Seven Verdi Librettos
With the Original Italian
Paperback ISBN: 0393008525
Exact translations and corresponding original texts of the librettos for Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschero, Aida, Otello, and Falstaff, representing major achievements of each of Verdi's significant creative periods
Essential Dictionary of Music Notation
The Most Practical and Concise Source for Music Notation
Paperback ISBN: 0882847309
This pocket-sized dictionary presents current and correct notation practices in an easy-to-use format. Generously illustrated and concise, this book is essential to any musician looking for a handy reference for the correct notation of music. A most welcome and beneficial source for every musician, whether using a pencil or a computer.
Suzuki Cello School
Paperback ISBN: 0874874793
Contents are: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * French Folk Song (Folk Song) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in D Major (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in G Major (Shinichi Suzuki) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki) * Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki) * Rigadoon (H. Purcell) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann) * Minuet in C, No. 11 in G Major from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV 841 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet No. 2 from Minuet in G Major, BWV 116 (J.S. Bach).
The Secret Lore of Music
The Hidden Power of Orpheus
Paperback ISBN: 0892816600
Hermeticist Fabre d'Olivet's classic study of music as sacred art and its profound effects on the soul. Ever since Pythagoras demonstrated the mathematical basis of music and its profound effect on the soul, the Western esoteric tradition has been deeply involved with the science and art of tone. Fabre d'Olivet (1767-1825) was the first to restate Pythagoras' ideas in modern terms, and to show the way for music to regain its spiritual heritage. He calls for a complete reevaluation of its nature and purpose. Fearless in his criticism of the trivialization of music in his own time, d'Olivet recalls its ancient glory in China, Egypt, and Greece. He shows that music is rooted in the same principles as the universe itself, and that it is intimately connected with the destiny of mankind.Â New edition of Music Explained as Science and Art. A man of astonishing insights and strange revelations, Fabre d'Olivet is increasingly recognized as an essential link in the golden chain of Western theosophy, and as a prophetic figure with a message for our own age.Â