Preludes Nocturnes

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Complete Preludes, Nocturnes & Waltzes

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Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
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(Piano Collection). This new volume in Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics presents 26 preludes, 21 nocturnes and 19 waltzes a large amount of music at a value price. There are new urtext editions of seven pieces included, not edited by Joseffy in his original Schirmer editions: Prelude in A-flat Major (1834), Nocturne in C-sharp minor (1830), Nocturne in C minor (1837), and Waltzes in A-flat Major (1830), E-flat Major (1830), E-flat Major (1840), and A minor (1843).

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Gaiman
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ISBN: 1401236553
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his seventy-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death. Collecting issues #1-8, this new edition of PRELUDES & NOCTURNES features the improved production values and coloring from the Absolute Edition.

Sandman vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition

Sandman vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Vertigo
ISBN: 1401293948
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Neil Gaiman's seminal series, THE SANDMAN, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new edition of THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES! New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series THE SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death. Collects THE SANDMAN #1-8.

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. L. Lancaster,Kenon D. Renfrow
Editor: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470624095
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With more than 60 essential solo piano masterworks in their original form, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and challenge at the keys. Titles: *The Avalance, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) *Bagatelle, Op. 5, No. 10 (Tcherepnin) *Ballade, Op. 100, No. 15 (Burgmí_ller) *Bear Dance (Bartí_k) *Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque (Debussy) *Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3, from Song without Words (Mendelssohn) *The Easy Winners (Joplin) *Elfin Dance, Op. 12, No. 4 (Grieg) *The Entertainer (Joplin) *Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 (Mozart) *First Arabesque (Debussy) *First Gymnopí©die (Satie) *Fughetta (Zipoli) *Fí_r Elise, WoO 59 (Beethoven) *A Giddy Girl, from Histoires (Ibert) *Golliwog's Cakewalk, from Children's Corner (Debussy) *Grillen, Op. 12, No. 4, from Fantasiestí_cke (Schumann) *Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 2 (Schubert) *Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 (Bach) *Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 714 (Bach) *Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785 (Bach) *Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12, from Album for the Young (Schumann) *Le Coucou (The Cuckoo) (Dacquin) *Le fille aux cheveux de lin, from Preludes, Book 1 (Debussy) *Le petit níÂgre (Debussy) *The Little White Donkey, from Histoires (Ibert) *Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) *Menuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 (Beethoven) *Minuet in G Major, Op. 14, No. 1 (Paderewski) *Moments musicaux, Op. 94, No. 3 (Schubert) *Nocturne in B-flat Major (Field) *Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin) *Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 (Chopin) *Notturno, Op. 52, No. 4 (Grieg) *O Polichinelo, from The Babyäó»s Family, Book 1 (Villa-Lobos) *Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 (Chopin) *Prelude in C Major, BWV 846, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Bach) *Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 (Chopin) *Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) *Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) *Puck, Op. 71, No. 3 (Grieg) *Remando (Nazareth) *Romance, Op. 24, No. 9 (Sibelius) *Rustles of Spring, Op. 32, No. 3 (Sinding) *Sarabande, from Suite No. 4 in D Minor (Handel) *Solfeggio in C Minor (C.P.E. Bach) *Sonata in A Major, K. 331, from Rondo Alla Turca (Movement 3) (Mozart) *Sonata in A Major, Op. 120 (Movement 1) (Schubert) *Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/35 (Movement 1) (Haydn) *Sonata in C Major, K. 545 (Movement 1) (Mozart) *Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI/37 (Movement 1) (Haydn) *Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, from Pathí©tique (Movement 2) (Beethoven) *Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) (Beethoven) *Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 1 (Clementi) *Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 3 (Kuhlau) *Spanish Dance, Op. 12, No. 1 (Moszkowski) *Spanish Dance, Op. 5, No. 5 (Granados) *Spinning Song, Op. 14, No. 4 (Ellmenreich) *Tango in D Major, Op. 165, No. 2, from Suite Espaí±a (Albí©niz) *To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1, from Woodland Sketches (MacDowell) *Toccata in A Major (Paradisi) *Trí_umerei, Op. 15, No. 7, from Scenes from Childhood (Schumann) *Twelfth Street Rag (Bowman) *Venetian Boat Song, Op. 19, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) *Venetian Boat Song, Op. 30, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) *Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) *Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Chopin) *Waltz in E Major, Op. 39, No. 2 (Brahms)

