Nineteenth and Twentieth century Harpists

Documenting the growth and development of the modern concert harp, this work is the largest and most complete compilation of biographies of harpists.

Author: Wenonah Milton Govea

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313278660

Category: Music

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Documenting the growth and development of the modern concert harp, this work is the largest and most complete compilation of biographies of harpists.
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The Harp

"Written by an art historian who is also a performing harpist, this book provides, in a single source, information on the development of the harp and its technique and repertoire.

Author: Roslyn Rensch

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105042676754

Category: Harp

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"Written by an art historian who is also a performing harpist, this book provides, in a single source, information on the development of the harp and its technique and repertoire. The first part is devoted to a lucid exposition of the history of the instrument and is documented by over 70 illustrations of carvings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and musical instruments. Dr. Rensch traces the harp from its representation on monuments of the ancient East to its present-day form. There is material from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, and Greece, with a rich haul from medieval manuscripts and carvings of Western Europe. Harps portrayed by master painters, from the early Renaissance to the baroque period, and some extant harps from the late Middle Ages are also described in detail. There is an extensive discussion of the pedal harp, from the earliest instruments made by Hochbrucker, Cousineau, Naderman, and Erard to harps made in America in the twentieth century by Lyon and Healy and by Wurlitzer. Contributions of the virtuoso harpists of the nineteenth century and important harpist-teachers of the twentieth are noted. Modern use of the harp is also surveyed. The book's information on technical points, special effects, and the like will be of particular interest. A full list of recordings of solo and ensemble music and a carefully chosen list of compositions, graded for school use, are included in the appendixes. There are also a comprehensive bibliography and an index. The material of this book will be of wide interest to the professional musician, the music educator, and the composer; students of the harp will find it a vital source of information."--Jacket.
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The Importance of Harpist John Thomas as a Welsh Nationalistic Composer and His Impact on the Development of VIrtuosic Harp Repertoire

In addition, Thomas participated at numerous Eisteddfoddau, lectured on the history of the Welsh Harp, and wrote the "Welsh Music History" article in the first edition of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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Welsh-born harpist and composer John Thomas performed for audiences throughout Europe serving as the harpist to Queen Victoria of England. He was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Music, yet remained loyal to his Welsh heritage throughout his life. He began composing at the age of 16 while still a student at the Academy and continued arranging and composing repertoire for harp well into the Twentieth Century. This document will show that John Thomas was instrumental in the development of virtuosic harp literature and the recognition of the double-action pedal harp as a concert instrument while maintaining a strong sense of Welsh Nationalism as demonstrated in his original compositions. Like the Welsh harpists and composers before him, Thomas collected and preserved Welsh Airs. In addition, Thomas participated at numerous Eisteddfoddau, lectured on the history of the Welsh Harp, and wrote the "Welsh Music History" article in the first edition of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. However, unlike his predecessors, Thomas composed for the modern pedal harp and employed virtuosic techniques heretofore unexplored in Welsh harp music. Though this harpist, composer, and music historian produced a prolific output of virtuosic works and historical writings, very little has been documented on his life and career. There are no complete works lists in print. Many of Thomas' manuscripts and published works remain out of print in the National Library of Wales. The Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians contains only a brief article on this composer's life and career. Thomas is internationally recognized as a leading composer and performer among harpists of the Nineteenth Century. His works are still performed by harpists in recitals at international conferences and competitions including the World Harp Congresses. Further, Thomas' students became touring performers and made a significant mark on the performing arena throughout much of the Twentieth Century.
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Women in Music

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Harpists: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. ... The harp is frequently associated with women performers, and Govea's is the first ...

Author: Karin Pendle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135848132

Category: Music

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Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work, and the important roles that feminist outlooks have played in formerly male-oriented academic scholarship or journalistic musings on women and music.
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Harps and Harpists Revised Edition

The French Revolution caused another harpist, Jean-Baptiste Cardon ... studies throughout the later nineteenth and well into the twentieth century, ...

