A long-overdue celebration of neglected virtuosos, Sounds and Sweet Airs presents a complex and inspirational picture of artistic endeavour and achievement that deserves to be part of our cultural heritage.
Author: Anna Beer
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Marianna Martines. Fanny Hensel. Clara Schumann. Lili Boulanger. Elizabeth Maconchy. Great composers all, but their musical legacy is still rarely acknowledged. Since the birth of classical music, those women who dared to compose have been patronised, had their sex lives scrutinised and the veracity of their authorship questioned. They worked within a musical culture where beliefs about what women could and could not do determined their every move. Yet, time and again there emerged individuals who would evade, confront and ignore the rules that sought to exclude them from the world of composition. Taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz, and beyond, Anna Beer reveals the hidden histories of eight remarkable women, explores the special communities that enabled them to compose their music, and asks tough questions about why we still don’t hear their masterpieces performed. A long-overdue celebration of neglected virtuosos, Sounds and Sweet Airs presents a complex and inspirational picture of artistic endeavour and achievement that deserves to be part of our cultural heritage.
A companion to the Classic FM series Francesca Caccini.
Author: Anna Beer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A companion to the Classic FM series Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Marianna Martines. Fanny Hensel. Clara Schumann. Lili Boulanger. Elizabeth Maconchy. Since the birth of classical music, women who dared compose have faced a bitter struggle to be heard. In spite of this, female composers continued to create, inspire and challenge. Yet even today so much of their work languishes unheard. Anna Beer reveals the highs and lows experienced by eight composers across the centuries, from Renaissance Florence to twentieth-century London, restoring to their rightful place exceptional women whom history has forgotten.
Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original.
Author: John Todhunter
Explores the noises that echoed through London's streets in the early seventeenth century Essays by noted scholars explore the noises that echoed through London's streets in the early seventeenth century, the sounds of worlds in collision ...
Author: Jessie Ann Owens
Publisher: Folger Shakespeare Lib
Explores the noises that echoed through London's streets in the early seventeenth century
How well in accordance are the sounds with those strange stirrings of memory
and melancholy which the early season ... fleeting magic that made Prospero's
island “Full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs that give delight to hurt not; ” or, with
Be not afeard , the isle is full of noises , Sounds and sweet airs , that give delight
and hurt not : Sometimes a thousand twanging instruments Will hum about mine
ears , and sometimes voices . That if I then had waked after long sleep Will make
Author: Sura College of Competition
Publisher: Sura Books
“The Tempest radically deconstructs this kind of musical symbolism” (Fox-Good
1996, 247), a symbolism that opposes earthly chaos and heavenly, musical order
: the island is “full of noises, | Sounds and sweet airs” (3.2.135–136) that come ...
Author: Johannes Ungelenk
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
"Literature and Weather. Shakespeare – Goethe – Zola" is dedicated to the relation between literature and weather, i.e. a cultural practice and an everyday phenomenon that has played very different epistemic roles in the history of the world. The study undertakes an archaeology of literature’s affinity to the weather which tells the story of literature’s weathery self-reflection and its creative reinventions as a medium in different epistemic and social circumstances.The book undertakes extensive close readings of three exemplary literary texts: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Goethe’s The Sufferings of Young Werther and Zola’s The Rougon-Macquarts. These readings provide the basis for reconstructing three distinct formations, negotiating the relationship between literature and weather in the 17th, the 18th and the 19th centuries.The study is a pioneering contribution to the recent debates of literature’s indebtedness to the environment. It initiates a rewriting of literary history that is weather-sensitive; the question of literature’s agency, its power to affect, cannot be raised without understanding the way the weather works in a certain cultural formation.
Then they may have, in Stephano's words, “my music for nothing.” And so, to tutor
his new audience, Caliban gives them a tour of the island's sounds: Be not afeard
, the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Author: Seth Lerer
Category: Literary Criticism
What does it mean to have an emotional response to poetry and music? And, just as important but considered less often, what does it mean not to have such a response? What happens when lyric utterances—which should invite consolation, revelation, and connection—somehow fall short of the listener’s expectations? As Seth Lerer shows in this pioneering book, Shakespeare’s late plays invite us to contemplate that very question, offering up lyric as a displaced and sometimes desperate antidote to situations of duress or powerlessness. Lerer argues that the theme of lyric misalignment running throughout The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, Henry VIII, and Cymbeline serves a political purpose, a last-ditch effort at transformation for characters and audiences who had lived through witch-hunting, plague, regime change, political conspiracies, and public executions. A deep dive into the relationship between aesthetics and politics, this book also explores what Shakespearean lyric is able to recuperate for these “victims of history” by virtue of its disjointed utterances. To this end, Lerer establishes the concept of mythic lyricism: an estranging use of songs and poetry that functions to recreate the past as present, to empower the mythic dead, and to restore a bit of magic to the commonplaces and commodities of Jacobean England. Reading against the devotion to form and prosody common in Shakespeare scholarship, Lerer’s account of lyric utterance’s vexed role in his late works offers new ways to understand generational distance and cultural change throughout the playwright’s oeuvre.
4 Sound in Air Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that
give delight, and hurt not. William Shakespeare “The Tempest 1611 4.1 WHAT IS
SOUND? Sound in air is both a physical phenomenon and a subjective ...
