The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Release: 1997
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 286
ISBN: UOM:39015040662358
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds new baton timing techniques, and shows the relationships of time, speed, and motion. Key words and principles are highlighted in boldface or italics. This book states a new principle regarding gesture-speed as related to dynamics and phrasing. Drills to train the mind and hands simultaneously are presented. Complete diagrams, all time-beating patterns, and logical classification of expressive gestures are included. Offers manual-technique photo illustrations and a wealth of music examples that show the application of techniques. Features an extensive appendix that includes seating charts, language tables (scores), less common terms, and an outline of musical form to aid in score study. For musicians.

The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Release: 1969
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 298
ISBN: UOM:39015009714638
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor

A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor
Author: Emily Freeman Brown
Release: 2015-08-20
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 433
ISBN: 9780810884014
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Titles in Dictionaries for the Modern Musician: A Scarecrow Press Music Series offer both the novice and the advanced artist key information designed to convey the field of study and performance for a major instrument or instrument class, as well as the workings of musicians in areas from conducting to composing. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. Each dictionary covers topics from instrument parts to playing technique, major works to key figures. A must-have for any musician’s personal library! Filling a vital need in the rapidly changing and complex field of conducting, A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor is a concise one-volume reference tool that brings together for the first time information covering a broad array of topics essential for today’s conductor to know. Author and conductor Emily Freeman Brown offers easy-to-read definitions of key musical terms, translated foreign terms, examples of usage from orchestral music and practical vocabulary in multiple languages. A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor includes biographies of major conductors and other individual important to the world of modern conducting, emphasizing throughout their contributions to the progress of the conducting professional; critical information on major orchestras, significant ensembles, key institutions and organizations, with a focus on the ways in which they preserve and advance today’s musical life; and practical entries covering baton and rehearsal techniques, bowing terms, information about instruments, voice types and much more. In a series of appendixes, A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor also covers such topics as orchestral works that changed the art and practice of conducting, a short historiography of conducting, a comprehensive bibliography, a look at conducting recitative, and a list of pitches, interval names, rhythmic terms, orchestral and percussion instrument names, and finally translations of all of these categories of information into French, German, Italian, and Spanish. A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor will appeal to aspiring conductors and seasoned professionals. It is an invaluable resource.

Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band Conductor

Guide to Score Study for the Wind Band Conductor
Author: Frank Battisti,Robert Garofalo
Release: 2000-03-01
Editor: Meredith Music
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781476850672
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

(Meredith Music Resource). This outstanding "one-of-a-kind" text was designed to assist the conductor in achieving a personal interpretation of music.

The Compleat Conductor

The Compleat Conductor
Author: Gunther Schuller
Release: 1998-12-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 596
ISBN: 0195126610
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

In world renowned conductor and composer Gunther Schuller's highly provocative critique of modern conducting, he castigates many of this century's most venerates conductors for using the podium to indulge their own interpretive idiosyncrasies, rather than devote themselves to reproducing the composer's stated intentions. 937 music examples. 35 tables.

The Modern Conductor

The Modern Conductor
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Release: 1981
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 298
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042433420
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds new baton timing techniques, and shows the relationships of time, speed, and motion. Key words and principles are highlighted in boldface or italics. This book states a new principle regarding gesture-speed as related to dynamics and phrasing. Drills to train the mind and hands simultaneously are presented. Complete diagrams, all time-beating patterns, and logical classification of expressive gestures are included. Offers manual-technique photo illustrations and a wealth of music examples that show the application of techniques. Features an extensive appendix that includes seating charts, language tables (scores), less common terms, and an outline of musical form to aid in score study. For musicians.

For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music
Author: John Mauceri
Release: 2019
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780525520658
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

With a lifetime of experience, profound knowledge and understanding, and heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music? How can I get the most from the listening experience? A protégé of Leonard Bernstein--his colleague for eighteen years--and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joys and pleasures classical music has to offer. Briefly, we learn the way a musical tradition born in ancient Greece, embraced by the Roman Empire, and subsequently nurtured by influences from across the globe, gave shape to the classical music that came to be embraced by cultures from Japan to Bolivia. Then Mauceri examines the music itself, helping us understand what it is we hear when we listen to classical music: how, by a kind of sonic metaphor, it expresses the deepest recesses of human feeling and emotion; how each piece bears the traces of its history; how the concert experience--a unique one each and every time--allows us to discover music anew. Unpretentious, graceful, instructive, this is a book for the aficionado, the novice, and anyone looking to have the love of music fired within them.

The Beat Stops Here

The Beat Stops Here
Author: Mark Gibson
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9780190605872
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

"Master conductor Mark Gibson addresses the technique of conducting as an extension of intimate knowledge of the score to the hands and arms, employing a variety of everyday activities and physical motions (brushing the dog, Tinkerbelle, the 'door knob') to describe the physical aspects of the role. The approach to score study is detailed, bar-by-bar and comprehensive, both in terms of musical analysis and conducting method."--Page [4] of cover.

The Orchestral Conductor

The Orchestral Conductor
Author: Hector Berlioz
Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: UOM:39015009607006
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Choral Repertoire

Choral Repertoire
Author: Dennis Shrock
Release: 2009-04-07
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780195327786
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Choral Repertoire is a comprehensive reference book about choral music in Western culture from Gregorian chant to compositions of the early twenty-first century. The material in the book covers general characteristics of the major historical eras, biographical sketches and discussions of the complete choral output of more than 500 composers, and performance annotations of more than 5,000 individual works.

