Download Moral Fire: Musical Portraits from America's Fin de Siècle by Joseph Horowitz PDF

By Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz writes in ethical hearth: "If the Met’s screaming Wagnerites status on chairs (in the Nineties) are unthinkable this day, it's partially simply because we distrust excessive feeling. our kids avidly concentrate on vicarious varieties of digital interpersonal diversion. Our laptops and televisions ensnare us in a surrogate international that shuns all yet facile passions; in basic terms Jon Stewart and invoice Maher percentage moments of ethical outrage disguised as comedy."

Arguing that the earlier can end up instructive and inspirational, Horowitz revisits 4 striking personalities—Henry Higginson, Laura Langford, Henry Krehbiel and Charles Ives—whose missionary paintings within the realm of tradition signaled a trust within the primary decency of civilized human nature, within the universality of ethical values, and in growth towards a nation of peace and love.

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Download Building Choral Excellence: Teaching Sight-Singing in the by Steven M. Demorest PDF

By Steven M. Demorest

Designed for either the training choral director and the choral tools scholar, it is a compact and finished review of the various educating tools, suggestions, fabrics, and checks on hand for choral sight-singing guide. Sight-singing is a crucial, if occasionally overlooked, aspect of choral tune schooling that frequently conjures up worry and uncertainty in scholar and instructor alike. Written in an obtainable variety, this ebook takes the secret out of educating track studying. themes coated contain the historical past of sight-singing pedagogy and study, fashionable equipment and fabrics, and functional options for instructing and evaluation. this is often the single e-book to supply this kind of wealth of knowledge lower than one disguise and may develop into an important a part of each choral conductor's library.

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Download Essential Keyboard Duets, Volume 1: 40 Original Form Late by Gayle Kowalchyk,E. L. Lancaster PDF

By Gayle Kowalchyk,E. L. Lancaster

This selection of forty piano duets (for one piano, 4 arms) is acceptable for pianists on the past due trouble-free via intermediate degrees. Duet repertoire from the 18th, nineteenth and early-20th centuries are incorporated by means of such composers as Brahms, Bruckner, Cui, Diabelli, Foote, Godowsky, Haydn, Moscheles, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, Spindler, Stravinsky, Türk and extra. To facilitate analyzing, the primo and secondo components are on separate pages. crucial ornamentation is discovered in footnotes, either elements comprise degree numbers for handy reference and short composer biographies are included.

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Download Todd Johnson Electric Bass Technique Builders (Alfred's by Johnson,Todd PDF

By Johnson,Todd

electrical Bass approach developers is a logical, prepared, and concise strategy within which Todd teaches the best way to keep watch over the form, connect, decay, and articulation of the notes you play. that includes ordinary notation and TAB for all workouts on themes resembling supportive fingering, string skipping, moving ghost notes, and extra, this is often a chance to benefit from a real artist and grasp of the electrical bass!

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Download Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late by Stephen Rumph PDF

By Stephen Rumph

during this provocative research of Beethoven's overdue variety, Stephen Rumph demonstrates how deeply political occasions formed the composer's song, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later entrenchment in the course of the Napoleonic period. notable in its breadth of analysis in addition to for its devotion to interdisciplinary paintings in track heritage, Beethoven after Napoleon challenges authorised perspectives via illustrating the impact of German Romantic political suggestion within the formation of the artist's mature kind. Beethoven's political opinions, Rumph argues, weren't really as liberal as many have assumed. whereas students agree that the works of the Napoleonic period comparable to the Eroica Symphony or Fidelio embody enlightened, innovative beliefs of development, freedom, and humanism, Beethoven's later works have attracted much less political observation. Rumph contends that the later works convey transparent affinities with a local German ideology that exalted background, faith, and the natural totality of kingdom and society. He claims that because the Napoleonic Wars plunged Europe into political and monetary turmoil, Beethoven's transforming into antipathy to the French reflected the adventure of his Romantic contemporaries. Rumph continues that Beethoven's flip inward isn't any pessimistic retreat yet a good confirmation of recent conservative ideals.

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