The Joker: Death of the Family

The Joker: Death of the Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Snyder
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ISBN: 1401248489
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After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this new epic that features Batman's entire network of partners in crimefighting, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, the Teen Titans and more. While The Joker threatens the very existence of Gotham City, these heroes --and villains--must find a way to survive. Collects Detective Comics 16-17, Catwoman 13-14, Batgirl 14-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws 15-16, Teen Titans 15, Nightwing 15-16, Batman and Robin 15-17, Batman 17. Also collects the portions of the following issues: Suicide Squad 14-15, Batgirl 13, Red Hood and the Outlaws 13-14, Teen Titans 14, 16, Nightwing 14 and Batman 13.

Classical Music

Classical Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phil G. Goulding
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307760464
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MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata? Maybe you don't know the answers to these questions; author Phil Goulding certainly didn't. When Goulding first tried to learn about classical music, he found himself buried in an avalanche of technical terms and complicated jargon--so he decided to write the book he couldn't find. The result is a complete classical music education in one volume. Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as: * Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work * The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each. * Further great works of each composer--if you really like him * Concise explanations of musical terminology, forms, and periods * A guide to the parts and history of the symphony orchestra "This book uses every conceivable gimmick to immerse readers in the richness of classical music: lists, rankings, sidebars devoted to lively anecdotes, and catchy leads." --The Washington Post "One terrific music appreciation book...The information is surprisingly detailed but concisely presented. Goulding's writing style is breezy yet mature....[He] has raised music appreciation from a racket to a service." --The Arizona Daily Star

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Smialek,Maja Trochimczyk
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135839034
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Frédéric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer. The second edition includes research published since the publication of the first edition and provides electronic resources.

Achieving Guitar Artistry – Contemporary Preludes, Sonatas & Nocturnes

Achieving Guitar Artistry – Contemporary Preludes, Sonatas & Nocturnes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Bay
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619118599
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This collection of original, contemporary, concert-style compositions for plectrum or flatpicked guitar includes 15 preludes, 4 sonatas with multiple movements, and 12 nocturnes. The solos present a colorful spectrum of tonality, harmony, rhythms and moods ideal for concert or recital performance. All solos are written in standard notation only with appropriate fingering and string markings.

Five Centuries of Keyboard Music

Five Centuries of Keyboard Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Gillespie
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318796
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Gillespie discusses 350 composers and their works for harpsichord and piano, including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy. Includes 116 musical examples, illustrations, and a glossary of musical terms.

Discovering Classical Music

Discovering Classical Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Christians
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473887879
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"I recommend this book wholeheartedly to new music lovers" Sir Charles Groves CBE Thanks to Nigel Kennedy and Pavarotti, millions of people have recently discovered that classical music is a highly enjoyable experience, perhaps contrary to their expectations. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing. Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in broadening the interest in classical music, has developed a unique approach, designed to make it as easy as possible for both newcomers to classical music and those who have started down the path to explore with confidence. Discovering Classical Music concentrates on the greatest composers. The author takes you step-by-step into their most approachable music and, in some cases, boldly into some of the greatest works traditionally considered too difficult for newcomers. Rarely does a book offer such potential for continued enjoyment.

In Style, Book 1

In Style, Book 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joyce Grill
Editor: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457462306
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This collection of original piano solos by Joyce Grill will guide the student through various styles, preparing them for actual etudes, preludes, nocturnes, ballades, passacaglias, barcarolles, chaconnes, and bagatelles by the great masters.


