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Aria da Capo

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\"Aria da Capo\" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-k ...

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 114
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Aria da Capo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Aria Da Capo - A Play in One Act

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“Aria Da Capo” is a 1920 play in one act by American poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950). Divided into three parts, it is a expre ...

  • L'auteur : Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Editeur: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1528790596
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 50
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1059
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Détails: “Aria Da Capo” is a 1920 play in one act by American poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950). Divided into three parts, it is a expressionist morality play featuring the young shepherds Thyrsis and Corydon, artist Pierrot, a young woman called Columbine, and stage manager and the Masque of Tragedy, Cothurnus. A thought-provoking play not to be missed by fans and collectors of Millay's seminal work. Vincent Millay (1892–1950) was an American playwright, Pulitzer Prize-winning lyrical poet, and feminist activist. One of the most celebrated poets in American history, Millay is hailed as the twentieth century's most skillfull sonnet writers who expertly married modern attitudes with traditional forms of expression. Other notable works by this author include: “Two Slatterns and a King” and “The Lamp and the Bell”. Read & Co. Books is republishing this classic play now in a new edition complete with a biography of the author by Carl Van Doren.


A Study Guide for Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Aria da capo"

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A Study Guide for Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Aria da capo," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summ ...

  • L'auteur : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Editeur: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410340295
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 26
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1892
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Détails: A Study Guide for Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Aria da capo," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.


Eichmann in Jerusalem

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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry o ...

  • L'auteur : Hannah Arendt
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101007168
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1394
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Détails: The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.


The Musical Discourse of Servitude

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Examining, for the first time, the compositions of Johann Joseph Fux in relation to his contemporaries Bach and Handel, The Musical Discourse of Servitude ...

  • L'auteur : Harry White
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190903880
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1914
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Détails: Examining, for the first time, the compositions of Johann Joseph Fux in relation to his contemporaries Bach and Handel, The Musical Discourse of Servitude presents a new theory of the late baroque musical imagination. Author Harry White contrasts musical "servility" and "freedom" in his analysis, with Fux tied to the prevailing servitude of the day's musical imagination, particularly the hegemonic flowering of North Italian partimento method across Europe. In contrast, both Bach and Handel represented an autonomy of musical discourse, with Bach exhausting generic models in the mass and Handel inventing a new genre in the oratorio. A potent critique of Lydia Goehr's seminal The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works, The Musical Discourse of Servitude draws on Goehr's formulation of the "work-concept" as an imaginary construct which, according to Goehr, is an invention of nineteenth-century reception history. White locates this concept as a defining agent of automony in Bach's late works, and contextualized the "work-concept" itself by exploring rival concepts of political, religious, and musical authority which define the European musical imagination in the first half of the eighteenth century. A major revisionist statement about the musical imagination in Western art music, The Musical Discourse of Servitude will be of interest to scholars of the Baroque, particularly of Bach and Handel.


Instrumental

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“A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy.” --Zoe Williams, Guardian “Thrilling and harrowing . . . Unsurpas ...

  • L'auteur : James Rhodes
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1632866986
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 727
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Détails: “A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy.” --Zoe Williams, Guardian “Thrilling and harrowing . . . Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.” --Sunday Times James Rhodes's passion for music has been his lifeline--the thread that has held through a life encompassing abuse and turmoil. But whether listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatized teenager or discovering a Bach adagio while in a hospital ward, he survived his demons by encounters with musical miracles. These--along with a chance encounter with a stranger--inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today. Instrumental is a memoir like no other: unapologetically candid, boldly outspoken, and surprisingly funny--shot through with a mordant wit, even in its darkest moments. A feature film adaptation of Rhodes's incredible story is now in development from Monumental Pictures and BBC Films, following a competitive bidding war involving major U.S. and U.K. companies. An impassioned tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, Instrumental also weaves in fascinating facts about how classical music actually works and about the extraordinary lives of some of the great composers. It explains why and how music has the potential to transform all of our lives.


The Gold Bug Variations

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National Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory and the forthcoming Bewilderment, ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Powers
  • Editeur: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0063119420
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 768
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1195
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Détails: National Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory and the forthcoming Bewilderment, a magnificent double love story of two young couples separated by a distance of twenty-five years. “The most lavishly ambitious American novel since Gravity’s Rainbow . . . An outright marvel.” —Washington Post Stuart Ressler, a brilliant young molecular biologist, sets out in 1957 to crack the genetic code. His efforts are sidetracked by other, more intractable codes—social, moral, musical, spiritual—and he falls in love with a member of his research team. Years later, another young man and woman team up to investigate a different scientific mystery: Why did the eminently promising Ressler suddenly disappear from the world of science? Strand by strand, these two love stories twist about each other in a double helix of desire. The critically acclaimed third novel from Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Powers, The Gold Bug Variations is an intellectual tour-de-force that probes the meaning of love, science, music, and art.


