Prometheus in Music: Representations of the Myth in the by Paul Bertagnolli

By Paul Bertagnolli

the traditional Greek delusion of Prometheus, the primordial Titan who defied the Olympian gods by way of stealing fireplace from the heavens as a present for humanity, loved unheard of reputation through the Romantic period. a world coterie of writers similar to Goethe, Monti, Byron, the Shelleys, Sainte-H?ne, Coleridge, Browning, and Bridges engaged with the legend, whereas composers resembling Beethoven, Reichardt, Schubert, Wolf, Liszt, Hal?, Saint-Sa?, Holm? Faur?Parry, Goldmark, and Bargiel established works of various genres at the fantasy. Romantic authors and composers constructed a different viewpoint at the fantasy, emphasizing its issues of uprising, punishment for transgression and inventive autonomy, in nice distinction to artists of the previous period, who extra routinely missed the tribulations of Prometheus and depicted him because the animator of a na?, Arcadian mankind who, whilst woke up from their religious dormancy, expressed astonishment on the wonders of nature and paid homage to the Titan as a brand new god. Paul Bertagnolli charts the growth of the parable in the course of the 19th century, because it articulates a rare number of concerns referring to tradition, society, aesthetics, and philosophy. Drawing on archival study, dance background, caricature stories, literary idea, linear research, topos concept, and reception historical past, person chapters reveal that the legend served as a motor vehicle to precise evaluations on matters as different as aristocratic patronage, activities of the physique at the public level, uprising opposed to political and non secular authority, outright atheism, humanitarianism of the German Enlightenment, curiosity within the track of Greek antiquity, industrialization, nationalism infected by means of battle, populism, and the aesthetics of musical shape. Composers frequently resorted to numerous and unorthodox musical recommendations that allows you to replicate such outstanding matters: Beethoven outraged critics by way of implying a key except the tonic on the outset of the overture to

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Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression: With Related by Pierre Dubois

By Pierre Dubois

Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression, first released in 1752, is a tremendous contribution to the controversy on musical aesthetics which built during the 18th century. thought of by way of Charles Burney because the first essay dedicated to 'musical feedback' right, it verified the first value of 'expression' and reconsidered the relative significance of concord and melody. instantly after its ebook it was once by way of William Hayes's feedback (1753), to which Avison himself retorted in his answer. Taken jointly those 3 texts supply a desirable perception into the talk that raged within the 18th century among the promoters of the so-called 'ancient track' (such as Hayes) and the extra 'modern' musicians. past concerns of style, what was once at stake in Avison's theoretical contribution was once the statement that the individual's reaction to tune finally mattered greater than the dry principles confirmed by means of specialist musicians. Avison additionally wrote a number of prefaces to the broadcast variants of his personal musical compositions. This quantity reprints those prefaces and ads along with his Essay to supply an enticing view of eighteenth-century conceptions of composition and function, and a whole survey of Avison's conception of music.

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Messiaen the Theologian by Andrew Shenton

By Andrew Shenton

For Olivier Messiaen, track was once a fashion of expressing his religion. He thought of it his luck to were born a Catholic and declared that 'the illumination of the theological truths of the Catholic religion is the 1st point of my paintings, the noblest and without doubt the main useful'. Messiaen is likely one of the most generally played and recorded composers of the twentieth-century and his acceptance is expanding, however the theological portion of his song has up to now mostly been missed, or handled superficially, and maintains to supply a major obstacle to figuring out and appreciating his track for a few of his viewers. Messiaen the Theologian makes an important contribution to Messiaen experiences by way of delivering cultural and historic context to Messiaen's theology. a global array of Messiaen students hide a large choice of issues together with Messiaen's own spirituality, the context of Catholicism in France within the 20th century, and comparisons among Messiaen and different artists akin to Dante and T.S. Eliot. Interdisciplinary methodologies akin to exegesis, theological experiences and research are used to give a contribution to the certainty of numerous significant works together with ?lairs sur l'au-del?., Sept Ha??nd Saint Fran?s d'Assise. by way of coming near near Messiaen and his tune from such vital and unique views, this e-book could be of curiosity not just to musicians and theologians, but additionally to readers drawn to the relationship among spirituality and the arts.

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Sound Innovations - Teacher's Score (Concert Band), Book 1: by Robert Sheldon,Peter Boonshaft,Dave Black,Bob Phillips

By Robert Sheldon,Peter Boonshaft,Dave Black,Bob Phillips

Sound thoughts for live performance Band is a innovative new technique sequence that mixes time-tested academic innovations, enter from hundreds of thousands of lecturers, advances in smooth know-how, and strong pedagogy that follows nation and nationwide song schooling standards.

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New Perspectives on Music and Gesture (SEMPRE Studies in The by Anthony Gritten,Elaine King

By Anthony Gritten,Elaine King

Building at the insights of the 1st quantity on tune and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the explanation for this sequel quantity is twofold: first, to explain the way the topic is continuous to take form by way of highlighting either relevant and constructing tendencies, in addition to well known and no more widespread parts of research; moment, to supply replacement and complementary insights into the actual parts of the topic articulated within the first quantity. The 13 chapters are based in a extensive narrative trajectory relocating from concept to perform, embracing Western and non-Western practices, actual and digital gestures, reside and recorded performances, actual and acoustic gestures, visible and auditory notion, between different subject matters of topical curiosity. the most parts of enquiry comprise psychobiology; belief and cognition; philosophy and semiotics; undertaking; ensemble paintings and solo piano taking part in. the amount is meant to advertise and stimulate additional study in Musical Gesture Studies.

