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Kaija Saariaho - Pirkko Moisala
Call Number: ML410.Sa12 M729k
ISBN: 9780252032776
Publication Date: 2009-04-20

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Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied - Aisling Kenny; Susan Wollenberg
Call Number: ML1605.W842
ISBN: 9781472430250
Publication Date: 2015-09-28
Contents: Introduction / Aisling Kenny and Susan Wollenberg -- Part I. Contexts for women's Lieder, I -- Blurring the gendered dichotomies: issues of gender and creativity for the female Lied composer / Aisling Kenny -- Absence and dialogue: Pauline von Decker in a performing and cultural context / Briony Cox-Williams -- In pursuit of a single flame: Fanny Hensel's 'musical salon' / Lorraine Byrne Bodley -- Part II. Individual composers and their Lieder. I: Early nineteenth century -- 'Der Jüngling und das Mädchen': Fanny Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn and the Zwölf Lieder, op. 9 / Angela Mace Christian -- Functions of piano introductions in the Lieder of Josephine Lang / Harald Krebs -- Clara Schumann's 'Liebst du um Schönheit' and the integrity of a composer's vision / Susan Wollenberg -- Part III. Individual composers and their Lieder. II. Later nineteenth century -- Pauline Viardot-Garcia's 'Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne' and the genre of Russian romance / Kadja Grönke -- (Re)claiming space for Ingeborg von Bronsart's Wildenbruch Lieder, op. 16 / Melinda Boyd -- Cyclic organization, narrative and self-construction in Ethel Smyth's Lieder und Balladen, op. 3 and Lieder, op. 4 / Cornelia Bartsch -- Contrasting concepts of love in two songs by Alma Schindler(-Mahler) and Gustav Mahler / Kadja Grönke -- Part IV. Contexts for women's Lieder, II -- 'Und das hat mit ihrem Singen, Die Lore-Ley gethan': subjectivity and objectification in two Heine settings / Caitlin Miller -- Echoes of the Lied: women's vocal repertoire in nineteenth-century Ireland / Ita Beausang -- Women composers of Lieder: selected sources / Tammy Hensrud, Aisling Kenny and Susan Wollenberg

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The Comprehensive Catalogue of Duet Literature for Female Voices - Richard Lalli; Marilyn S. M. Newman; Maurice Hinson
Call Number: Ref. ML128.V87 N466co
ISBN: 9780810836471
Publication Date: 1999-07-01
Contents: The need for a comprehensive duet catalogue -- A brief overview of the historical aspects of the vocal chamber duet -- Pedagogical advantages of studying the vocal chamber duet--who can benefit? -- Literature survey -- Parameters and resources of the catalogue -- The research process--creating the catalogue -- The comprehensive catalogue of vocal chamber duet literature for female voices -- Conclusions and findings of the research -- Recommendations for further studies -- Bibliography -- Appendix A: Complete list of composers -- Appendix B: List of identifiable women composers -- Appendix C: Index of entries by voice specification -- Appendix D: List of composers by published language -- Appendix E: Index of accompaniment other than piano -- Appendix F: List of publishers -- Appendix G: Contents of known anthologies -- Index of song titles

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The Magic of Beverly Sills - Nancy Guy
Call Number: ML420.Si35 G99m
ISBN: 9780252039737
Publication Date: 2015-10-15
Contents: The Beverly Sills phenomenon -- From early life to breakthrough -- From breakthrough to stardom -- From stardom to retirement -- Loving Sills -- Sills in the lives of her fans -- Experiencing magic -- Listening for after-vibrations -- Engaging with Sills's artistry

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Rehearsing : critical connextions for the instrumental music conductor - John F. Colson
Call Number: MT85.C719r
ISBN: 9781442250789
Publication Date: 2015-07-09

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The string instrument owner's handbook - Michael Pagliaro
Call Number: ML750.P148st
ISBN: 9780810888975
Publication Date: 2015-07-02
Contents: Where these instruments came from -- How these instruments work -- Different kinds of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses -- Who makes them and how they are made -- How to choose and buy a string instrument -- How to rent an instrument -- How to take care of your instrument -- Accessories -- How string instruments compare to each other -- Learning to play -- The science of sound

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Children of the Stone : the power of music in a hard land - Sandy Tolan
Call Number: ML418.Ab95 T574c
ISBN: 9781608198139
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
"Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a school to transform the lives of thousands of children--as Ramzi's life was transformed--through music."

