What to Listen for in Music Signet Classics

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Signet #ad - Whether they listen to mozart or duke ellington, aaron copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.

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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

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Picador #ad - Taking readers into the labyrinth of modern style, Ross draws revelatory connections between the century's most influential composers and the wider culture. The rest is noise is an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music. Picador USA. Winner of the 2007 national book critics circle award for criticisma new york times book review top ten book of the yeartime magazine top ten nonfiction book of 2007newsweek Favorite Books of 2007A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, music critic for The New Yorker, Alex Ross, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present.

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How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart The Great Courses

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Plume #ad - You will learn how to listen for key elements in different genres of music—from madrigals to minuets and from sonatas to symphonies—along with the enthralling history of great music from ancient Greece to the 20th century. Picador USA. In how to listen to great music, a composer and music historian, presents a comprehensive, Professor Robert Greenberg, accessible guide to how music has mirrored Western history, that will transform the experience of listening for novice and long-time listeners alike.

The right knowledge can deepen the ability of this music to edify, enlighten, and stir the soul. Plume Books. The perfect music gift from one of the most trusted names in continuing education. You'll get answers to such questions as why was beethoven so important? How did the Enlightenment change music? And what's so great about opera anyway? How to Listen to Great Music will let you finally hear what you've been missing.

How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart The Great Courses #ad - Learn how to better appreciate music in this guide that will unlock the knowledge you need to understand “the most abstract and sublime of all the arts. Whether you're listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you.

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Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Ideal for nonmajors, the text introduces the basic elements of music and narrative film to help beginners appreciate the combined artistic effects of the two forms. Picador USA. Reel music also includes excellent pedagogical features and viewing guides. Plume Books. Reel music provides an in-depth, chronological overview of music’s role in film from the birth of the medium to the present.

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The Vintage Guide to Classical Music: An Indispensable Guide for Understanding and Enjoying Classical Music

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Vintage #ad - 1300-1377 to aaron copland 1900-1990, and the impact of the early-music movement;-- a glossary of musical terms, polyphony, atonality, that combine biography with detailed analyses of the major works while assessing their role in the social, and political climate of their times;-- informative sidebars that clarify broader topics such as melody, cultural, from a cappella to woodwinds;-- a step-by-step guide to building a great classical music library.

Written with wit and a clarity that both musical experts and beginners can appreciate, The Vintage Guide to Classical Music is an invaluable source-book for music lovers everywhere. The most readable and comprehensive guide to enjoying over five hundred years of classical music -- from Gregorian chants, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johannes Brahms, John Cage, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, and beyond.

The Vintage Guide to Classical Music: An Indispensable Guide for Understanding and Enjoying Classical Music #ad - The vintage guide to classical music is a lively -- and opinionated -- musical history and an insider's key to the personalities, epochs, and genres of the Western classical tradition. Plume Books. Among its features:-- chronologically arranged essays on nearly 100 composers, from Guillaume de Machaut ca.

Picador USA. Vintage.

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Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band Conductor

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Meredith Music #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This outstanding "one-of-a-kind" text was designed to assist the conductor in achieving a personal interpretation of music. Plume Books. Vintage. Picador USA. Meredith Music Resource.

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Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures

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Harvard University Press #ad - Throughout the volume are to he found trenchant comments on such subjects as Wagnerism, musical taste, musical snobbery, the influence of political ideas on Russian music under the Soviets, the operas of Verdi, musical improvisation as opposed to musical construction, the nature of melody, and the function of the critic of music.

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures #ad - One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own experience as a composer. Picador USA. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, inspiration, musical types, the process of musical composition, and musical execution.

Plume Books. Vintage. Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Joy of Music Leonard Bernstein Amadeus

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Amadeus #ad - Employing the creative device of “imaginary conversations” in the first section of his book, Bernstein illuminates the importance of the symphony in America, the greatness of Beethoven, and the art of composing. The joy of music Amadeus Series Softcover. Vintage. The book also includes a photo section and a third section with the transcripts from his televised Omnibus music series, including “Beethoven's Fifth Symphony ” “The World of Jazz ” “Introduction to Modern Music ” and “What Makes Opera Grand.

Picador USA. Employing the creative device of imaginary Conversations in the first section of his book, the greatness of Beethoven, Bernstein illuminates the importance of the symphony in America, and the art of composing. The book also includes a photo section and a third section with the transcripts from his televised Omnibus music series, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, The World of Jazz, Introduction to Modern Music, and What Makes Opera Grand.

The Joy of Music Leonard Bernstein Amadeus #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. Plume Books. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired, and inspiring, music intellects of our time.

This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired, and inspiring, music intellects of our time.

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The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945

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Picador #ad - This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. Used book in Good Condition. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a stunning testament to human endurance and the redemptive power of fellow feeling. Employing the creative device of imaginary Conversations in the first section of his book, Bernstein illuminates the importance of the symphony in America, the greatness of Beethoven, and the art of composing.

The book also includes a photo section and a third section with the transcripts from his televised Omnibus music series, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, The World of Jazz, Introduction to Modern Music, and What Makes Opera Grand. Picador USA. Named one of the best books of 1999 by the los angeles Times, The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody Son of Sam.

The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 #ad - The pianist won the cannes Film Festival's most prestigious prize―the Palme d'Or. On september 23, 1939, wladyslaw szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outside―so loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. The joy of music Amadeus Series Softcover. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired, and inspiring, music intellects of our time.

It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: That day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio went off the air.

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The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus Ad Parnassum

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Plume Books. Vintage. An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its second edition, and in more recent times Paul Hindemith said, "Perhaps the craft of composition would really have fallen into decline if Fux's Gradus had not set up a standard. Originally written in latin, steps to Parnassus was translated into the principal European languages, but the only English version was a free paraphrase published in 1886.

This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library. Used book in Good Condition. The joy of music Amadeus Series Softcover.

The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus Ad Parnassum #ad - The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux's great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in 1725, it has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. Picador USA.

This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired, and inspiring, music intellects of our time. J.

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Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings

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Vintage #ad - In the first selection in decades made for the general reader from his collected works, this volume traces More’s journey of moral conviction in his own words and writings. Plume Books. Thomas more is perhaps most familiar to us from his courageous struggle with Henry VIII, unforgettably portrayed in Robert Bolt’s classic, A Man for All Seasons.

Also included is the famous “life of Sir Thomas More, ” written by his son-in-law, William Roper. In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music.

But that final struggle, which ended in his execution for treason, was only the crowning act in a life that he had devoted to God long before. Drawing on a variety of more’s late writings–the extraordinary “tower works, his poignant last letters to his daughter Margaret, and his poems, ” written in prison, private prayers and devotional works–this collection will provide even readers lacking a background in Renaissance humanism or history with a rich introduction to a startlingly modern man of spiritual principle.

Saint Thomas More: Selected Writings #ad - The vintage spiritual classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Employing the creative device of imaginary Conversations in the first section of his book, Bernstein illuminates the importance of the symphony in America, the greatness of Beethoven, and the art of composing.

The book also includes a photo section and a third section with the transcripts from his televised Omnibus music series, The World of Jazz, Introduction to Modern Music, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and What Makes Opera Grand. Picador USA.

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