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Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

Wright, Lesley A, Dr; McCarrey, Scott, Dr

These essays offer a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and performers who see performance as a practice enriched by a wealth of historical...

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Playing the Cello, 17801930

Kennaway, George, Dr

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By accepting the diversity and ambiguity...

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Interpreting Chopin: Analysis and Performance

Hood, Alison, Dr

Alison Hood combines significant aspects of current analytical approaches and applies that unique synthetic method to selected works by Chopin. The specific combination of five aspects distinguishes Hood’s method from previous analytical approaches....

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Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo

Wright, Owen, Professor

The ""yat al-ma"l"b f" 'ilm al-adw"r wa-'l-"ur"b by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half...

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Pro Mundo - Pro Domo

Simms, Bryan R.

Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg contains new English translations of the complete writings of the Viennese composer Alban Berg (1885-1935) and extensive commentaries tracing the history of each essay and its connection to musical culture...

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Text and Act

Taruskin, Richard

Over the last dozen years, the writings of Richard Taruskin have transformed the debate about "early music" and "authenticity." Text and Act collects for the first time the most important of Taruskin's essays and reviews from this...

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Syntagma Musicum III

Praetorius, Michael; Kite-Powell, Jeffery T.

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) was one of the most versatile, wide-ranging, and prolific German composers of the seventeenth century. Also important as a theorist, his Syntagma Musicum, penned around 1619, was originally planned in four parts. He completed...

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The Languages of Western Tonality

Agmon, Eytan

Tonal music, from a historical perspective, is far from homogenous; yet an enduring feature is a background diatonic system of exactly seven notes orderable cyclically by fifth. What is the source of the durability of the diatonic system, the octave of...

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Social Media for Musicians: YouTube

Hiebner, Gary

Achieving success as a musician today requires talent, persistence, and a healthy dose of social media savvy. Budding musicians have always been faced with the task of getting the word out and attracting fans. Today, more than ever, much of that audience-building...

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The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896-1929

Wlaschin, Ken

Musical accompaniment was an important feature of the early moviegoing experience. The quality of a musical score could easily make or break silent films, and the songs sometimes became more popular than the films. At the same time, interestingly, the...

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