Reader's Guide to Music

History, Theory and Criticism

Author: Murray Steib

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135942625

Category: Music

Page: 928

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The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).
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African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s-1920

An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks

Author: Eileen Southern,Josephine Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313249181

Category: Music

Page: 365

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"As any well-organized, carefully annotated bibliography does, this work by Southern and Wright brings order out of chaos. . . . This useful bibliography is recommended for libraries on all campuses where there is an interest in the black experience." Choice
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Dvorák: Cello Concerto

Author: Jan Smaczny,Smaczny Jan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669030

Category: Music

Page: 120

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A study of Dvorák's cello concerto, one of the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire.
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Preludes

An Autobiography in Verse

Author: Jeffrey Jay Niehaus

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896501

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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All of the glory that had broken on me Surrounded me and saw me through and through Although I had no idea how to name A power that engulfed me totally And turned my soul onto another road. --Book XVI, lines 700-704 Preludes is a soul's journey from infancy to adulthood--from the Ohio Valley to south Florida, from grade school to college in New England and travel abroad, and ultimately to a knowledge of its maker. The author is unabashedly and sometimes almost naively Romantic, and the poem shows both adoration of nature and the ultimate failure of such an obsession. The poem's many passages are windows onto past landscapes, and through them comes an affirmation of life and the goodness of life. Ultimately, the author encounters and is transformed by a power beyond himself.
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