Polyphonic Minds

Music of the Hemispheres
Author: Peter Pesic
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036916
Category: Music
Page: 344
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An exploration of polyphony and the perspective it offers on our own polyphonic brains.

Eagle Minds

Selected Correspondence of Istvan Anhalt and George Rochberg (1961-2005)
Author: Alan M. Gillmor
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554586895
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 474
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Eagle Minds—a selection from the correspondence between the Canadian composer and scholar Istvan Anhalt and his American counterpart George Rochberg—is a splendid chronicle and a penetrating analysis of the swerving socio-cultural movements of a volatile half-century as observed by two highly gifted individuals. Beginning in 1961 and spanning forty-four years, their conversation embraces not only music but other forms of contemporary art, as well as politics, philosophy, religion, and mysticism. The letters chronicle the deepening of their friendship over the years, and the openness, honesty, and genuine warmth between them provide the reader with an intimate look at their personalities. A fascinating intellectual tension emerges between the two men as they record their individual responses to musical modernism, to changing political and social realities, and to their Jewish heritage and sense of place, one as a son of Ukrainian immigrants to the United States, the other as a refugee from war-torn Hungary. Allowing us a privileged glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of these fascinating men, Eagle Minds is a valuable tool for scholars interested in North American composers in the late twentieth century and essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural and social history of that era.

Baroque Music


Author: Peter Walls
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351574728
Category: Music
Page: 588
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Research in the 20th and 21st centuries into historical performance practice has changed not just the way performers approach music of the 17th and 18th centuries but, eventually, the way audiences listen to it. This volume, beginning with a 1915 Saint-Sa lecture on the performance of old music, sets out to capture musicological discussion that has actually changed the way Baroque music can sound. The articles deal with historical instruments, pitch, tuning, temperament, the nexus between technique and style, vibrato, the performance implications of musical scores, and some of the vexed questions relating to rhythmic alteration. It closes with a section on the musicological challenges to the ideology of the early music movement mounted (principally) in the 1990s. Leading writers on historical performance practice are represented. Recognizing that significant developments in historically-inspired performance have been led by instrument makers and performers, the volume also contains representative essays by key practitioners.

Dialogue With Bakhtin on Second and Foreign Language Learning

New Perspectives
Author: Joan Kelly Hall,Gergana Vitanova,Ludmila A. Marchenkova
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135611335
Category: Education
Page: 432
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This volume is the first to explore links between the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin's theoretical insights about language and practical concerns with second and foreign language learning and teaching. Situated within a strong conceptual framework and drawing from a rich empirical base, it reflects recent scholarship in applied linguistics that has begun to move away from formalist views of language as universal, autonomous linguistic systems, and toward an understanding of language as dynamic collections of cultural resources. According to Bakhtin, the study of language is concerned with the dialogue existing between linguistic elements and the uses to which they are put in response to the conditions of the moment. Such a view of language has significant implications for current understandings of second- and foreign-language learning. The contributors draw on some of Bakhtin's more significant concepts, such as dialogue, utterance, heteroglossia, voice, and addressivity to examine real world contexts of language learning. The chapters address a range of contexts including elementary- and university-level English as a second language and foreign language classrooms and adult learning situations outside the formal classroom. The text is arranged in two parts. Part I, "Contexts of Language Learning and Teaching," contains seven chapters that report on investigations into specific contexts of language learning and teaching. The chapters in Part II, "Implications for Theory and Practice," present broader discussions on second and foreign language learning using Bakhtin's ideas as a springboard for thinking. This is a groundbreaking volume for scholars in applied linguistics, language education, and language studies with an interest in second and foreign language learning; for teacher educators; and for teachers of languages from elementary to university levels. It is highly relevant as a text for graduate-level courses in applied linguistics and second- and foreign-language education.

Grainger on Music


Author: Percy Grainger,Malcolm Gillies,Bruce Clunies Ross
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198166658
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 396
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Cyril Scott once described Percy Grainger as a `lovable eccentric'. The Australian-American pianist, composer, ethnologist, and aspiring `all-round man' was, however, more eccentric to his own age than to ours. His views on the environment, food, the body, participatory democracy, and sex all anticipated by several decades views more typical of the mid-late twentieth century. Prolific as a composer, performer, and recording artist, Grainger was an indefatigable writer. This selection of forty-six essays about the production, promotion, and propagation of music is drawn from his over 150 public writings. Written between the turn of the century and the early 1950s, these essays reveal Grainger's youthful compositional plans, his ideas about piano technique, and his enduring high regard for the music of Edvard Grieg, Frederick Delius, and `Frankfurt Group' colleagues Cyril Scott, Roger Quilter, and Henry Balfour Gardiner. Grainger on Music also pursues his evolving thoughts about Nordic music, `Free Music', instrumental usage, and his occasional suggestions for musical development in Australia and the United States.

