Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

The Great Orchestrator

The Great Orchestrator Author James M. Doering
ISBN-10 9780252094590
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 296
Download Link Click Here

This biography charts the career and legacy of the pioneering American music manager Arthur Judson (1881–1975), who rose to prominence in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. A violinist by training, Judson became manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1915 under the iconic conductor Leopold Stokowski. Within a few years, Judson also took on management of the New York Philharmonic, navigating a period of change and the tenures of several important conductors who included William Mengelberg, Arturo Toscanini, and John Barbirolli. Judson also began managing individual artists, including pianists Alfred Cortot and Vladimir Horowitz, violinist Jasha Heifetz, and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. He also organized the U.S. tours of several prominent composers, including Igor Stravinsky and Vincent d'Indy. At the same time, Judson began managing conductors. His first clients were Stokowski and Fritz Reiner. By the 1930s, Judson's conductor list included most of the important conductors working in America. Drawing on rich correspondence between Judson and the conductors and artists he served, James M. Doering demonstrates Judson's multifaceted roles, including involvement with programming choices, building audiences, negotiating with orchestra members and their unions, and exploring new technologies for extending the orchestras' reach. In addition to his colorful career behind the scenes at two preeminent American orchestras, Judson was important for a number of innovations in arts management. In 1922, he founded a nationwide network of local managers and later became involved in the relatively unexplored medium of radio, working first with WEAF in New York City and then later forming his own national radio network in 1927. Providing valuable insight into the workings of these orchestras and the formative years of arts management, The Great Orchestrator is a valuable portrait of one of the most powerful managers in American musical history.



The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras

The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras Author Robert J. Flanagan
ISBN-10 9780300171938
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 240
Download Link Click Here

This book analyzes the economic challenges facing symphony orchestras and contrasts the experience of orchestras in the United States (where there is little direct government support) and abroad (where governments typically provide large direct subsidies). Robert J. Flanagan explains the tension between artistic excellence and financial jeopardy that confronts most symphony orchestras. He analyzes three complementary strategies for addressing orchestras' economic challenges—raising performance revenues, slowing the growth of performance expenses, and increasing nonperformance income—and demonstrates that none of the three strategies alone is likely to provide economic security for orchestras.



Stalin s Economist

Stalin s Economist Author André Mommen
ISBN-10 9781136793462
Release 2011-04-06
Pages 320
Download Link Click Here

This book analyses the contribution of Eugen (Jenő) Varga (1879-1964) on Marxist-Leninist economic theory as well as the influence he exercised on Stalin’s foreign policy and through the Comintern on the international communist movement.



A Power Stronger Than Itself

A Power Stronger Than Itself Author George E. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780226477039
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 690
Download Link Click Here

Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic sweep that draws on a cross-generational chorus of voices and a rich collection of rare images. Moving from Chicago to New York to Paris, and from founding member Steve McCall’s kitchen table to Carnegie Hall, A Power Stronger Than Itself uncovers a vibrant, multicultural universe and brings to light a major piece of the history of avant-garde music and art.



Reflections of an American Composer

Reflections of an American Composer Author Arthur Berger
ISBN-10 0520928210
Release 2002-11-28
Pages 277
Download Link Click Here

In this engrossing collection of essays, distinguished composer, theorist, journalist, and educator Arthur Berger invites us into the vibrant and ever-changing American music scene that has been his home for most of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and always entertaining, Berger describes the music scene in New York and Boston since the 1930s, discussing the heady days when he was a member of a tight-knit circle of avant-garde young composers mentored by Aaron Copland as well as his participation in a group at Harvard University dedicated to Stravinsky. As Virgil Thomson's associate on the New York Herald Tribune and founding editor of the prestigious Perspectives of New Music, Berger became one of the preeminent observers and critics of American music. His reflections on the role of music in contemporary life, his journalism career, and how changes in academia influence the composition and teaching of music offer a unique perspective informed by Berger's abundant intelligence and experience.



George Szell

George Szell Author Michael Charry
ISBN-10 0252093100
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 376
Download Link Click Here

This book is the first full biography of George Szell, one of the greatest orchestra and opera conductors of the twentieth century. From child prodigy pianist and composer to world-renowned conductor, Szell's career spanned seven decades, and he led most of the great orchestras and opera companies of the world, including the New York Philharmonic, the NBC and Chicago Symphonies, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and Opera, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. A protégé of composer-conductor Richard Strauss at the Berlin State Opera, his crowning achievement was his twenty-four-year tenure as musical director of the Cleveland Orchestra, transforming it into one of the world's greatest ensembles, touring triumphantly in the United States, Europe, the Soviet Union, South Korea, and Japan. Michael Charry, a conductor who worked with Szell and interviewed him, his family, and his associates over several decades, draws on this first-hand material and correspondence, orchestra records, reviews, and other archival sources to construct a lively and balanced portrait of Szell's life and work from his birth in 1897 in Budapest to his death in 1970 in Cleveland. Readers will follow Szell from his career in Europe, Great Britain, and Australia to his guest conducting at the New York Philharmonic and his distinguished tenure at the Metropolitan Opera and Cleveland Orchestra. Charry details Szell's personal and musical qualities, his recordings and broadcast concerts, his approach to the great works of the orchestral repertoire, and his famous orchestrational changes and interpretation of the symphonies of Robert Schumann. The book also lists Szell's conducting repertoire and includes a comprehensive discography. In highlighting Szell's legacy as a teacher and mentor as well as his contributions to orchestral and opera history, this biography will be of lasting interest to concert-goers, music lovers, conductors, musicians inspired by Szell's many great performances, and new generations who will come to know those performances through Szell's recorded legacy.