Schumann Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith Chernaik
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571331289
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SCHUMANN: THE FACES & THE MASKS is a groundbreaking account of a major composer whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy ever since his attempted suicide and early death in an insane asylum. Schumann was a key figure in the Romantic movement which enraptured poets, musicians, painters and their audiences in the early 19th century and beyond, right up to the present time. He embodied all the contrasting themes of Romanticism - he was intensely original and imaginative, but also worshipped the past; he believed in political, personal and artistic freedom but insisted on the need for artistic form. He turned his tumultuous life into music that speaks directly to the heart. Drawing on hitherto unpublished archive material, Chernaik provides new insight into Schumann's life and his music, his sexual escapades, his fathering of an illegitimate child, the true facts behind his courtship of Clara and the opposition of her monstrous father, and the ways in which the crises of his life fed into the dreams and fantasies of his greatest music.

Discovering Classical Music: Chopin

Discovering Classical Music: Chopin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Christians
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473888298
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"I recommend this book wholeheartedly to new music lovers" Sir Charles Groves CBE Thanks to Nigel Kennedy and Pavarotti, millions of people have recently discovered that classical music is a highly enjoyable experience, perhaps contrary to their expectations. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing. Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in broadening the interest in classical music, has developed a unique approach, designed to make it as easy as possible for both newcomers to classical music and those who have started down the path to explore with confidence. Discovering Classical Music concentrates on the greatest composers. The author takes you step-by-step into their most approachable music and, in some cases, boldly into some of the greatest works traditionally considered too difficult for newcomers. Rarely does a book offer such potential for continued enjoyment.This volume concentrates on the life, personality and music of Frederic Francois Chopin.

Love Affair in B Minor

Love Affair in B Minor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sergei Miro
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490751742
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After his escape from Hungary during the Revolt, Verga Caszar seeks to find freedom as a nomad, eventually wandering through the halls of the Akademischer Musikverein, a music school in Graz. His musical talent sends him to Vienna to compete in the Young Pianist International Talent Competition, where he experiences his first taste of true love and true vengeance. Verga must decide what he wants more: his dream of becoming a famous pianist or the well-being of his lover; but what happens when he isnt given the opportunity to choose? Verga finds himself in another desperate escape plan reminiscent of his fleeing from his home country, this time to America, the melting pot of freedom and democracy. In a nation founded on choices, Verga will have to comply, discovering a world and a direction he has never expected, a reevaluation of prior passions and affections.

Chasing Chopin

Chasing Chopin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annik LaFarge
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501188739
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A modern take on a classical icon: this “luminous book” (Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Library Book) tells the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing how his innovative music still animates and thrives in our culture centuries later. In this widely-praised book, Annik LaFarge presents a very different Frédéric Chopin from the melancholy, sickly, Romantic figure that has predominated for so long. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent—and endlessly relevant—spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language; an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher; a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution, pandemic, and exile. One of America’s foremost pianists, Jeremy Denk, wrote in The New York Times: “It is almost impossible for me to imagine a world in which [Chopin’s “Funeral March”] is both fresh and tragic, where its death is real. LaFarge’s charming and loving new book attempts to recover this world…This book took me into many unexpected corners…For a book about death, it’s bursting with life and lively research.” In this “entertaining dual music history and memoir” (Publishers Weekly), a “seamless blend of the musical and literary verve” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) LaFarge “brilliantly traces the footsteps of Chopin’s life” (Scott Yoo, host of PBS Now Hear This) during the three years, 1837–1840, when he composed the now-iconic Funeral March, using its composition story to illuminate the key themes of Chopin’s life. As part of her research into Chopin’s world, then and now, LaFarge visited piano makers, monuments, churches, and archives; she talked to scholars, jazz musicians, video game makers, music teachers, theater directors, and of course dozens of pianists. She has given us, says pianist, author, and New York Times columnist Michael Kimmelman, “a tour-de-force and journey of the soul.” It is an engrossing, “impeccably researched” (Library Journal) work of musical discovery and an artful portrayal of a man whose work and life continue to inspire artists and cultural innovators in astonishing ways. An acclaimed companion website, WhyChopin, presents links to each piece of music mentioned in the book, organized by chapter, along with photos, resources, and more.

