A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist

Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer.

Author: Stephen Siek

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810888807

Category: Music

Page: 302

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A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano’s construction, and major manufacturers—both familiar firms and outstanding, independent builders who have risen to the forefront in recent years. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. As a resource for professionals and students, A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist is also accessible to more general readers, as all of its topics are presented in clear, readable expositions. Drawing on the most recent research of numerous specialists, author Stephen Siek emphasizes the piano's uniquely rich heritage, giving pianists a renewed appreciation for the famous artists and teachers who have shaped their art. Transcending simple alphabetical definitions, the dictionary’s careful attention both to legacy and detail make it an invaluable addition to any pianist’s library. Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer novice and advanced musicians key information on the field of study and performance of a major instrument or instrument class. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. From quick definitions of confusing terms to in-depth overviews of history and tradition, the dictionaries are ideal references for students, professionals, and music lovers of all kinds.
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Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.

Author: Nicole V. Gagné

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810867659

Category: Music

Page: 367

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In the last decade of the 19th century, modernist sensibilities reached a critical mass and emerged more frequently in music as composers began employing dissonance, polyrhythm, atonality, and densities. Conversely, many 20th-century composers eschewed modernist devices and wrote accessible works in a tonal idiom, which drew chiefly on classical, romantic, and folk models. Then the postmodern sensibility followed, with its enthusiasm for the unprecedented availability of virtually every type of music, andit engendered numerous sub-groups, including multiculturalism, minimalism, multimedia, and free improvisation. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, with more than 60 entries explaining the methods, styles, and acoustic and electronic media peculiar tonew music, and over 350 entries giving essential information on the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music. Those entries also include pop, jazz, and rock composer/musicians whose work either overlaps the realm of classical music or else is so radical within its own field that it merits discussion in this context. This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.
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A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer

DICTIONARIES FOR THE MODERN MUSICIAN Series Editor: Jo Nardolillo Contributions ... for the Modern Pianist by Stephen Siek, 2016 A Dictionary for the Modern ...

Author: James A. Strain

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810886933

Category: Music

Page: 334

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Percussion instruments such as drums, cymbals, gongs, and xylophones comprise one of the largest and ever-expanding areas of music performance, composition, and sound effects. Profusely illustrated, A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer is an essential resource for any student, professional, or amateur musician who wants to delve into the vast world of percussion and drumming instruments and terminology. With an emphasis on modern terms in many languages and genres, James A. Strain has defined, detailed, and explained the use of percussion instruments and drums not only for classical genres (such as orchestra, symphonic, band, and opera) but also for popular styles (such as jazz, rock, music theater, and marching band). Also included are those world music instruments and ensembles commonly found in public school and university settings (such as steel drum bands, samba bands, and gamelan ensembles) as well as historical genres related to rope and rudimental drumming. Written for professional and amateur percussionists as well as non-percussionist educators, this book includes valuable topics on instrument construction and tuning and specific playing techniques, as well as instrument setup diagrams with models and ranges of keyboard percussion instruments. With more than 300 images and examples, it is the ideal reference book to enable any musician to better understand the extensive world of percussion and drumming.
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A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist

Add a period piano that matches and a pianist who has done a similar study of performance practice, and I am convinced that the result would be worthwhile.

Author: Susan J. Maclagan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538106662

Category: Music

Page: 434

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The second edition of Susan J. Maclagan’s A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more than 1,600 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system or Baroque flute may encounter. It includes over 100 images as well as appendices on tuning, composition, baroque music, and recordings.
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An Illustrated Dictionary for the Modern Trombone Tuba and Euphonium Player

Contributions to Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the ... 2015 A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist by Stephen Siek, ...

Author: Douglas Yeo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538159675

Category: Music

Page: 206

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Prominent scholar and performer Douglas Yeo provides an accessible reference guide for all instruments in the low brass family and addresses a broad range of relevant topics with ready answers to issues that students, players, and conductors encounter. Extensive illustrations by Lennie Peterson provide clear insight into many of the entries.
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A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

Vocal scores used by singers feature piano reductions. piano rehearsal. A rehearsal that takes place with a rehearsal pianist before the arrival of an ...