Author: Frank Fahy
Category: Technology & Engineering
We take it for granted, but without it we perish and if we continue to abuse it, it may kill us in the end. This fascinating text provides an understanding and appreciation of the role that air plays in our environment and its importance in relation to human life and technology. Aimed at those who are scientifically curious but who have no specialist training, it contains no mathematical equations and relies upon the qualitative descriptions and analogies to explain the more technical parts of the text together with simple home experiments to illustrate a range of air-based phenomena. Liberally illustrated with a range of line drawings and photographs, it recommends further reading for those who are motivated to learn more. This book offers invaluable background reading for both physics teachers and students. Provides an understanding and appreciation of the role that air plays in our environment and its importance in relation to human life and technology An introductory text for those who are scientifically curious but have no specialist training Delivers qualitative descriptions and analogies and simple experiments that illustrate a range of air-based phenomena
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Weeping again the king my father's wreck , This music crept by me upon the
waters , Allaying both their fury , and my passion , With its sweet air . Thence I
Author: Sir Thomas Howel
The mixture of the noises which I can't classified under the definition of music and
noise in physics. ... Shakespeare, in the, The Tempest, who he said: 'be not
afeard; the isle isfull ofnoises, sounds and sweet airs thatgive delight and hurt not
Author: DR KUMDONG BINDUL NOSTRA
The book is about good leadership, for leaders to lead by actions and not by words of lies from their mouths. Leaders should be doggedly determined to give the people fair leadership. Nakinostran was struck and devastated by the mercilessly cruelest earthquake disaster. In the aftermath of the earthquake, there were spontaneous nuclear plant meltdowns across the country. The survivors watched helplessly all the nuclear plants melting down like candle waxes. Nakinostran was a well developed nation with greatest leaders seen by the people as only second to God because of their excellent leadership of oneness, love, peace and development and equality, not this fake equality we only let out of our mouths. The people, like any other, seeing the level of devastations, had different personal views, doubts and fears. They saw these devastations as their greatest obstacle to returning to a normal life again. Most of them had lost all hopes in life because of the malignant complications of the wickedest earthquake. Many people said that’s it; Nakinostran is finished. But the doggedly determined young president, Henry Rupchang was only angered and bitterly touched at heart by the deaths. He had the courage and determination that the country will rise again. He was undaunted. He mustered what supports he could for the reconstructions of the country. He continuously told his people that nothing is impossible under this cone-shape heaven that ‘umbrellaed’ our earth. His commitment was undiminished and despite the devastations, he unflinchingly told them the nation will rise again. All the leaders in the country bust the gut to reconstruct the country and with unity they worked as a people, though not without some distractions from some protesters. The leaders didn’t lost a second in their sleep...did the president succeed...as in the end, it was a heartwarming people.
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from hence , And straight they shall be here : sit , and attend . ... Be not afeard :
the isle is full of noises , Sounds and sweet airs , that give delight and hurt not .
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me on the waters , Allaying both their fury and my passion With its sweet air . The
isle is full of noises , Sounds , and sweet airs that give delight , and hurt noto ...
Author: William Shakespeare
It sounds no more : and sure , it waits upon Some god o ' th'island . Sitting on a
bank , Weeping again the king my father's wreck , This music crept by me upon
the waters , Allaying both their fury , and my passion , With its sweet air : thence I
Author: Charles Cowden Clarke
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Author: Maurice Francis Egan
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waits upon Some god o' th' island. ... Even Caliban talks well about music: the isle
is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.” $6 Ariel ...
Author: Abraham Rees
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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nations , that are never honoured be a difference in the vibrations owing to those
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Author: Abraham Rees
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and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine
ears, and sometime voices That, ifI then had waked after long sleep, Will make
Author: William Cheng
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Video games open portals into fantastical worlds where imaginative play prevails. The virtual medium seemingly provides us with ample opportunities to behave and act out with relative safety and impunity. Or does it? Sound Play explores the aesthetic, ethical, and sociopolitical stakes of our engagements with gaming's audio phenomena-from sonic violence to synthesized operas, from democratic music-making to vocal sexual harassment. Author William Cheng shows how the simulated environmentsof games empower designers, composers, players, and scholars to test and tinker with music, noise, speech, and silence in ways that might not be prudent or possible in the real world. In negotiating utopian and alarmist stereotypes of video games, Sound Play synthesizes insights from across musicology, sociology, anthropology, communications, literary theory, and philosophy. With case studies that span Final Fantasy VI, Silent Hill, Fallout 3, The Lord of the Rings Online, and Team Fortress2, this book insists that what we do in there - in the safe, sound spaces of games - can ultimately teach us a great deal about who we are and what we value (musically, culturally, humanly) out here.
For poets of the Romantic period, the world was full of noises, sounds and sweet
airs that gave delight. Looking back on his earliest experiences, Wordsworth paid
tribute to the River Derwent for making 'ceaseless music through the night and ...
Author: Fiona Stafford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
Reading Romantic Poetry introduces the major themes and preoccupations, and the key poems and players of a period convulsed by revolution, prolonged warfare and political crisis. Provides a clear, lively introduction to Romantic Poetry, backed by academic research and marked by its accessibility to students with little prior experience of poetry Introduces many of the major topics of the age, from politics to publishing, from slavery to sociability, from Milton to the mind of man Encourages direct responses to poems by opening up different aspects of the literature and fresh approaches to reading Discusses the poets' own reading and experience of being read, as well as analysis of the sounds of key poems and the look of the poem on the page Deepens understanding of poems through awareness of their literary, historical, political and personal contexts Includes the major poets of the period, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Burns and Clare —as well as a host of less familiar writers, including women