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The Classical Music Book Book by ,

The Classical Music Book Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1465483160

Summary: Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies? The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas rooted in the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

The Big Book of Classical Music (Songbook) Book by Hal Leonard Corp.

The Big Book of Classical Music (Songbook) Book
  • Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 1999-08-01
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1476840555

Summary: (Piano Solo Songbook). All your favorite piano masterpieces in one convenient collection! This book features piano solo arrangements of 100 classics by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Franck, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, Wagner, and more!

The Daily Book of Classical Music Book by Leslie Chew,Scott Spiegelberg,Dwight DeReiter,Cathy Doheny,Colin Gilbert,Greenwood,Travers Huff,Susanna Loewy,Melissa Maples,Jeff McQuilkin

The Daily Book of Classical Music Book
  • Author : Leslie Chew,Scott Spiegelberg,Dwight DeReiter,Cathy Doheny,Colin Gilbert,Greenwood,Travers Huff,Susanna Loewy,Melissa Maples,Jeff McQuilkin
  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN Code: 1610586069

Summary: Music lovers of all ages are drawn to the pure melodies of classical music. Now aficionados of this timeless genre can learn something about classical music every day of the year! Readers will find everything from brief biographies of their favorite composers to summaries of the most revered operas. Interesting facts about the world’s most celebrated songs and discussions of classical music–meets–pop culture make this book as fun as it is informative. Ten categories of discussion rotate throughout the year: Classical Music Periods, Compositional Forms, Great Composers, Celebrated Works, Basic Instruments, Famous Operas, Music Theory, Venues of the World, Museums & Festivals, and Pop Culture Medley.

Classical Music Book by Phil G. Goulding

Classical Music Book
  • Author : Phil G. Goulding
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-16
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN Code: 0307760464

Summary: MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata? Maybe you don't know the answers to these questions; author Phil Goulding certainly didn't. When Goulding first tried to learn about classical music, he found himself buried in an avalanche of technical terms and complicated jargon--so he decided to write the book he couldn't find. The result is a complete classical music education in one volume. Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as: * Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work * The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each. * Further great works of each composer--if you really like him * Concise explanations of musical terminology, forms, and periods * A guide to the parts and history of the symphony orchestra "This book uses every conceivable gimmick to immerse readers in the richness of classical music: lists, rankings, sidebars devoted to lively anecdotes, and catchy leads." --The Washington Post "One terrific music appreciation book...The information is surprisingly detailed but concisely presented. Goulding's writing style is breezy yet mature....[He] has raised music appreciation from a racket to a service." --The Arizona Daily Star

Classical Music Book by Kent Nagano,Inge Kloepfer

Classical Music Book
  • Author : Kent Nagano,Inge Kloepfer
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2019-02-25
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN Code: 0773557547

Summary: How relevant is classical music today? The genre seems in danger of becoming nothing more than a hobby for the social elite. Yet Kent Nagano has another world in mind – one where everyone has access to classical music. In Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected the world-famous classical conductor tells the deeply personal story of his own engagement with the masterpieces and great composers of classical music, his work with the world's major orchestras, and his tireless commitment to bringing his music to everybody. Narrating his first childhood encounters with music's power to overcome social and ethnic boundaries, he celebrates an art form that has always taken part in debates about human values and societal developments. The constantly declining relevance of classical music in these disrupted times, he argues, not only impoverishes society from a cultural perspective but robs it of inspiration, wit, emotional depth, and a sense of community. Getting to grips with classical music's existential crisis, Nagano contends that it is too crucial to humanity's survival to be allowed to silently disappear from our everyday reality. In this moving autobiography, Kent Nagano makes a compelling plea for classical music that is as exhilarating as it is thought-provoking.

The Library Of Classical Music Book by Amsco Publications

The Library Of Classical Music Book
  • Author : Amsco Publications
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-07-13
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1783230460

Summary: The Library Of Classical Music is a wonderfully vast collection of the greatest pieces of music from the Classical period. Featuring a diverse range of compositions from the innovators and masters, each work is arranged for solo Piano. Among the many composers whose work is included are C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Czerny, Gluck, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart and Weber. The sheer amount of incredible music featured within The Library Of Classical Music makes this an essential collection of Piano sheet music that works as well as an introduction to the period as it does as a comprehensive anthology of the greatest works of that era.

