This volume presents a collection of essays by leading Gluck scholars which highlight the best of recent and classic contributions to Gluck scholarship, many of which are now difficult to access. Tracing Glucks life, career and legacy, the essays offer a variety of approaches to the major issues and controversies surrounding the composer and his works and range from the degree to which reform elements are apparent in his early operas to his contribution to changing perceptions of Hellenism. The introduction identifies the major topics investigated and highlights the innovatory nature of many of the approaches, particularly those which address perceptions of the composer in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume, which focuses on one of the most fascinating and influential composers of his era, provides an indispensable resource for academics, scholars and libraries.
This aspect of Gluck's symphonies underscores the absence of a clear differentiation between ... A symphony often functioned as a vehicle for the display of a virtuoso soloist, much in the manner of concertos and arias.
Author: Patricia Howard
Consolidates the research field of topic theory by clarifying its basic concepts and exploring its historical foundations.
They have been introduced into symphonies in the current taste, where they enliven and strengthen the brilliant ... this resource [invertible counterpoint] a composer can introduce a most agreeable variety into arias, symphonies, etc.
Author: Danuta Mirka
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
Is music property? Under what circumstances can music be stolen? Such questions lie at the heart of Joanna Demers’s timely look at how overzealous intellectual property (IP) litigation both stifles and stimulates musical creativity. A musicologist, industry consultant, and musician, Demers dissects works that have brought IP issues into the mainstream culture, such as DJ Danger Mouse’s “Grey Album” and Mike Batt’s homage-gone-wrong to John Cage’s silent composition “4’33.” Demers also discusses such artists as Ice Cube, DJ Spooky, and John Oswald, whose creativity is sparked by their defiant circumvention of licensing and copyright issues. Demers is concerned about the fate of transformative appropriation—the creative process by which artists and composers borrow from, and respond to, other musical works. In the United States, only two elements of music are eligible for copyright protection: the master recording and the composition (lyrics and melody) itself. Harmony, rhythm, timbre, and other qualities that make a piece distinctive are virtually unregulated. This two-tiered system had long facilitated transformative appropriation while prohibiting blatant forms of theft. The advent of digital file sharing and the specter of global piracy changed everything, says Demers. Now, record labels and publishers are broadening the scope of IP “infringement” to include allusive borrowing in all forms: sampling, celebrity impersonation—even Girl Scout campfire sing-alongs. Paying exorbitant licensing fees or risking even harsher penalties for unauthorized borrowing have become the only options for some musicians. Others, however, creatively sidestep not only the law but also the very infrastructure of the music industry. Moving easily between techno and classical, between corporate boardrooms and basement recording studios, Demers gives us new ways to look at the tension between IP law, musical meaning and appropriation, and artistic freedom.
adapting a symphony movement for wind quintet). ... opera companies.20 Franz Liszt, one of the most successful traveling pianists of the era, established himself through transcriptions of arias, symphonies, and even other piano pieces.
Author: Joanna Teresa Demers
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Philips 9500.141 (Phonogram) LUCIANO PAVAROTTI: The World's Favorite Tenor Arias London OS 26384 JANACEK: Katya Kabanova (Soderstrom) Vienna Phil Orch. (Mackerras) London 12109 MAHLER: Symphony #2 (Abbado), DG 2707 094 GRANADOS: ...
This volume contains English translations of three important literary works by Austrian conductor Felix Weingartner (1863–1942). The title essay is a detailed account of specific performing difficulties and questions of interpretation in each of the nine symphonies, a comprehensive treatment that will be indispensable to music students. Additional features include "On Conducting" and "The Symphony Since Beethoven," both of which attest to the author's belief that art is at its best when an "exceedingly delicate balance is attained between the feeling and the intellect." Weingartner's wealth of observations on music and musicians will fascinate anyone interested in symphonic traditions.
... while not only is the dialogue replaced by recitative , but a symphonic development answering to the logic of the ... Wagner has sanctioned formlessness , has discarded arias and ensembles ; therefore away with arias , away with ...
Author: Felix Weingartner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Daniels' Orchestral Music is the gold standard reference for conductors, music programmers, librarians, and any other music professional researching an orchestral program. This sixth edition, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the original work, includes over 14,000 entries with a vast number of new listings and updates.
... Anthology of Fantastic Zoology Bazelon—Symphony No.8 Beach—Concerto, Piano Beaser—Concerto, Piano Bernstein—Arias and Barcarolles (str & perc) Blackwood—Symphonies Nos.2 & 5 Bliss—Checkmate: Prologue & Five Dances; Concerto, ...
Author: David Daniels
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Orchestral music
On a voyage from another era, the detective encounters a thoroughly modern murder The Danube Express was once the most famous train on the continent. Linking east and west, it was the fastest route from the Alps to the Black Sea, until airplanes and automobiles made it obsolete. When a group of savvy investors revived it in the 1970s, it became an Express only in name. A five-star hotel on wheels, it is now a luxurious icon—and it’s celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. Some of the most glamorous figures in the world have booked passage on this historic trip, and riding among them is London’s gourmet detective, who has come to sample the Danube’s famous cooking. But when a Hungarian actress disappears from the train, it turns out to be more than a publicity stunt. Soon it is clear that a killer lurks on the Danube Express, and plans on taking it all the way to the end of the line.
By the time he was ten years old, he had composed masses, arias, symphonies, sonatas, serenades, and even two operas. One of the operas was in typical Italian style and the other in the German style. “When Wolfgang's father took him to ...
Author: Peter King
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
Presents thirteen studies that engage with the notion of formal function in a variety of ways
They run the chronological gamut from Haydn and Clementi to Schoenberg and Leibowitz; they discuss lieder and arias, symphonies and concerti, opera and chamber music; they range from Vienna and Paris to Milan and beyond.
Author: Steven Vande Moortele
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
A collection of essays which explore Mozart from various perspectives, suggesting the complexity of his character and his achievement.
... six to eight every evening , arias , symphonies , masses , vespers , and so forth , while your sister plays the figured bass and gets practice in accompanying ... [ S ] he extemporizes so successfully that you would be astounded .
Author: James M. Morris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cookbook author Jasmine March's life is like a perfectly prepared béchamel-rich, satisfying, and drenched in butter. But even a great béchamel curdles sometimes. Her husband, Daniel, has taken up with one of his Zone-dieting drama students; Careme, her daughter, is bent on starving herself to death; and Jasmine's fellow foodies have had just about enough of her astronomically caloric recipes. To make matters worse, her publisher is threatening to cancel her contract. And then there's the small matter of the dead body she finds one morning on her kitchen floor. Filled with mouth-watering descriptions of Jasmine's creations-venison stew with Madeira and juniper berries, crispy chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and mint-Nina Killham's smart and spirited first novel is good enough to eat.
As musicians create arias, symphonies, and fugues for presents, she wanted to create the most sumptuous dish. A dish for a king. Something male and hearty. She had thought red meat. Dark rich sauce. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions.
Author: Nina Killham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA