The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions.

Author: Katherine K. Preston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521796393

Category: Music

Page: 310

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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical provides an accessible introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written by a team of specialists in the field of musical theatre especially for students and theatregoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America (including coverage of New York s Broadway and London s West End traditions). Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. There is fresh coverage of the American musical theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British musical theatre in the middle of the twentieth century, and the rock musical. The Companion contains an extensive bibliography and photos from key productions.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.

Author: William A. Everett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107114746

Category: Music

Page: 483

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An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.
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The Cambridge Companion to Mahler

In the years approaching the centenary of Mahler's death, this book provides both summation of, and starting point for, an assessment and reassessment of the composer's output and creative activity.

Author: Jeremy Barham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827201

Category: Music

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In the years approaching the centenary of Mahler's death, this book provides both summation of, and starting point for, an assessment and reassessment of the composer's output and creative activity. Authored by a collection of leading specialists in Mahler scholarship, its opening chapters place the composer in socio-political and cultural contexts, and discuss his work in light of developments in the aesthetics of musical meaning. Part II examines from a variety of analytical, interpretative and critical standpoints the complete range of his output, from early student works and unfinished fragments to the sketches and performing versions of the Tenth Symphony. Part III evaluates Mahler's role as interpreter of his own and other composers' works during his lifelong career as operatic and orchestral conductor. Part IV addresses Mahler's fluctuating reception history from scholarly, journalistic, creative, public and commercial perspectives, with special attention being paid to his compositional legacy.
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The Cambridge Companion to Richard Strauss

Reintroducing the composer and his music in light of recent research, the volume shows Strauss's artistic personality to be richer and much more complicated than has been previously acknowledged.

Author: Charles Youmans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828529

Category: Music

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Richard Strauss is a composer much loved among audiences throughout the world, both in the opera house and the concert hall. Despite this popularity, Strauss was for many years ignored by scholars, who considered his commercial success and his continued reliance on the tonal system to be liabilities. However, the past two decades have seen a resurgence of scholarly interest in the composer. This Companion surveys the results, focusing on the principal genres, the social and historical context, and topics perennially controversial over the last century. Chapters cover Strauss's immense operatic output, the electrifying modernism of his tone poems, and his ever-popular Lieder. Controversial topics are explored, including Strauss's relationship to the Third Reich and the sexual dimension of his works. Reintroducing the composer and his music in light of recent research, the volume shows Strauss's artistic personality to be richer and much more complicated than has been previously acknowledged.
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The Cambridge Companion to Haydn

An introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn.

Author: Caryl Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521833477

Category: Music

Page: 318

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An introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony

A comprehensive guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding one of the major genres of Western music.

Author: Julian Horton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521884983

Category: Music

Page: 452

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A comprehensive guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding one of the major genres of Western music.
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The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich

Bringing together an international team of scholars, the book brings research to bear on the full range of Shostakovich's musical output, addressing scholars, students and all those interested in this complex, iconic figure.

Author: Pauline Fairclough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827383

Category: Music

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As the Soviet Union's foremost composer, Shostakovich's status in the West has always been problematic. Regarded by some as a collaborator, and by others as a symbol of moral resistance, both he and his music met with approval and condemnation in equal measure. The demise of the Communist state has, if anything, been accompanied by a bolstering of his reputation, but critical engagement with his multi-faceted achievements has been patchy. This Companion offers a starting point and a guide for readers who seek a fuller understanding of Shostakovich's place in the history of music. Bringing together an international team of scholars, the book brings research to bear on the full range of Shostakovich's musical output, addressing scholars, students and all those interested in this complex, iconic figure.
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The Cambridge Companion to Vaughan Williams

A comprehensive reassessment of this towering figure of twentieth-century music, examining works, cultural context and reception in Britain and beyond.

Author: Alain Frogley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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A comprehensive reassessment of this towering figure of twentieth-century music, examining works, cultural context and reception in Britain and beyond.
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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Now updated and expanded with four new chapters, this book explores the history, theory, creation and analysis of electronic music.

Author: Nick Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107133556

Category: Music

Page: 335

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Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide range of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrte and elektronische Musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. The first edition of this book won the 2009 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize as it brought together researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology to provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topics and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. This updated and expanded second edition includes four entirely new chapters, as well as new original statements from globally renowned artists of the electronic music scene, and celebrates a diverse array of technologies, practices and music.
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The Cambridge Companion to Rhythm

An exploration of rhythm and the richness of musical time from the perspective of performers, composers, analysts, and listeners.

Author: Russell Hartenberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108492928

Category: Music

Page: 354

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An exploration of rhythm and the richness of musical time from the perspective of performers, composers, analysts, and listeners.
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The Cambridge Companion to Operetta

A collection of essays revealing how operetta spread across borders and became popular on the musical stages of the world.