Understanding Italian Opera

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Opera is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art. A "Western" genre with global reach, it is where music and drama come together in unique ways, support ...

  • L'auteur : Tim Carter
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190247967
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1550
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Détails: Opera is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art. A "Western" genre with global reach, it is where music and drama come together in unique ways, supported by stellar singers and spectacular scenic effects. Yet it is also patently absurd -- why should anyone break into song on the dramatic stage? -- and shrouded in mystique. In this engaging and entertaining guide, renowned music scholar Tim Carter unravels its many layers to offer a thorough introduction to Italian opera from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. Eschewing the technical musical detail that all too often dominates writing on opera, Carter begins instead where the composers themselves did: with the text. Walking readers through the relationship between music and poetry that lies at the heart of any opera, Carter then offers explorations of five of the most enduring and emblematic Italian operas: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea; Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt; Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro; Verdi's Rigoletto; and Puccini's La Bohème. Shedding light on the creative collusions and collisions involved in bringing opera to the stage, the various, and varying, demands of the text and music, and the nature of its musical drama, Carter also shows how Italian opera has developed over the course of music history. Complete with synopses, cast lists, and suggested further reading for each work discussed, Understanding Italian Opera is a must-read for anyone with an interest in and love for this glorious art.


Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow

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In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claim ...

  • L'auteur : Karol Berger
  • Editeur: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520933699
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 444
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1591
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Détails: In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the past to the future seriously; second, that this change in the structure of musical time was an aspect of a larger transformation in the way educated Europeans began to imagine and think about time with the onset of modernity, a part of a shift from the premodern Christian outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview. Until this historical moment, as Berger illustrates in his analysis of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, music was simply "in time." Its successive events unfolded one after another, but the distinction between past and future, earlier and later, was not central to the way the music was experienced and understood. But after the shift, as he finds in looking at Mozart's Don Giovanni, the experience of linear time is transformed into music's essential subject matter; the cycle of time unbends and becomes an arrow. Berger complements these musical case studies with a rich survey of the philosophical, theological, and literary trends influencing artists during this period.


Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice

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Ellen Rosand shows how opera, born of courtly entertainment, took root in the special social and economic environment of seventeenth-century Venice and the ...

  • L'auteur : Ellen Rosand
  • Editeur: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520934566
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 710
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1668
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Détails: Ellen Rosand shows how opera, born of courtly entertainment, took root in the special social and economic environment of seventeenth-century Venice and there developed the stylistic and aesthetic characteristics we recognize as opera today. With ninety-one music examples, most of them complete pieces nowhere else in print, and enlivened by twenty-eight illustrations, this landmark study will be essential for all students of opera, amateur and professional, and for students of European cultural history in general. Because opera was new in the seventeenth century, the composers (most notably Monteverdi and Cavalli), librettists, impresarios, singers, and designers were especially aware of dealing with aesthetic issues as they worked. Rosand examines critically for the first time the voluminous literary and musical documentation left by the Venetian makers of opera. She determines how these pioneers viewed their art and explains the mechanics of the proliferation of opera, within only four decades, to stages across Europe. Rosand isolates two features of particular importance to this proliferation: the emergence of conventions—musical, dramatic, practical—that facilitated replication; and the acute self-consciousness of the creators who, in their scores, librettos, letters, and other documents, have left us a running commentary on the origins of a genre.


Poets at Play

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Beginning with Stevens's Three Travelers Watch a Sunrise (1916) as a dynamic introduction to the modernist transformation of poetry into performance, the c ...

  • L'auteur : Sarah Bay-Cheng,Barbara Cole
  • Editeur: Susquehanna University Press
  • ISBN: 1575911280
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 353
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1814
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Détails: Beginning with Stevens's Three Travelers Watch a Sunrise (1916) as a dynamic introduction to the modernist transformation of poetry into performance, the collection also includes Millay's biting anti-war satire, Aria da Capo (1920) and H.D.'s Hippolytus Temporizes (1927), loosely adapted from the Euripides play. Both plays demonstrate the Greek poets' enduring legacy in modern poetic drama --


Revisiting Music Theory

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Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, Second Edition, surveys the basics of music theory and explains the terms used in harmonic and formal analysis i ...

