Samuel Barber Remembered

Samuel Barber Remembered

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Compulsively readable interviews with the great American composer and his friends and colleagues, including Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Leontyne Price.

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

Author: Barbara B. Heyman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190863739

Category: Music

Page: 665

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Samuel Barber (1910-1981) is one of the most admired and honored American composers of the twentieth century. An unabashed Romantic, largely independent of worldwide trends and the avant-garde, he infused his works with poetic lyricism and gave tonal language and forms new vitality. His rich legacy includes every genre, including the famous Adagio for Strings, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, three concertos, a plethora of songs, and two operas, the Pulitzer prize-winning Vanessa, and Antony and Cleopatra, the commissioned work that opened the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in 1966. Generously documented by letter, sketches, autograph manuscripts, and interviews with friends, colleagues, and performers with whom he worked, this ASCAP-Award winning book is still unquestionably the most authoritative biography on Barber, covering his entire career and interweaving the events of his life with his compositional process. This second edition benefits from many new discoveries, including a Violin Sonata recovered from an artist's estate, a diary Barber kept his seventeenth year, a trove of letters and manuscripts that were recovered from a suitcase found in a dumpster, documentation that dispels earlier myths about the composition of Barber's Violin Concerto, and research of scholars that was stimulated by Heyman's work. Barber's intimate relations are discussed when they bear on his creativity. A testament to the lasting significance of Romanticism, Samuel Barber stands as a model biography of an important musical figure.

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

Author: Barbara Heyman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199837953

Category: Music

Page: 608

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Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works is the first publication to list the entire musical output of Samuel Barber, one of the most beloved and frequently performed American composers. In this exhaustive study, renowned Barber biographer Barbara Heyman chronologically lists and details hundreds of core repertory and the most recently published works, as well as numerous works previously unknown and unpublished. Each entry includes information about first performances, commissions, and the circumstances and inspiration of the composition; the texts of songs; a musical extract containing the opening measures of each work, movement, or major aria; duration, revisions, editions, arrangements, and a select discography of historical and contemporary performances. The descriptions of manuscript sources provide details about the hundreds of holograph manuscripts, sketches, drafts, and significant publisher's proofs with Barber's corrections. Entries are enhanced by Heyman's extensive commentary, which draws from Barber's correspondence, interviews, and diaries. Useful appendices to the catalogue comprise a register of works by genre; an alphabetical directory of works; an index of first lines of vocal works; a listing by nationality of authors and translators of texts set by Barber; and a comprehensive discography. This thematic catalogue is an invaluable guide for musicians, scholars, and students, providing an essential foundation for any serious study of Barber and his music.

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

Author: Wayne Wentzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135271824

Category: Music

Page: 466

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An annotated reference guide to Barber's life, works and achievements, it will prove valuable for anyone seeking information on him.

Words and Music

Words and Music

Author: Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783271061

Category: Music

Page: 338

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Articles, tributes and reminiscences of composer, pianist and author Peter Dickinson are here brought together for the first time.

Singing Death

Singing Death

Author: Helen Dell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315302102

Category: Music

Page: 215

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Paeg -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Preface -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction: music for the dead and the living -- PART I: Going home -- 1 Into the profound deep: pulled by a song -- 2 'Farewell vain world, I'm going home': negotiating death in the sacred harp tradition -- 3 Crossing over, returning home: expressions of death as a place in George Crumb's River of Life -- PART II: 'Lest we forget': music, history and myth -- 4 Public mourning, the nation and Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings -- 5 Swinging in heaven, boppin' in hell: jazz and death -- 6 'Sad and solemn requiems': disaster songs and complicated grief in the aftermath of Nova Scotia mining disasters -- PART III: approaching by turning away : metaphorical death -- 7 Moving between worlds: death, the otherworld and traditional Irish song -- 8 Dying for love in trouvère song -- PART IV: The restless dead -- 9 To the tune of 'Queen Dido': the spectropoetics of early modern English balladry -- 10 'Break on through to the other side': songs of death in supernatural horror films -- 11 'And the stars spell out your name': the funeral music of Diana, Princess of Wales -- 12 Barthes's orphic quest: music and mourning in Camera Lucida -- Index

