Author: Giuseppe Verdi
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Each Opera Guide contains the complete text of an opera in the original, with a parallel English translation, introductory essays, numerous musical examples and illustrations. 'The subject cannot fail!' exulted Verdi, when recommending Victor Hugo's play, Le Roi s'amuse, to his librettist. But the censors made every effort to stop it... and the baritone was not easily convinced that a hunchback role would suit him. Jonathan Keates gives a vivid insight into the composition of a masterpiece. Verdi long afterwards thought it was his best work, and Roger Parker explains why. Peter Nichols, author of several best-selling books in Italy, picks out some of the peculiarly Italian attitudes and characters in the opera which make it timeless—and unnervingly modern.
This new edition covers thehistory of avante-garde film and video, ranging from Cezanne and dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British video artists in the 1990s. The author also reconstitutes the avante-garde film as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse.
Author: Johann Baptist Schenk
Publisher: Tredition Classics
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
These three volumes, in practical urtext-pedagogical editions, are designed with the idea that these precious works will be performed on the modern piano. With respect to the original text, Dr. Hinson offers many valuable, stylistically faithful suggestions for interpretation. Volume I is appropriate for progressing intermediate students, and provides a most effective introduction to the great Viennese Classical style. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
Author: Boris Friedewald
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
This beautiful and affordable volume offers high-quality reproductions and the latest biographical information on Paul Klee, who helped pave the way for Modernism. Readers of this book will find much to discover and relish in Paul Klee's art. Several lavish reproductions of his iconic works, as well as those that are more rarely exhibited, are featured alongside in-depth biographical information that looks beyond his many artistic achievements to explore the life and times of the man himself. Never-before-published photographs of Klee and his circle, as well as entertaining and enlightening anecdotes, offer a multifaceted perspective on a groundbreaking artist and the events that helped shape his colorful, imaginative work.
Messa da Requiem
Author: Giuseppe Verdi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The Works of Giuseppe Verdi is the first critical edition of the composer’s oeuvre. Together with his operas, the series presents his songs, his choral music and sacred pieces, and his string quartet and other instrumental works. This edition of Messa da Requiem is based on Verdi’s autograph score and other original sources. The appendices include two pieces from the compositional history of the Requiem: an early version of the Libera me, composed in 1869 as part of a collaborative work planned as a memorial to Rossini; and the Liber scriptus, which in the original score of the Manzoni memorial Requiem was composed as a fugue for chorus. The introduction to the score traces the complex compositional and performance histories of the Requiem and discusses the work’s problems of instrumentation and notation, while the critical commentary gives a full description of the sources and an account of all editorial decisions.
The Foxes Come at Night
Author: Cees Nooteboom
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Set in the cities and islands of the Mediterranean, and linked thematically, the eight stories in The Foxes Come at Night read more like a novel, a meditation on memory, life and death. Their protagonists collect and reconstruct fragments of lives lived intensely, and now lost, crystallized in memory or in the detail of a photograph. And yet the tone of these stories is far from pessimistic: it seems that death is nothing to be afraid of.
Author: DONA GILLIAM
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
A collection of duets which exemplifies a variety of distinctive styles. Includes notes on Baroque performance practice, including French `notes inegales'. Contains excerpts from `The Modern Flute Professor' by Meline; `Sonatas I, IV and VI' by Loeillet; excerpts from `Twelve Duos for Two Flutes, Op. 57' by Devienne; and `Sonatas II and III' from Six Sonatas or Duets for Two GermanFlutes or Violins, Op. 2 by Telemann.
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
The Piano Accordion
Author: Karen Tweed, Dave Mallinson
Publisher: Dave Mallinson Publications
Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. This book is for adults who don't have the luxury of a teacher. It's a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.
Author: Philipp Moehrke
Publisher: Ama Verlag
SOLO CONCEPTS is part of a multi-volume series on the topic of Jazz Piano which began with the award-winning VOICING CONCEPTS and taken in its entirety, sheds light on the world of Jazz piano from different perspectives making the subject readily accessible to both beginning and advanced students alike. This volume offers tasteful and effectively arranged compositions in a variety of Jazz styles. The characteristic techniques and stylings of pianists such as Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock are presented along with a short biographical synopsis. Style analysis, playing tips, numerous extended exercises and hints toward related topics in VOICING CONCEPTS guarantee that this book will not only expand your repertoire by many attractive pieces but also allow you to investigate the fundamentals of Jazz piano playing in a creative and fun way!
Author: Scott Joplin, John W. Schaum
(Educational Piano). Ragtime is a word probably derived from "ragged time". It began to flourish in the 1890's. It's basis is strong syncopation in both melody and accompaniment. Scott Joplin did not invent ragtime, but he stands out as its most prominent figure. Two 'sets-of-seven' Joplin ragtime masterpieces have been selected and arranged for Book One by John W. Schaum.