The Sound of Music Companion

The Sound of Music Companion

The Sound of Music received a critical drubbing from the major East Coast critics, which made the Broadway opening-night notices seem like a round of nosegays. Bosley Crowther of the New York Times wrote that the movie was "staged by ...

Author: Laurence Maslon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416549543

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Recounts the history of the Von Trapp family, traces the evolution of the popular musical from stage to screen, and describes the contributions of its composers, writers, and performers.
Categories: Music

The Sound of Music Story

The Sound of Music Story

9 “Let'sgo sign her right now,” TheSound ofMusic: 30th Anniversary Edition, “The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon.” 10“I hadseen her playinMy FairLady,” Herman, WilliamWyler: A Talent forTrouble, 420. 11“right through thecamera,” ...

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473526143

Category: Art

Page: 336

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In March 1965 the film of The Sound of Music was released - and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical began. Rarely has a film so captured the love and imagination of the public, blending history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt emotion and the yodelling of Julie Andrews into a monster hit. Now, Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate "Sound of Music" fan book with all the inside information - the real-life story of the Von Trapps, the behind the dramas of the casting - we all know that Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer played Maria and Captain Von Trapp, but who else had been considered? – and the many hazards of shooting the film on location. We learn how some of the iconic songs came into being and what the actors really thought of it. Tom Santopietro knows all and will tell all. The Sound of Music Story is a book for everyone who cherishes this classic musical.
Categories: Art

Sound of Music

Sound of Music

The main distinction in the world of sound is between music which is intelligent and pleasing and noise which is neither. Musical sounds convey meaning without the decoding required for language sounds. Some musical phrases are copies ...

Author: Stephen Gislason

Publisher: Environmed Research Inc

ISBN: 1894787412

Category: Music

Page: 230

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book by Stephen Gislason emerged from his Music Notes collected over many years. The topics cover a wide range of interests from the history of instruments, music theory, composing to the most current technologies involved in music composition and sound recording. A special chapter on the Musical Brain explains current knowledge in the brain processing of sound as it applies to language and music decoding. A chapter on the Music Business reviews the dramatic changes in music marketed and discusses some of the dilemmas and controversies facing musicians. Preface This book emerged from notes I have kept for several decades. I have spent much time studying music theory, electronics applied to sound reproduction and to performance skills. I decided to assemble my music notes so that any person interested in music could benefit from simple, clear explanations. Music descriptions often are too complicated and the use of terms can be inconsistent and confusing. As with other subjects I have tackled, I assumed that with a little extra effort more precise descriptions would be welcomed by readers seeking a practical understanding of music. The book begins with a consideration of what sound is and how animals use sounds to communicate. Music is not a human invention, but we do elaborate sound communication more than other animals in our production of both speech and musical performances. The discussion continues with noise, an important topic that is poorly understood. A well informed musician will refrain from making noise and understand Ambrose Bierce when he stated: Of all noise, music is the less offensive." I include acoustic and electronic instruments in my discussions of music creation. In my world, electronics dominate every aspect of work and play and most music I create and listen to was created, stored and distributed electronically. The art and science of recording is an important study for all 21st century musicians. Increased sophistication about the nature of sound, the art of combining musical sounds, and the effect on the listener's brain are all required for music to advance beyond noise toward a more effective means of human communication. Stephen Gislason 2016
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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in November 1959. It was not a critical darling, but it landed several Tonys, including Best Actress and Best Musical, beating no less a figure than Ethel Merman and the more ambitious Gypsy.

Author: Caryl Flinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839020599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 105

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Fifty years after its release, The Sound of Music (1965) remains the most profitable and recognisable film musical ever made. Quickly consolidating its cultural authority, the Hollywood film soon eclipsed the German film and Broadway musical that preceded it to become one of the most popular cultural reference points of the twenty-first century. In this fresh exploration, Caryl Flinn foregrounds the film's iconic musical numbers, arguing for their central role in the film's longevity and mass appeal. Stressing the unique emotional bond audiences establish with The Sound of Music, Flinn traces the film's prehistories, its place amongst the tumultuous political, social and cultural events of the 1960s, and its spirited afterlife among fans around the world.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Making of The Sound of Music

The Making of The Sound of Music

On paper, it all must have sounded marvelous: a cast including Helen Hayes, and the legendary George Abbott returning to the stage as an actor, and, in the role originally created by Tallulah Bankhead, Mary Martin as the outrageous ...

Author: Max Wilk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415979344

Category: Music

Page: 111

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The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film--recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage – The Sound of Music remains among the most produced musicals by professional and amateur companies around the world. This book tells the full story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph – all from an eyewitness to the events themselves. Wilk brings a musical theater historian's eye to the work, along with his passionate involvement as a witness to this history. For anyone and everyone who has ever thrilled to The Sound of Music, this book will be a must.
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Another Sound of Music

Another Sound of Music

We managed to get together five songs from The Sound of Music and as this film conveniently featured a family of seven children of similar ages , we felt that the datence might relate to what they had seen on the silver Screen When we ...

Author: Cyril Poole

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433042116966

Category: Singers

Page: 59

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Categories: Singers

Themes in the Philosophy of Music

Themes in the Philosophy of Music

II In this second section I suggest that one might best hope to make a performance authentic by recreating the musical sound of a performance that might have been heard by the composer's contemporaries. (Why this is a formula for ...

Author: Stephen Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191515606

Category: Art

Page: 292

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Is music a language of the emotions? How do recorded pop songs differ from works created for live performance? Is John Cage's silent piece, 4'33", music? Stephen Davies's new book collects some of his most important papers on central topics in the philosophy of music. As well as perennial questions, Davies addresses contemporary controversies, including the impact of modern technology on the presentation and reception of both new and old musical works. These essays, two ofthem new and previously unpublished, are self-standing but thematically connected, and will be of great interest to philosophers, aestheticians, and to theorists of music and art.
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A General History of the Science and Practice of Music

A General History of the Science and Practice of Music

Horses are also delighted with the sound of music . attempted an equal division of the tone , but without * For do but note a wild and wanton herd , success . Dimost . 146. — Adrian Willacrt persuaded Or race of youthful and unhandled ...

Author: John Hawkins

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082168299

Category: Music

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The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s, the unprecedented success of The Sound of Music (coming on the heels of the hugely profitable big-budget My Fair Lady) ended up doing far more harm than good for the future of its studio (Fox), ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190051549

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
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Modern Music and Musicians Encyclopedia v 1 A history of music special articles great composers v 2 Religious music of the world vocal music and musicians the opera history and guide v 3 The theory of music piano technique special articles modern instruments anecdotes of musicians dictionary musical terms and biography

Modern Music and Musicians  Encyclopedia  v  1  A history of music  special articles  great composers  v  2  Religious music of the world  vocal music and musicians  the opera  history and guide  v  3  The theory of music  piano technique  special articles  modern instruments  anecdotes of musicians  dictionary   musical terms and biography

Legends of a thin slice off the back , or sharpened by cutting a the Origin of Music in China — The Chinese Musical ... however , sound of silk , the sound of wood , the sound of bam- are of more importance in Chinese music than the boo ...

Author: Louis Charles Elson

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101067665396

Category: Music

Page:

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Categories: Music