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Fanfares and Finesse : a performer's guide to trumpet history and literature - Elisa Koehler
Call Number: ML960.K818f
ISBN: 9780253011794
Publication Date: 2014-02-27
Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes using no fewer than five in different keys and configurations to accurately reproduce music from the past. With the rise in historically inspired performances comes the necessity for trumpeters to know more about their instrument's heritage, its repertoire, and different practices for performing old music on new and period-specific instruments. More than a history of the trumpet, this book is an essential guide for musicians who wish to bring musical history to life.

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Producing Excellence : the making of virtuosos - Izabela Wagner
Call Number: MT260.W125p
ISBN: 9780813570068
Publication Date: 2015-09-25
Contents: Introduction : Prelude-scandal on the stage -- A short history of the violin virtuoso profession -- Before entering soloist class : early socialization of soloist students -- Triad collaboration-teacher, parents, and child : the first stage of soloist education -- Crisis and career coupling : the second stage of soloist education -- Entrance into adult career : the third stage of soloist education -- The soloist class students' careers -- Conclusion : Career coupling and nothing new in the soloist world

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The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz - Dario Sarlo
Call Number: ML418.H3625 Sa73p
ISBN: 9781472444233
Publication Date: 2015-10-28
Contents: Introduction. Studying performance style -- Case overview. Heifetz and the Bach solo violin works ; Established views of the Heifetz performance style -- Repertoire and programming. An empirical overview of the Heifetz career ; Distinctive aspects of Heifetz performances ; Bach's solo works in the Heifetz repertoire -- Interpretative approach. Tempo and duration in Heifetz's solo Bach ; Further elements of interpretative approach -- Historical context. Recorded performance traditions ; Elements of interpretative approach ; Further examination of interpretative elements -- Coda. Performance style and performer profiles

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From Paper to Pixels : your guide to the digital sheet music revolution - Hugh Snug
Call Number: ML74.Su72f
ISBN: 9780989639705
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Contents: From paper to pixels -- Ten reason why pixels are better than paper -- A short history of digital sheet-music readers -- What do I need to get started reading sheet music digitally? -- The 5th c: the art of converting paper to PDFs -- Transferring converted music to an iPad using email -- Transferring converted music to an iPad using dropbox -- Transferring converted music to an iPad using iTunes -- Transferring digital sheet music to an android tablet -- My four-c setup as a digital sheet-music musician -- Steve Hoover: multi-musician and his four-c digital sheet-music setup -- Bob Bell: a better pager turner for organists -- Sharyn Byer: a forward-looking flutist -- Caleb Overstreet: how to conduct a digital revolution -- Janette McIntyre: computerized cruise-ship cocktail pianist -- How to select the perfect computer for reading digital sheet music, part 1 -- Selecting the perfect computer for reading your sheet music: three key questions -- Selecting the perfect computer for reading sheet music: mobile & stationary options -- Finding the perfect digital sheet-music reader, part 1: giants -- Finding the perfect digital sheet-music reader, part 2: rainbows -- Finding the perfect digital sheet-music reader, part 3: crystal balls -- Content, part 1: an overview of digital sheet-music resources -- Content, part 2: apps for reading paper sheet-music sources -- Content, part 3: set lists -- Content, part 4: on overview of internet sheet-music sources -- Content, part five: commercial PDF sheet-music resources -- Content, part 6: proprietary sheet-music sites and apps -- Content, part 7: free sheet-music - classical resources -- Content, part 8: free text-based sheet-music sites -- Content, part 9: text-based sheet-music apps -- So you wanna be a Beatle? -- Cocktail napkins, Canadians, and chordpro -- Creating musical notation content -- Containers: transforming a digital reader into a music stand -- Controllers: expanding ways to work with your computer -- Conclusion: It's never too late -- Appendixes: A. How to create big-note music using a Mac -- B. How to create big-note music using a PC -- C. Big-note beta -- D. Pre-performance checklist

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Songs and Solos : creating the right solo for every song - Rikky Rooksby
Call Number: MT588.R673so
ISBN: 9781617131035
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
The 84-track CD includes the solo parts and separate backing tracks for the 42 sample solos in the book
Summary A well-turned solo can transform your song into something special. Based on the study of nearly 900 songs from six decades of great music, Rooksby explains the musical role played by solos, illustrates which notes work over any chord sequence, and offers a comprehensive range of hints and tips for creating instrumental breaks that will enhance any song. The accompanying CD includes sample solos in a range of styles and moods. For songwriting guitarists, Rooksby goes beyond mere instrumental technique to demonstrate how lead guitar can be made to serve a song rather than simply decorating it. He also explores the wide range of other instruments that can be used to create really stunning solos

