By David Bowie
By Bear McCreary
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart's piano sonatas and fantasies contain a physique of labor so crucial to the keyboard repertoire thorough acquaintance with them is as crucial for each severe pianist because it is worthwhile for piano scholars in any respect levels.
This very good version comprises all 19 sonatas and four fantasies, together with works which were erroneously passed over from so much Mozart variants. Ranging of their technical calls for from the particularly effortless Sonata in C significant, K545 (one of the most well-liked piano works ever composed), to the profoundly relocating myth in D Minor, K397, and the hard Sonata No. 19 in D significant, K576, those works are imbued with the readability, grace, type, and unlimited invention that experience made them perennial favorites with performers and audiences alike. Reprinted from authoritative versions, together with Breitkopf & Härtel's entire Works, this quantity is without doubt one of the lowest-priced and such a lot thorough versions now available.
By Dr Carew Derek
Intended as a complement to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano tune, c.1760-1850, this spouse offers additional info which, principally for purposes of house but in addition of continuity, it used to be impossible or fascinating to incorporate in that quantity. The ebook is laid out alphabetically and whole biographical entries are supplied for all musical figures pointed out, together with composers, performers, theoreticians and academics, in addition to piano makers and publishers of song, in the interval lined by means of The Mechanical Muse. There also are entries on figures of significance from open air the interval yet whose impact is palpably very important inside it, reminiscent of J.S. Bach. in addition to biographical info, a majority of these entries include lists of vital works and a piece on additional interpreting in order that readers can stick to up humans and issues of specific interest.
Also incorporated within the spouse are entries dedicated to specific works and different info of relevance, comparable to descriptions of musical varieties, features of dances and so forth, in addition to a few technical info on song and reasons of technical phrases bearing on keyboard tools themselves and to methods of enjoying them.
This spouse isn't really meant to switch latest reference books akin to Grove or Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, yet might be valuable should you wish to comprehend extra a couple of specific subject and don't inevitably have entry to extra professional reference works, or time to go to huge or professional libraries. As such it really is quintessential to clients of The Mechanical Muse.
By Dan H. Marek
Many composers, conductor, and performers might come to treat bel canto dramatic operas as ornamental and vapid until eventually Maria Callas and Tulio Serafin validated the heights this style of opera may possibly succeed in. even if, opera administrators and opera performers of overdue who've expressed an curiosity in reviving chosen masterpieces from the bel canto culture have stumbled on themselves faced with the matter of finding tenors versed within the vocal thoughts essential to hold the excessive tessituras. InGiovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors: heritage and Technique, Dan H. Marek explores the extreme lifetime of Rubini so as to body this precise interval within the background of opera and fix the means of the castrati who have been between Rubini’s teachers. Drawing at the paintings of Berton Coffin, Marek deals long-sought solutions to the demanding situations provided by way of excessive tessitura of bel canto operas for tenors. To extra help operating singers, Giovanni Battista Rubini and the Bel Canto Tenors includes over 60 pages of routines written via Rubini himself sooner than 1840, which Marek, for the 1st time ever has tailored to acoustical phonetics.
Professional singers, lecturers and their scholars, vocal coaches, and opera conductors will locate this paintings imperative because the purely English-language paintings on excessive tessitura for tenorand soprano singing.
By Mervyn Cooke
By Síle Denvir,Ciarán Ó Fátharta,Sile Denvir
The songs of Connemara songwriter Ciarán Ó Fátharta. contains lyrics, notation and heritage to songs.
By Saverio Sam Mezzacappa
By Thomas Rudolph,Vincent Leonard