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Title Selected Letters of Paul Hindemith
Author Paul Hindemith
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 1995-01-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 255
ISBN 9780300064513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Paul Hindemith had a multifaceted career as an internationally acclaimed composer, performer, festival organizer, teacher, lecturer, and writer. Born in Germany in 1895, he was a leading member of the musical avant-garde, and when the Nazis came to power his compositions eventually were banned as "decadent art." In 1938 Hindemith went into voluntary exile in Switzerland and in 1940 migrated to the United States, where he became a citizen. His return to Europe after the war in response to urgent calls for help in rebuilding European musical life gave rise to many inner emotional problems. This selection of letters written by Hindemith spans his entire career, from the First World War until shortly before his death in 1963. Translated and edited by a leading authority on Hindemith, the letters (some of which were written in English) reveal that he was an observant, engaging, and opinionated correspondent who took a keen interest in contemporary culture and politics. The first such selection to appear in English, the letters deal with personal and professional matters and are addressed to his wife, publishers, and friends in both Europe and America. Among the many important personalities with whom he came into contact were the composers Stravinsky and Milhaud, the conductors Mengelberg, Furtwängler, Koussevitzky, and Klemperer, and the choreographers Massine and Balanchine. Published to coincide with the centenary of Hindemith's birth, the letters fill out our portrait of him and provide an absorbing chronicle of his life and times.

Paul Hindemith by Stephen Luttmann

Title Paul Hindemith
Author Stephen Luttmann
Publisher Psychology Press
Release 2005
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 429
ISBN 9780415937030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Paul Hindemith never accepted the complete engagement with social issues suggested in the writings of Brecht, but he developed many of his ideas regarding the place of an artist in the thirties and forties, his music eventually gaining official disapproval. His strong opinions about musical composition make him a particularly interesting subject and this research guide will provide a complete bibliography of works to guide the scholar and student.

Notes for Violists by David M. Bynog

Title Notes for Violists
Author David M. Bynog
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 2020-12
Category Music
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0190916109
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Notes for Violists: A Guide to the Repertoire provides historical and analytical information about thirty-five pieces of classical music written for the viola. Arranged alphabetically by composer, the book covers some of the best-known examples of string music repertoire prominently involving the viola. A single chapter is devoted to each of the thirty-five works. The selected string repertoire includes concertos, chamber music, and works for solo viola composed between the early part of the eighteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. Each chapter includes biographical information about the composer and historical information about the work. A detailed musical analysis of each work is also included. Numerous charts and musical examples provide further references for the reader"--

Jes s Mar a Sanrom by Alberto Hernández

Title Jes s Mar a Sanrom
Author Alberto Hernández
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release 2008-05-02
Category Music
Total Pages 380
ISBN 1461706807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book presents for the first time a documented biography of Jesús María Sanromá (1902-1984), a native Puerto Rican classical musician and a leading 20th century American pianist.

Artists Under Hitler by Jonathan Petropoulos

Title Artists Under Hitler
Author Jonathan Petropoulos
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2014-11-28
Category History
Total Pages 424
ISBN 0300210612
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

“What are we to make of those cultural figures, many with significant international reputations, who tried to find accommodation with the Nazi regime?” Jonathan Petropoulos asks in this exploration of some of the most acute moral questions of the Third Reich. In his nuanced analysis of prominent German artists, architects, composers, film directors, painters, and writers who rejected exile, choosing instead to stay during Germany’s darkest period, Petropoulos shows how individuals variously dealt with the regime’s public opposition to modern art. His findings explode the myth that all modern artists were anti-Nazi and all Nazis anti-modernist. Artists Under Hitler closely examines cases of artists who failed in their attempts to find accommodation with the Nazi regime (Walter Gropius, Paul Hindemith, Gottfried Benn, Ernst Barlach, Emil Nolde) as well as others whose desire for official acceptance was realized (Richard Strauss, Gustaf Gründgens, Leni Riefenstahl, Arno Breker, Albert Speer). Collectively these ten figures illuminate the complex cultural history of Nazi Germany, while individually they provide haunting portraits of people facing excruciating choices and grave moral questions.

