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New Books! October/November 2015


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The Virtual Haydn : paradox of a twenty-first century keyboardist - Tom Beghin
Call Number: ML410.H324 Be394v
ISBN: 9780226156774
Publication Date: 2015-05-22
Contents: A composer, his dedicatee, her instrument, and I -- Delivery, delivery, delivery! -- Short octaves müssen sein! -- "Your most humble and obedient servant" -- An opus for the insightful world -- A contract with posterity

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Leonard Bernstein : an American musican - Allen Shawn
Call Number: ML410.Be458 Sh28L
ISBN: 9780300144284
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
CONTENTS: Part one. Dust ; A piano ; Harvard ; Curtis, Tanglewood, Boston, and New York -- Part two. Wonderful times ; Age of anxiety ; Serenade ; Broadway and Carnegie Hall ; What does music mean? ; At the center ; Chichester, Vienna, Mount Scopus -- Part three. Questions and declarations ; Dybbuk ; In the garden ; Regrets, celebrations, and goodbyes

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Index to Poetry in Music : a guide to the poetry set as solo songs by 125 major song composers - Carol June Bradley
Call Number: Ref. ML128.V87 Br728in
ISBN: 0415943027
Publication Date: 2003-03-14
"Encompassing both the art song and Lieder traditions, the book includes: comprehensive lists of the compositions of 125 major western composers, identities of the poets who wrote the lyrics, titles used by respective composers with cross references from variant titles used by other composers, cross references from the first lines, publishers of the individual songs, location of individual songs within the collected works of individual composers, and date of composition. With this resource, a reader can find the songs written by a particular composer, who published a specific song, and which composers might have set a particular poem to music. Bradley's guide offers a user-friendly, contemporary index of information for which scholars previously had to search extensively."--Jacket.

Szymanowski's King Roger : the opera and its origins - Alistair Wightman
Call Number: ML410.Sz93 W639sz
ISBN: 0907689914
Publication Date: 2015-05-21

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Analyzing the Music of Living Composers (and Others) - Jack Boss; Brad Osborn; Tim S. Pack; Stephen Rodgers
Call Number: MT90.An13 Bo653
ISBN: 9781443842273
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
CONTENTS: Preface / Jack Boss -- Part I. Process in the music of living composers -- Introduction to Part I / Tim S. Pack -- ch. 1. Making the most out of minimalism : multiple simultaneous processes in Torke's Telephone Book / Brent Yorgason -- ch. 2. Coherence and comprehensibility in Joan Tower's Purple Rhapsody / Andrew Gades -- ch. 3. Games, simplicity, and trees : an analysis of Arvo Part's Arbos / Erik Heine -- ch. 4. An introduction to the music of Willem Ceuleers / Tim S. Pack -- Part II. The tonal tradition -- Introduction to Part II / Stephen Rodgers -- ch. 5. Harmony and the myth of Narcissus in 'Du libst mich nicht' / Jessie Layne Thornton -- ch. 6. Mahler's musical idea : a Schenkerian-Schoenbergian analysis of the adagio from Symphony no. 10 / Jack Boss -- ch. 7. Debussy's Unterbrechung / Gary Don -- Part III. Pop music and beyond -- Introduction to Part III / Brad Osborn -- ch. 8. When pop stars collide : mashups as musical destiny / Christine Boone -- ch. 9. Groove topics in improvised jazz / Garrett Michaelsen -- ch. 10. The music of Mario, Link, and Samus : harmony, form, and meaning in early compositions by Koji Kondo and Hirokazu Tanaka / Nathan Baker -- ch. 11. Hearing Heima : ecological and ecocritical approaches to meaning in three Icelandic music videos / Brad Osborn -- Part IV. Musical geometry and temporal structuring -- Introduction to Part IV / Jack Boss -- ch. 12. Serial n-cubes / Paul Lombardi -- ch. 13. Temporal structuring in Colin Matthews' Eleven Studies in Velocity / Aleksandra Vojcic

