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By Gunther Schuller. 1968
Jazz from its beginnings through the early 1930s. Schuller explores sound recordings made since the advent of jazz and responds… to hypothetical questions a musician might ask. He shows how elements of jazz grew out of African music, stresses the shift of emphasis from the music to the performer, and notes the difficulty of studying something as ephemeral as improvised sounds. Followed by "Swing Era". 1986. (History of jazz ; 1)
By Helena Matheopoulos. 1986
Presents in-depth interviews with leading international male singers. Includes such artists as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Simon… Estes, and analyzes their interpretations from both the musical and the dramatic angles. 1986.
A collection of conversations with seven of the world's greatest conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, James… Levine, Riccardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy and Sir Georg Solti. They discuss their lives as well as their musical technique and interpretation. 1990.
By Richard S Warren. 2002
The Toronto Symphony orchestra has been a part of the arts scene in Toronto for eighty years, and this history,… compiled by its former archivist, details its challenges, achievements and trials. It includes stories of artists who performed with the orchestra, such as Glenn Gould, Maureen Forrester, and Seiji Ozawa, its tours throughout the world, and information about its musicians, visiting artists, directors, and administrative personnel. 2002.
By Nicholas Jennings. 1997
A generation of musicians, from Vancouver to Halifax, were drawn to Toronto's Yorkville district during the sixties. From among this… group came some of Canada's most well known musicians, both then and now. 1997.
By Hugh MacDonald. 1982
The first half of this book covers the life of Berlioz. In the second part Hugh Macdonald considers all known… works of the composer from his early works in Paris as a medical student, through the romanticism of the 1830s to the more serene compositions of later life. 1982.
By Simon Napier-Bell. 2001
The author uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to chart the incredible story of an industry that… has become like no other. Where bad or irrational behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged; where drugs are sometimes as important as talent; where artists allow themselves to be pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego. 2001.
By John Rockwell. 1983
One of America's foremost music critics makes a case for seriously considering a wide range of styles beyond conventional contemporary… classics. He broadens his perspective to embrace experimental and electronic music as well as the best of folk, country, Broadway, jazz, salsa, and rock. 1983.
By Edward Downes. 1944
By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Seiji Ozawa. 2016
Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo,… and from The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" to Franz Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage," the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now he fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk, over a period of two years, about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of the two maestros. 2016. Uniform title: Ozawa Seiji-san to, ongaku ni tsuite hanashi o suru.
By Virgil Thomson. 1981
An authoritative selection of critical writing distilled from the work of one of America's most influential twentieth-century musicians. Includes elegant… reviews; portraits of such figures as Gershwin, Ives, and Gertrude Stein; and essays on subjects ranging from the nature of jazz to the nature of genius. National Book Critics' Award. 1981. Uniform title: Literary works.
By Patrick Barbier. 1987
By Michael Lydon, Robert Dimery. 2005
If you thought you knew your music this will make you think again. "1001 Albums" is more than a simple… guide to music, it is a critical list, packed with insights into why each album is significant, the key tracks, the circumstances of its creation, the critical reception in its day, and why it stands the test of time. 2005.
By B. P Fallon. 1999
This is the story behind Boyzone's greatest hits, revealing their thoughts on songwriting and the inspiration for each song -… songs which have catapulted them into the charts many times. The book is the official tie-in to the "Boyzone's Greatest Hits" album. For junior and senior high students.
By Daniel J Levitin. 2006
Neuroscientist and musician investigates the role of music in human evolution and daily life. Examines the science of music from… the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. Discusses how the brain processes music, details studies on musical meaning and pleasure, and offers insights into personal perceptions and preferences. 2006.
Why do we feel the need to perform music in a historically informed style? Is this need related to wider… cultural concerns? John Butt sums up recent debates on the nature of the early music movement and historically informed performance, calling upon ideas gleaned from historical musicology, analytic philosophy, literary theory, historiography and theories of modernism and postmodernism. 2002.
By Lyse Vézina. 2006
[...] Une histoire du violoncelle de ses origines à nos jours, ainsi que des considérations sur les grandes écoles de… musique centrées sur les instruments à corde, sur l'art de l'archet, sur la lutherie et sur les plus célèbres facteurs de l'instrument. Finalement, on y présente les grands interprètes du violoncelle. Ce livre constitue une véritable bible en son domaine et il est, en français, l'ouvrage le plus complet sur le sujet. [...] -- 4e de couv.
By Georges Leroux. 2007
"Glenn Gould est mort le 4 octobre 1982, il y a vingt-cinq ans. Il venait d'enregistrer une deuxième version des… Variations Goldberg de Bach, l'œuvre qui l'avait fait connaître. Il n'avait que cinquante ans. Toute sa vie fut consacrée à son art, son choix fut celui d'une existence dans laquelle le renoncement à la vie devient la condition même de l'art. Tous ceux qui admirent cet art veulent s'approcher de la forme de vie qui l'a rendue possible, ils veulent en comprendre l'éthique particulière, la joie autant que le dépouillement. Ils souhaitent aussi s'approcher de cette esthétique de l'extase, dont il avait fait le principe de son engagement. Dans cet essai, je m'interroge sur le sens de cet émerveillement et de cette souveraineté de la vie dans l'art, et aussi sur les limites qui en découpent l'expérience. Dans son retrait comme dans son effort infini de communiquer, Glenn Gould offre l'exemple de cet idéal du "devenir philosophe" dont il avait fait, reprenant la formule à David Thoreau, le modèle de liberté des solitaires." -- 4e de couv.
By Jeanne Pierlot. 1983
Dans ce manuel de technique vocale inspiré des maîtres du passé et du présent, Jeanne Pierlot accorde une grande importance… au dosage des efforts nécessaires pour parvenir à un résultat et à l'abandon progressif des efforts et tensions inutiles. Un guide illustré d'une centaine d'exemples musicaux et de dessins allégoriques. 1983.