stephen Rodgers
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2021-01-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190919566

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Introduction / Stephen Rodgers -- Nature and Travel. The Wilderness at Home : Woods-Romanticism in Fanny Hensel's Eichendorff Songs / Amanda Lalonde ; Waldszenen and Abendbilder : Fanny Hensel, Nikolaus Lenau, and the Nature of Melancholy / Scott Burnham ; Songs of Travel : Fanny Hensel's Wanderings / Susan Wollenberg -- Settings of English Verse. Women's Private Cosmopolitanism in Literary Translation and Song : Fanny Hensel's Drei Lieder nach Heinrich Heine von Mary Alexander / Jennifer Ronyak ; In this elusive language: A Byron Song by Fanny Hensel / Susan Youens -- Tonal Ingenuity. You too may change : Tonal Pairing of the Tonic and Subdominant in Two Songs by Fanny Hensel / Tyler Osborne ; Plagal Cadences in Fanny Hensel's Songs / Stephen Rodgers -- Responses to Poetic Form. Working with Words : Revisions of Declamation in Fanny Hensel's Song Autographs / Harald Krebs ; Modulating Couplets in Fanny Hensel's Songs / Yonatan Malin -- Beyond Song/Beyond Hensel. Reading Poetry Through Music: Fanny Hensel and Others / Jürgen Thym ; Fanny Hensel's Lieder (ohne Worte) and the Boundaries of Song : The Curious Case of the Lied in Db major, Op. 8, No. 3 / R. Larry Todd.

Money in Sixteenth-Century Florence

Author : Carlo M. Cipolla
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2023-04-28
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780520335981

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.

Black Women Composers

Author : Mildred Denby Green
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Page : 182 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1983
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : STANFORD:36105042441621

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Florence of Arabia

Author : Christopher Buckley
Publisher : Corsair
Page : 158 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2012-07-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781780336794

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The bestselling author who made mincemeat of political correctness in Thank You for Smoking, conspiracy theories in Little Green Men, and Presidential indiscretions No Way to Treat a First Lady now takes on the hottest topic in the entire world-Arab-American relations-in a blistering comic novel sure to offend the few it doesn't delight. Appalled by the punishment of her rebellious friend Nazrah, youngest and most petulant wife of Prince Bawad of Wasabia, Florence Farfarletti decides to draw a line in the sand. As Deputy to the deputy assistant secretary for Near East Affairs, Florence invents a far-reaching, wide-ranging plan for female emancipation in that part of the world. The U.S. government, of course, tells her to forget it. Publicly, that is. Privately, she's enlisted in a top-secret mission to impose equal rights for the sexes on the small emirate of Matar (pronounced "Mutter"), the "Switzerland of the Persian Gulf." Her crack team: a CIA killer, a snappy PR man, and a brilliant but frustrated gay bureaucrat. Her weapon: TV shows. The lineup on TV Matar includes A Thousand and One Mornings, a daytime talk show that features self-defense tips to be used against boyfriends during Ramadan; an addictive soap opera featuring strangely familiar members of the Matar royal family; and a sitcom about an inept but ruthless squad of religious police, pitched as "Friends from Hell." The result: the first deadly car bombs in the country since 1936, a fatwa against the station's entire staff, a struggle for control of the kingdom, and, of course, interference from the French. And that's only the beginning. A merciless dismantling of both American ineptitude and Arabic intolerance, Florence of Arabia is Christopher Buckley's funniest and most serious novel yet, a biting satire of how U.S. good intentions can cause the Shiite to hit the fan.

Dvorak's Prophecy: And the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music

Author : Joseph Horowitz
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2021-11-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780393881257

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021 A provocative interpretation of why classical music in America "stayed white"—how it got to be that way and what can be done about it. In 1893 the composer Antonín Dvorák prophesied a “great and noble school” of American classical music based on the “negro melodies” he had excitedly discovered since arriving in the United States a year before. But while Black music would foster popular genres known the world over, it never gained a foothold in the concert hall. Black composers found few opportunities to have their works performed, and white composers mainly rejected Dvorák’s lead. Joseph Horowitz ranges throughout American cultural history, from Frederick Douglass and Huckleberry Finn to George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and the work of Ralph Ellison, searching for explanations. Challenging the standard narrative for American classical music fashioned by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, he looks back to literary figures—Emerson, Melville, and Twain—to ponder how American music can connect with a “usable past.” The result is a new paradigm that makes room for Black composers, including Harry Burleigh, Nathaniel Dett, William Levi Dawson, and Florence Price, while giving increased prominence to Charles Ives and George Gershwin. Dvorák’s Prophecy arrives in the midst of an important conversation about race in America—a conversation that is taking place in music schools and concert halls as well as capitols and boardrooms. As George Shirley writes in his foreword to the book, “We have been left unprepared for the current cultural moment. [Joseph Horowitz] explains how we got there [and] proposes a bigger world of American classical music than what we have known before. It is more diverse and more equitable. And it is more truthful.”