Music and Translation

Music and Translation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucile Desblache
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137549653
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This book explores how transformations and translations shape musical meanings, developments and the perception of music across cultures. Starting with the concept of music as multimodal text, the author understands translation as the process of transferring a text from one language – verbal or not – into another, interlingually, intralingually or intersemiotically, as well as the products that are derived from this process. She situates music and translation within their contemporary global context, examining the tensions between local and global, cosmopolitan and national, and universal and specific settings, to arrive at a celebration of the translational power of music and an in-depth study of how musical texts are translated. This book will be of interest to translation studies scholars who want to broaden their horizons, as well as to musicians and music scholars seeking to understand how cultural exchange and dissemination can be driven by translation.

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, third edition

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, third edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Hinson
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253109088
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"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.

You Can Teach Yourself About Music

You Can Teach Yourself About Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. DEAN BYE
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609747100
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A creative self-teaching text, which provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music, this book is essential reading for beginning instrumentalists and vocalists providing a comprehensive musical dictionary, self- instructional theory lessons designed to motivate, and a wealth of historical information.

Simply Chopin

Simply Chopin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Smialek
Editor: Simply Charly
ISBN: 1943657491
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Born in a small town near Warsaw, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was a musical prodigy who began giving public concerts and composed his first piano pieces at the age of seven. Following studies at the Warsaw Conservatory, he left his native Poland in 1830, eventually settling in Paris, where he lived for the rest of his life. There he cultivated friendships with prominent musicians and intellectuals of the period and quickly achieved renown as a virtuoso performer and pioneering composer. However, by 1842, his lifelong health issues had become increasingly serious, and his brilliant career went into a precipitous decline, concluding with his untimely death at the age of thirty-nine. In Simply Chopin, Dr. William Smialek presents an accessible and revealing portrait of a musical genius, including his artistic development, his tempestuous love life, and his towering artistic achievements. Relating Chopin’s life story to his historical place and time, Dr. Smialek intimately chronicles his influences and significant relationships, in particular, his long love affair with the writer George Sand. The book also draws on recent research to explore the compositional technique displayed in Chopin’s piano compositions, with commentary on his most important works. Intended for a general readership, Simply Chopin is both a lucid introduction to a giant of classical music and an insightful look at a key moment in musical history, as nineteenth-century Europe turned toward Romanticism and the powerful idea of nationalism.

Life of Chopin

Life of Chopin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Franz Liszt
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
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Frederic Chopin, a Polish virtuoso pianist and piano composer of the Romantic period, is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century. Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist of the 19th century. This book is not so much a biography of Chopin as it is a way of better understanding Liszt and the circumstances of his time. Though critics of Liszt's book have assailed it for various literary infractions, it is not without merit. There is much to be learned within its pages about both Chopin and Liszt.

Student's Guide to the Great Composers

Student's Guide to the Great Composers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. DEAN BYE
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609747208
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The third book in the Student's Series is unique because it provides concise, easily understood information normally found only in large, expensive volumes. This handy-sized text includes background material on the major periods of musichistory, as well as interesting facts on well-known composers from each period. Excellent drawings of most composers are also included. Works well for bothindividual and classroom use.

