Marking the 50th year since the death of Verdi, a cycle of that composer's music is presented in 15 weekly broadcasts over WHOM, with Miss Bertain, Tamara Bering, Miss Darnton, Miss Price, Raing Simeoni and Ivan Markeloff.
... of the Louisiana Sugar Babes session on 27 March 1928, that the abilities of the instrumentalists Waller played with had as profound an effect on the eventual success of the performance as the quality of the musical material.
Author: Paul S Machlin
Already known as a Wagner scholar for his work on the sketches of the Flying Dutchman, Paul Machlin has for many years taken a scholarly interest in the school of Harlem 'stride' jazz pianists. Stride: The Music of Fats Waller is a full analysis of the piano music of Waller as composer, soloist and recording artist. 38 music examples illustrate Waller's complex keyboard style and improvisatory techniques. The discussion of Waller's piano music is set in the context of a biographical study, and a discography listing all known recordings by the pianist.
Yuasa recognized a reciprocity in the relationship between language and music, which he tried to exploit. In the case of language, there is, on the one hand, a minimum significant level of “body language” inherent in the inflections of ...
Author: Luciana Galliano
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Over the last fifty years, the music of Jōji Yuasa has attained the zenith of international musical standards. A study of this great Japanese composer is long overdue. Persuasive and captivating, less “easy” than that of his lifetime friend Tōru Takemitsu, Yuasa’s music has also been a model for many young composers, both from Japan and further afield, thanks to the long period he spent teaching composition at the University of California, San Diego (1981–1994). This book serves to illuminate aspects of Yuasa’s work, intricately linked to deep, native roots which tend to be more opaque for western (and other) ears. It focusses on various aspects of Yuasa’s music as well as on the social, anthropological, aesthetic and critical contexts that have informed his compositional practice in the context of the postwar Japanese musical world. In a continual interior dialogue which includes Jean-Paul Sartre and Daisetzu T. Suzuki, Matsuo Bashō and William Faulkner, Henry Miller and Motokiyo Zeami, Yuasa’s avant-garde aesthetic project, western in conception, encounters the productive thought of an unambiguously Japanese aesthetic, i.e. that of Zen. An analysis of Yuasa’s main works will illustrate and complete the picture of Yuasa’s world. Yuasa’s works are placed at the centre of the most original of creative forces in the contemporary music world – a place where, for Yuasa, “in the same idea of creativity, there has to be an avant-garde component”.
The Prix de Rome Withheld Ravel seems to have begun his musical career with a quite distinct musical character, which developed but never really changed during his whole life. His first known compositions — Menuet Antique and Sites ...
Now imagine someone trying to get you to vote for a school budget that included significant increases for geography courses, compensated for by a cut in funds for music. What would it take to gain your enthusiasm for that idea?
Author: Eric Booth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
When the artist moves into the classroom or community to educate and inspire students and audience members, this is Teaching Artistry. It is a proven means for practicing professional musicians to create a successful career in music, providing not only necessary income but deep and lasting satisfaction through engaging people in learning experiences about the arts. Filled with practical advice on the most critical issues facing the music teaching artist today--from economic and time-management issues of being a musician and teacher to communicating effectively with students--The Music Teaching Artist's Bible uncovers the essentials that every musician needs in order to thrive in this role. Author Eric Booth offers both inspiration and how-to, step-by-step guidance in this truly comprehensive manual that music teaching artists will turn to again and again. The book also includes critical information on becoming a mentor, succeeding in school environments, partnering with other teaching artists, advocating for music and arts education, and teaching private lessons. The Music Teaching Artist's Bible helps practicing and aspiring teaching artists gain the skills they need to build new audiences, improve the presence of music in schools, expand the possibilities of traditional and educational performances, and ultimately make their lives as an artists even more satisfying and fulfilling.
Musical Instruments of the Psalter By reading the superscriptions or introductions to each psalm, we gain valuable insight into the instruments that accompanied it. For example, the superscription to Ps. 5 reads, “For the director of ...
Author: Herbert Lockyer
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
An exploration of muscial expression in scripture and church hymnody.
explore,” stated Hetfield about what this song represents. “This is family, and it's still rocking along fucking great.” HERO OF THE DAY Once again, Hammett was heavily involved in this song, co-writing with Hetfield and Ulrich, ...
Author: Mick Wall
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Here is the ultimate illustrated discography of the world's greatest metal band, Metallica, covering everything from 1983's Kill 'Em All through all their multi-million selling albums and bringing the story right up-to-date with their video game Metallica: Guitar Hero.Metallica where inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.The bands album Death Magnetic went multi-platinum and has been #1 in twenty-seven countries around the world, including the US, UK and Australia.The band star in their own immensely popular Guitar Hero game.The band is a multi-award winner and has received nine Grammy Awards, most recently winning two in 2009.Enter Sandman from the band's 1991 album Metallica was included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
On the north side of the churchyard is a stone sacred to the memory of members of a family , local Camberwell , vice Mr. W. H. Starey , resigned , residents then , and since well known to music , among them Mrs. Warriage On the 4th Oct.
“Jump,” in this case, means to dance generally, McLean's implication being that Panorama music is not good for dancing. Sunilal Samaroo (drummer for the Samaroo Jets and other steelbands) uses the same word, however, to describe the ...
Author: Shannon Dudley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins-from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument. Now, Shannon Dudley gives the first discerning look at the musical thinking that ignited this transformation, and the way it articulates with Afro-Trinidadian tradition, carnival, colonial authority, and nationalist politics. Music from behind the Bridge tells the story of the steelband from the point of view of musicians who overcame disadvantages of poverty and prejudice with their extraordinary ambition. Literally referring to the poor neighborhoods nestled in the hills bordering Port of Spain to the East, "Behind the Bridge" is also a metaphor for conditions of social disadvantage and cultural resistance that shaped the steelband movement in the various Afro-Trinidadian communities where it first took root. The book further explores the implications of the steelband's "nationalization" in post-independence Trinidad and Tobago, and contemporary steelband musicians' preoccupation with the formally adjudicated annual Panorama competition. In discussing the intersection of musical thinking, festivity, and politics, this book connects important questions about the history of the steelband to general questions about the relation between popular culture and nationalism.
In this monograph the term "music consultant" is used to mean a cooperating or helping music teacher who serves the classroom teacher. The relationships and ways of working together of the elementary school principal, music consultant, ...