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Suzuki Cello School - Volume 4 (Revised): Cello Part

Teach cello with the popular Suzuki Cello School. The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. ...

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Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians

If everybody were to play first violin, we could not have an orchestra. Therefore respect each musician in his own place. There is no end to learning. Originally published in1850, Advice to Young Musicians: Musical Rules for Home and in Life offered composer Robert Schumann’s (1810–56) combination of practical advice and poetic words of wisdom for young people beginning their musical education. Presented in aphorisms and short paragr...

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Today's Sounds for Yesterday's Films

In recent years, there has been something of an explosion in the performance of live music to silent films. There is a wide range of films with live and new scores that run from the historically accurate orchestral scores to contemporary sounds by groups such as Pet Shop Boys or by experimental composers and gothic heavy metal bands. It is no exaggeration to claim that music constitutes a bridge between the old silent film and the mo...

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Musical Listening in the German Enlightenment

The silent attentiveness expected of concert audiences is one of the most distinctive characteristics of modern Western musical culture. This is the first book to examine the concept of attention in the history of musical thought and its foundations in the writings of German musical commentators of the late eighteenth century. Those critics explained numerous technical features of the music of their time as devices for arousing, sust...

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Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Lawrence Kramer has been a pivotal figure in the development of the controversial new musicology, integrating the study of music with social and cultural issues. This accessible and eloquently written book continues and deepens the trajectory of Kramer's thinking as it boldly argues that humanistic, not just technical, meaning is a basic force in music history and an indispensable factor in how, where, and when music is heard. Kramer...

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Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students,which covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a balance between important themes and illustrative examples. This book is about enjoying the music itself and provides a lively, challenging discussion complemented by stimulating musical examples couched in an appropriate cultural and historical context―the mu...

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Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville

The first volume of Barker's memoirs, A Life in Jazz, followed him from New Orleans into the big bands of Cab Calloway and Benny Carter. He was working on this-the second volume-for some years before his death in 1994. Beginning with an extended portrait of Buddy Bolden as recalled by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Bunk Johnson as well as Barker himself, this book draws together a lifetime of stories and the vivid characters who ...

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The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers

This handbook is the first to provide a systematic investigation of the various roles of producers in commercial and not-for-profit musical theatre. Featuring fifty-one essays written by international specialists in the field, it offers new insights into the world of musical theatre, its creation and its promotion. Key areas of investigation include the lives and works of producers whose work is part of a US and worldwide musical the...

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Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny Golson

“One of the greatest artists our country has is Benny Golson. He is not only a great musician, but an original and fabulous composer. He is inventive and creative and his work is loved the world over. Benny is a rare, creative genius. All I would like to say is THREE CHEERS for Benny Golson!”—Tony Bennett “Composer supreme, tenor man supreme, jazz man supreme, good guy supreme: that’s BENNY GOLSON!"—Sonny Rollins Born during the de f...

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»Auf! stimmt ein freies Scherzlied an«. Weltliche Liedkultur im Hamburg der Aufklärung

Aus kulturgeschichtlicher Perspektive beschreibt die Studie die Einbindung der (Lied-)Musik in den über­grei­fenden Prozess der Aufklärung, leuchtet ihre Wechselwirkung mit anderen Künsten aus und lässt die komplexe Einbindung musikkultureller Praxis in gesell­schaft­liche Strukturen sichtbar werden. -Im 18. Jahrhundert entfaltete sich in Hamburg eine der lebendigsten weltlichen Lied­kulturen der Epoche, die ihren sozialen Platz in s...