Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

Author: Lesley A. Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317081647

Category: Music

Page: 234

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Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music offers a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and active performers who see performance not as an independent activity but as a practice enriched by a wealth of historical and analytical approaches. To underline the usefulness of contextual understanding for performance, each author highlights the choices performers must confront with examples drawn from particular repertoires and composers. Topics explored include editorial practice, the use of early recordings, emergent disciplines such as analysis-and-performance, and traditions passed down from teacher to student. Themes that emerge demonstrate the importance of editions as a form of communication, the challenges of notation, the significance of detail and of deeper continuity, the importance of performing and teaching traditions, and the influence of cross disciplinary frameworks. A link to a set of performed examples on the frenchpianomusic.com website allows readers to hear and compare performances and interpretations of the music discussed. The volume will appeal to musicologists and analysts interested in performance, performers, students, and piano teachers.

Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

Author: Dr Scott McCarrey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409400646

Category: Music

Page: 241

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These essays offer a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and performers who see performance as a practice enriched by a wealth of historical and analytical approaches. Each author considers examples drawn from a particular repertoire or composer. Themes that emerge demonstrate the importance of editions as a form of communication, the challenges of notation, the significance of detail and of deeper continuity, the importance of performing and teaching traditions, and the influence of cross disciplinary frameworks.

The Pianist's Craft 2

The Pianist's Craft 2

Author: Richard P. Anderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232662

Category: Music

Page: 292

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In The Pianist’s Craft 2, pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected works by an entirely different set of composers whose works are standard in the piano literature.

The Spectral Piano

The Spectral Piano

Author: Marilyn Nonken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139916110

Category: Music

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The most influential compositional movement of the past fifty years, spectralism was informed by digital technology but also extended the aesthetics of pianist-composers such as Franz Liszt, Alexander Scriabin and Claude Debussy. Students of Olivier Messiaen such as Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey sought to create a cooperative committed to exploring the evolution of timbre in time as a basis for the musical experience. In The Spectral Piano, Marilyn Nonken shows how the spectral attitude was influenced by developments in technology but also continued a tradition of performative and compositional virtuosity. Nonken explores shared fascinations with the musical experience, which united spectralists with their Romantic and early Modern predecessors. Examining Murail's Territoires de l'oubli, Jonathan Harvey's Tombeau de Messiaen, Joshua Fineberg's Veils, and Edmund Campion's A Complete Wealth of Time, she reveals how spectral concerns relate not only to the past but also to contemporary developments in philosophical aesthetics.

Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen

Author: Vincent Benitez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351589130

Category: Music

Page: 366

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Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition presents researchers with the most significant and helpful resources on Olivier Messiaen, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers. With multiple indices, this annotated bibliography will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field. The second edition has been fully revised and updated.

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Author: Nicole V. Gagné

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538122983

Category: Music

Page: 546

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important composers, musicians, methods, styles, and media in modernist and postmodern classical music.

Debussy's Resonance

Debussy's Resonance

Author: François De Médicis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781580465250

Category:

Page: 642

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Some of Debussy's most beloved pieces, as well as lesser-known ones from his early years, set in a rich cultural context by leading experts from the English- and French-speaking worlds.

The Harvard Dictionary of Music

The Harvard Dictionary of Music

Author: Willi Apel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674011635

Category: Music

Page: 1020

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This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)

Images and Ideas in Modern French Piano Music

Images and Ideas in Modern French Piano Music

Author: Siglind Bruhn

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 0945193955

Category: Music

Page: 464

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In our visually-oriented society, music appears to stand apart from other arts. Yet just as a poet can write a poem whose focus is a painting, so musicians have composed scores based on poems, paintings, and other non-musical art forms. In instrumental music such reinterpretations are especially intriguing as the verbal or visual stimulus does not appear in performance but is rendered in musical form. In this study, Siglind Bruhn investigates how three French composers of the twentieth century, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Olivier Messiaen, express extra-musical subtexts in their piano works. She shows how the relation between the subtexts and the musical works can be broadly catagorized in terms of pictoriality and interiority. In all cases, Bruhn analyzes each musical piece and each source text in its entirety and in depth, drawing on her broad background in both literary and musical interpretation of the twentieth century. For pianists who seek to better understand an individual work, for scholars in the growing field of musical hermeneutics, and for lovers of music in general, this volume explores and makes explicit connections between music and other arts.

Scott Joplin at the Piano

Scott Joplin at the Piano

Author: Scott Joplin

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457439575

Category: Music

Page: 64

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This outstanding collection of classic Joplin rags includes a concise guide to ragtime history, style and interpretation, plus a reprint of Scott Joplin's definitive document entitled School of Ragtime. Titles: * The Cascades * The Chrysanthemum * The Easy Winners * The Entertainer * Heliotrope Bouquet * Maple Leaf Rag * Rag-Time Dance * Solace * The Strenuous Life * Sun Flower Slow Drag * Swipesy

The Spectral Piano

The Spectral Piano

Author: Marilyn Nonken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107018549

Category: Music

Page: 209

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Marilyn Nonken finds precedent in the works of pianist-composers Liszt, Scriabin and Debussy for spectral attitudes towards the musical experience.