The Conductor

The Conductor
Author: Sarah Quigley
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Head of Zeus
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781908800824
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A moving story of music, survival, friendship and love in wartime Leningrad.

Rehearsing

Rehearsing
Author: John F. Colson
Release: 2015-07-09
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9781442250802
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Following on the heels of his Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble, John F. Colson takes students to the next level in conducting practice with Rehearsing: Critical Connections for the Instrumental Music Conductor. Colson draws together the critical connections for those seeking to become fully capable and self-assured instrumental music conductors. As he argues, too often conductor training programs treat the problems and challenges of the rehearsal—perhaps the single most critical element in any effort to achieve competency as a conductor—as secondary. Colson supplies the missing link for conductors looking for advice that allows them to complete their training for reaching complete competency as a conductor. He demonstrates throughout the specific connections that the advanced conductor must know and regularly employ—connections that few, if any, other works on the art of conducting address or bring together. One connection, for example, illustrates the joining of music imagery, inner singing, and conducting technique to score study. Throughout, these connections describe the nitty-gritty of what it really takes to stand up in front of an instrumental music ensemble and successfully rehearse in order to achieve its highest performance level. Also, Colson argues and demonstrates the pitfalls of the commonly mistaken assumption among instrumental music conductors that score study alone is sufficient to prepare them for the rehearsal process. This grave error is regularly belied by the fact that a number of other steps precede the actual rehearsal process, from the use of instrumental pedagogy during the rehearsal process to teaching through performance concepts. Colson’s work addresses the entire rehearsing process thoroughly and authoritatively.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Author: Ann Petry
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9781504019866
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

Corresponding with Carlos

Corresponding with Carlos
Author: Charles Barber
Release: 2011
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9780810881433
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) was the greatest conductor of his generation. His reputation is legendary, and yet astonishingly-during five decades on the podium-he conducted only 89 concerts and some 600 opera performance, and produced 12 recordings. How did someone who worked so little compared to his peers achieve so much? Between his relatively small output and well-known aversion to publicity, many came to regard Kleiber as reclusive and remote, bordering on unapproachable. But in 1989 a conducting student at Stanford University wrote him a letter, and an unusual thing occurred: the world-renowned conductor replied. And so began a 15-year correspondence, study, and friendship by mail. Drawing heavily on this decade-and-a-half exchange, Corresponding with Carlos is the first English-language biography of Kleiber. Based on their long and detailed correspondence, Charles Barber offers unique insights into how Kleiber worked. This examination of one friend by another considers, among other matters, Kleiber's singular aesthetic, his playful and often erudite sense of humor, his reputation for perfectionism, his much-studied baton technique, and the famous concert and opera performances he conducted. Comic and compelling, Corresponding with Carlos explores the great conductor's musical lineage and the contemporary contexts in which he worked. It repudiates the myths that inevitably surround his genius and reflects on Kleiber's contribution to modern musical performance. This biography is ideal for musicians, scholars, and anyone with a special love of the great classical music tradition. Book jacket.

Up Front

Up Front
Author: Ray Robinson
Release: 1993
Editor: E C Schirmer Music Company
Pages: 293
ISBN: UOM:49015002461680
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

"This book explores the experience and knowledge of twelve outstanding professional choral musicians, each writing on just one critical topic. The result is an exceptional resource for all levels of choral directors."--Back cover.

Classical Music

Classical Music
Author: Kent Nagano,Inge Kloepfer
Release: 2019-02-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9780773556348
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A passionate appeal from an acclaimed artist for the relevance of classical music in today's torn world.

The Railway Conductor

The Railway Conductor
Author: Anonim
Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 986
ISBN: CORNELL:31924062357102
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Shoot the Conductor

Shoot the Conductor
Author: Anshel Brusilow,Robin Underdahl
Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: University of North Texas Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781574416138
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Anshel Brusilow was born in 1928 and raised in Philadelphia by musical Russian Jewish parents in a neighborhood where practicing your instrument was as normal as hanging out the laundry. By the time he was sixteen he was appearing as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also met Pierre Monteux at sixteen, when Monteux accepted him into his summer conducting school. Under George Szell, Brusilow was associate concertmaster at the Cleveland Orchestra until Ormandy snatched him away to make him concertmaster in Philadelphia, where he remained from 1959 to 1966. Ormandy and Brusilow had a father-son relationship, but Brusilow could not resist conducting, to Ormandy's great displeasure. By the time he was forty, Brusilow had sold his violin and formed his own chamber orchestra in Philadelphia with more than a hundred performances per year. For three years he was conductor of the Dallas Symphony, until he went on to shape the orchestral programs at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas. Brusilow played with or conducted many top-tier classical musicians, and he has opinions about each and every one. He also made many recordings. Co-written with Robin Underdahl, his memoir is a fascinating and unique view of American classical music during an important era, as well as an inspiring story of a working-class immigrant child making good in a tough arena.

The Orchestral Conductor s Career Handbook

The Orchestral Conductor s Career Handbook
Author: Carl Topilow
Release: 2021-06-05
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781538154601
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

The Orchestral Conductor’s Career Handbook is a guide for the musical and professional development of conductors. Carl Topilow provides practical advice for establishing a conducting career, addressing topics like education, jobs, orchestra types, programming, connecting with audiences, and even business aspects such as interacting with donors.

Anatomy of the Orchestra

Anatomy of the Orchestra
Author: Norman Del Mar
Release: 1983-12-28
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 532
ISBN: 0520050622
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Before his death in 1994, Norman Del Mar was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the orchestra. Anatomy of the Orchestra is written not only for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, but also for everyone interested in the performance of orchestral music.