Author: Anastasia Belina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107182165

Category: Music

Page: 370

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A collection of essays revealing how operetta spread across borders and became popular on the musical stages of the world.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar

This is the first book to encompass the breadth and depth of guitar performance, featuring thirteen essays covering different traditions, styles, and instruments, written by some of the most influential players, teachers, and guitar ...

Author: Victor Coelho

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521000408

Category: Music

Page: 264

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From the first mention in courtly poetry of the thirteenth century to enormous global popularity in the twentieth, the guitar and its development comprises multiple histories, each characterised by distinct styles, playing techniques, repertories and socio-cultural roles. These histories simultaneously span popular and classical styles, contemporary and historical practices, written and unwritten traditions and western and non-western cultures. This is the first book to encompass the breadth and depth of guitar performance, featuring thirteen essays covering different traditions, styles, and instruments, written by some of the most influential players, teachers, and guitar historians in the world. The coverage of the book allows the player to understand both the analogies and differences between guitar traditions, and all styles, from baroque, classical, country, blues, and rock to flamenco, African, Celtic, and instrument making will share the same platform. As musical training is increasingly broadened this comprehensive book will become an indispensable resource.
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The Cambridge Companion to Debussy

Often considered the father of twentieth-century music, Debussy was a visionary whose influence is still felt. This book offers a wide-ranging series of essays on Debussy the man, the musician and composer.

Author: Simon Trezise

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521654785

Category: Music

Page: 326

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The Cambridge Companion to Wagner

Yet Wagner's absolutely central position in the operatic canon continues. This volume serves as a timely reminder of his ongoing musical, cultural, and political impact.

Author: Thomas S. Grey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139825948

Category: Music

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Richard Wagner is remembered as one of the most influential figures in music and theatre, but his place in history has been marked by a considerable amount of controversy. His attitudes towards the Jews and the appropriation of his operas by the Nazis, for example, have helped to construct a historical persona that sits uncomfortably with modern sensibilities. Yet Wagner's absolutely central position in the operatic canon continues. This volume serves as a timely reminder of his ongoing musical, cultural, and political impact. Contributions by specialists from such varied fields as musical history, German literature and cultural studies, opera production, and political science consider a range of topics, from trends and problems in the history of stage production to the representations of gender and sexuality. With the inclusion of invaluable and reliably up-to-date biographical data, this collection will be of great interest to scholars, students, and enthusiasts.
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The Cambridge Companion to Stravinsky

Contains a wide range of essays reflecting the breadth of Stravinsky's musical achievement.

Author: Jonathan Cross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521663776

Category: Music

Page: 327

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Contains a wide range of essays reflecting the breadth of Stravinsky's musical achievement.
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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

A contributory volume covering the history and current scene of electronic music.

Author: Nicholas Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521868617

Category: Music

Page: 287

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A contributory volume covering the history and current scene of electronic music.
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The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert and Sullivan

Perfect for enthusiasts, performers and students of Gilbert and Sullivan's enduring work, the book examines their legacy and looks forward to the future.

Author: David Eden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828475

Category: Music

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Memorable melodies and fanciful worlds – the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan remain as popular today as when they were first performed. This Companion provides a timely guide to the history and development of the collaboration between the two men, including a fresh examination of the many myths and half-truths surrounding their relationship. Written by an international team of specialists, the volume features a personal account from film director Mike Leigh on his connection with the Savoy Operas and the creation of his film Topsy-Turvy. Starting with the early history of the operatic stage in Britain, the Companion places the operas in their theatrical and musical context, investigating the amateur performing tradition, providing new perspectives on the famous patter songs and analysing their dramatic and operatic potential. Perfect for enthusiasts, performers and students of Gilbert and Sullivan's enduring work, the book examines their legacy and looks forward to the future.
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The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music

Featuring fascinating accounts from practitioners, this Companion examines how developments in recording have transformed musical culture.

Author: Nicholas Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521865821

Category: Music

Page: 359

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Featuring fascinating accounts from practitioners, this Companion examines how developments in recording have transformed musical culture.
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The Cambridge Companion to Singing

Ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond, this is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice. The volume is divided into four broad areas.

Author: John Potter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521627095

Category: Music

Page: 286

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Ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond, this is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice. The volume is divided into four broad areas. Popular Traditions begins with an overview of singing traditions in world music and continues with aspects of rock, rap and jazz. The Voice in the Theatre includes both opera singing from the beginnings to the present day and twentieth-century stage and screen entertainers. Choral Music and Song features a history of the art song, essential hints on singing in a larger choir, the English cathedral tradition and a history of the choral movement in the United States. The final substantial section on performance practices ranges from the voice in the Middle Ages and the interpretation of early singing treatises to contemporary vocal techniques, ensemble singing, the teaching of singing, children s choirs, and a comprehensive exposition of vocal acoustics.
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