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Balakian
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027286426
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Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages. The scope of these analyses, which explore Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as well as West European literatures, continues to make the volume a valuable reference today. As René Wellek suggests in his historiographic contribution, the fifty-one contributors not only make us think afresh about individual authors who are “giants,” but also draw us to reassess schools and movements in their local as well as international contexts. Reviewers comment that this “copious and intelligently structured” anthology, divided into eight parts, traces the conceptual bases and emergence of an international Symbolist movement, showing the spread of Symbolism to other national literatures from French sources, as well as the symbiotic transformations of Symbolism through appropriation and amalgamation with local literary trends. Several chapters deal with the relationships between literature and the other arts, pointing to Symbolism at work in painting, music, and theatre. Other chapters on the psychological aspects of the Symbolist method connect in interesting ways to a vision of metaphor and myth as virtually musical notation and an experimental emphasis on the play afforded by gaps between words. The volume is “a major contribution” to “the most significant exponents” and “essential themes” of Symbolism. The theoretical, historical, and typological sections of the volume help explain why the impact of this important movement of the fin-de-siècle is still felt today.

James Joyce and Absolute Music

James Joyce and Absolute Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Witen
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350014230
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Drawing on draft manuscripts and other archival material, James Joyce and Absolute Music, explores Joyce's deep engagement with musical structure, and his participation in the growing modernist discourse surrounding 19th-century musical forms. Michelle Witen examines Joyce's claim of having structured the “Sirens” episode of his masterpiece, Ulysses, as a fuga per canonem, and his changing musical project from his early works, such as Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Informed by a deep understanding of music theory and history, the book goes on to consider the “pure music” of Joyce's final work, Finnegans Wake. Demonstrating the importance of music to Joyce, this ground-breaking study reveals new depths to this enduring body of work.

A Child Of War

A Child Of War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ewa Reid-Hammer
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War leaves marks you can't see from the outside. But inside, a tempest of trauma rages. Consumed by darkness and depression in the aftermath of war, Ewa Reid-Hammer's story is the journey of a terrified child's transformation to adulthood. Reflecting on the emotional wounds left not only on herself, but those close to her, Ewa's story is one of survival, and self-recovery in the face of distress. From horror to healing, her story reveals the truth of what it is to be a child of war.

From the Inside

From the Inside Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Slava Lapin
Editor: Luniver Press
ISBN: 1905986114
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This book cumulates numerous observations made by the author during more than five decades. This period includes the Second World war, the siege of Leningrad (1941-44), postwar years in the secondary school and at the Medical Institute, the dark time of dictatorship of the Communist party and Soviet power, discriminations, the violation of human rights, anti-Semitism, the aggressive behavior against foreigners, thaw, perestroika, the breakdown of illusions and hopes, chaos of a wild capitalism, a formation of the society of rich new-Russians. The author had focused his attention on those episodes representing the Traits of his Epoch. The author's life was very rich in meeting and friendly relations with many distinguished personalities. In science (Nobel Laureates Julius Axelrod and Daniel Bovet), in music (Dmitri Shostakovich and Genrich Neigaus), in art (Solomon Gershov), in literature (Igor Guberman). Friendship with Andrei Sakharov, the leader of struggle for Human Rights, Nobel Laureate for Peace, during fifteen years enriched the author enormously. The unique book demonstrates the treasures of the human dignity resistant to numerous pressures of the regime. Without such books the past is growing dim.

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Katherine Mansfield

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Katherine Mansfield Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Todd Martin
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350111457
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The Bloomsbury Handbook to Katherine Mansfield by Todd Martin Summary

Through her formally innovative and psychologically insightful short stories, Katherine Mansfield is increasingly recognised as one of the central figures in early 20th-century modernism. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars and covering her complete body of work, this is the most comprehensive volume to Mansfield scholarship available today. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Katherine Mansfield covers the full range of contemporary scholarly themes and approaches to the author's work, including: · New biographical insights, including into the early New Zealand years · Responses to the historical crises: the Great War, empire and orientalism · Mansfield's fiction, poetry, criticism and private writing · Mansfield and modernist culture – from Bloomsbury to the little magazines · Mansfield and her contemporaries – Woolf, Lawrence and von Arnim · Mansfield and the arts – visual culture, cinema and music The book also includes a substantial annotated bibliography of key works of Mansfield scholarship from the last 30 years.