The Complete Classical Music Guide Book by DK

The Complete Classical Music Guide Book
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-12-02
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0744033470

Summary: What makes Mozart's music so great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What's the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a complete survey of the history of classical music. Whether you already love classical music or you're just beginning to explore it, The Complete Classical Music Guide invites you to discover the spirituality of Byrd's masses, the awesome power of Handel's Messiah, and the wonders of Wagner's operas, as well as hundreds of more composers and their masterpieces. This guide takes you on a journey through more than 1,000 years, charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles, and genres. Biographies of major and lesser-known composers offer rich insights into their music and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced their genius. The book explores the features that defined each musical era - from the ornate brilliance of the Baroque, through the drama of Romantic music, to contemporary genres such as minimalism and electronic music. Timelines, quotes, and color photographs give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it.

The Classical Music Industry Book by Chris Dromey,Julia Haferkorn

The Classical Music Industry Book
  • Author : Chris Dromey,Julia Haferkorn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN Code: 1315471078

Summary: This volume brings together academics, executives and practitioners to provide readers with an extensive and authoritative overview of the classical music industry. The central practices, theories and debates that empower and regulate the industry are explored through the lens of classical music-making, business, and associated spheres such as politics, education, media and copyright. The Classical Music Industry maps the industry’s key networks, principles and practices across such sectors as recording, live, management and marketing: essentially, how the cultural and economic practice of classical music is kept mobile and alive. The book examining pathways to professionalism, traditional and new forms of engagement, and the consequences of related issues—ethics, prestige, gender and class—for anyone aspiring to ‘make it’ in the industry today. This book examines a diverse and fast-changing sector that animates deep feelings. The Classical Music Industry acknowledges debates that have long encircled the sector but today have a fresh face, as the industry adjusts to the new economics of funding, policy-making and retail The first volume of its kind, The Classical Music Industry is a significant point of reference and piece of critical scholarship, written for the benefit of practitioners, music-lovers, students and scholars alike offering a balanced and rigorous account of the manifold ways in which the industry operates.

Recording Classical Music Book by Robert Toft

Recording Classical Music Book
  • Author : Robert Toft
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN Code: 1351213768

Summary: Recording Classical Music presents the fundamental principles of digitally recording and editing acoustic music in ambient spaces, focusing on stereo microphone techniques that will help musicians understand how to translate "live" environments into recorded sound. The book covers theory and the technical aspects of recording from sound source to delivery: the nature of soundwaves and their behavior in rooms, microphone types and the techniques of recording in stereo, proximity and phase, file types, tracking and critical listening, loudness, meters, and the post-production processes of EQ, control of dynamic range (compressors, limiters, dynamic EQ, de-essers), and reverberation (both digital reflection simulation and convolution), with some discussion of commercially available digital plugins. The final part of the book applies this knowledge to common recording situations, showcasing not only strategies for recording soloists and small ensembles, along with case studies of several recordings, but also studio techniques that can enhance or replace the capture of performances in ambient spaces, such as close miking and the addition of artificial reverberation. Recording Classical Music provides the tools necessary for anyone interested in classical music production to track, mix, and deliver audio recordings themselves or to supervise the work of others.

Music in the Classical World Book by Bertil van Boer

Music in the Classical World Book
  • Author : Bertil van Boer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-08
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN Code: 135138225X

Summary: Music in the Classical World: Genre, Culture, and History provides a broad sociocultural and historical perspective of the music of the Classical Period as it relates to the world in which it was created. It establishes a background on the time span—1725 to 1815—offering a context for the music made during one of the more vibrant periods of achievement in history. Outlining how music interacted with society, politics, and the arts of that time, this kaleidescopic approach presents an overview of how the various genres expanded during the period, not just in the major musical centers but around the globe. Contemporaneous treatises and commentary documenting these changes are integrated into the narrative. Features include the following: A complete course with musical scores on the companion website, plus links to recordings—and no need to purchase a separate anthology The development of style and genres within a broader historical framework Extensive musical examples from a wide range of composers, considered in context of the genre A thorough collection of illustrations, iconography, and art relevant to the music of the age Source documents translated by the author Valuable student learning aids throughout, including a timeline, a register of people and dates, sidebars of political importance, and a selected reading list arranged by chapter and topic A companion website featuring scores of all music discussed in the text, recordings of most musical examples, and tips for listening Music in the Classical World: Genre, Culture, and History tells the story of classical music through eighteenth-century eyes, exposing readers to the wealth of music and musical styles of the time and providing a glimpse into that vibrant and active world of the Classical Period.