Monarch of the Flute by Nancy Toff

Title Monarch of the Flute
Author Nancy Toff
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2005-08-18
Category Music
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780195346923
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Georges Barr?re (1876-1944) holds a preeminent place in the history of American flute playing. Best known for two of the landmark works that were written for him--the Poem of Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Density 21.5 by Edgard Var?se--he was the most prominent early exemplar of the Paris Conservatoire tradition in the United States and set a new standard for American woodwind performance. Barr?re's story is a musical tale of two cities, and this book uses his life as a window onto musical life in Belle Epoque Paris and twentieth-century New York. Recurrent themes are the interactions of composers and performers; the promotion of new music; the management, personnel, and repertoire of symphony orchestras; the economic and social status of the orchestral and solo musician, including the increasing power of musicians' unions; the role of patronage, particularly women patrons; and the growth of chamber music as a professional performance medium. A student of Paul Taffanel at the Paris Conservatoire, by age eighteen Barr?re played in the premiere of Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. He went on to become solo flutist of the Concerts Colonne and to found the Soci?t? Moderne d'Instruments ? Vent, a pioneering woodwind ensemble that premiered sixty-one works by forty composers in its first ten years. Invited by Walter Damrosch to become principal flute of the New York Symphony in 1905, he founded the woodwind department at the Institute of Musical Art (later Juilliard). His many ensembles toured the United States, building new audiences for chamber music and promoting French repertoire as well as new American music. Toff narrates Barr?re's relationships with the finest musicians and artists of his day, among them Isadora Duncan, Yvette Guilbert, Andr? Caplet, Paul Hindemith, Albert Roussel, Wallingford Riegger, and Henry Brant. The appendices of the book, which list Barr?re's 170 premieres and the 50 works dedicated to him, are a resource for a new generation of performers. Based on extensive archival research and oral histories in both France and the United States, this is the first biography of Barr?re.

Symphonic Aspirations by Karen Painter

Title Symphonic Aspirations
Author Karen Painter
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2008-01-15
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780674033597
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Tradition in a modern age : Bruckner and Mahler at the fin de siècle -- Symphonic idealism in crisis -- Symphonic conventions of a world past -- Sensuality and redemption -- The politics of tradition : Mahler and Bruckner, 1914-1933 -- Mahler's progressive legacy and the aestheticization of violence -- Bruckner's nationalist legacy and the aestheticization of space -- Symphonic traditions under National socialism -- Symphonic ambitions and Hindemith's Mathis der Mahler symphony -- Symphonic defeat.

Title Intimate Voices Debussy to Villa Lobos The string quartets of Debussy and Ravel
Author Evan Allan Jones
Publisher University Rochester Press
Release 2009
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 326
ISBN 1580462294
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Leading authorities explore, in direct and accessible language, chamber-music masterpieces by twenty-one prominent composers since 1900.

Classicism of the Twenties by Theodore Ziolkowski

Title Classicism of the Twenties
Author Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2015-01-08
Category Art
Total Pages 237
ISBN 022618398X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Classicism” is not a term we usually associate with the music, art, and literature of the 1920s, with their embrace of primitivism, expressionism, and experiment in general. But the broader current of modernism in fact produced a distinctive classical movement during the 1920s. Theodore Ziolkowski here provides a compelling account of this classical revival. Classicism” of the early twentieth century was classical in two senses. First, its writers, artists, and musicians often took themes from Greek and Roman history and mythology as their subjects. Second, they sought to achieve in their own works the form and the values of simplicity and order that epitomized ancient classicism. With Igor Stravinsky, Pablo Picasso, and T. S. Eliot as his exemplary figures, Ziolkowski shows how this classicism manifested itself in various works during the 1920s (while also acknowledging competing movements such as expressionism, surrealism, and dada) and how they differed from works of the prewar and wartime years that were sometimes superficially classical” without exemplifying the true spirit of classicism.

Information Literacy in Music by Beth Christensen

Title Information Literacy in Music
Author Beth Christensen
Publisher A-R Editions, Inc.
Release 2018-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 254
ISBN 0895798565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor’s Companion is a practical guide to information literacy instruction for busy librarians and music faculty. This book contains examples of course-integrated assignments designed to help postsecondary music students develop foundational skills in information literacy. These assignments have been solicited from experienced librarians and faculty across the United States, and they represent a broad spectrum of approaches to music research, from historical to applied studies. Be inspired by new and creative solutions to students’ information literacy challenges and by the many examples of successful collaborations between librarians and music faculty.

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