Variations on the Canon- Essays on Music from Bach to Boulez in Honor of Charles Rosen on his Eightieth Birthday

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Variations on the Canon: Essays on Music from Bach to Boulez (in Honor of Charles Rosen on his Eightieth Birthday) (Eastman Studies in Music) by Robert Curry, David Gable, Robert L. Marshall
Harmonic Experience: Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression by W. A. Mathieu
James Taylor: Anthology (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook) by James Taylor
Nation and Classical Music: From Handel to Copland (Music in Society and Culture) by Matthew Riley, Anthony D. Smith
Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century by Andrew Talle

Variations on the Canon: Essays on Music from Bach to Boulez (in Honor of Charles Rosen on his Eightieth Birthday) (Eastman Studies in Music) by Robert Curry, David Gable, Robert L. Marshall

2008 | ISBN: 1580462855 | English | 395 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Charles Rosen, the pianist and man of letters, is perhaps the single most influential writer on music of the past half-century. While Rosen’s vast range as a writer and performer is encyclopedic, it has focused particularly on the living “canonical” repertory extending from Bach to Boulez. Inspired in its liveliness and variety of critical approaches by Charles Rosen’s challenging work, Variations on the Canon offers original essays by some of the world’s most eminent musical scholars. Contributors address such issues as style and compositional technique, genre, influence and modeling, and reception history; develop insights afforded by close examination of compositional sketches; and consider what language and metaphors might most meaningfully convey insights into music. However diverse the modes of inquiry, each essay sheds new light on the works of those composers posterity has deemed central to the modern Western musical tradition. Contributors: Pierre Boulez, Scott Burnham, Elliott Carter, Robert Curry, Walter Frisch, David Gable, Philip Gossett, Jeffrey Kallberg, Joseph Kerman, Richard Kramer, William Kinderman, Lewis Lockwood, Sir Charles Mackerras, Robert L. Marshall, Robert P. Morgan, Charles Rosen, Julian Rushton, David Schulenberg, László Somfai, Leo Treitler, James Webster, and Robert Winter. Robert Curry is principal of the Conservatorium High School and honorary senior lecturer in the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney; David Gable is Assistant Professor of Music at Clark-Atlanta University; Robert L. Marshall is Louis, Frances, and Jeffrey Sachar Professor Emeritus of Music at Brandeis University.

Harmonic Experience: Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression by W. A. Mathieu

English | August 1st, 1997 | ISBN: 0892815604 | 582 pages | True PDF | 23.16 MB
An exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions, addressing how and why it resonates emotionally and spiritually in the individual.
W. A. Mathieu, an accomplished author and recording artist, presents a way of learning music that reconnects modern-day musicians with the source from which music was originally generated.
As the author states, “The rules of music—including counterpoint and harmony—were not formed in our brains but in the resonance chambers of our bodies.” His theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament. Saying that the way we think music is far from the way we do music, Mathieu explains why certain combinations of sounds are experienced by the listener as harmonious.
His prose often resembles the rhythms and cadences of music itself, and his many musical examples allow readers to discover their own musical responses.

James Taylor: Anthology (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook) by James Taylor

English | September 1st, 1988 | ASIN: B06XNL6JR6, ISBN: 0793527341 | 128 pages | EPUB | 69.64 MB
A collection of 34 of his best, with chords and notation: Anywhere like Heaven Blossom The Blues Is Just a Bad Dream Brighten Your Night with My Day Carolina in My Mind Chili Dog Country Road Dance Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight Don’t Talk Now Fanfare Fire and Rain Fool for You Handy Man Hymn Knocking ’round the Zoo Little David Lo and Behold Mescalito New Tune Night Owl Nobody But You Oh Baby Don’t Loose Your Lip on Me One Man Parade Rainy Day Man Something in the Way She Moves Something’s Wrong Steamroller (Steamroller Blues) Suite for 20g Sunny Skies Sunshine, Sunshine Sweet Baby James Taking It In * Woh, Don’t You Know.

Nation and Classical Music: From Handel to Copland (Music in Society and Culture) by Matthew Riley, Anthony D. Smith

2016 | ISBN: 1783271426 | English | 245 pages | PDF | 11 MB
This book develops a comparative analysis of the relationship between western art music, nations and nationalism. It explores the influence of emergent nations and nationalism on the development of classical music in Europe and North America and examines the distinctive themes, sounds and resonances to be found in the repertory of each of the nations. Its scope is broad, extending well beyond the period 1848-1914 when national music flourished most conspicuously. The interplay of music and nation encompasses the oratorios of Handel, the open-air music of the French Revolution and the orchestral works of Beethoven and Mendelssohn and extends into the mid-twentieth century in the music of Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Copland. The book addresses the representation of the national community, the incorporation of ethnic vernacular idioms into art music, the national homeland in music, musical adaptations of national myths and legends, the music of national commemoration and the canonisation of national music. Bringing together insights from nationalism studies, musicology and cultural history, it will be essential reading not only for musicologists but for cultural historians and historians of nationalism as well.

Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century by Andrew Talle

2017 | ISBN: 0252040848 | English | 376 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Reverence for J. S. Bach’s music and its towering presence in our cultural memory have long affected how people hear his works. In his own time, however, Bach stood as just another figure among a number of composers, many of them more popular with the music-loving public. Eschewing the great composer style of music history, Andrew Talle takes us on a journey that looks at how ordinary people made music in Bach’s Germany. Talle focuses in particular on the culture of keyboard playing as lived in public and private. As he ranges through a wealth of documents, instruments, diaries, account ledgers, and works of art, Talle brings a fascinating cast of characters to life. These individuals–amateur and professional performers, patrons, instrument builders, and listeners–inhabited a lost world, and Talle’s deft expertise teases out the diverse roles music played in their lives and in their relationships with one another. At the same time, his nuanced recreation of keyboard playing’s social milieu illuminates the era’s reception of Bach’s immortal works.