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music Book by E. L. Lancaster,Kenon D. Renfrow

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music Book
  • Author : E. L. Lancaster,Kenon D. Renfrow
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date : 2013-02-25
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1470624095

Summary: With more than 60 essential solo piano masterworks in their original form, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and challenge at the keys. Titles: *The Avalance, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) *Bagatelle, Op. 5, No. 10 (Tcherepnin) *Ballade, Op. 100, No. 15 (Burgmí_ller) *Bear Dance (Bartí_k) *Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque (Debussy) *Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3, from Song without Words (Mendelssohn) *The Easy Winners (Joplin) *Elfin Dance, Op. 12, No. 4 (Grieg) *The Entertainer (Joplin) *Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 (Mozart) *First Arabesque (Debussy) *First Gymnopí©die (Satie) *Fughetta (Zipoli) *Fí_r Elise, WoO 59 (Beethoven) *A Giddy Girl, from Histoires (Ibert) *Golliwog's Cakewalk, from Children's Corner (Debussy) *Grillen, Op. 12, No. 4, from Fantasiestí_cke (Schumann) *Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 2 (Schubert) *Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 (Bach) *Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 714 (Bach) *Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785 (Bach) *Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12, from Album for the Young (Schumann) *Le Coucou (The Cuckoo) (Dacquin) *Le fille aux cheveux de lin, from Preludes, Book 1 (Debussy) *Le petit níÂgre (Debussy) *The Little White Donkey, from Histoires (Ibert) *Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) *Menuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 (Beethoven) *Minuet in G Major, Op. 14, No. 1 (Paderewski) *Moments musicaux, Op. 94, No. 3 (Schubert) *Nocturne in B-flat Major (Field) *Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin) *Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 (Chopin) *Notturno, Op. 52, No. 4 (Grieg) *O Polichinelo, from The Babyäó»s Family, Book 1 (Villa-Lobos) *Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 (Chopin) *Prelude in C Major, BWV 846, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Bach) *Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 (Chopin) *Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) *Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) *Puck, Op. 71, No. 3 (Grieg) *Remando (Nazareth) *Romance, Op. 24, No. 9 (Sibelius) *Rustles of Spring, Op. 32, No. 3 (Sinding) *Sarabande, from Suite No. 4 in D Minor (Handel) *Solfeggio in C Minor (C.P.E. Bach) *Sonata in A Major, K. 331, from Rondo Alla Turca (Movement 3) (Mozart) *Sonata in A Major, Op. 120 (Movement 1) (Schubert) *Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/35 (Movement 1) (Haydn) *Sonata in C Major, K. 545 (Movement 1) (Mozart) *Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI/37 (Movement 1) (Haydn) *Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, from Pathí©tique (Movement 2) (Beethoven) *Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) (Beethoven) *Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 1 (Clementi) *Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 3 (Kuhlau) *Spanish Dance, Op. 12, No. 1 (Moszkowski) *Spanish Dance, Op. 5, No. 5 (Granados) *Spinning Song, Op. 14, No. 4 (Ellmenreich) *Tango in D Major, Op. 165, No. 2, from Suite Espaí±a (Albí©niz) *To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1, from Woodland Sketches (MacDowell) *Toccata in A Major (Paradisi) *Trí_umerei, Op. 15, No. 7, from Scenes from Childhood (Schumann) *Twelfth Street Rag (Bowman) *Venetian Boat Song, Op. 19, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) *Venetian Boat Song, Op. 30, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) *Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) *Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Chopin) *Waltz in E Major, Op. 39, No. 2 (Brahms)

Classical Music Book by Michael Beckerman,Paul Boghossian

Classical Music Book
  • Author : Michael Beckerman,Paul Boghossian
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN Code: 1800641168

Summary: This kaleidoscopic collection reflects on the multifaceted world of classical music as it advances through the twenty-first century. With insights drawn from leading composers, performers, academics, journalists, and arts administrators, special focus is placed on classical music’s defining traditions, challenges and contemporary scope. Innovative in structure and approach, the volume comprises two parts. The first provides detailed analyses of issues central to classical music in the present day, including diversity, governance, the identity and perception of classical music, and the challenges facing the achievement of financial stability in non-profit arts organizations. The second part offers case studies, from Miami to Seoul, of the innovative ways in which some arts organizations have responded to the challenges analyzed in the first part. Introductory material, as well as several of the essays, provide some preliminary thoughts about the impact of the crisis year 2020 on the world of classical music. Classical Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges will be a valuable and engaging resource for all readers interested in the development of the arts and classical music, especially academics, arts administrators and organizers, and classical music practitioners and audiences.

