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Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann by Edward Blickstein,Gregor Benko

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By Edward Blickstein,Gregor Benko

Vladimir de Pachmann was once probably history’s such a lot infamous pianist. generally considered as the best participant of Chopin’s works, Pachmann embedded comedic elements—be it fidgeting with his piano bench or flirting with the audience—within his vintage piano recitals to relieve his personal anxiousness over appearing. yet this wunderkind, whose admirers incorporated Franz Liszt and tune critic James Gibbons Huneker (who cheekily nicknamed Pachmann the “Chopinzee”), may via the flip of the century locate his antics at the live performance level scorned through critics and out of favor with listeners, burying his pianistic legacy.

In Chopin’s Prophet: The lifetime of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann, the 1st biography ever of this awesome determine, Edward Blickstein and Gregor Benko discover the personal and public lives of this grasp pianist, surveying his achievements in the context of up to date severe opinion and maintaining his legacy as one of many final nice Romantic pianists of his time. Chopin’s Prophet paints a colourful portrait of classical piano functionality and megastar on the flip of the 20th century whereas additionally documenting Pachmann’s allure to males, which finally ended his marriage yet used to be neglected via his audiences. because the authors illustrate, Pachmann lived in a appreciably diverse international of track making, one within which eccentric character and behaviour healthy right into a even more versatile, and occasionally mysterious, musical group, one the place criteria have been set no longer by way of qualified specialists with levels yet through the musicians themselves. Detailing the evolution of live performance piano enjoying variety from the period of Chopin until eventually international conflict I, Chopin’s Prophet tells the wonderful and precise tale of an artist of and after his time.

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Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 by Ronald Cohen

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By Ronald Cohen

Alan Lomax is a mythical determine in American people tune circles. even though he released many books, thousands of recordings and dozens of flicks, his contributions to well known and educational journals have by no means been accumulated. This selection of writings, brought by way of Lomax's daughter Anna, reintroduces those crucial writings. Drawing at the Lomax data in long island, this publication brings jointly articles from the 30s onwards. it really is divided into 4 sections, each one taking pictures a special interval within the improvement of Lomax's lifestyles and occupation: the unique years as a collector and promoter; the interval from 1950-58 while Lomax was once recording thorughout Europe; the folks track revival years; and at last his paintings in academia.

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God's Mind in That Music: Theological Explorations through by Jamie Howison,Don E. Saliers

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By Jamie Howison,Don E. Saliers

As a part of the growing to be literature on theology and the humanities, God’s brain in that tune explores the tremendous theological perception expressed within the track of jazz legend John Coltrane. targeting 8 of Coltrane's items, subject matters into account comprise lament (“Alabama”), improvisation (“My favourite issues” and “Ascension”), grace (“A Love Supreme”), and the Trinity (“The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost”). through getting to the traditions of theology and of jazz feedback, and during a sequence of interviews with musicians, theologians, and jazz writers, Jamie Howison attracts the worlds of theology and jazz into an lively and colourful dialog with one another. equipped round a targeted hearing John Coltrane’s track as heard opposed to the history of his existence and social context, and interacting with the paintings of quite a number writers together with James Baldwin, Dorothee Soelle, Jeremy Begbie, and James Cone, God’s brain in that tune can be of curiosity not just to these drawn to the intersection of tune and theology, but additionally to Coltrane fanatics, scholars of jazz reports, and a person who believes that track matters.

“Written with bright recognition to sound and the sacred, Howison’s pages open up the religious and aesthetic depths of John Coltrane’s international . . . alongside the way in which, we listen many voices attesting to this uniquely American musician who maintains to astonish our too-easily-established different types. Coltrane wanted to ‘sound’ the cosmos, to bare the secret that surrounds us. This ebook is an educated act of affection for a gorgeous, complicated, distinct musician.”
—Don E. Saliers, Emory University

“Howison has given us an unique examine displaying the connections among jazz tune and theological truths, bringing jointly a unprecedented blend of musical and non secular services. His publication is a deeply own examine the nice track of John Coltrane and different jazz artists, displaying how their creativity is an expression of the numerous aspects of our humanity, from tragedies to triumphs. there's not anything fairly like this within the literature. Must-reading for a person who cares in regards to the arts relating to faith.”
—William Edgar, Westminster Theological Seminary

“One needn't be partial to jazz or Coltrane to understand the large desire Howison has performed for all those that might search to be reworked via the good news of the gospel. Rooted within the theological culture, cautious in its awareness to uncomplicated biblical issues, and hugely conversant with the historical past of jazz and its so much capable practitioners, Howison’s publication takes us into waters that brim with musical existence and pleasure, waters the place God is making all issues new.”
—Christopher R. J. Holmes, collage of Otago

