On the Performance of Beethoven’s Symphonies and Other Essays

Music

Musical Mobilities: Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States (Routledge Advances in Ethnography) by Alejandro Miranda Nieto
On the Performance of Beethoven’s Symphonies and Other Essays (Dover Books on Music) by Felix Weingartner
Violin Master Works and Their Interpretation (Dover Books on Music) by Leopold Auer
The Art of Piano Pedaling: Two Classic Guides (Dover Books on Music) by Anton Rubinstein, Teresa Carreño
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: Vocal Selections by Josh Groban

Musical Mobilities: Son Jarocho and the Circulation of Tradition Across Mexico and the United States (Routledge Advances in Ethnography) by Alejandro Miranda Nieto

2017 | ISBN: 1138714054 | English | 162 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

How do musical practices move? Though technology increasingly plays a great part in establishing different degrees of spatial proximity, music making still seems to be tied to specific geographical locations, cultures or communities. The identity of musical traditions, in particular, is often demarcated by a presumed degree of uniformity amongst its practitioners.
Musical Mobilities analyses how a musical tradition moves literally and metaphorically: the ways in which people, objects and information travel across geographical locations, just as practices as recognisable entities circulate along with meanings, competencies and embodied dispositions. This unique ethnography focuses on son jarocho, a musical practice originating in southeast Mexico that is currently reproduced through transnational connections, particularly in the United States. Paradoxically, the transformation of son jarocho has been a noticeable outcome of its recuperation and preservation. Thus, in describing the moves of this musical tradition, this book provides a theoretical and empirical perspective on the dissonances between cultural continuity and change.
The first ethnographic work to explicitly address the continuity and transformation of a musical practice through the analysis of multiple forms of mobility and fixity, Musical Mobilities will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Latin American & Hispanic Studies, South American Music, Ethnomusicology, Cultural Studies and Sociology of Culture.

On the Performance of Beethoven’s Symphonies and Other Essays (Dover Books on Music) by Felix Weingartner

2004 | ISBN: 0486439666 | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 10 MB

This volume contains English translations of three important literary works by Austrian conductor Felix Weingartner (1863–1942). The title essay is a detailed account of specific performing difficulties and questions of interpretation in each of the nine symphonies, a comprehensive treatment that will be indispensable to music students. Additional features include “On Conducting” and “The Symphony Since Beethoven,” both of which attest to the author’s belief that art is at its best when an “exceedingly delicate balance is attained between the feeling and the intellect.” Weingartner’s wealth of observations on music and musicians will fascinate anyone interested in symphonic traditions.

Violin Master Works and Their Interpretation (Dover Books on Music) by Leopold Auer

2012 | ISBN: 0486499111 | English | 192 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

A renowned violinist and teacher discusses the interpretation of violin repertoire standards, drawing upon 360 musical illustrations and excerpts as well as a lifetime of artistic experience. Suitable for players at all levels, Leopold Auer’s dissertation offers suggestions for performance of works by the great composers as well as observations on the techniques of Paganini, Wieniawski, Joachim, and other virtuosos. Helpful hints illuminate the technical minutia of performance, including special bowings, mood and tempo variants, and artistic effects.
Auer begins by introducing the outstanding works of the older Italian violin composers such as Tartini, Corelli, and Vivaldi. He examines Bach’s contributions to the repertoire, in addition to works by Mozart, Handel, and Beethoven; innovations by latter-day artists such as Spohr, Vieuxtemps, and Ernst; and the Bruch concertos. Other featured composers include Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Franck, and Sarasate. This classic guide concludes with valuable insights into transcriptions and musical memory.

The Art of Piano Pedaling: Two Classic Guides (Dover Books on Music) by Anton Rubinstein, Teresa Carreño

2003 | ISBN: 048642782X | English | 96 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

With Rubinstein considered Liszt’s only possible rival on the concert stage, and Carreño as the foremost woman pianist of the late nineteenth century, it is an unexpected gift that both have left behind insights into that supremely important — but grossly neglected — aspect of performance called “the soul of the piano”: the art of piano pedaling. Their treatment of pedaling is of the utmost importance, not only from a historical standpoint, but for what it can still teach even the most sophisticated player. Rubinstein’s pedaling technique is explored using specific examples from a vast repertoire of works he performed in 1885-6. Carreño’s observations — written in a warm, non-academic style — explore her sensitivity to the most subtle keyboard colorings made possible through combinations of touch and pedal.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: Vocal Selections by Josh Groban

English | 2017 | ASIN: B073NQ78F8, ISBN: 1495091260 | 192 pages | EPUB | 56.49 MB

(Music Sales America). Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Dave Malloy’s musical based on a section of Tolstoy’s War and Peace is presented in these 15 selections for voice and piano accompaniment. Songs: The Abduction * Balaga * The Ball * Charming * Dust and Ashes * The Great Comet of 1812 * Letters * Moscow * No One Else * Pierre * Pierre & Andrey * Prologue * Sonya Alone * Sonya & Natasha.