Gender, Subjectivity, and Cultural Work Book by Christina Scharff

Gender, Subjectivity, and Cultural Work Book
  • Author : Christina Scharff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1317375092

Summary: What is it like to work as a classical musician today? How can we explain ongoing gender, racial, and class inequalities in the classical music profession? What happens when musicians become entrepreneurial and think of themselves as a product that needs to be sold and marketed? Gender, Subjectivity, and Cultural Work explores these and other questions by drawing on innovative, empirical research on the working lives of classical musicians in Germany and the UK. Indeed, Scharff examines a range of timely issues such as the gender, racial, and class inequalities that characterise the cultural and creative industries; the ways in which entrepreneurialism – as an ethos to work on and improve the self – is lived out; and the subjective experiences of precarious work in so-called ‘creative cities’. Thus, this book not only adds to our understanding of the working lives of artists and creatives, but also makes broader contributions by exploring how precarity, neoliberalism, and inequalities shape subjective experiences. Contributing to a range of contemporary debates around cultural work, Gender, Subjectivity, and Cultural Work will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of Sociology, Gender and Cultural Studies.

The Life and Death of Classical Music Book by Norman Lebrecht

The Life and Death of Classical Music Book
  • Author : Norman Lebrecht
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-12-18
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0307487466

Summary: In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso’s first notes to the heyday of Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan. Lebrecht compellingly demonstrates that classical recording has reached its end point–but this is not simply an expos? of decline and fall. It is, for the first time, the full story of a minor art form, analyzing the cultural revolution wrought by Schnabel, Toscanini, Callas, Rattle, the Three Tenors, and Charlotte Church. It is the story of how stars were made and broken by the record business; how a war criminal conspired with a concentration-camp victim to create a record empire; and how advancing technology, boardroom wars, public credulity and unscrupulous exploitation shaped the musical backdrop to our modern lives. The book ends with a suitable shrine to classical recording: the author’s critical selection of the 100 most important recordings–and the 20 most appalling. Filled with memorable incidents and unforgettable personalities–from Goddard Lieberson, legendary head of CBS Masterworks who signed his letters as God; to Georg Solti, who turned the Chicago Symphony into “ the loudest symphony on earth”–this is at once the captivating story of the life and death of classical recording and an opinioned, insider’s guide to appreciating the genre, now and for years to come.

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music Book by Alfred Music

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music Book
  • Author : Alfred Music
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 1470616203

