Released on 2022Categories Orchestral music

Daniels' Orchestral Music

Daniels' Orchestral Music

Author: David Daniels

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442275218

Category: Orchestral music

Page: 1464

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Daniels' Orchestral Music is the gold standard reference for conductors, music programmers, librarians, and any other music professional researching an orchestral program. This sixth edition, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the original work, includes over 14,000 entries with a vast number of new listings and updates.
Released on 2018-06-13Categories Music

Los Romeros

Los Romeros

Author: Walter Aaron Clark

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050596

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 736

Spanish émigré guitarist Celedonio Romero gave his American debut performance on a June evening in 1958. In the sixty years since, the Romero Family—Celedonio, his wife Angelita, sons Celín, Pepe, and Angel, as well as grandsons Celino and Lito—have become preeminent in the world of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar in the United States. Walter Aaron Clark's in-depth research and unprecedented access to his subjects have produced the consummate biography of the Romero family. Clark examines the full story of their genius for making music, from their outsider's struggle to gain respect for the Spanish guitar to the ins and outs of making a living as musicians. As he shows, their concerts and recordings, behind-the-scenes musical careers, and teaching have reshaped their instrument's very history. At the same time, the Romeros have organized festivals and encouraged leading composers to write works for guitar as part of a tireless, lifelong effort to promote the guitar and expand its repertoire. Entertaining and intimate, Los Romeros opens up the personal world and unfettered artistry of one family and its tremendous influence on American musical culture.
Released on 2010-10-07Categories Music

Handbook of Guitar and Lute Composers

Handbook of Guitar and Lute Composers


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781609743536

Category: Music

Page: 172

View: 136

In compiling this landmark sourcebook, Finnish guitarists Hannu Annala and Heiki Matlik consulted more than 70 music texts as well as dozens of composer resumes acquired from the musical information centers of several countries. During the writing process, which lasted for more than three years, they received additional information from many modern composers, including Leo Brouwer and Reginald Smith Brindle among others. In addition, several internationally renowned performing guitarists provided valuable information; these include Magnus Andersson (Sweden), Remi Boucher (Canada), Margarita Escarpa (Spain), Aleksander Frauchi (Russia) and David Tanenbaum (USA) among others.The authors' aim was to write a well-structured book with separate chapters for each instrument, such as the Renaissance and Baroque guitar, the Renaissance and Baroque lute, the vihuela, etc. This unique structure enables the reader to easily discover which composers wrote for a certain instrument during any given period.In addition to the composers one would expect to find in such a comprehensive listing, the book documents several historical and modern composers for whom little previous information has been available. the book's list of more than 400 guitar and lute concertos dating from the Baroque era to the present day is a totally unprecedented.Short introductions regarding guitar and lute-like instruments as well as their basic histories are provided at the beginning of the book. the authors hope that the Handbook of Guitar and Lute Composers will serve as a practical guide for both amateurs and professionals, encouraging further study of the history of these instruments and expanding the repertoire heard on today's concert stage.
Released on 2006Categories Music

The Concerto

The Concerto

Author: Stephan D. Lindeman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415976190

Category: Music

Page: 666

View: 503

Twelve-tone and serial music were dominant forms of composition following World War II and remained so at least through the mid-1970s. In 1961, Ann Phillips Basart published the pioneering bibliographic work in the field.
Released on 2015-06-26Categories Political Science

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country

Author: Richard Gillespie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317409472

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 760

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country offers an exploration of the dynamics behind contemporary shifts in the orientation of nationalist parties and movements with reference to Catalonia and the Basque country in Spain. The chapters were originally papers presented at a workshop held at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) in September 2014 as part of a research project on ‘The Dynamics of Nationalist Evolution in Contemporary Spain’, whose purpose was to gain a better understanding of why regionally-based nationalist movements have experienced shifting relationships with the Spanish state over time, in some periods appearing content with accommodation between central and regional government and at other times pushing to go beyond autonomist demands to seek sovereignty or even attain full independence. The volume is one of the first to focus comparatively on the rise of pro-sovereignty politics in mainstream nationalist parties, whose evolution has also featured more traditional impulses towards territorial accommodation within the wider state. Using the exceptionally rich laboratory provided by Spain, the book explores the dynamics behind shifts in the orientation of nationalist parties and movements once they have established themselves as electorally successful at regional level. Dimensions to the analysis include: the interaction of nationalist parties with central government; pressures from their support bases; competition between parties within the home region; and international influences. This title is innovative in bringing together experts with a range of disciplinary approaches: primarily political scientists but also historians and scholars located at the cusp between social sciences and humanities.
Released on 2004-10-07Categories Music