  • L'auteur : Alfred Blatter
  • Editeur: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317425758
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 414
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1189
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Détails: Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, Second Edition, surveys the basics of music theory and explains the terms used in harmonic and formal analysis in a clear and concise manner. Students will find Revisiting Music Theory to be an essential resource for review or reference, while instructors of introductory theory courses will find in these pages a solid foundation for cultivating musical thinking. Musicians of all kinds—amateur and professional alike—will find great value in augmenting and informing their knowledge of the art of music theory. The text covers the basic principles of music theory, including: • Musical notation • Key signatures and scales • Intervals, chords, and progressions • Melodic and harmonic analysis • Counterpoint and voice leading techniques • Musical forms and structures This second edition has been revised and reorganized to promote learning. Each section now includes an all-new selection of exercises, allowing readers to practice key skills and improve understanding. For students, instructors, and practicing musicians, Revisiting Music Theory offers an indispensable guide to the foundations of musical analysis.


Historical Dictionary of Opera

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The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera th ...

  • L'auteur : Scott L. Balthazar
  • Editeur: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810879433
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 562
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1065
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Détails: The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, composers, individual keystone operas, cities and terms. This book is a vital reference tool for students, teachers, and to all opera lovers, performers, and composers who seek information about the development of the genre.


Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio

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In the last decades of the 17th century, the feast of Christmas in Lutheran Germany underwent a major transformation when theologians and local governments ...

  • L'auteur : Markus Rathey
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019027526X
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 432
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1954
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Détails: In the last decades of the 17th century, the feast of Christmas in Lutheran Germany underwent a major transformation when theologians and local governments waged an early modern "war on Christmas," discouraging riotous pageants and carnivalesque rituals in favor of more personal and internalized expressions of piety. Christmas rituals, such as the "Heilig Christ" plays and the rocking of the child (Kindelwiegen) were abolished, and Christian devotion focused increasingly on the metaphor of a birth of Christ in the human heart. John Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio, composed in 1734, both reflects this new piety and conveys the composer's experience living through this tumult during his own childhood and early career. Markus Rathey's book is the first thorough study of this popular masterpiece in English. While giving a comprehensive overview of the Christmas Oratorio as a whole, the book focuses on two themes in particular: the cultural and theological understanding of Christmas in Bach's time and the compositional process that led Bach from the earliest concepts to the completed piece. The cultural and religious context of the oratorio provides the backdrop for Rathey's detailed analysis of the composition, in which he explores Bach's compositional practices, for example, his reuse and parodies of movements that had originally been composed for secular cantatas. The book analyzes Bach's original score and sheds new light on the way Bach wrote the piece, how he shaped musical themes, and how he revised his initial ideas into the final composition.


Historical Dictionary of American Theater

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism covers the history of modernist American Theatre through a chronology, an intro ...

  • L'auteur : James Fisher,Felicia Hardison Londré
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1538107864
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 808
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 460
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Détails: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism covers the history of modernist American Theatre through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 2,000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, and notable plays.


Borrowed Forms

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Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone worlds. Through re ...

  • L'auteur : Kathryn Lachman
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1781385963
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 214
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1957
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Détails: Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone worlds. Through readings of Nancy Huston, Maryse Condé, J. M. Coetzee, Assia Djebar, Julio Cortázar, and other late twentieth-century novelists, the book shows how writers deploy musical strategies to expand the possibilities of the novel in response to the demands of transnational citizenship. The book transcends disciplinary boundaries, to reveal the entanglement of musical and narrative forms in ethical, historical, and political questions. Critics from Mikhail Bakhtin to Edward Said established musical forms as an indispensable framework for understanding the novel. This study argues that the turn to music in late twentieth century fiction is linked to new questions of authority and representation, as writers seek to democratize the novel, to bring marginalized voices into fiction, to articulate increasingly hybrid subjectivities, and to negotiate the conflicting histories of the diverse groups that make up today's multicultural societies. The book traces the influence of four musical concepts on theory and the contemporary novel: polyphony, or the art of combining multiple, equal voices; counterpoint, the carefully regulated setting of one voice against another; variations, the virtuosic exploration of a given theme; and opera, the dramatic setting of a story to a musical score. Borrowed Forms is both a vital reference for all those seeking to understand the influence of music on 20th-century literary theory, and a rigorous and interdisciplinary framework for considering the transnational novel.