Summary: With more than 80 essential masterworks arranged for easy piano, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and enjoyment at the keys. Titles: * 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) * Air on the G String (Bach) * Andaluza No. 5 (Granados) * Anvil Chorus (Verdi) * Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) * Ballade No. 1 (Chopin) * Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) * The Blue Danube (Strauss) * Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (Bach) * Bridal Chorus, from Lohengrin (Wagner) * Can-Can (Offenbach) * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Clair de lune (Debussy) * Doretta's Song (Puccini) * The Entertainer (Joplin) * Egmont Overture (Beethoven) * Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) * "Emperor" Concerto (Beethoven) * Fantaisie-Impromptu (Chopin) * Flower Duet (Delibes) * Funeral March of a Marionette (Gounod) * The Garland Waltz, from Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) * Habanera (Bizet) * Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) * Hornpipe (Handel) * Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms) * Intermezzo (Mascagni) * In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) * L'Arlí©sienne Suite No. 1 (Bizet) * Líæ ci darem la mano (Mozart) * La donna í mobile (Verdi) * Libiamo, from La Traviata (Verdi) * Mandolin Concerto in C Major (Vivaldi) * Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) * March from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) * March of the Toreadors (Bizet) * Meditation, from Thaí¿s (Massenet) * "Merry Widow" Waltz (Lehíçr) * "Military" Polonaise (Chopin) * "Minute" Waltz (Chopin) * The Moldau (Smetana) * "Moonlight" Sonata (Beethoven) * Morning Mood (Grieg) * Musetta's Waltz (Puccini) * "New World" Symphony (Dvo�»ak) * Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1 (Chopin) * O mio babbino caro (Puccini) * Ode to Joy (Beethoven) * Overture from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) * "Pathí©tique" Sonata (Beethoven) * Pavane (Faurí©) * Piano Concerto No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) * Piano Sonata No. 11 (Mozart) * Polovetsian Dance (Borodin) * Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) * Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach) * Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) * Prince of Denmark's March (Clarke) * Queen of the Night Aria (Mozart) * "Raindrop" Prelude (Chopin) * "Revolutionary" Etude (Chopin) * Rondeau from Suite de symphonies (Mouret) * Rondo alla Turca (Mozart) * Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) * Solace (Joplin) * The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas) * Spring, from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) * Stí_ndchen (Schubert) * "Surprise" Symphony (Haydn) * The Swan (Saint-Saí‚ns) * Swan Lake, Act I Finale (Tchaikovsky) * Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven) * Symphony No. 40 (Mozart) * Toccata in D Minor (Bach) * Toreador Song (Bizet) * Turkish March (Beethoven) * Un bel díå (Puccini) * "Unfinished" Symphony (Schubert) * Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" (Mozart) * Voi, che sapete (Mozart) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) * Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)

Composing Capital Book by Marianna Ritchey

Composing Capital Book
  • Author : Marianna Ritchey
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN Code: 022664037X

Summary: The familiar old world of classical music, with its wealthy donors and ornate concert halls, is changing. The patronage of a wealthy few is being replaced by that of corporations, leading to new unions of classical music and contemporary capitalism. In Composing Capital, Marianna Ritchey lays bare the appropriation of classical music by the current neoliberal regime, arguing that artists, critics, and institutions have aligned themselves—and, by extension, classical music itself—with free-market ideology. More specifically, she demonstrates how classical music has lent its cachet to marketing schemes, tech firm-sponsored performances, and global corporate partnerships. As Ritchey shows, the neoliberalization of classical music has put music at the service of contemporary capitalism, blurring the line between creativity and entrepreneurship, and challenging us to imagine how a noncommodified musical practice might be possible in today’s world.

Classical Music Book by Joy Cowley

Classical Music Book
  • Author : Joy Cowley
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN Code: 1742287131

Summary: Delia and Bea: sisters, but never close. Delia lives a glamorous life in New York and Bea lives thousands of miles away in New Zealand, looking after elderly parents and playing the role of dutiful daughter. Delia and Bea both long for the warmth and intimacy of sisterhood, but it always eludes them. When Delia rushes home for their father's funeral there is an opportunity to spend some time together, but Delia and Bea move in orbit around each other, both recalling grievances and hurts, neither prepared to admit their need for each other. But as the day of the funeral passes, memories are unlocked: memories of their mother and her passion for music, memories of their father and memories of a magical summer and a man they had all loved.

YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day Book by Clemency Burton-Hill

YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day Book
  • Author : Clemency Burton-Hill
  • Publisher : Headline Home
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1472251830

Summary: As featured in the Telegraph and on Radio 4's Today programme. 'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin? Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts. Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you're from. 'The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.' Clemency Burton-Hill Playlists are available on most streaming music platforms including Apple Music.

Classical Music Criticism Book by Robert D. Schick

Classical Music Criticism Book
  • Author : Robert D. Schick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-04
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 113558625X

Summary: The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur musicians, scholars, teachers, researchers, librarians, students, music lovers, journalists, and critics. The topics are covered in depth and observations are thoroughly documented, yet the material is enjoyable to read because the writing is easy to understand and special terminology is held to an absolute minimum. The commentary addresses the function of music criticism, the qualifications and training of a critic, the relationship between music criticism and other aspects of journalism, and the principles behind value judgments. Three chapters are devoted to the concert and opera review, one to reviewing recordings, another to radio and television criticism, and one to reviewing ethnic music. Thirty-eight reviews are quoted and analyzed, and 13 are presented in their entirety, along with critical commentary. Index. Appendix. Bibliography