"Ambitions beyond the imagination of most Broadway musicals. Anyone who cares about the future of the American musical will want to see Jelly's Last Jam."--Frank Rich, The New York Times An intensive investigation of the life and work of composer/musician Jelly Roll Morton, Jelly's Last Jam breaks important ground, allowing African-American history to speak from the Broadway stage.
First to be published in the series was The Art of French Horn Playing by Philip Farkas, now Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music at Indiana University. In 1956, when Summy-Birchard published Farkas's book, he was a solo horn player for the Ch
From Mozart's fabulous legato that "flowed like oil" to Beethoven's oceanlike surge, from Clara Schumann's touch "sharp as a pencil sketch" to Rubinstein's volcanic and sensual playing, The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history's greatest pianists.Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid accounts of the artists' performances, styles, and even their personal lives and quirky characteristics-- such as Mozart's intense competition with Clementi, Lizst's magnetic effect on women (when he played, ladies flung their jewels on stage), and Gottschalk's persistent nailbiting, which left the keys covered with blood. Including profiles of Horowitz and Van Cliburn, among others, and chapters detailing the playing and careers of such modern pianists as de Larrocha, Ashkenazy, Gilels, Gould, Brendel, Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating look at legendary performers past and present.
Contains 120 Christmas classics. Titles: Christmas Alphabet * Little Saint Nick * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Winter Wonderland * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Jingle Bells * Toyland * and more.
This volume is reproduced directly from the famous Breitkopf & H rtel series published at Leipzig under the title Franz Schubert's Werke, Kritisch durchgesehene Gesammtausgabe. The music is edited by Eusebius Mandyczewski and Joseph Hellmesberger. Included are the Quintet in C Major (1828), the 15 quartets, and two trios for violin, viola, and violoncello.
Noteheads have been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily while you play, and there is ample space between staves and in the margins for any notes, harmonic analyses, fingerings, or annotations that you may want to record on the score. The edition is practical for almost any use, whether as a study guide, a reference, or just a companion for your greater musical enjoyment.
(Applause Libretto Library). Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." Rex Reed, New York Daily News
Perhaps the most accessible of all Wagnerian operas, Lohengrin has delighted generations of listeners since its premiere at Weimar in 1850. A remarkable composite of intense drama and elaborate choral writing, the magical tale of the Swan-Knight is suffused with an ethereal purity of tone. Moreover, the opera is replete with memorable music: the enduringly popular preludes to Acts I and III, the Swan music, and the immortal Bridal March, among other favorite themes.
Now this glorious masterpiece of instrumental and vocal writing is available in this complete, inexpensive, sturdily bound Dover edition. Reproduced directly from the first engraved edition (1887), it includes new translations of the dedication (a letter from Wagner to Liszt) and other German-language frontmatter.
Music lovers, opera buffs, admirers of Wagner, students, teachers -- all will rejoice to find this beloved opera available in its entirety -- in the authoritative Breitkopf & H rtel edition -- at a refreshingly reasonable cost.
Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in a continuation of her story from The Small Rain, returns to New York City from Europe to retire. Now in her seventies, she encounters an old friend from her Greenwich Village days who, it turns out, is the former Bishop of New York. He asks Katherine to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This leads to new demands on her resources--human, artistic, psychological, and spiritual--that are entirely unexpected.
"...in the tradition of the best jazz autobiographies...a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge and Billie Holiday...Her prose is as hip as her music." -The New York Times Book Review