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Dictionary for the Modern Singer - Matthew Hoch
Call Number: Ref. ML102.V87 H654d
ISBN: 9780810886551
Publication Date: 2014-04-28
Essays. Classical and contemporary commercial music : a comparison / by Jeannette LoVetri. Criteria for selecting repertoire / by John Nix. Practicing 101 : ten tips for making the most of your time between lessons / by Dean Southern. Coping with musical performance anxiety / by Heather Winter Hunnicut. What every singer needs to know about audio technology / by Matthew Edwards -- Appendixes. IPA vowel chart, consonant chart and symbol chart ; Anatomy diagrams ; Fach chart ; Bel canto : a definition ; The history of singing : a timeline ; The Pulitzer Prize and Grawemeyer Award : vocal works ; The Tony Award for Best musical ; Essential operas ; Major song cycles, collections, and sets ; Listening to singers ; The singer's ten steps to wellness ; Medications and their effects on the voice

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All Things Strings - Jo Nardolillo; T. M. Larsen (Illustrator)
Call Number: Ref. ML108.N166aL
ISBN: 9780810884434
Publication Date: 2014-03-14
Author is a CIM Alumna.

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The Opera Manual - Nicholas Ivor Martin
Call Number: Ref. ML102.Op2 M364op
ISBN: 9780810888685
Publication Date: 2013-10-30

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Oboe Secrets - Jacqueline Leclair
Call Number: MT360.L496ob
ISBN: 9780810886209
Publication Date: 2013-10-03

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Rewriting Recent Music History - M. Delaere (Editor)
Call Number: ML197.R328 D371
ISBN: 9789042925236
Publication Date: 2011-06-22
New perspectives on the history and analysis of serial music / Mark Delaere -- Parallel processes : Milton Babbitt and 'Total serialism' / Andrew Mead -- Ästhetik im Schlepptau der Technik? / Pascal Decroupet -- The tone row, squared : Bruno Maderna and the birth of serial music in Italy / Veniero Rizzardi -- Karel Goeyvaerts : More than a footnote to the book of music / Herman Sabbe -- Small is beautiful : Herman Van San's Microstructure and the quest for form / Jan Christiaens -- La Sonate pour deux pianos de Michel Fano : technique sérielle et phrase musicale / Jean-Louis Leleu & Pascal Decroupet -- Serielle Konstruktion und "serielle Ästhetik" : Zu Jean Barraqués Nietzsche-Kantate Séquence / Heribert Henrich -- The time of the tape : Gottfried Michael Koenig's Zwei Klavierstücke / Maarten Quanten -- Exploring the limits : Karel Goeyvaerts's 'Post-serial' works / Mark Delaere -- Damaged order, subjectivity and what remains thereafter : on Opus Contra Naturam / Brian Ferneyhough

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Practice : 250 step-by-step practice methods for the violin - Simon Fischer
Call Number: MT265.F525p (on Reserve)
ISBN: 1843670089
Publication Date: 2006

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Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe - Matthew Pratt Guterl
Call Number: GV1785.Ba74 G982j
ISBN: 9780674047556
Publication Date: 2014-04-14
Creating a sensation with her risque nightclub act and strolls down the Champs Elysees, pet cheetah in tow, Josephine Baker lives on in popular memory as the banana-skirted siren of Jazz Age Paris. In this book, Matthew Pratt Guterl brings out a little known side of the celebrated personality, showing how her ambitions of later years were even more daring and subversive than the youthful exploits that made her the first African American superstar. Her performing days numbered, Baker settled down in a sixteenth-century chateau she named Les Milandes, in the south of France. Then, in 1953, she did something completely unexpected and, in the context of racially sensitive times, outrageous. Adopting twelve children from around the globe, she transformed her estate into a theme park, complete with rides, hotels, a collective farm, and singing and dancing. The main attraction was her Rainbow Tribe, the family of the future, which showcased children of all skin colors, nations, and religions living together in harmony. Les Milandes attracted an adoring public eager to spend money on a utopian vision, and to worship at the feet of Josephine, mother of the world. Alerting readers to some of the contradictions at the heart of the Rainbow Tribe project - its undertow of child exploitation and megalomania in particular--Guterl concludes that Baker was a serious and determined activist who believed she could make a positive difference by creating a family out of the troublesome material of race."

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Music and Ultra-Modernism in France: a Fragile Consensus, 1913-1939 - Barbara L. Kelly
Call Number: ML270.5.K295mu
ISBN: 9781843838104
Publication Date: 2013-09-19
Music and Ultra-Modernism in France examines the priorities of three generational groupings: the pre-war Société Musicale Indépendente of Ravel and his circle, Les Six in the 1920s and Jeune France in 1936. Exploring the ideas of consensus, resistance and rupture, the book contributes an important and nuanced reflection to the current debate on modernism in music. It considers the roles composers, critics and biographers played in shaping debates about contemporary music, showing how composers including Ravel, Poulenc, Milhaud, Jolivet and Messiaen and critics such as Paul Landormy, André Coeuroy and Roland-Manuel often worked in partnership to bring their ideas to a public forum. It also expands the notion of "interwar" through the essential inclusion of World War I and the years before, reconfiguring the narrative for that period. This book challenges some of the stereotypes that characterise the period, in particular, neo-classicism and the dominance of secularism. It shows how Stravinsky worked closely with Ravel, Satie and Poulenc and invited audiences and critics to rethink what it meant to be modern. The interwar years were also marked by commemoration and loss. Debussy's wartime death in 1918 stimulated competing efforts (by Emile Vuillermoz, Léon Vallas and Henry Prunières) to shape his legacy. They were motivated by nostalgia for a lost and glorious generation and a commitment to building a legacy of French achievement. Music and Ultra-Modernism in France argues for the vitality of French music in the period 1913-39 and challenges the received view that the period and its musical culture lacked dynamism, innovation or serious musical debate [Publisher description]

