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James P. Johnson: a case of mistaken identity by Scott E. Brown

By Scott E. Brown

Recognized to severe scholars of jazz because the "Father of Stride Piano," James P. Johnson has just recently all started to obtain the acclaim he benefits. Born in New Brunswick, NJ and reared within the cultural hotbed of Harlem, Johnson spanned the ragtime period, during the roaring twenties (to which he contributed its subject matter music the Charleston) and into the swing period. half I is a chronological biography, with listings of his musical revues, prolonged compositions, movie paintings, and all different track and instrumental items; a finished bibliography; and images. half II is an exhaustive discography.

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Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind by Ace Collins

By Ace Collins

All through our nation's historical past, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits in the course of challenging instances and taken us in the direction of our background and to one another. at the back of those "songs sung pink, white, and blue" are unforgettable tales that might increase your appreciation in their exact energy. it is not easy to visualize a unmarried American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or one other by means of the songs in those pages. From the hovering refrain of "God Bless the USA" to the quiet poetry of "America the Beautiful," historian Ace Collins takes you contained in the production of thirty-two vintage songs spanning centuries. army anthems like "The Marine's Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh" percentage pages with different songs of struggle, equivalent to the struggle of 1812's "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Civil War's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." well known tunes relationship again to the earliest days of our state, resembling "Yankee Doodle," are integrated along modern hits like "God Bless the usa" different favorites like "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Is My nation" think about our kingdom in instances of peace. you will meet a stunning and various forged of behind-the-scenes characters, consisting of either daily americans -- academics, preachers, and squaddies -- in addition to celebrated songwriters like Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan. listed here are songs which are as on the subject of our hearts as any ever written -- songs that shape a rousing soundtrack to America's tale.

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Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China by Helen Rees

By Helen Rees

In response to large fieldwork and documentary examine in China, this ebook is a chronicle of the musical historical past of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It makes a speciality of Dongjing track, a repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority via the indigenous Naxi population of Lijiang County. utilized in Confucian worship in addition to in secular leisure, Dongjing tune performed a key function the Naxi minority's assimilation of Han tradition over the past two hundred years. Prized for its complexity and magnificence, which set it except "rough" or "simpler" indigenous Naxi tune, Dongjing performed an incredible function in defining social relationships, in view that talent within the tune and club within the Dongjing institutions signified excessive social prestige and cultural refinement. moreover, there's a powerful political part in its exam of the function of indigenous song within the relation of a socialist country to its ethnic minorities.

the 1st in English in this wealthy musical culture, this e-book can be certain in offering an entire historical past of the tune in one quarter in China over the 20 th century. It integrates person, neighborhood, and nationwide histories with musical adventure and musical switch. Ethnic song in China offers a bright instance of the great cultural alterations during the last century, and the culture keeps to conform as China encourages ethnic variety inside of a unified socialist country. The ebook features a case research of China's vacationer alternate and its regulations towards minorities.

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Come Hither to Go Yonder: Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe by Bob Black

By Bob Black

Invoice Monroe is so foundational to bluegrass track that the whole style took its identify from his band, the Blue Grass Boys. In Come Hither to head Yonder, Bob Black recounts his years spent as a member of that seminal band. whereas different paintings on invoice Monroe has been written from a historic perspective, Come Hither to head Yonder is informed from the point of view of a musician who used to be really there. jam-packed with observations made of the original vantage element of a guy who has traveled and played largely with the grasp, this e-book is Bob Black's own memoir in regards to the profound impact that Monroe exerted at the musicians who've carried at the bluegrass culture within the wake of his 1996 dying. This quantity additionally incorporates a entire directory of Bob Black's appearances with Monroe, his so much memorable reports whereas they labored jointly, short descriptions of the extra vital musicians and bands pointed out, and proposals for additional studying and listening. providing a unprecedented point of view at the artistic forces that drove certainly one of America's maximum composers and musical innovators, Come Hither to move Yonder will deeply gift any enthusiasts of invoice Monroe, of bluegrass, or of yankee vernacular song. Bob Black performed banjo as one among invoice Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. He recorded with Monroe at the Weary vacationer album, and later performed with dollar White and the Down domestic fogeys. He appears to be like on a couple of mess around albums via Kenny Baker, and has played with Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Frank Wakefield, John Hartford, the Whites, and different artists. He at the moment lives close to Iowa urban, the place he plays in ideal Strangers, the Banjoy Band, and different teams. He has released articles in Bluegrass limitless and in 2002 obtained the Iowa Arts Council's conventional Arts Award. Neil Rosenberg experiences modern vernacular track traditions, together with the tune and lives of bluegrass, state and people musicians in Canada and the us. he's the writer of Bluegrass: A heritage. A quantity within the sequence tune in American lifestyles

