A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

Author: Matthew Hoch
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886561
Format: PDF
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An indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing, this dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Topics include vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics.

A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor

Author: Emily Freeman Brown
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810884011
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this book, author and conductor Emily Freeman Brown offers easy-to-read definitions of key musical terms, translated foreign terms, examples of usage from orchestral music, and practical vocabulary in multiple languages.

A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player

Author: Elisa Koehler
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886588
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filled with concise and detailed definitions, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player includes biographies of prominent performers, teachers, instrument makers, and composers of trumpet solo and ensemble literature often omitted from other musical references.

A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist

Author: Jane Ellsworth
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886480
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In A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinet, scholar and musician Jane Ellsworth offers lovers of the clarinet the premiere reference book for information about this remarkable instrument.

A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist

Author: Stephen Siek
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810888807
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano’s construction, and major manufacturers. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. Transcending simple alphabetical definitions, Stephen Siek’s careful attention both to legacy and detail make the dictionary an invaluable addition to any pianist’s library.

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Author: Nicole V. Gagné
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810867656
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the last decade of the 19th century, modernist sensibilities reached a critical mass and emerged more frequently in music as composers began employing dissonance, polyrhythm, atonality, and densities. Conversely, many 20th-century composers eschewed modernist devices and wrote accessible works in a tonal idiom, which drew chiefly on classical, romantic, and folk models. Then the postmodern sensibility followed, with its enthusiasm for the unprecedented availability of virtually every type of music, andit engendered numerous sub-groups, including multiculturalism, minimalism, multimedia, and free improvisation. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, with more than 60 entries explaining the methods, styles, and acoustic and electronic media peculiar tonew music, and over 350 entries giving essential information on the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music. Those entries also include pop, jazz, and rock composer/musicians whose work either overlaps the realm of classical music or else is so radical within its own field that it merits discussion in this context. This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.

Aus dem W rterbuch des Teufels

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: marixverlag
ISBN: 3843802017
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"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder. Er war einer der schillerndsten Gestalten im literarischen Amerika des 19. Jahrhunderts - die personifizierte Provokation und ein gehässiger Zyniker, der kein Thema ausließ. Ganz gleich, ob es um allgemeine, kleine oder große Schwächen des Menschengeschlechts ging - seinem Hohn war nichts heilig. Berühmt wurde er mit seinem "Wörterbuch des Teufels", einer Sammlung galliger und pointiert-geistreicher Aphorismen.

The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert and Sullivan

Author: David Eden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828479
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Memorable melodies and fanciful worlds – the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan remain as popular today as when they were first performed. This Companion provides a timely guide to the history and development of the collaboration between the two men, including a fresh examination of the many myths and half-truths surrounding their relationship. Written by an international team of specialists, the volume features a personal account from film director Mike Leigh on his connection with the Savoy Operas and the creation of his film Topsy-Turvy. Starting with the early history of the operatic stage in Britain, the Companion places the operas in their theatrical and musical context, investigating the amateur performing tradition, providing new perspectives on the famous patter songs and analysing their dramatic and operatic potential. Perfect for enthusiasts, performers and students of Gilbert and Sullivan's enduring work, the book examines their legacy and looks forward to the future.