By Stan Hawkins
By Stan Hawkins
By Jon Stratton,Nabeel Zuberi
By Basil Tschaikov
By Mitchell Cohen
A wide-ranging examine the interaction of opera and political rules in the course of the centuries
The Politics of Opera takes readers on a desirable trip into the entwined improvement of opera and politics, from the Renaissance during the flip of the 19th century. What political backdrops have formed opera? How has opera conveyed the political rules of its occasions? Delving into ecu background and idea and an array of track by way of such greats as Lully, Rameau, and Mozart, Mitchell Cohen finds how politics—through tale strains, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs—has performed an operatic position either powerful and sotto voce.
Cohen starts off with opera's emergence below Medici absolutism in Florence in the course of the overdue Renaissance—where debates by way of humanists, together with Galileo's father, ended in the 1st operas within the past due 16th century. Taking readers to Mantua and Venice, the place composer Claudio Monteverdi flourished, Cohen examines how early operatic works like Orfeo used mythology to mirror on governance and coverage problems with the day, corresponding to nation jurisdictions and immigration. Cohen explores France within the a while of Louis XIV and the Enlightenment and Vienna earlier than and through the French Revolution, the place the misleading lightness of Mozart's masterpieces touched at the havoc of misrule and hidden abuses of strength. Cohen additionally seems at smaller works, together with a one-act opera written and composed by way of thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. crucial characters, historical and smooth, make appearances all through: Nero, Seneca, Machiavelli, Mazarin, Fenelon, Metastasio, Beaumarchais, Da Ponte, and plenty of more.
An engrossing booklet that would curiosity all who love opera and are intrigued by way of politics, The Politics of Opera deals a compelling research into the intersections of tune and the state.
By Derek B. Scott
By Andrew King,Evangelos Himonides
By Shaw Artie,Artie Shaw
The e-book starts with a precis of Shaw's profession within the contexts of jazz historical past and social environment, then strikes into extra aspect. The chronologically prepared sections, mirroring every one part of his occupation, include modern stories and interview rates to create an insightful narrative. The discography lists all identified recordings and is cut loose the textual content to facilitate effortless reference. contains appendixes and index.
By Ertuğrul Sevsay
By Sang-Hie Lee
Scholarly learn for Musicians provides a variety of study equipment and strategies, incorporating either the typical components of conventional track study methodologies with leading edge examine options endemic to the fields of social technological know-how, schooling, and function technological know-how. The author’s collaborative and interdisciplinary technique reinforces the idea that study is so much palpable and winning whilst accessed via a proper and significant method of organizing ideas and knowledge.
Drawing from over 20 years of school room event, the writer organizes the textual content into 5 devices: universal Bases, Qualitative learn, Quantitative study, functionality technological know-how, and evaluate. examine is gifted as an obtainable procedure, one facilitated by means of brainstorming and question-asking, the systematic choice of info, and the research and synthesis of information—all with the purpose to enhance a succinct conceptual framework. In explicating this technique, the writer introduces conventional Western inspiration along modern and japanese philosophy. specialists within the box of functionality technology discover novel techniques to learning the viewers, incorporating a variety of measuring units and techniques. within the ultimate bankruptcy, the writer bargains concepts for disseminating and publishing study reports.
Scholarly study for Musicians demystifies the learn method for musicians and song scholars alike, demonstrating the typical ideas of cohesive learn plans. PowerPoint displays can be found to teachers, protecting bankruptcy dialogue issues in precis structure. this article explores interdisciplinary tools that merge with and concentrate on the research of track whereas emphasizing techniques and fabrics correct to every kind of study.
By James Stark
In this good documented and hugely readable e-book, James Stark presents a historical past of vocal pedagogy from the start of the bel canto culture of solo making a song within the past due 16th and early 17th centuries to the current. utilizing a nineteenth-century treatise by means of Manuel Garcia as his aspect of reference, Stark analyses the various assets that debate making a song thoughts and selects a few fundamental vocal 'problems' for specific research. He additionally offers information from a chain of laboratory experiments performed to illustrate the strategies of bel canto.
The dialogue bargains greatly with such subject matters because the emergence of virtuoso making a song, the castrato phenomenon, nationwide changes in making a song kinds, controversies in regards to the perennial decline within the paintings of making a song, and the so-called secrets and techniques of bel canto.
Stark deals a brand new definition of bel canto which reconciles ancient and clinical descriptions of excellent making a song. His is a clean and profound dialogue of concerns vital to all singers and voice teachers.