Portuguese Piano Music

Author: Nancy Lee Harper
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883007
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As the first book of its kind, Nancy Lee Harper’s Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography fills the gap in the historical record of Portuguese piano music from its start in the 18th century to the present. While although Spanish piano music is well documented owing to the reputation of such composers as Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Manuel de Falla, our knowledge of compositions in the tradition of Portuguese piano music has not fared as well, barring the work of Carlos Seixas (1704–1742). This obscurity, however, reflects poorly on the history of early piano music in light of the many compositions written for fortepiano on behalf of the Portuguese court during the first half of the 18th century. Indeed, it was in the royal halls of King John V during his reign from 1706 to 1750 where the early fortepiano was frequently heard. In Portuguese Piano Music, Harper explores this rich musical tradition, offering a brief introduction to the pianistic history of Portugal and overviews of Portugal’s contributions to solo piano music, piano in instrumental chamber music, piano concerti, piano for multiple pianists including with works with electronics, and didactic piano. While paying close attention to female composers, Harper adds an annotated and graded bibliography that presents readers with a comprehensive inventory of compositions. Appendixes include a selected discography, list of publishers, and other types of critical source information. To further illustrate its contents, Portuguese Piano Music contains a CD on which Harper performs representative repertoire, some of which are world premieres. This work is aimed at pianists, teachers, pupils, musicologists, and music lovers seeking to discover the remarkable world of Portuguese piano music.

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125958
Size: 27.95 MB
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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Challenging Memories And Rebuilding Identities

Author: Margarida Rendeiro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 100054687X
Size: 32.75 MB
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Taking an original approach, Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities: Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic explores a selected body of cultural works from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Contributors from various fields of expertise examine the ways contemporary writers, artists, directors, and musicians explore canonical forms in visual arts, cinema, music and literature, and introduce innovation in their narratives, at the same time they discuss the social and historical context they belong to.

Mad Maria

Author: Márcio Souza
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'Mad Maria', escrito em 1980, é o segundo livro de Márcio Souza. A narrativa transcorre no interior da Amazônia e relata a construção da ferrovia Madeira-Mamoré, entre 1907 e 1912. Na época, os investidores tinham o objetivo de construir uma estrada que pudesse competir com o Canal do Panamá. A ferrovia integraria uma região rica em látex na divisa da Bolívia com a Amazônia, mas encontraria obstáculos descomunais no caminho - 19 cataratas, 227 milhas de pântanos e desfiladeiros, centenas de cobras e escorpiões, árvores gigantescas e milhões de mosquitos transmissores de malária. Antes de terminadas as obras, 3.600 mil homens estavam mortos, 30 mil hospitalizados e uma fortuna em dólares desperdiçada na selva.

Popular Cinema In Brazil 1930 2001

Author: Stephanie Dennison
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780719064982
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The recent international success of films such as "Central Station" and "City of God" has stimulated widespread interest in Brazilian film. This study provides insight into the Brazilian films that have most captured the imagination of domestic audiences over the years. This book focuses on individual films in their socio-historical context, drawing on extensive fieldwork in Brazil and Latin America. It argues that Brazilian cinema has almost always been grounded in intrinsically home-grown cultural forms dating back to the nineteenth century, including the Brazilian music hall, the traveling circus, radio shows, carnival, and, later, comedy television. Combining a chronological structure with new research and a lively approach, Popular cinema in Brazil is the ideal introduction to Brazilian cinema.