Portuguese Piano Music

An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography

Portuguese Piano Music

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

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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

Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic

Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities

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.

Songbook Vinícius de Moraes - Vol. 2

Songbook Vinícius de Moraes - Vol. 2

'A bênção, Bahia' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'A felicidade' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'A flor da noite' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Algum lugar' (Marília Medalha & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Amor em paz' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Anoiteceu' (Francis Hime & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Ausência' (Marília Medalha & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Bom dia, tristeza' (Adoniran Barbosa & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Caminho de pedra' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Canção do amor demais' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Canção para ninar meu bem' (Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Canção para o grande amor' (Marília Medalha & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Canta, canta mais' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Chega de saudade' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Como dizia o poeta' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Deixa' (Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Derradeira primavera' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Estrada branca' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Eterno retorno' (Vicente Barreto & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Eu não tenho nada a ver com isso' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Eu sei que vou te amar' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Insensatez' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Labareda' (Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Loura ou morena' (Haroldo Tapajós & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Luciana' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Marcha da Quarta-feira de Cinzas' (Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Maria vai com as outras' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Melancia e Coco Verde' (Vinicius de Moraes); 'Meu pai Oxalá' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Modinha' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Mulher, sempre mulher' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Mundo melhor' (Pixinguinha & Vinicius de Moraes); 'O astronauta' (Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes); 'O filho que eu quero ter' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'O grande amor' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'O mais que perfeito' (Jards Macalé & Vinicius de Moraes); 'O que tinha de ser' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Pau-de-arara' (Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Pergunte a você' (Ian Guest & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Pobre menina rica' (Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Primavera' (Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Quando tu passas por mim' (Antonio Maria & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Rancho das namoradas' (Ary Barroso & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Rosa desfolhada' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Samba da bênção' (Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Samba de Maria' (Francis Hime & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Samba do carioca' (Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Saudade de amar' (Francis Hime & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Se todos fossem iguais a você' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Se você disser que sim' (Moacir Santos & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Sem mais adeus' (Francis Hime & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Sem você' (Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Sempre a esperar' (Vadico & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Tarde em Itapuã' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Teresa sabe sambar' (Francis Hime & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Tomara' (Vinicius de Moraes); 'Um homem chamado Alfredo' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Uma rosa em minha mão' (Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Valsa sem nome' (Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes); 'Você e eu' (Carlos Lyra & Vinicius de Moraes).

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Brown, Marion - Dilated Peoples

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Brown, Marion - Dilated Peoples

Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.

Mad Maria

Mad Maria

'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.

Letters from a Ballet-master

The Correspondence of Arthur Saint-Léon

Letters from a Ballet-master

Arthur Saint-Leon, the choreographer of Coppélia, was an indefatigable and articulate letter writer. This collection, translated and edited by Ivor Guest, dates mostly from the 1860s, when Saint-Leon dominated the ballet in both Paris and St. Petersburg, and casts new light on the man and his work.