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Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music - Scott McCarrey; Leslie A. Wright
Call Number: ML724.P432
ISBN: 9781409400646
Publication Date: 2014-02-28
Inside rather than under the composer's skin : another tilt at being authentic / Roy Howat -- Messiaen as pianist : a romantic in a modernist world / Christopher Dingle -- The genesis of Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux / Peter Hill -- A link to the French pianistic tradition : the teaching of Paul Doguereau / David Korevaar -- Style, performance practice, and reception in the Prelude, Chorale and Fugue : placing and performing César Franck / Richard Langham Smith -- Players and pianos : an overview of early recorded resources for the French piano repertoire / Christopher Dingle -- Florent Schmitt and Maurice Ravel : measured time from the turn of the century / Scott McCarrey -- Messiaen to Murail, or, what sounds become / Marilyn Nonken

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Schubert;S Lieder and Tge Philosophy of Early German Romanticism - Lisa Feurzeig
Call Number: ML410.Sch78 F435sc
ISBN: 9781409447887
Publication Date: 2014-02-28
The Berlin/Jena romantics -- Case study : "Die Berge" and Schubert as abstract thinker -- Early romantic hermeneutics -- Nature at twilight : Schlegel's and Schubert's Abendröte -- Religion by night : Schubert's Novalis settings -- Creation in the forest : "Im Walde."

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The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi - Abramo Basevi; Edward Schneider (Translator); Stefano Castelvecchi (Editor, Introduction by, Translator)
Call Number: ML410.V584 Ba291op Sch57
ISBN: 9780226094915
Publication Date: 2014-04-09
Nabucodonosor -- I Lombardi alla prima crociata -- Ernani -- I due Foscari -- Giovanna d'Arco -- Alzira -- Attila -- Macbeth -- I masnadieri -- Jérusalem -- Il corsaro -- La battaglia di Legnano -- Luisa Miller -- Stiffelio -- Rigoletto -- Il trovatore -- La traviata -- Giovanna de Guzman (Les vêpres siciliennes) -- Simon boccanegra -- Aroldo

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The Land of Opportunity - Richard Chesser (Editor); David Wyn Jones (Editor)
Call Number: ML410.H324 L234
ISBN: 9780712358484
Publication Date: 2014-02-15
On more than one occasion the great composer Joseph Haydn remarked that he became well known in his own country only after he had made two visits to London in the 1790s. Although he was connected with the Esterházy court for over 40 years and his music was performed in many of Europe's major cities, London was to be the only European city, apart from Vienna, to welcome the composer in person. The essays in this volume examine the relationship between the composer and the commercial, political and social world and help explain the unparalleled popularity Hadyn and his music have enjoyed ever since

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Silencing the Sounded Self - Christopher Shultis
Call Number: ML410.C117 Sh92si 2013
ISBN: 9781611685077
Publication Date: 2013-11-05
Music: Dualism/unity/control : Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Ives ; Nondualism and coexistence : Henry David Thoreau and John Cage -- Poetry and music: The transparent eye/I : positioning the self in Pound-tradition poetics ; Silencing the sounded self : the poetry and music of John Cage

A collection of given basses and melodies - Paul Vidal ; Nadia Boulanger ; selected, revised and realised by Narcis Bonet
Call Number: MT224.V667cg Bo641 vols. 1 & 2 (solutions)
Publication Date: 2006/2012

A collection of figured bass lines - Paul Vidal ; Nadia Boulanger ; selected, revised and realised by Narcís Bonet
Call Number: MT224.V667cf Bo641 vols. 1 & 2 (solutions)
Publication Date: 2006


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My desk is in the Technical Services area as far North of the front door as you can go. When not there I am probably in the Orchestra Library.
What are your musical interests/activities?
I play and teach viola da gamba, am active as a soloist and chamber player of 17th-century music and play vielle, medieval harp, hurdy gurdy and a variety of winds in Medieval and Renaissance groups. I also am Music Director at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church working with choirs and instruments.
What are your hobbies?
jewelry making, sailing, historical fiction


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Anne Lockard
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Where do you work in the Library?
My corner office is in the Technical Services section at the north end of the Library.
What are your musical interests/activities?
Baroque music, folk, bluegrass, anything excellent! I am a harpsichordist/pianist and currently play keyboards for Brooklyn Presbyterian Church.
What are your hobbies?
birdwatching, squaredancing, travel

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Denise Smith Green
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Where do you work in the Library?
My desk is in Technical Services and I also work in The Library Media Center
What are your musical interests/activities?
Singing and Conducting; Currently I direct a small church choir in Lyndhurst, sing on the Music Team, and help coordinate the Worship Team there. I also recently started singing with the Mastersingers Chorale of Northeast, Ohio.
What are your hobbies?
When not doing the above, I enjoy getting out and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy singing and reading new children's books to my daughter, and listening to books on CD in my car.

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