Musical Signification

Essays in the Semiotic Theory and Analysis of Music

Author: Eero Tarasti

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110140408

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 598

View: 1949

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Vincent Persichetti

Grazioso, Grit, and Gold

Author: Andrea Olmstead

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538118092

Category: Music

Page: 520

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Vincent Persichetti: Grazioso, Grit, and Gold is the first critical biography of the esteemed American composer, bringing together scholarly work and short contributed essays of prominent performers. Andrea Olmstead weaves a captivating narrative of the composer from his early life to his musical activities at Juilliard and death in 1987.
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The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin

Voices of Stone and Steel

Author: Walter Simmons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103842

Category: Music

Page: 438

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William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin were three of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, yet their music has largely disappeared from view since their respective deaths. Because they each spent the majority of their careers working at the Juilliard School and Lincoln Center, their music is often viewed as "interchangeable." In The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin: Voices of Stone and Steel, Walter Simmons provides a thorough examination of the lives and work of these artists, clarifying their considerable individuality both as composers and as human beings. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction summarizing the conventional view of the history of American music, while noting the marginalization of traditionalist composers—those who preferred to work with the musical forms and developmental principles on which the body of Western classical music is based. In the chapters that follow, each composer is presented through a brief overview and a biographical essay, followed by a general description of his style. Extensively researched and including detailed discussions and insights, the sections include lists of the composer's "most representative, fully realized works" and then provide systematic overviews of most or all of their compositions, giving the reader a general understanding of the artist and his work. The overviews contain a description of each composition, information concerning first performance and first recording, excerpts from reviews as well as Simmons' own critical assessment of each, and a statement of its place within the composer's output as a whole. A selected bibliography and essential discography follows at the end of each chapter.
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Harmony Theory

A Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295935

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 2006

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The most complete bibliographic guide to theories related to musical harmony, this work provides over 2,600 citations on materials from the Baroque period through the present day.
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Techniques and Materials of Music: From the Common Practice Period Through the Twentieth Century, Enhanced Edition

Author: Thomas Benjamin,Michael Horvit,Robert Nelson,Timothy Koozin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285965809

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Designed to serve as a primary text for the first two years of college music theory, TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC, 7th Enhanced Edition covers all the basics of composition--including harmony, melody, and musical form. The authors present essential materials of common-practice music and an overview of 20th century techniques, and include numerous hands-on exercises to help students better retain key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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