The Complete Original Cadenzas to the Piano Concertos

The Complete Original Cadenzas to the Piano Concertos
A Book

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Lili Kraus

  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release : 1996-08-01
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781457454356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many of Mozart's own cadenzas are preserved, but many more that he improvised in performance were never written down. In that spirit, famed pianist Lili Kraus sensed an obligation and a challenge to follow the tradition of using her own cadenzas where no original was available. This collection, then contains Mozart's original cadenzas as well as editorial versions by Ms. Kraus for Concertos 1-27.

Cadenzas

Cadenzas
Philosophical Notes for Postmodernism

by Andrea Poma

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-04-24
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 3319528122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the concepts behind a philosophical project on postmodernism: the social and cultural condition of our time, the age of the achieved capitalism. It proposes an original theory of postmodern humanism based on the absence of form and describes the development of philosophical thought as a musical “cadenza” that produces meaning in the empty space between the past of the modern and the future of the postmodern. The book focuses on three main postmodernist themes: the denial of identity and the assertion of the differences, the shattered subject, and the absence of teleology in history and politics.

Performance Practice

Performance Practice
A Dictionary-Guide for Musicians

by Roland Jackson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-23
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 113676769X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart
Essays on His Life and His Music

by Royal Musical Association Mozart Bicentenary Conference

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780198164432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is a collection based on the Royal Musical Association's Mozart Conference, held at London's South Bank in August 1991. That conference, the largest and most international ever held by the Association, attracted an international group of speakers, and was open to the general public. The 26 papers included here have been substantially revised and extended for publication. They provide a wide panorama of modern Mozart research, exploring aspects of his life and work hitherto obscure, interpreting his instrumental music, and describing the context, in Vienna and Salzburg, in which he lived and worked. Close attention is paid to different aspects of his operas, from Lucio Silla to La clemenza di Tito, with particular stress on the creative processes in the three great Da Ponte operas: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte.

Music for Piano and Orchestra

Music for Piano and Orchestra
An Annotated Guide

by Maurice Hinson

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 9780253339539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Suitable for all admirers of the piano, this work brings together more than 3,000 works for piano and orchestra. It comes with a supplement containing over 200 new entries.

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart

The Cambridge Companion to Mozart
A Book

by Simon P. Keefe

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-05-22
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780521001922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann
The Artist and the Woman

by Nancy B. Reich

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0801468302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This absorbing and award-winning biography tells the story of the tragedies and triumphs of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896), a musician of remarkable achievements. At once artist, composer, editor, teacher, wife, and mother of eight children, she was an important force in the musical world of her time. To show how Schumann surmounted the obstacles facing female artists in the nineteenth century, Nancy B. Reich has drawn on previously unexplored primary sources: unpublished diaries, letters, and family papers, as well as concert programs. Going beyond the familiar legends of the Schumann literature, she applies the tools of musicological scholarship and the insights of psychology to provide a new, full-scale portrait. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, Reich follows Clara Schumann's life from her early years as a child prodigy through her marriage to Robert Schumann and into the forty years after his death, when she established and maintained an extraordinary European career while supporting and supervising a household and seven children. Part Two covers four major themes in Schumann's life: her relationship with Johannes Brahms and other friends and contemporaries; her creative work; her life on the concert stage; and her success as a teacher. Throughout, excerpts from diaries and letters in Reich's own translations clear up misconceptions about her life and achievements and her partnership with Robert Schumann. Highlighting aspects of Clara Schumann's personality and character that have been neglected by earlier biographers, this candid and eminently readable account adds appreciably to our understanding of a fascinating artist and woman. For this revised edition, Reich has added several photographs and updated the text to include recent discoveries. She has also prepared a Catalogue of Works that includes all of Clara Schumann's known published and unpublished compositions and works she edited, as well as descriptions of the autographs, the first editions, the modern editions, and recent literature on each piece. The Catalogue also notes Schumann's performances of her own music and provides pertinent quotations from letters, diaries, and contemporary reviews.