Vienna 1900

Vienna 1900 Author Kirk Varnedoe
ISBN-10 0870706195
Release 1986
Pages 264
Download Link Click Here

Catalogus, uitg. bij een overzichtstentoonstelling, gewijd aan de beeldende kunst van eind 19e, begin 20e eeuw in Wenen.



Moving History Dancing Cultures

Moving History Dancing Cultures Author Ann Dils
ISBN-10 9780819564139
Release 2001-10-19
Pages 492
Download Link Click Here

A comprehensive and multifaceted anthology of dance history -- ideal for the classroom.



The Music Magazine Musical Courier

The Music Magazine Musical Courier Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117462098
Release 1948
Pages
Download Link Click Here

The Music Magazine Musical Courier has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Music Magazine Musical Courier also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Music Magazine Musical Courier book for free.



Festival of American Folklife

Festival of American Folklife Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000026368054
Release 1997
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Festival of American Folklife has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Festival of American Folklife also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Festival of American Folklife book for free.



Cultivating Music in America

Cultivating Music in America Author Ralph P. Locke
ISBN-10 0520083954
Release 1997
Pages 357
Download Link Click Here

"The Victorian cup on my shelf--a present from my mother--reads 'Love the Giver.' Is it because the very word patronage implies the authority of the father that we have treated American women patrons and activists so unlovingly in the writing of our own history? This pioneering collection of superb scholarship redresses that imbalance. At the same time it brilliantly documents the interrelationship between various aspects of gender and the creation of our own culture."--Judith Tick, author of "Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer's Search for American Music" "Together with the fine-grained and energetic research, I like the spirit of this book, which is ambitious, bold, and generous minded. "Cultivating Music in America" corrects long-standing prejudices, omissions, and misunderstandings about the role of women in setting up the structures of America's musical life, and, even more far-reaching, it sheds light on the character of American musical life itself. To read this book is to be brought to a fresh understanding of what is at stake when we discuss notions such as 'elitism, ' 'democratic taste, ' and the political and economic implications of art."--Richard Crawford, author of "The American Musical Landscape" "We all know we are indebted to royal patronage for the music of Mozart. But who launched American talent? The answer is women, this book teaches us. Music lovers will be grateful for these ten essays, sound in scholarship, that make a strong case for the women philanthropists who ought to join Carnegie and Rockefeller as household words as sponsors of music."--Karen J. Blair, author of "The Torchbearers: Women and Their Amateur Arts Associations in America"



Who Killed Classical Music

Who Killed Classical Music Author Norman Lebrecht
ISBN-10 UOM:39015041093843
Release 1997
Pages 455
Download Link Click Here

Argues that commercialism has radically transformed classical music and opera



Duke Ellington s America

Duke Ellington s America Author Harvey G. Cohen
ISBN-10 9780226112657
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 704
Download Link Click Here

Few American artists in any medium have enjoyed the international and lasting cultural impact of Duke Ellington. From jazz standards such as “Mood Indigo” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” to his longer, more orchestral suites, to his leadership of the stellar big band he toured and performed with for decades after most big bands folded, Ellington represented a singular, pathbreaking force in music over the course of a half-century. At the same time, as one of the most prominent black public figures in history, Ellington demonstrated leadership on questions of civil rights, equality, and America’s role in the world. With Duke Ellington’s America, Harvey G. Cohen paints a vivid picture of Ellington’s life and times, taking him from his youth in the black middle class enclave of Washington, D.C., to the heights of worldwide acclaim. Mining extensive archives, many never before available, plus new interviews with Ellington’s friends, family, band members, and business associates, Cohen illuminates his constantly evolving approach to composition, performance, and the music business—as well as issues of race, equality and religion. Ellington’s own voice, meanwhile, animates the book throughout, giving Duke Ellington’s America an intimacy and immediacy unmatched by any previous account. By far the most thorough and nuanced portrait yet of this towering figure, Duke Ellington’s America highlights Ellington’s importance as a figure in American history as well as in American music.



Classical Music in America

Classical Music in America Author Joseph Horowitz
ISBN-10 0393330559
Release 2007
Pages 618
Download Link Click Here

This in-depth look at American symphonic culture explores the movement's various ups and downs, and suggests its new directions in our postmodern age.



Women Art and Technology

Women  Art  and Technology Author Judy Malloy
ISBN-10 0262134241
Release 2003
Pages 541
Download Link Click Here

A sourcebook to the intersection between art and technology identifies the major female players in this movement, featuring a series of essays exploring the line between these two fields written by artists and promoters who are well respected in their fields. (Fine Arts)



The Orchestra

The Orchestra Author Joan Peyser
ISBN-10 1423410262
Release 2006
Pages 646
Download Link Click Here

The symphonic orchestra is intriguingly considered in essays by 23 leading music authors and thinkers. Topics include historical beginnings, the role of the conductor, the orchestral audience, the nature of the repertoire, and how recordings have affected the modern orchestra. With a new editor's introduction for this 2006 edition and a glossary of terms.



The Voice of New Music

The Voice of New Music Author Tom Johnson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105042313218
Release 1989
Pages 543
Download Link Click Here

An anthology of articles on the evolution of minimal music in New York in 1972-1982, which originally appeared in the Village Voice (New York).