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Die Operneinakter "La Lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo" und "Baccanali" von Agostino Steffani

By Waltraut Anna Lach
  • ISBN Code: : 3990126008
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Der italienische Komponist Agostino Steffani (1654–1728) erlebt in den letzten Jahren sowohl in der Musikwissenschaft als auch in der Aufführungspraxis eine Renaissance. Das zunehmende Forschungsinteresse erstreckte sich jedoch bislang kaum auf seine Einakter La Lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo (1689) und Baccanali (1695). Da diese beiden Werke als einzige der von Steffani für den Hannoveraner Hof komponierten Opern nicht im Autograph vorliegen, wurde nicht nur häufig ihre Authentizität bezweifelt, sondern auch ihre Qualität in Frage gestellt. Waltraut Anna Lach liefert mit diesem Band nun eine detaillierte inhaltliche und musikalische Analyse der beiden Einakter und legt dar, dass La Lotta und Baccanali auf der ganzen Fülle von Steffanis kompositorischer Ausdruckskraft beruhen. Damit einher geht eine grundlegende Untersuchung zur Form des Operneinakters im 17. und frühen 18. Jahrhundert. Im zweiten Teil des Bandes leistet die historisch-kritische Edition von Baccanali – ergänzt um eine detailreiche Einführung zu Handschriften und Kopisten von Steffanis Hannoveraner Opern – einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur editorischen Erschließung von Agostino Steffanis Bühnenwerken.

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Ballads of the Lords of New Spain

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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 029278306X
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 904
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Compiled in 1582, Ballads of the Lords of New Spain is one of the two principal sources of Nahuatl song, as well as a poetical window into the mindset of the Aztec people some sixty years after the conquest of Mexico. Presented as a cancionero, or anthology, in the mode of New Spain, the ballads show a reordering—but not an abandonment—of classic Aztec values. In the careful reading of John Bierhorst, the ballads reveal in no uncertain terms the pre-conquest Aztec belief in the warrior's paradise and in the virtue of sacrifice. This volume contains an exact transcription of the thirty-six Nahuatl song texts, accompanied by authoritative English translations. Bierhorst includes all the numerals (which give interpretive clues) in the Nahuatl texts and also differentiates the text from scribal glosses. His translations are thoroughly annotated to help readers understand the imagery and allusions in the texts. The volume also includes a helpful introduction and a larger essay, "On the Translation of Aztec Poetry," that discusses many relevant historical and literary issues. In Bierhorst's expert translation and interpretation, Ballads of the Lords of New Spain emerges as a song of resistance by a conquered people and the recollection of a glorious past. Announcing a New Digital Initiative http://www.lib.utexas.edu/books/utdigital/ UT Press, in a new collaboration with the University of Texas Libraries, will publish an interactive digital adaptation of the Ballads that will expand the scholarly content beyond what is possible to publish in book form. The web site, to launch in conjunction with the book in July 2009, includes all of the printed book plus scans of the original codex, a normative transcription, and space to interact with the author and other scholars, as well as art, audio, a map, and other related material. The digital Ballads will be open access, bringing one of the university’s rare holdings to scholars around the world.

About Bach

By Gregory S Butler,George Stauffer,Mary Dalton Greer
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 9780252090691
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 686
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That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal figure in the history of Western music is hardly news, and the magnitude of his achievement is so immense that it can be difficult to grasp. In About Bach, fifteen scholars show that Bach's importance extends from choral to orchestral music, from sacred music to musical parodies, and also to his scribes and students, his predecessors and successors. Further, the contributors demonstrate a diversity of musicological approaches, ranging from close studies of Bach's choices of musical form and libretto to wider analyses of the historical and cultural backgrounds that impinged upon his creations and their lasting influence. This volume makes significant contributions to Bach biography, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance. Contributors are Gregory G. Butler, Jen-Yen Chen, Alexander J. Fisher, Mary Dalton Greer, Robert Hill, Ton Koopman, Daniel R. Melamed, Michael Ochs, Mark Risinger, William H. Scheide, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Douglass Seaton, George B. Stauffer, Andrew Talle, and Kathryn Welter.

Bach Perspectives, Volume 9

By Andrew Talle
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252095391
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 305
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This provocative addition to the Bach Perspectives series offers a counternarrative to the isolated genius status that J.S. Bach and his music currently enjoy. Contributors contextualize Bach by examining the output, reputation, and compositional practices of his contemporaries in Germany whose work was widely played and enjoyed in his time, including Georg Philipp Telemann, Christoph Graupner, Gottlieb Muffat, and Johann Adolf Scheibe. Essays place Bach and his work in relation to his peers, examining avenues of composition they took while he did not and showing how differing treatments of the same subjects or texts resulted in markedly different compositional results and legacies. By looking closely at how Bach's contemporaries addressed the tasks and challenges of their time, this project provides a more nuanced view of the musical world of Bach's time while revealing in more specific terms than ever how and why Bach's own music remains fresh and compelling. Contributors are Alison Dunlop, Wolfgang Hirschmann, Michael Maul, Andrew Talle, and Steven Zohn.

Blackness in Opera

By Naomi Andre,Karen M. Bryan,Eric Saylor
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 9780252093890
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 672
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Blackness in Opera critically examines the intersections of race and music in the multifaceted genre of opera. A diverse cross-section of scholars places well-known operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) alongside lesser-known works such as Frederick Delius's Koanga, William Grant Still's Blue Steel, and Clarence Cameron White's Ouanga! to reveal a new historical context for re-imagining race and blackness in opera. The volume brings a wide-ranging, theoretically informed, interdisciplinary approach to questions about how blackness has been represented in these operas, issues surrounding characterization of blacks, interpretation of racialized roles by blacks and whites, controversies over race in the theatre and the use of blackface, and extensions of blackness along the spectrum from grand opera to musical theatre and film. In addition to essays by scholars, the book also features reflections by renowned American tenor George Shirley. Contributors are Naomi André, Melinda Boyd, Gwynne Kuhner Brown, Karen M. Bryan, Melissa J. de Graaf, Christopher R. Gauthier, Jennifer McFarlane-Harris, Gayle Murchison, Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., Eric Saylor, Sarah Schmalenberger, Ann Sears, George Shirley, and Jonathan O. Wipplinger.

A Bibliography of Electronic Music

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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442637897
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  • Category : Music
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: a-bibliography-of-electronic-music.pdf

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This exhaustive bibliography, reflecting current interest in electronic music, includes all available citations of books, articles, and monographs pertaining to "musique concrète," "Elektronische Musik," "tape music," and "computer music" from publications in fourteen languages. Organized alphabetically by author, or, in the case of unsigned works, by title, and including a classified subject index, this book will appeal primarily to persons or organizations who are founding or maintaining electronic music centres, composing or performing electronic music, or pursuing original research in experimental music and related disciplines.