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Harry Partch, Hobo Composer - S. Andrew Granade
Call Number: ML410.P257 G762h
ISBN: 9781580464956
Publication Date: 2014-10-01

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Louise Talma : a life in composition - Kendra Preston Leonard
Call Number: ML410.T147 L552L
ISBN: 9781472416438
Publication Date: 2014-11-07
CONTENTS: Myth and meaning in Talma's early life and career -- 'The face of all the world is changed' : Boulanger and secular tonality -- Conversion and sublimation -- 'A solitude ten thousand fathoms deep' : independence -- Serialism -- The Alcestiad -- 'Til the shadows lengthen' : composing against time -- Final works and afterlife

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Brahms among Friends : listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion - Paul Berry
Call Number: ML410.Br73 Be459br
ISBN: 9780199982646
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
CONTENTS: Occasional lullabies. Old melodies, new identities -- Lessons in politics and innuendo -- Themes and variations. Emulation as empathy -- Consequences of criticism -- Clara at the keyboard. Family resemblances -- Shared nostalgia --Grief and transformation -- Rhetorics of closure. Forests of the heart -- Counterpoint and catharsis -- Concealment as self-restraint

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Anton Heiller - Peter Planyavsky; Christa Rumsey (Translator)
Call Number: ML410.H3628 P695an
ISBN: 9781580464970
Publication Date: 2014-11-01
CONTENTS: Very early, very fast, very steep -- Beginning in the Golden West : Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Switzerland -- Haarlem and the rest of Europe -- Heiller and America -- Short midday, long sunset -- All the registers of a soul -- Compositions before ca. 1956 -- Compositions after ca. 1956 -- What he thought, how he played

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Rachmaninoff's Complete Songs : a companion with texts and translations - Richard D. Sylvester
Call Number: Ref. ML54.6.R114 Sy57r
ISBN: 9780253353399
Publication Date: 2014-04-22
CONTENTS: Early years (1873-1892) -- Nine unpublished songs (1890-1899) -- First published songs, opus 4 (1893) -- Six romances, opus 8 (1896) -- Twelve romances, opus 14 (1896) -- Twelve romances, opus 21 (1902) -- Song 46, without opus (1900) -- Fifteen romances, opus 26 (1906) -- Song 62, without opus (1900) -- Fourteen romances, opus 34 (1912-1915) -- Song 77, without opus (1914) -- Six poems, opus 38 (1916) -- After Russia (1917-1943) -- Two unpublished songs (1916)

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Experiencing Leonard Bernstein : a listener's companion - Kenneth Lafave; Kenneth LaFave
Call Number: ML410.Be458 L131ex
ISBN: 9781442235434
Publication Date: 2014-10-30
CONTENTS: Father, son, and music -- Celebrity -- Age of anxiety -- Trouble in Tahiti and Wonderful town -- On the waterfront and Serenade after Plato's Symposium -- Candide -- West side story -- Kaddish and Chichester Psalms -- Mass and the Norton lectures -- Last works and legacy

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Marching to the Canon : the life of Schubert's Marche militaire - Scott Messing
Call Number: ML410.Sch78 M564m
ISBN: 9781580464383
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
CONTENTS: The original duet : composition, publication, performance, and reception -- Arranged for solo piano : Carl Tausig and his progeny -- Transcriptions : edification and entertainment -- The Marche militaire at war and peace -- Dance : Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller -- Literature : from novel to ephemera -- Film : animated scores and Biedermeier dreams -- Allusion and quotation : Poulenc and Stravinsky

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New Ears for New Music (translated from German) - Constantin Floros; Kenneth Chalmers (Translator)
Call Number: ML197.F663n
ISBN: 9783631633793
Publication Date: 2014-01-15
CONTENTS: From expressionism to experiment : directions and tendencies in new music -- Arnold Schoenberg : revolutionary, humanist and visionary -- "Music is not to be decorative; it is to be true" : towards an aesthetic of the Second Viennese School -- The problem of "German music" -- The fate of Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg after 1933 -- Two unknown letters by Schoenberg and Berg -- Beethoven and the Schoenberg school -- Principles of vocal composition -- Schoenberg's Gurrelieder -- The melodramas of Pierrot lunaire -- "God's eternity opposes the transience of idols" : on Schoenberg's Moses und Aron -- Nationalism and folklorism -- Nikos Skalkottas : a Schoenberg pupil in Berlin -- Beyond Schoenberg and Debussy : Nikos Skalkottas's 32 piano pieces -- A conversation with Luigi Nono -- Olivier Messiaen's "theological music" -- Pierre Boulez's masterpiece Le marteau sans maître -- Fascinated by the music of Ligeti -- Ligeti's Hölderlin-Phantasien : a letter from the composer -- Iridescent sound -- "Folklore in serious music is a lie" : Ligeti's relationship with Béla Bartók -- Multicultural phenomena in the new music -- "A music of the whole Earth, all countries and races" : Karlheinz Stockhausen's utopia of world music -- The philosophy of time and pluralistic thought of Bernd Alois Zimmermann -- Alfred Schnittke and polystylism -- And always for a better world : approaches to Hans Werner Henze -- So-called Postmodernism -- "No artist works at a distance from humanity" : in praise of Wolfgang Rihm

