Mozart in the Jungle

Author: Blair Tindall
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555847463
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In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential and Gelsey Kirkland’s Dancing on My Grave, Mozart in the Jungle delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. In a book that inspired the Amazon Original series starring Gael García Bernal and Malcolm McDowell, oboist Blair Tindall recounts her decades-long professional career as a classical musician—from the recitals and Broadway orchestra performances to the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth in the backbiting New York classical music scene, where musicians trade sexual favors for plum jobs and assignments in orchestras across the city. Tindall and her fellow journeymen musicians often play drunk, high, or hopelessly hungover, live in decrepit apartments, and perform in hazardous conditions— working-class musicians who schlep across the city between low-paying gigs, without health-care benefits or retirement plans, a stark contrast to the rarefied experiences of overpaid classical musician superstars. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is the first true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.

Mozart in the Jungle

Author: Blair Tindall
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9780802142535
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The oboist looks back at her twenty-five year career, offering a glimpse into the world of classical music and providing details of substance abuse and the practice of trading sexual favors for jobs.

Music as Alchemy

Author: Tom Service
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571268714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries. Orchestras can be inspired to the heights of musical and expressive possibility by their maestros, or flabbergasted that someone who doesn't even make a sound should be elevated to demigod-like status by the public. This is the first book to go inside the rehearsal rooms of some of the most inspirational orchestral partnerships in the world - how Simon Rattle works at the Berlin Philharmonic, how Mariss Jansons deals with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and how Claudio Abbado creates the world's most luxurious pick-up band every year with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. From London to Budapest, Bamberg to Vienna, great orchestral concerts are recreated as a collection of countless human and musical stories.

The Overstory A Novel

Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635538
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New York Times Bestseller A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers—each summoned in different ways by trees—are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? "Listen. There’s something you need to hear."

Who Killed Classical Music

Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: Birch Lane Press
ISBN:
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Argues that commercialism has radically transformed classical music and opera

The Maestro Myth

Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806520889
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In this masterpiece on the masters of music, Lebrecht enthralls readers with his insightful look into the lives and careers of the world's most celebrated conductors. of photos.

Gifts of the Muse Reframing the Debate about the Benefits of the Arts

Author: Kevin F. McCarthy
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833040626
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During the past decade, arts advocates have relied on an instrumental approach to the benefits of the arts in arguing for support of the arts. This report evaluates these arguments and asserts that a new approach is needed. This new approach offers a more comprehensive view of how the arts create private and public value, underscores the importance of the arts?' intrinsic benefits, and links the creation of benefits to arts involvement.

Music Therapy Supervision

Author: Michele Forinash
Publisher: Barcelona Pub
ISBN: 9781891278112
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The first book in the field to provide a comprehensive examination of the many levels and facets of music therapy supervision. It contains 22 chapters by leading experts from the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Norway. Part one provides a comprehensive literature review, along with chapters on ethics and multicultural issues. Part two presents principles and techniques for pre-professional supervision (e.g., for students in practicum and internship), while part three deals with ways of supervising professional music therapists. Part four examines the various kinds of supervision used in advanced institute training (e.g., Nordoff-Robbins, Guided Imagery and Music, Analytical Music Therapy). This is a valuable resource for beginning as well as experienced supervisors.

Write Right

Author: Jan Venolia
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307784185
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication. In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it's used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels. Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.