Chamber Music

An Extensive Guide for Listeners


Author: Lucy Miller Murray

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442243430

Category: Music

Page: 462

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In Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners, Lucy Miller Murray transforms her decades of program notes for some of the world’s most distinguished artists and presenters into the go-to guide for the chamber music novice and enthusiast. Offering practical information on the broad array of chamber music works from the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods—and an artful selection from the Baroque period of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works—Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners is both the perfect reference resource and chamber music primer for listeners.



Author: Joel Flegler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sound recordings

Page: N.A

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The Essential Canon of Classical Music


Author: David Dubal

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466807261

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 9442

The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.

Lateness and Brahms

Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism


Author: Margaret Notley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195305477

Category: Music

Page: 245

View: 4675

Takes up the problem of how Brahms fits into the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna. This book examines the stylistic and a historical category of 'lateness' as it relates to the nineteenth century Viennese composer. It also looks at Brahms' place in narratives of lateness in both music and social history.

Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Music


Author: David Kopp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521028493

Category: Music

Page: 292

View: 6396

David Kopp's book develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music by composers such as Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Brahms. The emphasis is on explaining chromatic third relations and the pivotal role they play in theory and practice. The book traces conceptions of harmonic system and of chromatic third relations from Rameau through nineteenth-century theorists such as Marx, Hauptmann and Riemann, to the seminal twentieth-century theorists Schenker and Schoenberg and on to the present day. Drawing on tenets of nineteenth-century harmonic theory, contemporary transformation theory and the author's own approach, the book presents a clear and elegant means for characterizing commonly acknowledged but loosely defined elements of chromatic harmony, and integrates them as fully fledged entities into a chromatically based conception of harmonic system. The historical and theoretical argument is supplemented by plentiful analytic examples.

Library of Congress Catalog

Music and phonorecords


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library catalogs

Page: N.A

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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Six Duets, Opus 137

For Two Flutes


Author: Anton Bernhard Fürstenau

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457469244

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 9202

Expertly arranged duets for two flutes.

Notes on Brahms

20 Crucial Works


Author: Conrad Wilson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 121

View: 5142

Turning Notes Into Music

An Introduction to Musical Interpretation


Author: Hans Lampl

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 146172340X

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 1239

Turning Notes into Music presents musicians with a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the interpretative problems that they must address while preparing a piece of music for performance.

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet


Author: Colin Lawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588317

Category: Music

Page: 118

View: 1435

Regarded by many as Brahms' first real chamber work, the Clarinet Quintet is here placed in the context of chamber music in general, Brahms' own earlier music, and the history and repertory of the clarinet generally. In addition to providing a detailed analysis, Colin Lawson pays special attention to performance traditions and also to the influence of Brahms' music on later composers. This handbook is the first comprehensive study of this work and it reflects the author's wide experience both as performer and scholar.