Piano Man

Piano Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Beauclerk
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857200127
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The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time. From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician of rare understanding and phenomenal technical gifts. Able to play and memorize just about any score at sight, tales of his impossible exploits at the keyboard are legion. Yet Ogdon was a man of extremes and it was this very extremity, while the source of much of his gift, that also led to appalling suffering. Here was a man whose feelings were inexpressibly deep and often tormenting, and Ogdon's glory days, following his coveted Tchaikovsky prize in 1962, came to a sudden end in 1973 when he suffered a severe mental breakdown which led to his being certified insane and made patient of the Court of Protection. Over the course of several harrowing years Ogdon would spend large periods of time in and out of psychiatric wards and halfway houses. The drugs and treatments prescribed sometimes affected his coordination, and his reputation suffered as a result. Yet Ogdon's commitment to his art remained undimmed, and until the end he drew out performances of tremendous beauty and conviction from the depths of his ravaged heart. In this illuminating biography, Charles Beauclerk explores the life of a brilliantly inspired artist, for whom music was both his cross and his salvation.

Nicolas Nabokov

Nicolas Nabokov Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent Giroud
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199399913
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Composer, cultural diplomat, and man about town, Nicolas Nabokov (1903-78) counted among his intimate friends everyone from Igor Stravinsky to George Kennan. While today he is overshadowed by his more famous cousin Vladimir, Nicolas Nabokov was during his lifetime an outstanding and far-sighted player in international cultural exchanges during the Cold War and admired by some of the most distinguished minds of his century for his political acumen and his talents as a composer. This first-ever biography of Nabokov follows the fascinating stages of his life: a privileged childhood before the Revolution; the beginnings of a promising musical career launched under the aegis of Diaghilev; his involvement in anti-Stalinist causes in the first years of the Cold War; his participation in the Congress for Cultural Freedom; his role as cultural advisor to the Mayor of Berlin and director of the Berlin Festival in the early 1960s; his American academic and musical career in the late 1960s and 1970s. Nabokov is unique not only in that he was involved on a high level in international cultural politics, but also in that his life intersected at all times with a vast array of people within - and also well beyond - the confines of classical music. Drawing on a vast array of primary sources, Vincent Giroud's biography opens a window into history for readers interested in twentieth-century music, Russian emigration, and the Cold War, particularly in its cultural aspects. Musicians and musicologists interested in Nabokov as a composer, or in twentieth century Russian composers in general, will find in this book information not available anywhere else.

The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt

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ISBN: 1461664098
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This translation is the starting volume of Janita Hall-Swadley's The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt, the very first production of Liszt's entire literary collection in English. In Volume 1, Liszt provides insight into Chopin's early childhood and musical development, the cultural traditions and customs that inspired the polonaises and mazurkas, and the final days and hours of the composer before he died. It includes a thorough discussion of Liszt as an author and the tainted past that surrounded his writings beginning in the 1930s. Finally, a discussion of the professional and personal relationship between Chopin and Liszt is provided, making this volume a valuable addition to the study of both composers.

Why You Like It

Why You Like It Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nolan Gasser
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250057205
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From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love. Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us? In this sweeping and authoritative book, Dr. Nolan Gasser—a composer, pianist, and musicologist, and the chief architect of the Music Genome Project, which powers Pandora Radio—breaks down what musical taste is, where it comes from, and what our favorite songs say about us. Dr. Gasser delves into the science, psychology, and sociology that explains why humans love music so much; how our brains process music; and why you may love Queen but your best friend loves Kiss. He sheds light on why babies can clap along to rhythmic patterns and reveals the reason behind why different cultures around the globe identify the same kinds of music as happy, sad, or scary. Using easy-to-follow notated musical scores, Dr. Gasser teaches music fans how to become engaged listeners and provides them with the tools to enhance their musical preferences. He takes readers under the hood of their favorite genres—pop, rock, jazz, hip hop, electronica, world music, and classical—and covers songs from Taylor Swift to Led Zeppelin to Kendrick Lamar to Bill Evans to Beethoven, and through their work, Dr. Gasser introduces the musical concepts behind why you hum along, tap your foot, and feel deeply. Why You Like It will teach you how to follow the musical discourse happening within a song and thereby empower your musical taste, so you will never hear music the same way again.