Author: Roslyn Rensch

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253030290

Category: Music

Page: 384

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Revising her classic 1989 book Harps and Harpists, Roslyn Rensch expands her authoritative history of this timeless instrument. This lavishly illustrated edition, with 137 black-and-white images and 24 color plates, surveys the progress of the harp from antiquity to the present day. The new edition includes two new chapters; an extensive bibliography and index; personal anecdotes of the author’s studies under Alberto Salvi; and an appendix on the Roslyn Rensch Papers and Harp Collection, which are housed at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign.
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One Stone to the Building

Henriette Renié'S Life Through Her Works for Harp Jaymee Haefner ... Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Harpists: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook.

Author: Jaymee Haefner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524685126

Category: Music

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Do you love the harp? The French harpist Henriette Reni (18751956) asked this question of each student, and it remained her ideal throughout her life. This book explores the circumstances which surrounded the beginning of Henriette Renis career as a masterful harpist and composer. Through her celebrated performances of her Concerto en ut mineur, she gained acclaim simultaneously as a virtuosic performer and composer. In the wake of her success, several new masterpieces by respected composers appeared, including Pierns Concertstck and Ravels Introduction et Allegro. The elements of Renies virtuosity are traced through her famous Lgende, and her less-known Deux promenades matinales. Her compositional style is explored through her Scherzo-Fantaisie for harp and violin and her Concerto en ut mineur. As a teacher, Renis influence echoed throughout the world. Her profound influence has been evident through the vision of her own students, including Susann McDonald, Marcel Grandjany, Mildred Dilling, Odette Le Dentu, Odette de Montesquiou, Bertile Fournier, Emmy Hrlimann, Bertile Robet Auffray, and Marie Astrid DAuffray. The crystallization of Renis teaching practice is described through her Mthode complte de harpe (Complete Method for Harp) and her twelve volumes of harp transcriptions, Les classiques de la harpe. The amount of literature about Renis life and work is disproportionate to the deep imprint she made upon the harps history and repertoire. This book is a start to further recognizing her vast importance to the establishment of the harp.
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Harp Music in the Nineteenth Century

Harp Music in the Nineteenth Century on the harp . ... is still widely accepted.13 At the turn of the twentieth century , he composed his Concerto for harp ...

Author: Hans Joachim Zingel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253368707

Category: Music

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Harp Music in the Nineteenth Century makes available a wealth of information on a vital period in the development of the harp and its music. In the early nineteenth century, Erard perfected the double-action mechanism, which allowed the harp to be played in all keys. Virtuosos and composers of the period were quick to exploit the lush harmonic modulations and new tone colors now possible. Book jacket.
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The Paraguayan Harp

guitar and harp in the performance of Paraguayan traditional music, a convention that emerged in the first quarter of the twentieth century, ...

Author: Alfredo Colman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739198209

Category: Music

Page: 198

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This book discusses the historical and musical development of the diatonic harp in Paraguay, an analysis of the musical contributions by harp composers and performers, a survey of the various traditional genres associated with the instrument, and a discussion of the popular and academic settings where the instrument has been cultivated.
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The American Harp Journal

Marcel Grandjany : Concert Harpist , Composer , and Teacher . ... but in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries , and as a result , the ornaments ...

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The Indispensable Harp

Twentieth - century observations and one recording confirm the continued indigenous use ... 15 Mestizo harp traditions of the nineteenth and early twentieth ...

Author: John Mendell Schechter

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873384393

Category: Music

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A musical instrument that has played a vital role in Latin American music cultures--the harp--is the subject of this new work, the first study of its kind to be published in English. John Schechter presents a history of the harp in Spain, traces its introduction into colonial Latin America, and describes its modern roles in the diverse cultural centers of Mexico, Paraguay-Argentina-chile, Venezuela, and Peru. He then turns his focus to his own field research in the Quichua culture of northern highland Ecuador, an area that has receive considerably less scholarly attention than many of its Latin American neighbors. The reader will meet a community of harp maistrus on the slopes of Mt. Cotacachi and become familiar with their culture, their particular instrument and its tuning, and their performance practices. Numerous photographs, musical transcriptions, and diagrams illustrate and enliven the text. The Indispensable Harp is unique for its integration of aspects of music and cultural history, organology, and performance practice, treating in considerable depth both broadly established music-ethnographical practices. It speaks to the conclusion that the vital role of the harp in Latin American music history has now been properly acknowledged and documented.
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Notable Twentieth century Pianists

... Musical Performance Twentieth - Century Brass Soloists Michael Meckna Nineteenth- and Twentieth - Century Harpists : A Bio - Critical Sourcebook Wenonah ...

