The Cambridge Companion to the Piano

A Companion to the piano, one of the world's most popular instruments.

Author: David Rowland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521479868

Category: Music

Page: 244

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A Companion to the piano, one of the world's most popular instruments.

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

A rare volume dedicated entirely to scholarship on the genre of the concerto.

Author: Simon P. Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521834834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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A rare volume dedicated entirely to scholarship on the genre of the concerto.

The Cambridge Companion to Schubert

Critically examines the career, music and reception of one of the most misunderstood composers.

Author: Christopher H. Gibbs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484244

Category: Music

Page: 340

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This Companion to Schubert examines the career, music, and reception of one of the most popular yet misunderstood and elusive composers. Sixteen chapters by leading Schubert scholars make up three parts. The first seeks to situate the social, cultural, and musical climate in which Schubert lived and worked, the second surveys the scope of his musical achievement, and the third charts the course of his reception from the perceptions of his contemporaries to the assessments of posterity. Myths and legends about Schubert the man are explored critically and the full range of his musical accomplishment is examined.

The Cambridge Companion to Chopin

Just the key concepts you need to score high in calculusFrom limits and differentiation to related rates and integration, this practical, friendly guide provides clear explanations of the core concepts you need to take your calculus skills ...

Author: Jim Samson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477529

Category: Music

Page: 341

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Twelve essays by leading Chopin scholars provide a uniquely comprehensive guide to the composer and his music.

The Cambridge Companion to Bart k

This is a wide-ranging and accessible guide to Bartók and his music.

Author: Amanda Bayley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669580

Category: Music

Page: 271

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This is a wide-ranging and accessible guide to Bartók and his music.

The Cambridge Companion to Debussy

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Author: Simon Trezise

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521654784

Category: Music

Page: 326

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The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

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Author: Reader in Music Michael Musgrave

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485814

Category: Music

Page: 325

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The Cambridge Companion to the Singer Songwriter

Essential reading for enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, this book features case studies of a wide range of both well and lesser-known singer-songwriters, from Thomas d'Urfey through to Carole King and Kanye West.

Author: Katherine Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316495345

Category: Music

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Most often associated with modern artists such as Bob Dylan, Elton John, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and Carole King, the singer-songwriter tradition in fact has a long and complex history dating back to the medieval troubadour and earlier. This Companion explains the historical contexts, musical analyses, and theoretical frameworks of the singer-songwriter tradition. Divided into five parts, the book explores the tradition in the context of issues including authenticity, gender, queer studies, musical analysis, and performance. The contributors reveal how the tradition has been expressed around the world and throughout its history to the present day. Essential reading for enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, this book features case studies of a wide range of both well and lesser-known singer-songwriters, from Thomas d'Urfey through to Carole King and Kanye West.

The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington

Featuring a chronology of the composer's life and major recordings, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Ellington's enduring artistic legacy.

Author: Edward Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194132

Category: Music

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Duke Ellington is widely held to be the greatest jazz composer and one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century. This comprehensive and accessible Companion is the first collection of essays to survey, in depth, Ellington's career, music, and place in popular culture. An international cast of authors includes renowned scholars, critics, composers, and jazz musicians. Organized in three parts, the Companion first sets Ellington's life and work in context, providing new information about his formative years, method of composing, interactions with other musicians, and activities abroad; its second part gives a complete artistic biography of Ellington; and the final section is a series of specific musical studies, including chapters on Ellington and song-writing, the jazz piano, descriptive music, and the blues. Featuring a chronology of the composer's life and major recordings, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Ellington's enduring artistic legacy.

The Cambridge Companion to Ravel

A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.

Author: Deborah Mawer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521648561

Category: Music

Page: 294

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A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.

The Cambridge Companion to John Cage

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Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789684

Category: Music

Page: 287

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The Cambridge Companion to Arvo P rt

This collection of essays, written by a distinguished international group of scholars and performers, is the essential guide to Arvo Pärt and his music.

Author: Andrew Shenton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495660

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Arvo Pärt is one of the most influential and widely performed contemporary composers. Around 1976 he developed an innovative new compositional technique called 'tintinnabuli' (Latin for 'sounding bells'), which has had an extraordinary degree of success. It is frequently performed around the world, has been used in award-winning films, and pieces such as Für Alina and Spiegel im Siegel have become standard repertoire. This collection of essays, written by a distinguished international group of scholars and performers, is the essential guide to Arvo Pärt and his music. The book begins with a general introduction to Pärt's life and works, covering important biographical details and outlining his most significant compositions. Two chapters analyze the tintinnabuli style and are complemented by essays which discuss Pärt's creative process. The book also examines the spiritual aspect of Pärt's music and contextualizes him in the cultural milieu of the twenty-first century and in the marketplace.

The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven

A survey of Beethoven's music and the personal and historical contexts in which it was composed, first published in 2000.

Author: Glenn Stanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589345

Category: Music

Page: 373

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A survey of Beethoven's music and the personal and historical contexts in which it was composed, first published in 2000.

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

Enth. S.1 - 29: The violin and bow - origins and development / John Dilworth

Author: ROBIN AUTOR STOWELL

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521399234

Category: Music

Page: 303

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Enth. S.1 - 29: The violin and bow - origins and development / John Dilworth

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

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Author: Simon P. Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001922

Category: Music

Page: 292

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The Cambridge Companion to Jazz

This volume of nineteen specially commissioned essays provides informed and accessible guidance to the challenge, offering the reader a range of expert views on the character, history and uses of jazz.

Author: Mervyn Cooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826166

Category: Music

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The vibrant world of jazz may be viewed from many perspectives, from social and cultural history to music analysis, from economics to ethnography. It is challenging and exciting territory. This volume of nineteen specially commissioned essays provides informed and accessible guidance to the challenge, offering the reader a range of expert views on the character, history and uses of jazz. The book starts by considering what kind of identity jazz has acquired and how, and goes on to discuss the crucial practices that define jazz and to examine some specific moments of historical change and some important issues for jazz study. Finally, it looks at a set of perspectives that illustrate different 'takes' on jazz - ways in which jazz has been valued and represented.

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

This is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the cello.

Author: Robin Stowell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629287

Category: Music

Page: 269

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This is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the cello.

The Cambridge Companion to Schumann

This Companion is an accessible introduction to Schumann: his time, his temperament, his style and his œuvre.

Author: Beate Perrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826379

Category: Music

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This Companion is an accessible introduction to Schumann: his time, his temperament, his style and his œuvre. An international team of scholars explores the cultural context, musical and poetic fabric, sources of inspiration and interpretative reach of key works from the Schumann repertoire ranging from his famous lieder and piano pieces to chamber, orchestral and dramatic works. Additional chapters address Schumann's presence in nineteenth- and twentieth-century composition and the fascinating reception history of his late works. Tables, illustrations, a detailed chronology and advice on further reading make it an ideally informative handbook for both the Schumann connoisseur and the music lover. An excellent textbook for the university student of courses on key composers of nineteenth-century Western Classical music, it is an invaluable guide for all who are interested in the thought, aesthetics and affective power of one of the most intriguing figures of a culturally rich and formative period.

The Cambridge Companion to the Lied

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Author: James Parsons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521804714

Category: Music

Page: 399

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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions.

Author: Katherine K. Preston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796392

Category: Music

Page: 310

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The Cambridge Companion to the Musical provides an accessible introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written by a team of specialists in the field of musical theatre especially for students and theatregoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America (including coverage of New York s Broadway and London s West End traditions). Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. There is fresh coverage of the American musical theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British musical theatre in the middle of the twentieth century, and the rock musical. The Companion contains an extensive bibliography and photos from key productions.