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810886568

Category: Music

Page: 318

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Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to technique, major works to key figures—a must-have for any musician’s personal library! A Dictionary for the Modern Singer is an indispensable guide for students of singing, voice pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing. In addition to classical singing, genres, and styles, musical theatre and popular and global styles are addressed. With an emphasis on contemporary practice, this work includes terms and figures that influenced modern singing styles. Topics include voice pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics. The dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Matthew Hoch’s book fills a gap in the singer’s library as the only one-volume general reference geared toward today’s student of singing. An extensive bibliography is invaluable for students seeking to explore a particular subject in greater depth. Illustrations and charts further illuminate particular concepts, while appendixes address stage fright, tips on practicing, repertoire selection, audio technology, and contemporary commercial music styles. A Dictionary for the Modern Singer will appeal to students of singing at all levels. For professionals, it will serve as a quick and handy reference guide, useful in the high school or college library and the home teaching studio alike; students and amateurs will find it accessible and full of fascinating information about the world of the singing.
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The Pianist s Dictionary

Roell, Craig H. The Piano in America, 1890–1940. ... The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition. ... the Modern Pianist.

Author: Maurice Hinson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253047342

Category: Music

Page: 251

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From A to Z to middle C: An “essential reference” for piano students, teachers, players, and music lovers, with hundreds of definitions (E.L. Lancaster, Alfred Music). The Pianist’s Dictionary is a handy and practical reference dictionary aimed specifically at pianists, teachers, students, and concertgoers. Prepared by Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts, this revised and expanded edition is a compendium of information gleaned from a combined century of piano teaching. Users will find helpful and clear definitions of musical and pianistic terms, performance directions, composers, pianists, famous piano pieces, and piano makers. The authors’ succinct entries make The Pianist’s Dictionary the perfect reference for compiling program and liner notes, studying scores, and learning and teaching the instrument. “This new edition is a go-to source for piano scholars and students for quick information on musical terms, pianists, major works in the piano repertoire, piano manufacturers, and more . . . comprehensive, easy to use.” —Jane Magrath, University of Oklahoma
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A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist

or a “conservative” Romantic, poised in opposition to the progressive compositional tendencies of Liszt (whom he admired as a pianist) and Wagner; ...

Author: Jane Ellsworth

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810886483

Category: Music

Page: 156

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Titles in Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to playing technique and major works to key figures. A must-have for any musician’s personal library! The clarinet has played an important role in all kinds of music, ranging from classical to jazz to the traditional music of varying ethnicities and traditions. A beloved band instrument to thousands of school children, the clarinet is also capable of capturing some of the most sublime musical moments in the hands of professional artists. It has found a home in any number of venues, from the great symphonic concert halls to local jazz clubs, from the streets of New Orleans to the film studios of Hollywood. In A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinet, scholar and musician Jane Ellsworth offers lovers of the clarinet the premiere reference book for information about this remarkable instrument. Containing over 400 terms, Ellsworth covers the clarinet's history (including both modern and historical instruments, common and rare), acoustics, construction, fingering systems and mechanisms, and techniques, as well as its more important performers, makers, and scholars. A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist will delight clarinet aficionados at all levels. For knowledgeable professionals it will serve as a quick and handy reference guide, useful in the high school or college library and the home teaching studio alike; students and amateurs will find it accessible and full of fascinating information about the world of the clarinet.
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Every Pianist s Dictionary

This dictionary is designed specifically for young pianists by one of Britain's foremost piano teachers.

Author: Fanny Waterman

Publisher:

ISBN: 057151328X

Category: Keyboard instrument music

Page: 122

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This dictionary is designed specifically for young pianists by one of Britain's foremost piano teachers. Definitions cover most of the terms, signs, major forms, styles and techniques encountered in keyboard music, together with descriptions of early modern keyboard instruments.
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A Pianist s Dictionary

The instrument that we currently recognize as the “modern” acoustic piano was really not produced until the last part of the nineteenth century, ...

Author: Alan Hersh

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761848394

Category: Art

Page: 114

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A Pianist's Dictionary is an exploration of the world of the classical pianist and piano professor. The author deconstructs the many familiar words that help describe these worlds as well as their practitioners. Based upon a lifetime of experience as an active concert artist and college professor, this book will resonate with both past and current students of the piano and with music lovers with even a passing interest in these worlds. Written in an accessible style, A Pianist's Dictionary covers the piano world from accompanist to tone and voicing, and helps the reader understand the mysteries of practicing and the challenges of how to find a suitable piano teacher. Filled with amusing anecdotes and observations, this book is a welcome addition to the literature about pianos and pianists.
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Ethnic Piano Rolls in the United States

He is the author of the player piano appendix to A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist, published in 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield. Dr. Darius .

Author: Darius Kučinskas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527569874

Category: Music

Page: 199

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‘Ethnic’ piano rolls are an important part of a still-neglected musical heritage. Having come to prominence in the first part of the twentieth century, they encapsulate the musical life of several continents and various ethnic communities based in the USA. This volume represents the latest research on these unique and rare cultural artefacts.
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Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.