65 Songs

65 Songs

Author: Richard Walters

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480320451

Category: Music

Page: 288

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(Vocal Collection). In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Barber, this major new edition includes newly edited and engraved editions of the complete contents of Collected Songs and Ten Early Songs (1994), plus many previously unpublished early songs. Manuscripts from the Library of Congress and other sources were consulted for all songs. The edition includes extensive historical information about each song, a lengthy and insightful article about Barber, and facsimiles of selected manuscripts. Songs published during the composer's lifetime (In chronological order of publication): Three Songs, Op. 2 : The Daisies; With rue my heart is laden; Bessie Bobtail * Three Songs, Op. 10: Rain has fallen; Sleep now; I hear an army * Four Songs, Op. 13: A Nun Takes the Veil; The Secrets of the Old; Sure on this shining night; Nocturne * Two Songs, Op. 18: The queen's face on the summery coin; Monks and Raisins * Nuvoletta, Op. 25 o Melodies passageres, Op. 27: Puisque tout passe; Un cygne; Tombeau dans un parc; Le clocher chante; Depart * Hermit Songs, Op. 29: At Saint Patrick's Purgatory; Church Bell at Night; St. Ita's Vision; The Heavenly Banquet; The Crucifixion; Sea-Snatch; Promiscuity; The Monk and His Cat; The Praises of God; The Desire for Hermitage * Despite and Still, Op. 41: A Last Song; My Lizard (Wish for Young Love); In the Wilderness; Solitary Hotel; Despite and Still * Three Songs, Op. 45: Now have I fed and eaten up the rose; A Green Lowland of Pianos; O boundless, boundless evening. Songs published posthumously : 1 First published in this edition; 2 First published in Samuel Barber: Ten Early Songs (1994); 3 First published in Samuel Barber: Ten Selected Songs (2008): Ask me to rest 1 * Au claire de lune 1 * Beggar's Song 2 * Fantasy in Purple 1 * In the dark pinewood 2 * La nuit 1 * Love at the Door 2 * Love's Caution 2 * Man 1 * Mother, I cannot mind my wheel 3 * Music, when soft voices die 1 * Night Wanderers 2 * Of that so sweet imprisonment 2 * Peace 1 * Serenader 2 * A Slumber Song of the Madonna 2 * Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening 1 * Strings in the earth and air 2 * There's nae lark 2 * Three Songs, The Words from Old England: Lady, when I behold the roses 1; An Earnest Visit to His Unkind Mistress Not to Forsake Him 1; Hey nonny no! 3 * Two Poems of the Wind: Little Children of the Wind 1; Longing 1 * Two Songs of Youth: I never thought that youth would go 1; Invocation to Youth * Watcher s 1 * Who carries corn and crown 1

Volume 12, Tome IV: Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art

Volume 12, Tome IV: Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351875172

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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While Kierkegaard is primarily known as a philosopher or religious thinker, his writings have also been used extensively by literary writers, critics and artists. This use can be traced in the work of major cultural figures not just in Denmark and Scandinavia but also in the wider world. They have been attracted to his creative mixing of genres, his complex use of pseudonyms, his rhetoric and literary style, and his rich images, parables, and allegories. The present volume documents this influence in the different language groups and traditions. Tome IV examines Kierkegaard’s surprisingly extensive influence in the Anglophone world of literature and art, particularly in the United States. His thought appears in the work of the novelists Walker Percy, James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, William Styron, Don Delillo, and Louise Erdrich. He has also been used by the famous American literary critics, George Steiner and Harold Bloom. The American composer Samuel Barber made use of Kierkegaard in his musical works. Kierkegaard has also exercised an influence on British and Irish letters. W.H. Auden sought in Kierkegaard ideas for his poetic works, and the contemporary English novelist David Lodge has written a novel Therapy, in which Kierkegaard plays an important role. Cryptic traces of Kierkegaard can also be found in the work of the famous Irish writer James Joyce.

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.

Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism, and Art: The Anglophone world

Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism, and Art: The Anglophone world

Author: Jon Bartley Stewart

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140945763X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Vol. 2 is dedicated to the use of Kierkegaard by later Danish writers. Almost from the beginning Kierkegaard's works were standard reading for these authors. Danish novelists and critics from the Modern Breakthrough movement in the 1870s were among the first to make extensive use of his writings. These included the theoretical leader of the movement, the critic Georg Brandes, who wrote an entire book on Kierkegaard, and the novelists Jens Peter Jacobsen and Henrik Pontoppidan

The Violin

The Violin

Author: Robert Riggs

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580465069

Category: Violin

Page: 327

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Provides new perspectives on the violin's beloved concert repertoire, its diverse roles in indigenous musical traditions on four continents, and its metaphorical presence in visual arts and literature.

Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles

Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles

Author: Gordon Sly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000219760

Category: Music

Page: 234

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Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles: Analytical Pathways Toward Performance presents analyses of fourteen song cycles composed after the turn of the twentieth century, with a focus on offering ways into the musical and poetic structure of each cycle to performers, scholars, and students alike. Ranging from familiar works of twentieth-century music by composers such as Schoenberg, Britten, Poulenc, and Shostakovich to lesser-known works by Van Wyk, Sviridov, Wheeler, and Sánchez, this collection of essays captures the diversity of the song cycle repertoire in contemporary classical music. The contributors bring their own analytical perspectives and methods, considering musical structures, the composers' selection of texts, how poetic narratives are expressed, and historical context. Informed by music history, music theory, and performance, Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles offers an essential guide into the contemporary art-music song cycle for performers, scholars, students, and anyone seeking to understand this unique genre.