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Igor Stravinsky : sounds and gestures of Modernism - Massimiliano Locanto (Editor)
Call Number: ML410.St83 Ig6
ISBN: 9782503553252
Publication Date: 2014-12-11
CONTENTS: Root and routes. In between Orthodoxy and Catholicism: the problem of Stravinsky's religious identity / Tatiana Baranova Monighetti ; Stravinsky and the spiritual world of Orthodox theology / Susanna Pasticci ; Igor Stravinsky and his Russian interlocutors / Svetlana Savenko ; Stravinsky's Swiss years: a Russian composer's liberation / Rosamund Bartlett ; Stravinsky's Abraham and Isaac: glimpse of the East? / Natalia Braginskaya -- The musical text. Working on The rite of spring: Stravinsky's sketches for the ballet at the Paul Sacher Stiftung / Tatiana Baranova Monighetti ; Octatonic or diminished? Russian modal interpretations of Stravinsky from an American perspective / Philip Ewell ; Stravinsky as analyst: The firebird and Petrushka / Mark McFarland ; Dialogising Stravinsky: a topic theory and gestural interpretation / Nicholas P. McKay ; From Saint Petersburg to Europe: The reconstruction of Stravinsky's Danse russe and Presto finale from Sleeping princess (1921) and Marriage d'Aurore (1922-1929) / Elia Andrea Corazza ; La pratique de l'hommage musical chez Stravinsky / Danick Trottier -- Music, gestures, bodies. Some thoughts on Stravinsky's 'Apotheosis' / Jonathan Cross ; Le 'geste musical': Hatten versus Stravinsky / Antony Desvaux ; Stravinsky's 'Music on music': a survey of the main theories and interpretations / Bogumila Mika ; Embodiment and reception in Les noces: choreographic relationships to music, libretto, and the folk wedding / Matilda Ann Butkas Ertz -- Restagings, rereadings. Milloss et Stravinsky: un choréographe et le 'raffiné sorcier' de la musique du XXe siècle / Patrizia Veroli ; Bergman's Rake's progress: how a director helped create an operatic masterpiece / Chandler Carter ; Gestures of polyphony, rhythm, and gender in Pina Bausch's Le sacre du printemps / Melissa L. Khong ; Tre registi e un autore: la versione teatrale dell'Histoire du soldat sull'inedito di Pasolini / Aurora Egidio -- From stage to screen. Igor Stravinsky et l'Opéra de Paris (1915-1945): entre réforme théâtrale et modernité musicale / Claire Paolacci ; Œdipus rex ou l'œuvre au neutre: un dispositif anti-fictionnel? / Julien Ségol ; Igor Stravinsky's The flood in between theatre and television / Massimiliano Locanto -- Critical reception. A modernist composer for avant-garde times? Stravinsky's music in Spain during the early Francoism (1945-1960) / Germán Gan Quesada ; The rake's progress: the critic's perception of the world première (Venice 1951) / Rosanna Giaquinta ; Quarant'anni con Stravinsky / Gianfranco Vinay

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The Life and Works of Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991) - Beata Boleslawska; Richard J. Reisner
Call Number: ML410.P196 Bo637L
ISBN: 9781409463290
Publication Date: 2015-05-28
CONTENTS: Early years -- Education and first attempts at composition -- World War II and the Nazi occupation -- The new reality : the first years after the war -- Socialist realism and the decision to emigrate -- Escape from Poland and first years in a new homeland -- Birmingham : the conductor and a return to composition -- Success of Sinfonia sacra, marriage and beginning of stabilisation -- The search for a new musical language, and artistic flourishing after 1968 -- The last decade : the years of fulfilment -- Andrzej Panufnik's compositional style : a sketch -- Symmetry in the composer's self-reflection -- Symmetry in terms of harmony and tonality -- Symmetry in terms of musical syntax -- Symmetry of form

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Charles Mackerras - Nigel Simeone (Editor); John Tyrrell (Editor)
Call Number: ML422.M21 C38
ISBN: 9781843839668
Publication Date: 2015-03-19
CONTENTS: Charles Mackerras: A Chronology -- Prologue: A Eulogy for Charles / Janet Baker -- An Immense Stylist Evolves: 1947-87 / Nigel Simeone -- A Personal Portrait of Charles Mackerras / David Lloyd-Jones -- Mackerras and Janáček / John Tyrrell -- Goat's Milk in Vienna: Three Memorable Meetings / Heinz Stolba -- The Lion: Charles Mackerras / Patrick Summers -- 'The Musical Values of Opera': WNO, 1987-92 / Nigel Simeone -- Remembering Charles in Wales / John Stein -- Triumphs and Tribulations: Opera, 1993-2001 / Nigel Simeone -- 'Impeccable musicianship and enthusiasm for whatever he did' / Anne Evans -- Rethinking Old Favourites: Opera, 2002-10 / Nigel Simeone -- Viva Charlie! / Antonio Pappano -- A Master of Mozart / Simon Keenlyside -- Three Memorable Collaborations / Nicholas Hytner -- The last great 'Czech' conductor / Jiří Zahrádka -- Reminiscences of a friend and colleague / Jiří Zahrádka -- Reconstructing a Better Version of The Greek Passion / Aleš Březina -- Reconstructing Sullivan's Cello Concerto / David Mackie -- Three Orchestras / Nigel Simeone -- 'And there was Light!' Sir Charles and the OAE / Chi-chi Nwanoku -- An Electric Entrance / Rosenna East -- On Sir Charles Mackerras / Alfred Brendel -- Sir Charles at the Philharmonia / David Whelton -- Coda / Nigel Simeone -- Appendix 1: Mackerras in Performance -- Appendix 2: Desert Island Lists / Nigel Simeone -- Discography / Malcolm Walker -- Bibliography -- Editions and Arrangements by Charles Mackerras