Becoming Clara Schumann

Becoming Clara Schumann
Performance Strategies and Aesthetics in the Culture of the Musical Canon

by Alexander Stefaniak

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0253058260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Well before she married Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann was already an internationally renowned pianist, and she concertized extensively for several decades after her husband's death. Despite being tied professionally to Robert, Clara forged her own career and played an important role in forming what we now recognize as the culture of classical music. Becoming Clara Schumann guides readers through her entire career, including performance, composition, edits to her husband's music, and teaching. Alexander Stefaniak brings together the full run of Schumann's concert programs, detailed accounts of her performances and reception, and other previously unexplored primary source material to illuminate how she positioned herself within larger currents in concert life and musical aesthetics. He reveals that she was not only an accomplished strategist--having played roughly 1,300 concerts in her 61-year career across western and central Europe-but also played an integral role in shaping the reception of her husband's music. Revolutionary for the time, Schumann earned success and prestige by crafting her own playing style, selecting and composing her own concerts, and acting as her own manager. By highlighting Schumann's navigation of music's gendered boundaries, Becoming Clara Schumann details how she cultivated her public image in order to win over audiences and embody some of her field's most ambitious aspirations for musical performance"--

The Improvising Mind

The Improvising Mind
Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

by Aaron Berkowitz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-06-17
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 0199590958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. Yet what musical knowledge is 3equired for improvisation? How does a musician learn to improvise? What are the neural correlates of improvised performance? These are some of the questions explored in this unique and fascinating new book.

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giacomo Meyerbeer
Jephtas Gelübde (Jephtha's Vow) – Vocal/Piano Score

by Mark Starr,Robert Letellier

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-10-21
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1443870242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meyerbeer's first opera, Jephtas Gelübde, has a libretto by the German academic Alois Schreiber, based on a Biblical theme taken from chapters 11-12 of the Book of Judges. The story centres on the vow the ancient Israelite Judge made to God in return for victory over the enemy: ""If thou wilt give the Ammonites into my hand, then whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return victorious . . . I will offer him up for a burnt offering"". The first person he was fatefull...

A Study of Cadenzas to Mozart's Piano Concertos K. 466 and K. 491

A Study of Cadenzas to Mozart's Piano Concertos K. 466 and K. 491
A Book

by Dika Golovatchoff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Structural Novelty and Tradition in the Early Romantic Piano Concerto

Structural Novelty and Tradition in the Early Romantic Piano Concerto
A Book

by Stephan D. Lindeman

  • Publisher : Pendragon Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9781576470008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the early nineteenth century, seven composers experimented with the design of the piano concerto at roughly the same time. Two mature figures - Johann Baptist Cramer and Carl Maria von Weber - and five young firebrands - Felix Mendelssohn, Valentin Alkan, Clara Wieck, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt - probed the possibilities and challenged the traditions of the genre regarded as problematic, and even anachronistic by the 1830s. Lindeman considers each composer's approach to concerto form in a lucid and engaging account. He then pairs this with an analysis of their concertos, including a combination of LaRue timelines and Schenkerian techniques that is logical and insightful. A different perspective is seen in the reviews of Robert Schumann in his Neue Zeietschrift für Musik. The critic's profound dismay with the state of the noble genre is apparent in his reviews of concertos by the Parisian virtuoisi, which he regarded with particular disdain. Lindeman's overview reveals that Schumann's criticism offers a touchstone for the reformulation of the genre in the experimental works of the seven composers. Lindeman's book includes measure-by-measure timeline analyses of the first movements of over 100 concertos. Included are all those of Mozart, Cramer, Beethoven, Hummel, Weber, Field, Moscheles, Alkan, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Wieck, Schumann, and Liszt, plus examples by Sterndale Bennett, Boiëldieu, Burgmüller, Czerny, Dussek, Ries, and Steibelt. Structural Novelty and Tradition in the Early Romantic Piano Concerto offers the first detailed examination of a critical time in the development of the form. It is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in the piano concerto genre.

The Notation Is Not the Music

The Notation Is Not the Music
Reflections on Early Music Practice and Performance

by Barthold Kuijken

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0253010683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters—and limitations—of notation-dependent performance. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written on the page as a mere steppingstone for performance. Only by continual examination and reexamination of the sources to discover original intent can an early music practitioner come close to authentic performance.

Cadenzas

Cadenzas
to W.A. Mozart, Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in E♭ major, K. 365

by Béla Bartók,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Publisher : Bartok Records
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Historical Performance of Music

The Historical Performance of Music
An Introduction

by Colin Lawson,Robin Stowell

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1999-11-11
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780521627382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 1999 overview of historical performance, surveying issues and suggesting future developments.

