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Budapest

City of Music

by Nicholas Clapton

<p>Singer Nicholas Clapton first visited Budapest to record a recently discovered mass by an almost unknown eighteenth-century Hungarian composer. There, he discovered a striking sense of otherness in spite of Hungary’s central geographical and ...

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C.P.E. Bach

by David Schulenberg

<p>The second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, C.P.E. Bach was an important composer in his own right, as well as a writer and performer on keyboard instruments. He composed roughly a thousand works in all the leading genres of the period, with the

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Cajun Breakdown

The Emergence of an American-Made Music

by Ryan Andre Brasseaux

<p>In 1946, Harry Choates, a Cajun fiddle virtuoso, changed the course of American musical history when his recording of the so-called Cajun national anthem &quot;Jole Blon&quot; reached number four on the national Billboard charts. Cajun music ...

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Carolina Bluegrass

A High Lonesome History

by Gail Wilson-Giarratano PhD & Pat Ahrens

In the Carolinas, bluegrass is more than music—it’s a way of life. The origins of the genre date back to the earliest frontier settlements, and banjo music appeared at dances in Greenville, South Carolina, as early as 1780. The genre was ...

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Catalogue of Old Master Violins

Added to Which Is a Short Historical Sketch of the Various Violin Schools, and a List of the Principal Makers, Including an Article Upon Violin Construction and Repairing, Also a List of Choice Music for the Violin

by Sherman, Clay and Co

<p>Gasparo da Salo, Brescia, 1542-1620, is the first known maker of violins, though this distinction is claimed by German writers for a German at an earlier period and also by French writers for a Frenchman, yet at the present date, no violins ...

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Catalogue of Sheet Music and Music Books, for the Zither

by Franz Waldecker and Company

<p>Zither Companion Book 1, contains a collection of the most popular Ameri can Songs, both new and old, arranged for the Zither.</p> ...

ISBN: 9780243822409

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Catch a Wave

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

by Peter Ames Carlin

<p>Now the subject of the movie <em>Love &amp; Mercy,</em> starring John Cusack!</p> <p>Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine--better known as the Beach Boys--rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in ...

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Categorizing Sound

Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

by David Brackett

<p><em>Categorizing Sound</em> addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people, particularly how certain ways of organizing sounds becomes integral to how we perceive ourselves and how we feel connected to some ...

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Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality

by Pamela Karantonis, Francesca Placanica & Pieter Verstraete

<p>Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, ...

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Chamber Music

A Listener's Guide

by James Keller

<p>Oxford's highly successful listener's guides--<em>The Symphony, The Concerto</em>, and <em>Choral Masterworks</em>--have been widely praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. Now ...

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Changing the Score

Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

by Hilary Poriss

<p>This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian operas. Each chapter investigates the art of aria insertion during ...

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Charles Dickens and Music

by James T. Lightwood

<p>For many years I have been interested in the various musical references in Dickens' works, and have had the impression that a careful examination of his writings would reveal an aspect of his character hitherto unknown, and, I may add, ...

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Charles Ives's Concord

Essays after a Sonata

by Kyle Gann

<p>In 1921, insurance executive Charles Ives sent out copies of a piano sonata to two hundred strangers. Laden with dissonant chords, complex rhythm, and a seemingly chaotic structure, the so-called Concord Sonata confounded the recipients, as ...

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Charles Munch

by D. Kern Holoman

<p>A mesmerizing figure in concert, Charles Munch was celebrated for his electrifying public performances. He was a pioneer in many arenas of classical music--establishing Berlioz in the canon, perfecting the orchestral work of Debussy and ...

ISBN: 9780199912575

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Charley Patton

Voice of the Mississippi Delta

by Robert Sacre

<p>Contributions by Luther Allison, John Broven, Daniel Droixhe, David Evans, William Ferris, Jim O'Neal, Mike Rowe, Robert Sacré, Arnold Shaw, and Dick Shurman</p> <p>Fifty years after Charley Patton's death in 1934, a team of blues experts ...

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Cherubino's Leap

In Search of the Enlightenment Moment

by Richard Kramer

<p>For the Enlightenment mind, from Moses Mendelssohn’s focus on the moment of surprise at the heart of the work of art to Herder’s imagining of the seismic moment at which language was discovered, it is the flash of recognition that nails the ...

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Chickering and Sons Catalog, 1823-1880

Manufacturers of Grand, Square, and Upright Piano-Fortes

by Chickering and Sons

<p>All our Square Pianos have the Overstrung Bass, Patent Double Bearing Agraffe Bridge throughout, Carved Legs and Lyre, Beveled 'top, Heavy Sawed Rosewood Veneer Cases, and Solid Rosewood Mouldings.</p> ...

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China and the West

Music, Representation, and Reception

by Michael Saffle & Hon-Lun Yang

<p>Western music reached China nearly four centuries ago, with the arrival of Christian missionaries, yet only within the last century has Chinese music absorbed its influence. As <em>China and the West</em> demonstrates, the emergence of ...

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Chinese Music

by J. A. Van Aalst

<p>The origin of music may from its nature be attributed to times coeval with the appearance of man on earth. Indeed, what is music? Listen to the accents of Nature! Hear the murmur of streams, the whisper of trees' leaves, the moaning of winds,

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Chippewa Music

by Frances Densmore

<p>The value of any specific work lies in the relation of that work to the problems presented by the subject as a whole. Beyond the study of Indian music lies the larger field of research, the development of music, to which the present work is ...

ISBN: 9780243640232

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