The Boy

The Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcus Malte
Editor: Restless Books
ISBN: 1632061724
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Winner of the prestigious Prix Femina, The Boy is an expansive and entrancing historical novel that follows a nearly feral child from the French countryside as he joins society and plunges into the torrid events of the first half of the 20th century. The boy does not speak. The boy has no name. The boy, raised half-wild in the forests of southern France, sets out alone into the wilderness and the greater world beyond. Without experience of another person aside from his mother, the boy must learn what it is to be human, to exist among people, and to live beyond simple survival. As this wild and naive child attempts to join civilization, he encounters earthquakes and car crashes, ogres and artists, and, eventually, all-encompassing love and an inescapable war. His adventures take him around the world and through history on a mesmerizing journey, rich with unforgettable characters. A hamlet of farmers fears he’s a werewolf, but eventually raise him as one of their own. A circus performer who toured the world as a sideshow introduces the boy to showmanship and sanitation. And a chance encounter with an older woman exposes him to music and the sensuous pleasures of life. The boy becomes a guide whose innocence exposes society’s wonder, brutality, absurdity, and magic. Beginning in 1908 and spanning three decades, The Boy is as an emotionally and historically rich exploration of family, passion, and war from one of France’s most acclaimed and bestselling authors.

Europe 1783–1914

Europe 1783–1914 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Simpson,Martin Jones
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437233
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The third edition of Europe 1783-1914 provides a comprehensive overview of Europe from the outbreak of the French Revolution to the origins of the First World War. William Simpson and Martin Jones combine accounts of the most important countries, notably France, Germany and Russia, with the wider political, economic, social and cultural developments affecting Europe as a whole. These include: A survey of Europe c.1780: the social and economic background, forms of government, and the Enlightenment The impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon on Europe The spread of nationalism: the 1848 Revolutions and the unification of Italy and Germany Changes in the world of ideas: religious belief, romanticism, and cultural achievements in art, literature and music The age of imperialism: the expansion of Europe, Marxism and left-wing movements, international relations, 1870-1914 The reciprocal relationship between Europe and the United States Europe in 1914: shifts in the intellectual climate through the works of Darwin and Freud, scientific discoveries and the impact of new technologies, and changes in society and the position of women. Each chapter features a list of key dates, concise background information and suggestions for further reading, as well as a concluding ‘Topics for Debate’ section which contains relevant contemporary sources and outlines the contrasting views of recent historians on the key issues. The suggestions for further reading have been updated in every chapter by the addition of relevant and significant new books, published up to and including 2014. Extensively illustrated throughout with maps, contemporary cartoons and portraits, Europe 1783–1914 is a clear, detailed and highly accessible analysis of this turbulent and formative period of European history.

Autobiography of a Bipolar

Autobiography of a Bipolar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Hulbert
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543405290
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The book is my autobiography, although initially intended for my funeral eulogy. Matters referred to are bipolar experiences; religious outlooks; personal achievements in sports and artistic and creative fields such as authorship; careers; the freedom from fear and shyness to become passionate and outspoken about anything despite the consequences; my transition from the post-Vatican II Church to the traditional one after 54 years because he believes it is the true Church despite its perceived imperfections; my views on the future of the world and the origins on man and his destiny; how good music can teach us wisdom via the Holy Spirit of God, its composer; authors I recommend; the benefits of placing oneself in Gods infinitely capable hands; miracles Ive experienced; personal relationships; personal aims; possible spiritual achievements; admitting your nothingness before God You cannot make a silk purse out of a Sows Ear (And I am a pigs ear!); experiences with my peers; a boy most likely to succeed to the bottom of the barrel; important stories published publicly; how to download Poem of the Man-God by Maria Valtorta; prayers that I say; my hobbies; my friends where my acceptance and love come from; regrets; extracts from my fathers memoirs; television preferences; my love for history; my addiction to tennis; rags-to-riches stories such as Susan Boyles; and memories that cause me to cry my heart out.