Charles Valentin Alkan

Charles Valentin Alkan
His Life and His Music

by WilliamAlexander Eddie

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1351572288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 'conservative radical' is William Alexander Eddie's description of the French virtuoso composer-pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). Judaic culture, the French baroque and German classicism were the main influences on Alkan's musical style, with more radical musical tendencies found in many of the Esquisses op 63. This comprehensive survey takes as its focus a stylistic analysis of Alkan's compositions from the apprentice works to the later 'massed style' etudes; the latter are of considerable length and pianistic difficulty. There is also consideration of Alkan's achievements as pianist and teacher, and the sections on performance practice in Alkan will be of interest to pianists today. A full investigation of Alkan's reception history is also included and useful appendices provide a guide to further archival research. A list of works and basic discography complete this new study of an important French composer.

Cadenzas in transition

Cadenzas in transition
Flöte, Klarinette und Klavier

by Ivan Tcherepnin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postmodernity's Musical Pasts

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts
A Book

by Tina Frühauf

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 1783274964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postmodernity's Musical Pasts considers music after 1945 as a representation of concepts such as "historicity" and "temporality". The volume understands postmodernity as a period in which both modernism and postmodernism co-exist. It is attracted to a wider interpretation of "historicity" that focuses on the complex nexus of past-present-future. "Historicity" is understood as leaning closely on "temporality", generally thought of as the linear progression of past, present and future. The volume broadens the absolutist understanding of temporality to include processes which can occur in circular, spiral, transcending and other formations. The book covers an extensive spectrum of topics from classical to popular and neo-traditional musics to concerns of the disciplines of musicology. Such a wide range of topics from both the centre and the periphery of the musicological canon mirrors the eclectic and diverse nature of the postwar era itself. The first section investigates how to understand manifestations of the past in musical composition with regard to time, on the one hand, and with regard to genre, style and idiom, on the other. A second section shows how time and history manifest themselves in art music. A third section takes the contrasts and transitional moments of post-1945 practices further by looking at the temporality of reception from different angles. A final part investigates questions of nostalgia and temporalities of belonging. TINA FR HAUF is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York and serves on the faculty of The Graduate Center, CUNY. CONTRIBUTORS: Michael Arnold, Susana Asensio Llamas, Georg Burgstaller, Caitlin Carlos, Daniela Fugellie, Tina Fr hauf, John Koslovsky, Lawrence Kramer, Beate Kutschke, Laurenz L tteken, Max Noubel, Joshua S. Walden

Harvard Dictionary of Music

Harvard Dictionary of Music
A Book

by Willi Apel

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 935
  • ISBN : 9780674375017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains nearly 1000 pages of precise and accessible information on all musical subjects.

Opera and Vivaldi

Opera and Vivaldi
A Book

by Michael Collins,Elise K. Kirk

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2014-09-05
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 147730066X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times review of the Dallas Opera's performance of Orlando furioso and the international symposium on Baroque opera: ". . . it was a serious, thoughtful, consistent and imaginative realization of a beautiful, long-neglected work, one that fully deserved all the loving attention it received. As such, the production and its attendant symposium made a positive contribution to the cause of Baroque opera . . . . " Baroque opera experienced a revival in the late twentieth century. Its popularity, however, has given rise to a number of perplexing and exciting questions regarding literary sources, librettos, theater design, set design, stage movement, and costumes—even the editing of the operas. In 1980, the Dallas Opera produced the American premier of Vivaldi's Orlando furioso, which met with much acclaim. Concurrently an international symposium on the subject of Baroque opera was held at Southern Methodist University. Authorities from around the world met to discuss the operatic works of Vivaldi, Handel, and other Baroque composers as well as the characteristics of the genre. Michael Collins and Elise Kirk, deputy chair and chair of the symposium, edited the papers to produce this groundbreaking study, which will be of great interest to music scholars and opera lovers throughout the world. Contributors to Opera and Vivaldi include Shirley Wynne, John Walter Hill, Andrew Porter, Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Howard Mayer Brown, William Holmes, Ellen Rosand, and the editors.