Playing By Heart

Author: Carmela Martino
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Size: 27.67 MB
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The Great Hall

Author: James A. Terry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493190172
Size: 17.50 MB
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Lincoln Parker, a young hubristic rising jazz star, is killed in the middle of a live jazz concert. He is given a second chance to redeem his lost soul in the Great Hall. In the Great Hall, Lincoln encounters a diverse group of people. Each person has been granted an opportunity to reverse their fate and save their soul. Each condemned soul attempts to explain or to justify why they had lost their soul. Daily a mysterious person would appear and he would announce who had been selected for a final judgment. Unable to determine who had been selected, this mysterious person only indicated which souls were chosen for final judgement.

Performing Operas For Mozart

Author: Ian Woodfield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505211
Size: 18.67 MB
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The Italian opera company in Prague managed by Pasquale Bondini and Domenico Guardasoni played a central role in promoting Mozart's operas during the final years of his life. Using a wide range of primary sources which include the superb collections of eighteenth-century opera posters and concert programmes in Leipzig and the Indice de' teatrali spettacoli, an almanac of Italian singers and dancers, this study examines the annual schedules, recruitment networks, casting policies and repertoire selections of this important company. Woodfield shows how Italian-language performances of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and La clemenza di Tito flourished along the well-known cultural axis linking Prague in Bohemia to Dresden and Leipzig in Saxony. The important part played by concert performances of operatic arias in the early reception of Mozart's works is also discussed and new information is presented about the reception of Josepha Duschek and Mozart in Leipzig.

Dialogues Of Love

Author: Leone Ebreo
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442693193
Size: 69.88 MB
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First published in Rome in 1535,Leone Ebreo's Dialogues of Love is one of the most important texts of the European Renaissance. Well known in the Italian academies of the sixteenth century, its popularity quickly spread throughout Europe, with numerous reprintings and translations into French, Latin Spanish, and Hebrew. It attracted a diverse audience that included noblemen, courtesans, artists, poets, intellectuals, and philosophers. More than just a bestseller, the work exerted a deep influence over the centuries on figures as diverse as Giordano Bruno, John Donne, Miguelde Cervantes, and Baruch Spinoza. Leone's Dialogues consists of three conversations - 'On Love and Desire,' 'On the Universality of Love,' and 'Onthe Origin of Love' - that take place over a period of three subsequent days.They are organized in a dialogic format, much like a theatrical representation, of a conversation between a man, Philo, who plays the role of the lover andteacher, and a woman, Sophia, the beloved and pupil. The discussion covers a wide range of topics that have as their common denominator the idea of Love. Through the dialogue, the author explores many different points of view and complex philosophical ideas. Grounded in a distinctly Jewish tradition, and drawing on Neoplatonic philosophical structures and Arabic sources, the work offers a useful compendium of classical and contemporary thought, yet was not incompatible with Christian doctrine. Despite the unfinished state and somewhat controversial, enigmatic nature of Ebreo's famous text, it remains one of the most significant and influential works in the history of Western thought. This new, expertly translated and annotated English edition takes into account the latest scholarship and provides aninvaluable resource for today's readers.

The Troubadours

Author: Francis Hueffer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108060048
Size: 68.28 MB
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An informative English-language study of the history of medieval Provençal life and literature, offering insights into European musical culture.


Author: Myer Fredman
Size: 32.60 MB
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"The Craft that precedes Art sets out the musicianship requirements and physical gestures that have to be subconsciously embedded during formal training. Roads to the rostrum covers the differing needs of a permanent or a guest contract, the pitfalls of building a programme and relationships, be they with the orchestra's leader, soloists, composers, the audience or the critics. In the theatre is about conducting for opera and dance as distinct from concert conducting, and the process of preparing opera for performance. Janus on the podium is a resume of how conductors came into being and how they evolved into the powerful figures they are today.