Claudette Colbert

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Claudette Colbert's mixture of beauty, sophistication, wit, and vivacity quickly made her one of the film industry's most famous and highest-paid stars of ...

  • L'auteur : Bernard F. Dick
  • Editeur: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1628467932
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1708
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Détails: Claudette Colbert's mixture of beauty, sophistication, wit, and vivacity quickly made her one of the film industry's most famous and highest-paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s. Though she began her career on the New York stage, she was beloved for her roles in such films as Preston Sturges's The Palm Beach Story, Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra, and Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, for which she won an Academy Award. She showed remarkable prescience by becoming one of the first Hollywood stars to embrace television, and she also returned to Broadway in her later career. This is the first major biography of Colbert (1903–1996) published in over twenty years. Bernard F. Dick chronicles Colbert's long career, but also explores her early life in Paris and New York. Along with discussing how she left her mark on Broadway, Hollywood, radio, and television, the book explores Colbert's lifelong interests in painting, fashion design, and commercial art. Using correspondence, interviews, periodicals, film archives, and other research materials, the biography reveals a smart, talented actress who conquered Hollywood and remains one of America's most captivating screen icons.


Musical Form and Analysis

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Understanding the way music unfolds to the listener is a major key for unlocking the secrets of the composer’s art. Musical Form and Analysis, highly reg ...

  • L'auteur : Glenn Spring,Jere Hutcheson
  • Editeur: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478611731
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 410
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 832
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Détails: Understanding the way music unfolds to the listener is a major key for unlocking the secrets of the composer’s art. Musical Form and Analysis, highly regarded and widely used for two decades, provides a balanced theoretical and philosophical approach that helps upper-level undergraduate music majors understand the structures and constructions of major musical forms. Spring and Hutcheson present all of the standard topics expected in such a text, but their approach offers a unique conceptual thrust that takes readers beyond mere analytical terminology and facts. Evocative rather than encyclopedic, the text is organized around three elements at work at all levels of music: time, pattern, and proportion. Well-chosen examples and direct, well-crafted assignments reinforce techniques. A 140-page anthology of music for in-depth analysis provides a wide range of carefully selected works.


A Chronology Of Western Classical Music 1600-2000

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“A great reference tool for anyone who wants to explore the history of music.” - Philip Glass Jon Paxman's Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology in ...

  • L'auteur : Jon Paxman
  • Editeur: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 1783231211
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 704
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1958
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Détails: “A great reference tool for anyone who wants to explore the history of music.” - Philip Glass Jon Paxman's Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology interprets four centuries of Western classical music, considering its evolution from two different perspectives. Monumental in scope but lucid in style, this book will prove invaluable to anyone – student or enthusiast – who wants to comprehend the overwhelmingly rich and sometimes complex evolution of Western classical music. Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology features contributions by Terry Barfoot, Katy Hamilton, Thomas Lydon and Robert Rawson.


The Musical Discourse of Servitude

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Examining, for the first time, the compositions of Johann Joseph Fux in relation to his contemporaries Bach and Handel, The Musical Discourse of Servitude ...

  • L'auteur : Harry White
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190903880
  • Genre: Music
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1372
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Détails: Examining, for the first time, the compositions of Johann Joseph Fux in relation to his contemporaries Bach and Handel, The Musical Discourse of Servitude presents a new theory of the late baroque musical imagination. Author Harry White contrasts musical "servility" and "freedom" in his analysis, with Fux tied to the prevailing servitude of the day's musical imagination, particularly the hegemonic flowering of North Italian partimento method across Europe. In contrast, both Bach and Handel represented an autonomy of musical discourse, with Bach exhausting generic models in the mass and Handel inventing a new genre in the oratorio. A potent critique of Lydia Goehr's seminal The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works, The Musical Discourse of Servitude draws on Goehr's formulation of the "work-concept" as an imaginary construct which, according to Goehr, is an invention of nineteenth-century reception history. White locates this concept as a defining agent of automony in Bach's late works, and contextualized the "work-concept" itself by exploring rival concepts of political, religious, and musical authority which define the European musical imagination in the first half of the eighteenth century. A major revisionist statement about the musical imagination in Western art music, The Musical Discourse of Servitude will be of interest to scholars of the Baroque, particularly of Bach and Handel.


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