Florence Foster Jenkins

Author : Nicholas Martin,Jasper Rees
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2016-07-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250115966

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Florence Foster Jenkins by Nicholas Martin,Jasper Rees Pdf

Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. In this full-length biography tie-in to the film, Nicholas Martin, the scriptwriter, and Jasper Rees take a deeper look at her life and times. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence adored music, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In 1909, she inherited a considerable sum of money when her father died. It was then that she began to take singing lessons, vowed to become a great soprano and met St Clair Bayfield. At seventy six, after a lifetime supporting classical music societies and giving self-financed recitals, she gave a solo concert at Carnegie Hall that drew Cole Porter, Gypsy Rose Lee and other luminaries to the sold-out hall. It was a night to remember. Florence felt she had triumphed, but the crowd roared with laughter. After a lifetime of singing to entertain others, she didn’t know the one thing that everyone else did and that St. Clair Bayfield kept from her: she had a terrible voice and couldn’t sing a note. Florence Foster Jenkins is the book everyone will be reading after Meryl Streep brings this unintentionally funny and ultimately heartbreaking American woman to life.

The Violin Conspiracy

Author : Brendan Slocumb
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2022-02-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593315439

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music world—when a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world. “I loved The Violin Conspiracy for exactly the same reasons I loved The Queen’s Gambit: a surprising, beautifully rendered underdog hero I cared about deeply and a fascinating, cutthroat world I knew nothing about—in this case, classical music.” —Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

Bird's Eye View

Author : Elinor Florence
Publisher : Dundurn
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2014-10-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781459721456

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A Toronto Star Bestseller! Rose, a Canadian intelligence officer in Britain in World War II, struggles with conflicting feelings about the war and a superior’s attention. Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada declares war against Germany in World War II, she joins the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as an aerial photographic interpreter. Working with intelligence officers at RAF Medmenham in England, Rose spies on the enemy from the sky, watching the war unfold through her magnifying glass. When her commanding officer, Gideon Fowler, sets his sights on Rose, both professionally and personally, her prospects look bright. But can he be trusted? As she becomes increasingly disillusioned by the destruction of war and Gideon’s affections, tragedy strikes, and Rose’s world falls apart. Rose struggles to rebuild her shattered life, and finds that victory ultimately lies within herself. Her path to maturity is a painful one, paralleled by the slow, agonizing progress of the war and Canada’s emergence from Britain’s shadow.

A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale

Author : David A. Adler
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2019-05-14
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780823442713

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A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale by David A. Adler Pdf

The founder of modern nursing comes to life in this accessible biography for young readers. Born and raised in a wealthy family, no one expected Florence Nightingale to grow up to do dirty work. But she found her life's calling after witnessing firsthand the atrocious conditions at hospitals in the mid 1800s. Where everyone else saw unavoidable chaos, Florence saw opportunity for order. She developed strict standards of hygiene and established extensive nurse training. Her new systems significantly lowered death rates and revolutionized the healthcare landscape of her time. When she was thirty-eight years old, Florence contracted Crimean fever and remained homebound for the rest of her life. She continued to fight for nursing reform and sanitary conditions, working from her bed as she met distinguished guests and published papers. This informative entry in Adler's well-known series contains biography, facts, and history accompanied by charming illustrations.

The Complete Book of Florence Ceramics

Author : Barbara S. Kline,Margaret C. Wehrspaun,Jerry Kline
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 0764315285

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The Complete Book of Florence Ceramics by Barbara S. Kline,Margaret C. Wehrspaun,Jerry Kline Pdf

The Florence Ceramics Company produced historical and literary figurines, birds, animals, figural pairs, and an extensive line of artware from the early 1940s to 1964. This wonderfully illustrated book identifies them all, complete with names, sizes, colors, and current values. Also features company history, information on how costumes were researched, patent descriptions, and interviews with family members and former employees.