The Penguin Companion to Classical Music

Throught Griffiths skilfully blends lightly worn scholarship with personal insight, whether examining the emotional colouring that different musical keys achieve or charting the rise and development of the symphony.

Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141909765

Category: Music

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This superbly authoratitive new work provides a comprehensive A-Z guide to some 1000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a vast range of composers, as well as looking at such key topics as music history (from medieval plainchant to contemporary minimalism), performers, theory and jargon. Throught Griffiths skilfully blends lightly worn scholarship with personal insight, whether examining the emotional colouring that different musical keys achieve or charting the rise and development of the symphony.

Myself and Marco Polo

Bringing great writing back into print - a Faber Finds book.

Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571247356

Category: China

Page: 188

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Returned from twenty years of travelling in China, Marco Polo now languishes in a Genoan prison cell. But his fellow inmate, Rustichello of Pisa, turns out to be an author of popular romances and persuades Polo to dictate his memoirs to him. The scribe listens, ignores, alters and embellishes. The consequent ironies, uncertainties, slippages between fact and fiction are the very stuff of the post-modern writer. On first publication in 1989, it was widely praised. 'The narrative loops are as graceful as any Arabian calligraphy ... Paul Griffiths writes superbly.' Hilary Mantel, Daily Telegraph 'A thoroughly modern piece of fiction which queries the nature of authorship, readership and truth itself ... Marco's doubtful account of himself rapidly falters and falls victim to ambiguity, paradox, self-reference, wilful anachronism and parody.' Robert Irwin, TLS

Early Music Review

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Modern Music and After

This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792283

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

The Penguin Companion to Classical Oriental African Literature

It often contained passages of dramatis dialogue . In language and imagery it
adhered closely to the Septuagint and New Testament models , and the better -
known patristic texts . We cannot as a rule reconstruct the music . The greatest ...

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The Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century

Author: Kenneth McLeish

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Category: Art, Modern

Page: 604

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The Penguin Companion to Classical Oriental African Literature

The kanon offered greater musical scope than the kontakion , but it fostered the
Byzantine tendency to verbosity and repetitiousness . Modern taste finds the
kontakia more pleasing than the kanones . The content of the kanon was similar
to ...

Author: David Marshall Lang

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780070492813

Category: African literature

Page: 359

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A comprehensive guide to significant writers of Asia and Africa and the great classical authors.

Olivier Messiaen and the Music of Time

In Olivier Messiaen and the Music of Time, leading writer and musicologist, Paul Griffiths, explores the problems of religious art, and includes searching analyses and discussions of all the major works, suggesting how they function as ...

Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571287301

Category: Music

Page: 72

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Olivier Messiaen was one of the outstanding creative artists of his time. The strength of his appeal, to listeners as well as to composers, is a measure of the individuality of his music, which draws on a vast range of sources: rhythms of twentieth-century Europe and thirteenth-century India, ripe romantic harmony and brittle birdsong, the sounds of Indonesian percussion and modern electronic instruments. What binds all these together is, on one level, his unswerving devotion to praising God in his art, and on another, his independent view of how music is made. Messiaen's music offers a range of ways of experiencing time: time suspended in music of unparalleled changelessness, time racing in music of wild exuberance, time repeating itself in vast cycles of reiteration. In Olivier Messiaen and the Music of Time, leading writer and musicologist, Paul Griffiths, explores the problems of religious art, and includes searching analyses and discussions of all the major works, suggesting how they function as works of art and not only as theological symbols. This comprehensive and stimulating book covers the whole of Messiaen's output up to and including his opera, Saint Franoise d'Assise.

The Penguin Concise Guide to Opera

... 1982 - 92 . the Edizione critica delle opere di Gioachino Among his
publications are several Rossini ( Fondazione Rossini and G . Ribooks on music
, including The Penguin cordi ) . His writings include ' Anna Companion to
Classical Music ...

Author: Amanda Holden

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Category: Music

Page: 593

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The bewildering world of opera made manageable Covering the most popular and most performed operas from the earliest classics to the present day, this concise edition of The New Penguin Opera Guide is an ideal reference for anyone who is entranced by opera, whether aficionado or novice. ? Explores the operatic careers of all the great composers ? Describes their operas in detail ? Notes the best recordings

The Hungarian Quarterly

... Idéale Audience , Juxtapositions , 9DS16 György Kurtág : Complete Choral
Works , Hänssler Classics CD 93.174 Paul Griffiths is the author of books on
Stravinsky , Bartók , the string quartet , The Penguin Companion to Classical
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Library Journal

Penguin Press 224 pp . ... BUDGE AND ROCE 10 TIDDLYWINKS AND
STICKBALL Classical Music THE PENGUIN COMPANION TO CLASSICAL
MUSIC Paul Griffiths The former chief music critic of the New Yorker presents an
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Penguin Companion to Literature Classical and Byzantine edited by D R Dudley Oriental and African edited by D M Lang

We cannot as a rule reconstruct the music . The greatest composer of kontakia ,
perhaps the greatest Christian hymnographer , was » Romanus the Melode .
Others were Anastasius , Cyriacus , Dometius , o Theodore of Studium , the
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The Penguin Companion to English Literature

He did , however , vulgarized classical songs and pieces of print Letters and
Journals of Lord Byron , Regency conventional ... Love of Irish music and Irish of
the Life of T.M. ( New York , 1937 ) ; D. J. patriotism ( mostly of a sentimental kind
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Author: David Daiches

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ISBN: 9780070492769

Category: British literature

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The Listener s Guide to Classical Music

Contains artistic and career profiles of 100 classical composers, and describes the features of over 1,000 works.

Author: Kenneth McLeish

Publisher: G K Hall

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Category: Music

Page: 278

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Contains artistic and career profiles of 100 classical composers, and describes the features of over 1,000 works. Entries are also included for main instrument groups. A short glossary does not indicate pronunciation. No subject index. First published in England in 1986. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Penguin Companion to Classical ... of Music New Grove Dictionary of Music and
Musicians Oxford Companion to Music O 17 * • Dictionary of Philosophy ...

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The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2010

Author: Edward Greenfield

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 1313

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Reviews thousands of British, American, and European classical recordings on CD, DVD, and SACD.

Choice

However , reference needs are better served by the Penguin Companion to
Classical Music ( 2005 ) and the Oxford Companion to Music ( CH , Oct'02 , 40-
0648 ) . To be sure , contributors to this new guide usually describe individual ...

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Gramophone

... performed by the stunning Choir of Clare College Cambridge , this release is
sure to be a fantastic companion to the ... MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH Octets With
its elfin scherzo reminiscent of the music for A Midsummer Night ' s Dream , a ...
THE PENGUIN GUIDE ON SYMPHONY NO . ... Serenade for septet and bass ,
an exuberant and melodious work which makes frequent use of Classical models
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International Record Review

The relatively few pieces on what might reasonably constitute the ' standard
repertoire ' are never less than professional , while all but confirming of the
respective entries in his recent The Penguin Companion to Classical Music (
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The Allyn Bacon Handbook

... Companion volumes for Classical, English, French, German, and Spanish
Literature) Oxford Companion to Music Penguin Companion to American
Literature (there are also Penguin Companion volumes for English, European,
Classical, ...

Author: Leonard J. Rosen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205298563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

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This handbook is unique in linking for students the skills of critical thinking, reading, and writing - in the composition classroom and throughout the curriculum.