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Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era - Roger Mathew Grant
Call Number: ML174.G767be
ISBN: 9780199367283
Publication Date: 2014-11-18
CONTENTS: Beating Time -- The Beat : A Technical History -- A Renewed Account of Unequal Triple Meter -- Measuring Music -- Techniques for Keeping Time -- Eighteenth-Century Alla Breve -- The Reinvention of Tempo -- The Persistent Question of Meter

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Crosscurrents American and European music in interaction, 1900-2000 - Felix Meyer et al (Editor)
Call Number: ML197.C884
ISBN: 9781843839002
Publication Date: 2014-02-20
"Based on the international conference "Crosscurrents: American and European music in interaction, 1900-2000", Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, 30 October - 1 November 2008, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, 7-9 May 2009" CONTENTS: Keynote addresses -- Performing national identity -- Touring on the other side -- Networks of pedagogy and patronage -- Exile and emigration -- Wartime concerns -- Cultural politics in the cold war -- Technological intersections -- Institutional havens and confrontations -- Musical languages : convergences and divergences -- Questioning hierarchies, challenging boundaries -- Interviews. Steve Reich in conversation with Paul Hillier ; Betsy Jolas in conversation with Vivian Perlis

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Words Without Music - Philip Glass
Call Number: ML410.G463w
ISBN: 9780871404381
Publication Date: 2015-04-06
SUMMARY: A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-twentieth-century classical music. Here his behind-the-scenes recollections allow readers to experience those moments of creative fusion when life so magically merged with art. From his childhood in post-World War II Baltimore to his student days in Chicago, at Julliard, and his first journey to Paris, where he studied under the formidable Nadia Boulanger, Glass movingly recalls his early mentors, while reconstructing the places that helped shape his artistic consciousness.

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Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov (2nd edition) - Gerald Seaman
Call Number: Ref. ML134.R469 Se16n 2015
ISBN: 9780415810111
Publication Date: 2014-12-16
CONTENTS: Rimsky-Korsakov's musical works -- Rimsky-Korsakov's literary works -- Bibliography : musical works -- Bibliography : general

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Handel - David Vickers
Call Number: ML410.H118 H118 2011
ISBN: 9780754628859
Publication Date: 2010-12-28
SUMMARY: This anthology represents scholarly literature devoted to Handel over the last few decades. Case studies range from recent research that transforms our knowledge of large-scale English works to an interdisciplinary exploration of an individual opera aria. --from publisher description

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Purcell - Peter Holman
Call Number: ML410.P971 P971 2010
ISBN: 9780754628965
Publication Date: 2010-12-28

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Vivaldi - Michael Talbot
Call Number: ML410.V836 V836 2011
ISBN: 9780754628842
Publication Date: 2010-12-28
SUMMARY: The twenty-two articles selected by Michael Talbot for this volume form a representative selection of the best writing on Vivaldi from the last 30 years. Aspects covered include biography, Venetian cultural history, manuscript studies, genre studies and musical analysis. --from publisher description.

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Monteverdi - Richard Wistreich
Call Number: ML410.M765 M765 2011
ISBN: 9780754629023
Publication Date: 2011-02-28
SUMMARY: Claudio Monteverdi is now recognized as the towering figure of a critical transitional moment of Western music history: relentless innovator in every genre within chamber, church and theatre music; self-proclaimed leader of a 'new dispensation' between words and their musical expression; perhaps even 'Creator of Modern Music'. The 17 articles in this volume have been selected by Richard Wistreich to exemplify the best scholarship in English and because each, in retrospect, turns out to have been a ground-breaking contribution to one or more significant strands in Monteverdi studies. --from publisher description



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