Author: John Michael Cooper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874848

Category: Music

Page: 792

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The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.
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England s Piano Sage

His students eventually included major concert pianists of the post-World War I era, such as York Bowen, Dame Myra Hess, Sir Clifford Curzon, Harriet Cohen, Eileen Joyce, and Dame Moura Lympany, all of whom advanced British pianism in the ...

Author: Stephen Siek

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578728486

Category:

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British pianist and teacher Tobias Matthay (1858-1945) believed that science could unlock the secrets of artistic success, and thus began a program of musical instruction, theorizing, and writing on piano technique that bespoke his reverence for observation and reasoning in artistic piano performance. His students eventually included major concert pianists of the post-World War I era, such as York Bowen, Dame Myra Hess, Sir Clifford Curzon, Harriet Cohen, Eileen Joyce, and Dame Moura Lympany, all of whom advanced British pianism in the 20th century.In England's Piano Sage, scholar and pianist Stephen Siek tells the story of Matthay, who began teaching at London's Royal Academy of Music in 1880 and two decades later had so many students that he was prompted to open his own piano school in London. After World War I, student enrollments approached some 500 students, and no conservatory in the world was then producing so many finished pianists. By 1925 his towering status in Britain reached across the Atlantic with the founding of the American Matthay Association, and the adoption of his ideas by Yale and Juilliard. From these heights, Matthay's reputation would experience a precipitous fall, from his forced resignation from the Royal Academy to the barrage of criticism attacking his theories.Rich in detail, Siek's book chronicles the personal and professional story of a remarkable man whose monumental achievements now largely lay forgotten, but clearly deserve a second look. In this comprehensive biography, Siek offers a modern reassessment of Matthay's contributions, exploring not only the great piano theorist's life but also his musical compositions, writings on piano technique, relationship to the Royal Academy of Music, his successful piano school on London's Wimpole Street, and the many world-famous pianists he would come to train on both sides of the Atlantic.
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A Dictionary of Musical Information

Containing Also a Vocabulary of Musical Terms, and a List of Modern Musical Works Published in the ... Amateur's School for the Piano - forte J. C. Beckel .

Author: John Weeks Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433033160809

Category: Music

Page: 211

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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians A D 1450 1889

... the siastic applause of an audience delighted by so piano , Exercises in ... was modern violin - players ; a great virtuoso , disborn in Leipzig about ...

Author: Sir George Grove

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ISBN: UCAL:B4284142

Category: Music

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Chasing Chopin

30 He added more tension: Wendy Powers, “The Pianofortes of Bartolomeo Cristofori,” ... in Siek, A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist, Appendix C, ...

Author: Annik LaFarge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501188732

Category: Music

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A modern take on a classical icon: this “luminous book” (Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Library Book) tells the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing how his innovative music still animates and thrives in our culture centuries later. In this widely-praised book, Annik LaFarge presents a very different Frédéric Chopin from the melancholy, sickly, Romantic figure that has predominated for so long. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent—and endlessly relevant—spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language; an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher; a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution, pandemic, and exile. One of America’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk, wrote in The New York Times: “It is almost impossible for me to imagine a world in which [Chopin’s “Funeral March”] is both fresh and tragic, where its death is real. LaFarge’s charming and loving new book attempts to recover this world…This book took me into many unexpected corners…For a book about death, it’s bursting with life and lively research.” In this “entertaining dual music history and memoir” (Publishers Weekly), a “seamless blend of the musical and literary verve” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) LaFarge “brilliantly traces the footsteps of Chopin’s life” (Scott Yoo, host of PBS Now Hear This) during the three years, 1837–1840, when he composed the now-iconic Funeral March, using its composition story to illuminate the key themes of Chopin’s life. As part of her research into Chopin’s world, then and now, LaFarge visited piano makers, monuments, churches, and archives; she talked to scholars, jazz musicians, video game makers, music teachers, theater directors, and of course dozens of pianists. She has given us, says pianist, author, and New York Times columnist Michael Kimmelman, “a tour-de-force and journey of the soul.” It is an engrossing, “impeccably researched” (Library Journal) work of musical discovery and an artful portrayal of a man whose work and life continue to inspire artists and cultural innovators in astonishing ways. An acclaimed companion website, WhyChopin, presents links to each piece of music mentioned in the book, organized by chapter, along with photos, resources, and more.
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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians

To a modern pianist who is aware of Old Orpheus play'd so well he mov'd Old Nick , Chopin and Liszt , the name of John Field recalls Whilst thou mov'st ...

Author: Sir George Grove

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ISBN: UCAL:B4284139

Category: Music

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