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The Man That Got Away : the life and songs of Harold Arlen - Walter Rimler
Call Number: ML410.Ar51 R466m
ISBN: 9780252039461
Publication Date: 2015-08-20
Contents: Buffalo, NY -- New York, NY -- "Get happy" -- The Cotton Club -- Anya -- "Stormy weather" -- On Broadway with Ira and Yip -- "Last night when we were young" -- Marriage -- Death of Gershwin -- Hooray for what! -- The wizard of Oz -- An itinerant songwriter -- Writing with Johnny Mercer -- "One for my baby" -- "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive" -- St. Louis woman -- Descent into misery -- "She was sweet and adorable and then she went mad" -- A star is born -- House of flowers -- In search of fame -- An opera -- Two debacles -- The 1960s -- Waiting

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Afternoon of a Faun : how Debussy created a new music for the modern world - Harvey Lee Snyder; Claude Debussy (Composed by)
Call Number: ML410.D354 Sn92af
ISBN: 9781574674491
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Contents: A confluence of circumstance (1862-1884) -- Darling of the gods (1884-1887) -- Debussy and the French poets (1880-1891) -- The tyranny of Richard Wagner -- Transitions (1887-1890) -- In the shadow of Eiffel's tower -- New friends, new directions (1890-1893) -- Maeterlinck (1891-1893) -- The Debussy festival (1893-1894) -- Mallarmé and the Paris salons (1890-1893) -- The faun -- Mélisande (1894-1898) -- Songs of Bilitis (1894-1898) -- Claude in love, or the hearts of artists (1890s) -- Nocturnes (1899-1901) -- Pelléas -- Pelléas and the French spirit -- Women and the sea (1902-1904) -- Ease, unease, disease (1904-1908) -- Debussy and the modern piano -- The sorry, starry stage (1908-1913) -- War and suffering (1913-1916) -- Too many keys (1917-1918)

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Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative in Contemporary Opera : Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun - Yayoi Uno Everett
Call Number: MT95.Ev27r
ISBN: 9780253017994
Publication Date: 2015-11-30
Contents: Toward a multimodal discourse on opera -- Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar : a myth of "wounded" freedom -- Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater : a narrative of trauma and ambivalence -- John Adams's Doctor Atomic (2005-2006) : a Faustian parable for the modern age? -- The anti-hero in Tan Dun's The first emperor -- Epilogue : opera as myth in the global age

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The Key to Beethoven : connecting tonality and meaning in his music - Paul Ellison
Call Number: MT92.Be393 EL59k
ISBN: 9781576472026
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Contents: The background to key symbolism in 18th century Germany -- Beethoven and the meaning of keys -- Beethoven's songs and the affective implications of primary tonality -- Songs containing significant affective modulations -- Songs containing affective modulations to more distant keys -- Vocal and choral music with orchestra : five case studies -- The tempest sonata : an instrumental case study

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Four Last Songs : aging and creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten - Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon
Call Number: ML390.H97f
ISBN: 9780226255590
Publication Date: 2015-05-22
Contents: Setting the stage -- Creative responses to the challenges of aging -- Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) : a generational tale of cultural nationalism -- Richard Strauss (1864-1949) : a life review in music -- Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) : faith in God and art -- Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) : the life narratives of the ever-young "working composer" -- Conclusion : the particularities of aging and creativity.

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A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor - Emily Freeman Brown
Call Number: Ref. ML102.C755 Br812d
ISBN: 9780810884007
Publication Date: 2015-08-20

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Singing in Czech : a guide to Czech lyric diction and vocal repertoire [Rev. edition] - Timothy Cheek
Call Number: Ref. MT883.C414s 2015
ISBN: 9780810888777
Publication Date: 2014-12-11
Contents: List of Recording Examples Foreword to the First Edition Preface Part One: The Sounds of the Czech Language Introduction to Part One Chapter 1: The Czech Vowel Sounds Chapter 2: The Czech Consonants Chapter 3: Double Consonants Chapter 4: Assimilation Chapter 5: Stress and Length Chapter 6: Moravian, the Dialect—and Slovak, the Language Part Two: Czech Vocal Repertoire Introduction to Part Two Chapter 7: Overview Chapter 8: Bediřch Smetana Chapter 9: Antonín Dvofiák Chapter 10: Leoš Janáãek Chapter 11:Bohuslav Martinů Chapter 12: Pavel Haas Chapter 13: Vítûzslava Kaprálová Chapter 14: Sylvie Bodorová Appendix A: Publishers Appendix B: Organizations Appendix C: Czech Poets Appendix D: Pronunciation Checklist Selected References Index About the Author



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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

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