The Classical Music Book

The Classical Music Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465483160
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Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies? The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas rooted in the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

History Derailed

History Derailed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ivan T. Berend
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520932099
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There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this region's storm-tossed history in the twentieth century, Berend turns his attention to the equally turbulent period that preceded it. The "long" nineteenth century, extending up to World War I, contained the seeds of developments and crises that continue to haunt the region today. The book begins with an overview of the main historical trends in the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, during which time the region lost momentum and became the periphery, no longer in step with the rising West. It concludes with an account of the persisting authoritarian political structures and the failed modernization that paved the way for social and political revolts. The origins of twentieth-century extremism and its tragedies are plainly visible in this penetrating account.

Music in Missions: Discipling Through Music

Music in Missions: Discipling Through Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T.W. Hunt
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 157910858X
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Music missionaries, ministers of music, concerned pastors, and others who must try and communicate the gospel across cultural lines will find this book an invaluable resource. T.W. Hunt's lifetime of involvement with music missions uniquely qualifies him to lead the reader through the following subjects: The Role of Music in Missions The Missionary Musician Communicative Method in Music Evangelism Principles of Training Traditional Methodology in Music Missions Indigenous Music Indigenousation

Selected Writings of Max Reger

Selected Writings of Max Reger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Anderson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135480117
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Max Reger (1873-1916) was a celebrated German composer, performer on piano and organ, and conductor. Well known for his compositions for keyboards and orchestra, Reger worked during the crucial decades when Western music transformed itself from the misty veil of Romanticism and Impressionism to the more hard-edged modernism that would prevail in the 20th century. Less well known are his writings about music and the composer's craft. Although he wrote a major book on music theory published in 1903 (and translated into English a year later), his extended essays on composition, his fellow composers, and analysis have never appeared before in English. Christopher Anderson, a noted Reger scholar, has gone back to original manuscripts as well as the published versions of these writings to produce definitive new texts. Additionally, Anderson has written an opening essay placing Reger's writings and music in the context of his time. This volume will appeal strongly to those interested in the Late Romantic era, musical composition and aesthetics, and of course those interested in the music and life of Reger


Strayhorn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Alyce Claerbaut,David Schlesinger
Editor: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 1572847654
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Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's closest relatives. Perhaps best known for his 28-year collaborative role as Duke Ellington's "writing and arranging companion," Strayhorn has emerged in recent years as an even more meritorious force in shaping the jazz canon. Strayhorn begins by describing Billy's abusive upbringing and early success, and goes on to cover his music, family, intellectual pursuits, involvement with civil rights, and open homosexuality. Strayhorn features contributions from Strayhorn's biographer David Hajdu, film director Rob Levi, music scholar Walter van de Leur, as well as commentary from jazz greats like Lena Horne, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Terell Stafford, Herb Jeffries, and more. With lush photography and rare memorabilia like handwritten scores, this is a book to be treasured by jazz aficionados and music lovers everywhere. Enthralling and visually captivating, Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life lauds a beloved jazz legend and captures a prodigious legacy that will influence generations to come.

The 50 Greatest Musical Places

The 50 Greatest Musical Places Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Woods
Editor: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785781901
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The 50 Greatest Musical Places by Sarah Woods Summary

A trip around the world, played out to the most eclectic soundtrack, discovering hidden musical gems along the way. From mosh pits to cabarets, Berlin’s beatnik band haunts to Korea’s peppy k-pop clubs, from visiting the infamous Dollywood, to tracing Freddie Mercury’s childhood in Zanzibar, The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World has something for music fans of all genres. Discover the places where iconic songs were written, groups were formed, music legends were born and extraordinary talent is celebrated.

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