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The Opera Manual (Music Finders) by Nicholas Ivor Martin

By Nicholas Ivor Martin

You have become prepared for a functionality of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and you have got a number of questions. what number clarinets are within the orchestra? what percentage orchestra contributors seem onstage? what number various units are there? How lengthy does the opera mostly run? What are the foremost arias? Are any lighting tricks or ballet choreography required? Who owns the rights? the place was once it premiered? What are the prime and aiding roles?

The Opera handbook is the one unmarried resource for the solutions to those and different vital questions. it's the final better half for opera fans, pros, students, and academics, that includes entire information regarding, and plot summaries for, greater than 550 operas—including each opera that's more likely to be played at the present time, from regular to rediscovered modern works.

The e-book is precious, specifically for opera pros, who will locate every thing they want for selecting and staging operas. however it is usually a treasure for listeners. related reference books often bypass over scenes and helping characters of their plot summaries, missing even the main uncomplicated proof approximately staging, orchestral, and vocal specifications. The Opera Manual, in keeping with the particular rankings of the works mentioned, is the single exhaustive, updated opera companion—a “recipe booklet” that would permit its readers to discover these operas they understand and realize new ones to pattern and enjoy.

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Music and Gesture by Elaine King,Anthony Gritten

By Elaine King,Anthony Gritten

This quantity showcases key theoretical principles and sensible issues within the becoming sector of scholarship on musical gesture. The booklet constructs and explores the family among tune and gesture from quite a number differing views, picking out theoretical methods and reading the character of specific sorts of gesture in musical functionality. The twelve chapters during this quantity are equipped right into a heuristic development from concept to perform, from essay to case examine. Theoretical issues in regards to the interpretation of musical gestures are pointed out and phrased when it comes to semiotics, the mimetic speculation, suggestions of musical strength, immanence, citation and subject, and the paintings of musical gestures. The lives of musical gestures in functionality are published via attractive with their rhythmic houses in addition to inquiring into the respiring of pianists, the character of clarinettists' physically events, and the actual acts and personae of person artists, particularly Keith Jarrett and Robbie Williams. The reader is inspired to hear some of the resonances and tensions among the chapters, together with the significance given to our bodies, approaches, motions, expressions, and interpretations of musical gesture. The booklet might be of value to musicologists, theorists, semioticians, analysts, composers and performers, in addition to students operating in several examine groups with an curiosity within the examine of gesture.

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‘Rock On’: Women, Ageing and Popular Music (Ashgate Popular by Abigail Gardner,Ros Jennings

By Abigail Gardner,Ros Jennings

For lady pop stars, whose big name our bodies and superstar performances are undisputedly the gadgets of a sexualized exterior gaze, the method of aging in public poses specific demanding situations. Taking a generally feminist point of view, 'Rock On': girls, getting old and renowned song shifts renowned track stories in a brand new path. Focussing on British, American and Latina ladies performers and growing old, the gathering investigates the cultural paintings played through artists resembling Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark, Madonna, Celia Cruz, Grace Jones and Courtney Love. The research crosses generations of performers and audiences permitting an exam of adjusting socio-historical contexts and an exploration of the relationships at play among functionality techniques, big name character and the preferred track press. for example, the recommendations hired through Madonna and beauty Jones to have interaction with the procedures and matters on the topic of public ageing usually are not almost like these hired by way of Courtney Love or Celia Cruz. The essays during this insightful assortment consider the ways in which artists and fanatics destabilise either the linear trajectories and the compelling weight of expectancies relating to getting older through making use of diversified modalities of resistance via personality re-invention, nostalgia, postmodern intertextuality or even early dying because the final denial of age.

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Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present by R. Ahrendt,M. Ferraguto,D. Mahiet

By R. Ahrendt,M. Ferraguto,D. Mahiet

How does track form the workout of international relations, the pursuit of strength, and the behavior of diplomacy? Drawing jointly foreign students with backgrounds in musicology, ethnomusicology, political technological know-how, cultural heritage, and conversation, this quantity interweaves old, theoretical, and sensible perspectives.

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I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles by Ron Pen,Rick Kogan

By Ron Pen,Rick Kogan

Louisville local John Jacob Niles (1892--1980) is taken into account to be one in all our nation's so much influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew concept from the deep good of conventional Appalachian and African American people songs. on the age of 16 Niles wrote certainly one of his such a lot enduring tunes, "Go 'Way from My Window," basing it on a track fragment from a black farm employee. This iconic tune has been played by means of folks artists ever when you consider that and will also have encouraged the outlet line of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe."

In I ask yourself as I Wander: The lifetime of John Jacob Niles, the 1st full-length biography of Niles, Ron Pen deals a wealthy portrait of the musician's personality and occupation. utilizing Niles's personal debts from his journals, notebooks, and unpublished autobiography, Pen tracks his upward thrust from farm boy to songwriter and folks collector extraordinaire. Niles used to be specially drawn to documenting the voices of his fellow international battle I infantrymen, the folk of Appalachia, and the spirituals of African american citizens. within the Twenties he collaborated with famous photographer Doris Ulmann in the course of journeys to Appalachia, the place he transcribed, tailored, and organized conventional songs and ballads akin to "Pretty Polly" and "Black Is the colour of My precise Love's Hair."

Niles's protection and presentation of yank folks songs earned him the identify of "Dean of yankee Balladeers," and his theatrical use of the dulcimer is credited with contributing to the recognition of that software this day. Niles's commitment to the people tune culture lives on in generations of folks revival artists reminiscent of Jean Ritchie, Joan Baez, and Oscar model. I ask yourself as I Wander explores the origins and impacts of the yank people tune resurgence of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, and at last tells the tale of a guy on the vanguard of that movement.

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