“Through a humble and really courageous examine the song and lifetime of John Coltrane, Howison manages to in short unveil one of many methods God interacts with humans, and conversely, how humans engage with God . . . the glorious and not easy great thing about this paintings is that simply because the reader catches a glimpse of the Holy, it slips away, and prefer Coltrane with a fearsome craving in his soul, taking part in till state come, we're left with a thirst for more.”
—Alana Levandoski, songwriter and recording artist

“Howison’s paintings on Coltrane is insightful and simply what you’d wish for—a deeper, wider groove, a tackle Coltrane that has now not been peddled to dying. learn and be enriched.”
—Charlie Peacock, musician and manufacturer

Jamie Howison is a clergyman of the Anglican Church of Canada, and the founding pastoral chief of Saint Benedict's desk in Winnipeg, Manitoba. stick to Jamie Howison at http://godsmindinthatmusic.com.

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Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase by David Beach

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By David Beach

Advanced Schenkerian research: views on word Rhythm, reason, and Form is a textbook for college students with a few history in Schenkerian conception. It starts off with an outline of Schenker's theories, then progresses systematically from the word and their quite a few mixtures to longer and extra advanced works. in contrast to different texts in this topic, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis combines the research of multi-level pitch association with that of word rhythm (the interplay of word and hypermeter), motivic repetition at diversified structural degrees, and shape. It additionally comprises analytic graphs of a number of prolonged activities, separate works, and songs. A separate Instructor’s handbook offers extra suggestion and ideas (graphs) of all steered assignments.

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John Charles Thomas: Beloved Baritone of American Opera and by Michael J. Maher

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By Michael J. Maher

Buoyant, irrepressible and hot-tempered, John Charles Thomas captivated audiences around the globe along with his very good voice. The son of a minister, he studied voice on the Peabody Conservatory lower than the tutelage of Adelin Fermin, one of many few voice lecturers in the US able to education Thomas within the French operatic style.
via 1915, Thomas had develop into a number one performer on Broadway, and ten years later had launched into a trans-Atlantic profession in opera and live shows. on the top of his acceptance from 1934 via 1946, he was once a favored megastar of radio, phonographs, and the Metropolitan Opera, a favourite of either renowned and classical audiences. His selection to go away opera and concentrate on his radio profession throughout the moment international warfare fee him his recognition as a significant artist. The singer who brought “Home at the variety” and introduced many different American criteria has been principally forgotten today.
This thorough biography info Thomas’s lifestyles and occupation. starting along with his institution days on the Peabody, it lines his Broadway occupation because the celebrity of Step This Way and Maytime and his hugely profitable profession as a live performance, recording, and opera famous person. Appendices offer a discography of his recordings, a listing of operatic appearances in Brussels and the us, and the songs he played on radio announces from 1934 to 1948.

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Wes Montgomery Guitar Anthology (Songbook) (Guitar Recorded by Wes Montgomery

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By Wes Montgomery

(Guitar Recorded Versions). Twenty spot-on transcriptions from this jazz genius's recordings: Airegin * Come Rain or Come Shine * D average Blues * Days of Wine and Roses * 4 on Six * Freddie Freeloader * complete condominium * i am only a fortunate So and So * if you happen to might See Me Now * Impressions * on your personal candy method * Jingles * Movin' alongside (Sid's Twelve) * Satin Doll * The Shadow of Your Smile * The Trick Bag * Twisted Blues * Unit 7 * Wes' song * Windy. comprises typical notation and tablature.

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Opera in the Novel from Balzac to Proust (Cambridge Studies by Newark

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By Newark

The turning aspect of Madame Bovary, which Flaubert memorably set on the opera, is just the main well-known instance of a shockingly lengthy culture, one universal to quite a number French literary types and sub-genres. within the first book-length examine of that culture to seem in English, Cormac Newark examines representations of operatic functionality from Balzac's l. a. Comedie humaine to Proust's A l. a. recherche du temps perdu, in terms of (among others) Dumas pere's Le Comte de Monte-Cristo and Leroux's Le Fantome de l'Opera. responsive to textual and musical element alike within the works, the research additionally delves deep into their reception contexts. the result's a compelling cultural-historical account: of fixing methods of constructing feel of operatic event from the 1820s to the Nineteen Twenties, and of a perennial writerly fascination with the recording of that experience.

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