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Convent Music and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Vienna by Janet K. Page

By Janet K. Page

Janet web page explores the interplay of tune and piety, court docket and church, as visible during the dating among the Habsburg courtroom and Vienna's convents. For a interval of a few twenty-five years, encompassing the top of the reign of Emperor Leopold I and that of his elder son, Joseph I, the court's emphasis on piety and song meshed completely with the musical practices of Viennese convents. This collectively useful organization disintegrated in the course of the eighteenth century, and the altering dating of court docket and convents unearths whatever of the complicated connections one of the Habsburg courtroom, the Roman Catholic Church, and Viennese society. determining and discussing many musical works played in convents, together with oratorios, performs with tune, feste teatrali, sepolcri, and different church track, web page finds a golden age of convent tune in Vienna and sheds gentle at the convents' excellent engagement with modern politics.

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Encyclopedia of National Anthems by Xing Hang

By Xing Hang

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this exhaustive reference resource is an up to date number of nationwide anthems from many of the 192 sovereign nations on the planet. in addition to supplying tune sheets prepared for piano, the publication additionally comprises lyrics within the unique language of every kingdom in addition to an English translation, if appropriate. Non-Latin texts also are displayed up to attainable, often coming with a transliterated model within the sheet song as a way to be sung. as well as the anthems, every one access contains a speedy truth field containing ancient historical past of the rustic, evidence concerning the state itself, and a quick account of the way the tune got here to be the nationwide anthem. СКАЧАТЬ

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Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968–2010 by Greil Marcus

By Greil Marcus

The booklet starts in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a bit on Dylan’s convey on the college of Minnesota—his first actual visual appeal at his alma mater—on election evening 2008. In among are moments of euphoric discovery: From Marcus’s liner notes for the 1967 Basement Tapes (pop music’s most renowned bootlegged records) to his exploration of Dylan’s reimagining of the yank event within the 1997 trip of brain. And rejection; Marcus’s Rolling Stone piece on Dylan’s album Self Portrait——often known as the main recognized checklist overview ever written—began with “What is that this shit?” and resulted in his departure from the journal for 5 years. Marcus follows not just recordings yet performances, books, videos, and all demeanour of highways and byways within which Bob Dylan has made himself felt in our culture.

Together the handfuls of items accumulated the following contain a portrait of the way, all through his occupation, Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the panorama of conventional American tune, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. they're the results of a greater than forty-year engagement among an extraordinary singer and a uniquely acute listener.

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Ignaz Friedman: Romantic Master Pianist by Allan Evans

By Allan Evans

Allan Evans's groundbreaking biography of Ignaz Friedman offers the reader the at the back of and the among of the lifestyles and profession of this remarkable pianist. Friedman's repertory emphasised the foremost works of Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms, yet he was once maybe top recognized for his interpretation of the Chopin mazurkas, which by way of all money owed he performed with an analogous rhythmic nuance as their composer. Evans examines Friedman's lifestyles as a classy Jewish musician from Poland; his experiences in Leipzig and Vienna; his marriage to Manya Schidlowsky—a Russian countess and relative of Tolstoy; and his appearing profession, instructing, and retirement in Australia.

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RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics by Marc Benamou

By Marc Benamou

The complicated suggestion of "rasa," as understood through Javanese musicians, refers to a mix of assorted characteristics, together with: flavor, feeling, have an effect on, temper, experience, internal which means, a school of realizing intuitively, and deep realizing. This leaves us with a couple of questions: how is rasa expressed musically? Who or what has rasa, and what types of musical, mental, perceptual, and sociological differences input into this decision? How is the vocabulary of rasa dependent, and what does this let us know approximately conventional Javanese tune and aesthetics?In this primary e-book at the topic, Rasa offers an access into Javanese song because it is conceived by means of the folks who be aware of the culture most sensible: the musicians themselves. in a single of the main thorough explorations of neighborhood aesthetics to this point, writer Marc Benamou argues that musical that means is specifically connotative - as a result, not just discovered, yet learnable. Following numerous years acting and discovering Javanese song within the nearby and nationwide cultural heart of Solo, Indonesia, Benamou untangles the numerous meanings of rasa as a cultured criterion in Javanese song, rather in court docket and court-derived gamelan traditions. whereas acknowledging that definite common mental trends may possibly encourage parallel interpretations of musical that means, Rasa demonstrates simply how culturally particular such accumulated, shared meanings will be.

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