The Penguin Companion to Classical Music

The Penguin Companion to Classical Music

Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141909769

Category: Music

Page: 912

View: 445

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.
Released on 1990-01-31Categories History

Indigenous Migration and Social Change

Indigenous Migration and Social Change

Author: Ann M. Wightman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822382843

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 227

Many observers in colonial Spanish America—whether clerical, governmental, or foreign—noted the large numbers of forasteros, or Indians who were not seemingly attached to any locality. These migrants, or “wanderers,” offended the bureaucratic sensibilities of the Spanish administration, as they also frustrated their tax and revenue efforts. Ann M. Wightman’s research on these early “undocumentals” in the Cuzco region of Peru reveals much of importance on Andean society and its adaptation and resistance to Spanish cultural and political hegemony. The book thereby informs our understanding of social change in the colonial period. Wightman shows that the dismissal of the forasteros as marginalized rural poor is superficial at best, and through laborious and painstaking archival research she presents a clear picture of the transformation of traditional society as the native populations coped with the disruptions of the conquest—and in doing so, reveals the reciprocal adaptations of the colonial power. Her choice of Cuzco is particularly appropriate, as this was a “heartland” region crucial to both the Incan and Spanish empires. The questions addressed by Wightman are of great concern to current Andean ethnohistory, one of the liveliest areas of such research, and are sure to have an important impact.
Released on 2016-02-17Categories Music

Twentieth-Century Music and Politics

Twentieth-Century Music and Politics

Author: Pauline Fairclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317005803

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 659

When considering the role music played in the major totalitarian regimes of the century it is music's usefulness as propaganda that leaps first to mind. But as a number of the chapters in this volume demonstrate, there is a complex relationship both between art music and politicised mass culture, and between entertainment and propaganda. Nationality, self/other, power and ideology are the dominant themes of this book, whilst key topics include: music in totalitarian regimes; music as propaganda; music and national identity; émigré communities and composers; music's role in shaping identities of 'self' and 'other' and music as both resistance to and instrument of oppression. Taking the contributions together it becomes clear that shared experiences such as war, dictatorship, colonialism, exile and emigration produced different, yet clearly inter-related musical consequences.
Released on 1998-10Categories Spanish language

Caminos 3

Caminos 3

Author: Niobe O'Connor

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748738983

Category: Spanish language

Page: 258

View: 519

Caminos 3 offers students complete preparation for GCSE/Standard Grade through full coverage of all five Areas of Experience, Grades A*-G. Mixed abilities are catered for in one carefully structured Student's Book by the use of symbols to indicate differentiated activities. Student motivation is encouraged through the use of material appropriate for the 14-16 year age group in both content and style. Full support for the teacher is provided through detailed notes, National Curriculum cross referencing, tapescripts and answers as well as general teaching advice. Student's Book and worksheet activities are supported by 7 cassettes of audio material.
Released on 2015-10-15Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar

New Perspectives on the Study of Ser and Estar

Author: Isabel Pérez-Jiménez

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 849

This is the first book entirely and exclusively devoted to the grammar of the two copular verbs ser and estar, certainly one of the most intriguing features of Spanish grammar. Although the topic has long attracted the interest of scholars, it had never given rise to a collection of papers that covers both theoretical issues in syntax and semantics and topics in the acquisition domain. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the central research questions concerning the ser / estar alternation: the syntactic or semantic nature of the distinction, its link with aspect and with the Individual-Level / Stage-Level distinction, and its connection with interface phenomena. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Hispanic linguistics, but can be equally attractive for researchers working on Romance linguistics, theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, pragmatics), acquisition theory, and historical linguistics.