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Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations - David Lewin
Call Number: ML3809.L584g 2007
ISBN: 9780195317138
Publication Date: 2007-04-19
David Lewin's Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations is recognized as the seminal work paving the way for current studies in mathematical and systematic approaches to music analysis. Lewin, one of the 20th century's most prominent figures in music theory, pushes the boundaries of the study of pitch-structure beyond its conception as a static system for classifying and inter-relating chords and sets. Known by most music theorists as "GMIT", the book is by far the most significant contribution to the field of systematic music theory in the last half-century, generating the framework for the "transformational theory" movement. Appearing almost twenty years after GMIT's initial publication, this Oxford University Press edition features a previously unpublished preface by David Lewin, as well as a foreword by Edward Gollin contextualizing the work's significance for the
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Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition - Maurice Hinson; Wesley Roberts
Call Number: Ref. ML128.P573 H596g 2014
ISBN: 9780253010223
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
CONTENTS: Using the guide -- Abbreviations -- American agents, distributors, or parent companies of music publishers -- Addresses of music publishers -- Individual composers : their solo piano works in various editions and facsimile reproductions -- Anthologies and collections -- Bibliography -- Appendix : historical recital programs -- Indexes. Alphabetical list of composers under nationality designations ; Compositions for piano and live or recorded electronics ; Compositions for prepared piano ; Title index to anthologies and collections ; Title index to Anatomy of a classic, Virtuoso series, and Van Cliburn Competition-commissioned works and publishers

Careers in Music Librarianship III : reality and reinvention - Susannah Cleveland (Editor); Joe C. Clark (Editor)
Call Number: ML111.C18 2014
ISBN: 9780895797872
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Provides career resources and guidance for current and future music librarians as well as insights for mentors and educators of music librarians. CONTENTS: Foreword / Paula Elliot -- Preface / Susannah Cleveland -- Music library environments and positions types / Misti Shaw -- Training and education in music librarianship / John Wagstaff -- How to make friends, influence people, and maybe even get a job in a music library: perspectives from recent graduates and new professionals / Lindy Smith -- Breaking into the field in a tough job market / Joe C. Clark -- Success is a science: tips for applying and interviewing for music library jobs / Susannah Cleveland -- Faculty status and the music librarian / Jennifer Ottervik -- Career flexibility: moving between position and institution types / Amy Pawlowski -- Upwardly mobile: music librarians leave the nest / Ned Quist -- Staying current: keeping skills and knowledge relevant in a dynamic professional landscape / Holling Smith-Borne and Mark A. Puente -- Professional associations and societies for music librarians / Ruthann Boles McTyre -- Selected resources / Lisa Shiota

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John Cage Was - photographs by James Klosty
Call Number: ML410.C117 K698j
ISBN: 9780819575043
Publication Date: 2014-10-31

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Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio - Xavier Jon Puslowski
Call Number: ML410.L699 P979f
ISBN: 9781442238022
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
CONTENTS: Romanticism and the musical background -- Youth and the prodigy -- Béranger and the revolutions -- Paganini and his crucial influence -- Liszt and the Polish pianist -- Chopin and the Polish bowman -- Chopin and Polish romanticism -- Liszt and the great virtuosity -- Chopin and his letters -- The Princess and settlement at Weimar -- Liszt and his three lives -- Wieniawski and the hard-earned years -- Liszt and the Polish oratorio -- The survivor and his friends -- The decline and end

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Carl Maria Von Weber : Oberon and cosmopolitanism in the early German romantic - Joseph E. Morgan
Call Number: ML410.W387 M822c
ISBN: 9781442235946
Publication Date: 2014-09-11
CONTENTS: Early German nationalism -- The development of Weber's adult style -- Romantic transformations -- Why London? Why Wieland? Why Oberon? -- Planch? and the libretto -- Sir Huon?s adventure -- Sir Huon and Reiz's bond of love -- Fulfillment of the oath -- The reception of Oberon -- Epilogue. The decline of cosmopolitan nationalism


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Janet Winzenburger
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Where do you work in the Library?
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

Media Librarian

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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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