Author: John Gillespie

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015038433093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Pianists - their lives, performances, and recordings - are detailed in this text, the second of a two-volume set. Each biographical essay emphasises musical background and training, special influences on development, significant performances, and more. Performance is analysed and emphasis given to style and repertoire. For those pianists who recorded, there are selective discographies and reviews of outstanding recordings. The authors attended many performances and often supply a personal dimension to the discussions. This readable work, containing extensive documented coverage of 100 artists, should be appreciated by scholar, student and music buff alike.
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20th Century Music

Nineteenth- and Twentieth - Century Harpists : A BioCritical Sourcebook . " Westport , CT : Greenwood Press , 1995 . Charles Fussell .

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ISBN: UOM:39015040457916

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Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production

The harp's healing qualities are now so well recognized in the field of music ... the early nineteenth century, it was revived in the late twentieth century ...

Author: John Shepherd

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847144720

Category: Social Science

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.
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Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.
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Focus Irish Traditional Music

In this chapter we consider the harp as a contemporary instrument. As the medieval harping style had died out at the end of the eighteenth century, ...

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000050196

Category: Music

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Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition introduces the instrumental and vocal musics of Ireland, its diaspora in North America, and its Celtic neighbors while exploring the essential values underlying these rich musical cultures and placing them in broader historical and social context. With both the undergraduate and graduate student in mind, the text weaves together past and present, bringing together important ideas about Irish music from a variety of sources and presenting them, in three parts, within interdisciplinary lenses of history, film, politics, poetry, and art: I. Irish Music in Place and Time provides an overview of the island’s musical history and its relationship to current performance practice. II. Music Traditions Abroad and at Home contrasts the instrumental and vocal musics of the "Celtic Nations" (Scotland, Wales, Brittany, etc.) and the United States with those of Ireland. III. Focusing In: Vocal Music in Irish-Gaelic and English identifies the great songs of Ireland’s two main languages and explores the globalization of Irish music. New to this edition are discussions of those contemporary issues reflective of Ireland’s dramatic political and cultural shifts in the decade since first publication, issues concerning equity and inclusion, white nationalism, the Irish Traveller community, hip hop and punk, and more. Pedagogical features—such as discussion questions, a glossary, a timeline of key dates, and expanded references, as well as an online soundtrack—ensure that readers of Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition will be able to grasp Ireland's important social and cultural contexts and apply that understanding to traditional and contemporary vocal and instrumental music today.
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Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society

Concerning the more specific subject of the twentieth - century diatonic harp in ... the history of the harp in Ecuador up through the nineteenth century .

Author: American Musical Instrument Society

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006676188

Category: Musical instruments

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A History of the Oratorio The oratorio in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

This avant - garde work , which anticipates certain twentieth - century ... with the same number of performers , with the addition of five harpists .

Author: Howard E. Smither

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807825115

Category: Music

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With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored th
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Women s Costume of the Near and Middle East

One of the miniatures illustrating this work depicts a group of male and female ... of late fifteenth-century Europe (Plate 19).25 The harpist's companion, ...

Author: Jennifer M. Scarce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136783852

Category: Social Science

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The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social and economic background of the Ottoman Empire, giving the subject a new an fascinating slant. A detailed discussion of cut and construction is accompanied by pattern layouts and numerous photographs which clearly illustrate the different styles of dress through the centuries. Women's costume of the Near and Middle East is a hitherto sadly neglected subject. After years of original research across the world, this gap has been admirably filled by Jennifer Scarce's scholarly readable study.
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Notes

... 485–86 Nineteenth- and Twentieth - Century Harpists : A Bio - Critical Sourcebook , 59-60 Ninteenth - Century American Musical Theater , 2 : 281-84 ...

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