Exile


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canadian literature
Page: N.A
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Bridge of Waves

What Music is and how Listening to it Changes the World
Author: W. A. Mathieu
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590307321
Category: Music
Page: 296
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Music is nothing but a sequence of fleeting vibrations that arise and subside. Why can something so insubstantial thrill us, pacify us, or even make us cry? Because, says W. A. Mathieu, whether it’s a cantata or a blues jag, a harmonica solo or a symphony, music always reveals the sacred, making a bridge across the space between us and others, and uniting mind and heart within us. It’s truly a mystical path, and you don’t even need to listen that deeply to discover it. Mathieu’s lively and delightful essays lead you to question what music is, how it works, and what it’s for. And he shows you how to make music a spiritual practice, to understand its value in your life and in the creation of family and community.

Ghachar Ghochar

Roman
Author: Vivek Shanbhag
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216161
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Aufstieg und Fall einer indischen Familie. Als der Onkel des jungen Erzählers in den Handel mit Gewürzen einsteigt, ändert er über Nacht das Schicksal der ganzen Familie. Der einst mittellose Clan zieht in ein großzügiges Haus in einer reichen Wohngegend, verschafft sich neue Möbel und einen neuen Bekanntenkreis. Doch mit dem plötzlichen Reichtum werden auch die Abhängigkeiten neu verteilt: An dem Erfolg des Onkels hängt nun das gesamte Wohl der Familie. Und dieses gilt es zu schützen, um jeden Preis. Notfalls auch vor den eigenen Familienmitgliedern. In einem feinen Wechselspiel von Auslassungen und Andeutungen erzählt Vivek Shanbhag vom moralischen Verfall einer indischen Familie. Ein großer Roman, der die Geschichte eines ganzen Landes in sich trägt. »Ein Feuerwerkskörper von einem Roman.« Publishers Weekly »Feinstes literarisches Handwerk.« Deborah Smith, The Guardian

Abbitte


Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257600259
Category: Fiction
Page: 531
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Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.

Chord and Discord


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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A journal of modern musical progress.

Der fünfte Hammer

Pythagoras und die Disharmonie der Welt
Author: Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104020655
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Was sich der Harmonie der Welt nicht fügen mag Es heißt, dass Pythagoras die Harmonielehre erfand, als er bei einem Schmied den Klang von fünf Hämmern hörte. Vier Hammerschläge konnte er in ein wohlgeordnetes Verhältnis setzen. Der fünfte Hammer jedoch klang dissonant. Pythagoras musste ihn aus seiner Theorie ausschließen. In seiner Studie untersucht der bekannte Philosoph Daniel Heller-Roazen das Konzept der Harmonie in einem weiten Sinn: Seit der Antike dient es als Paradigma für das wissenschaftliche Verstehen der wahrnehmbaren Welt. Doch immer wieder gibt es etwas Dissonantes, das sich gegen die Harmonie wehrt. Von der Musik über Metaphysik, Ästhetik und Astronomie, von Platon bis Kant untersucht ›Der fünfte Hammer‹, wie die wissenschaftliche Ordnung der Welt eine Realität suggeriert, die jedoch weder in Noten noch Buchstaben völlig erfasst werden kann. Ein fünfter Hammer klingt hartnäckig durch.

Die Argonauten


Author: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446257896
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Es ist die Geschichte einer Liebe: Maggie Nelson verliebt sich in Harry Dodge, einen Künstler – oder eine Künstlerin? – mit fluider Genderidentität. Harry hat bereits ein Kind, Maggie wird schwanger, zu viert bauen sie ein gemeinsames Leben. "Die Argonauten" ist eine ergreifende Geschichte queeren Familienlebens, zugleich erfindet Maggie Nelson eine ganz eigene Form der philosophischen Erkundung. Memoir, Theorie, Poesie: Es ist ein Buch, das sich nicht einordnen lässt und das unsere Einordnungen herausfordert mit seinem radikal offenen Denken. Im Geiste von Susan Sontag und Roland Barthes verbindet Maggie Nelson theoretische und persönliche Erkenntnissuche, um zu einer neuen Erzählung des Wesens von Liebe und Familie zu gelangen.

Der zweite Tod der Oper


Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865990501
Category:
Page: 190
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PoetryWales


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English poetry
Page: N.A
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Masters of English Music


Author: Charles Willeby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 301
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Blues


Author: John Hartley Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 84
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Subversive and satirical, inventive, wry and unconventional, John Hartley Williams has long been celebrated for his maverick sensibility, for his outsider's take on the way we live our lives. In Blues, his eighth collection, he focuses with new directness on the turmoil of Germany and Eastern Europe, and writes eloquently about being English, and staying English, in a continental climate, through all the upheavals of the last fifteen years. Alert to the intricacies and ironies of the language, to the musculature of politics and passion, these poems are chronicles of change, wired to the energies of jazz and science fiction, yet the under-song is a threnody for the loss of a kind of Englishness - voiced powerfully in a moving elegy for the poet Ken Smith. While there is no diminishing of his comic brio, no dulling of his incisive, questioning intelligence, Blues finds John Hartley Williams taking on subjects of new depth and complexity - while maintaining his characteristic lightness of touch, imagination and profound originality.

Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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Modern Chinese Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chinese literature
Page: N.A
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A poetics of seeing

the implications of visual form in modern poetry
Author: Carole Anne Taylor
Publisher: Dissertations-G
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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Backgrounds of Book Reviewing


Author: Herbert Samuel Mallory
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Book reviewing
Page: 533
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