Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs Author Anna Beer
ISBN-10 9781780748573
Release 2016-03-21
Pages 304
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Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Marianna Martines. Fanny Hensel. Clara Schumann. Lili Boulanger. Elizabeth Maconchy. Great composers all, but their musical legacy is still rarely acknowledged. Since the birth of classical music, those women who dared to compose have been patronised, had their sex lives scrutinised and the veracity of their authorship questioned. They worked within a musical culture where beliefs about what women could and could not do determined their every move. Yet, time and again there emerged individuals who would evade, confront and ignore the rules that sought to exclude them from the world of composition. Taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz, and beyond, Anna Beer reveals the hidden histories of eight remarkable women, explores the special communities that enabled them to compose their music, and asks tough questions about why we still don’t hear their masterpieces performed. A long-overdue celebration of neglected virtuosos, Sounds and Sweet Airs presents a complex and inspirational picture of artistic endeavour and achievement that deserves to be part of our cultural heritage.

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs Author Anna Beer
ISBN-10 1786070677
Release 2017-04
Pages 348
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Since the birth of classical music, women who dared compose have faced a bitter struggle to be heard. In spite of this, female composers continued to create, inspire and challenge. Yet even today so much of their work languishes unheard. Anna Beer reveals the highs and lows experienced by eight composers across the centuries, from Renaissance Florence to twentieth-century London, restoring to their rightful place exceptional women whom history has forgotten [Publisher description]

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs Author Anna Beer
ISBN-10 1780748566
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 304
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Sounds and Sweet Airs reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable female composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz.

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs Author John Todhunter
ISBN-10 1356967671
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 106
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs Author Joan D. Berbrich
ISBN-10 0804680892
Release 1970
Pages 179
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Sounds and Sweet Airs has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sounds and Sweet Airs also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sounds and Sweet Airs book for free.

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs Author Paul Mann
ISBN-10 0951558706
Release 1989
Pages 48
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Sounds and Sweet Airs has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sounds and Sweet Airs also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sounds and Sweet Airs book for free.

Shakespeare for Freedom

Shakespeare for Freedom Author Ewan Fernie
ISBN-10 9781107130852
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 300
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Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful, plausible and political argument for Shakespeare's meaning and value. It ranges across the breadth of the Shakespeare phenomenon, offering a new interpretation not just of the characters and plays but also of the part they have played in theatre, criticism, civic culture and politics. Its story includes a glimpse of 'Freetown' in Romeo and Juliet, which comes to life in the 1769 Stratford Jubilee; the Shakespearean careers of the Leicester Chartist, Cooper, and the Hungarian hero, Kossuth; Hegel's recognition of Shakespearean freedom as the modern breakthrough; its fatal effects in America; the disgust it inspired in Tolstoy; its rehabilitation by Ted Hughes; and its obscure centrality in the 2012 Olympics. Ultimately, it issues a positive Shakespearean prognosis for freedom as a vital (in both senses), unending struggle. Shakespeare for Freedom shows why Shakespeare has mattered for four hundred years, and why he still matters today.

The Role of Music in Shakespeare s The Tempest

The Role of Music in Shakespeare s  The Tempest Author Anna Miller
ISBN-10 9783656231349
Release 2012-07-06
Pages 8
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: Content I. Introduction...........................................1 II. Analysis and Interpretation...................1 1. Music as Message..............................1 2. Music as Essential Part of the Play....4 3. Music as Power-Tool.........................5 III. Conclusion............................................7 IV. Bibliography.........................................8 I. Introduction The Tempest is full of music, singing, and dancing. Every act and every scene has at least one musical element. This is not very surprising, as Shakespeare had his own musicians, whom he did not have to pay, and thus he could afford such a variety of music. The whole play takes place on a desert island which is inhabited by only three people. Particularly, the “unusual soundscape [shall] underpin[s] the strangeness of the island” (Shakespeare, Introduction 23-4). Hearing all the songs accompanied by “solemn” music is not only spectacular for the audience, even Caliban, whom we know as a rude and uneducated native of the island, is fascinated by “the isle [which] is full of noises, / Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not” (3. 2. 127-128). Thus he wants to calm his new friends Stephano and Trinculo, who had never seen and heard such things. Moreover, Ariel casts a spell over Ferdinand with his music and he follows it, although he has just shipwrecked and a different behaviour would be expected in the case of such a catastrophe. We can see that music has a huge impact on both the figures in the play and the audience, as this drama was actually written to be performed rather than to be read. Nonetheless it is not enough to say that music is only used to create a nice background sound for the play. One can even go so far and say that music plays the main role and the whole play only revolves around music. In order to prove this, I will show in the following the important functions of music and musical elements. Firstly, I would like to demonstrate the music's function as a message for both the figures and the audience, secondly, the music's function as an essential part of the play and last but not least, the most important function – music as a 'power-tool' for Prospero and in a sense also for Ariel.

The Well Mouth

The Well Mouth Author Philip Salom
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063355237
Release 2005
Pages 93
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This brilliant new collection by Philip Salom recalls his internationally acclaimed Sky Poems and confirms his reputation as one of Australia's major poets of imagination and narrative invention. At the bottom of a well, a woman who has been murdered and dumped by corrupt police dreams the voices of people who have recently died. Deep underground, she is the silent witness and narrator of their earth poemsas she drifts in artesian streams towards the coast. The Well Mouth is a work of empathy and unexpectedness. It is lyrical and sardonic, humorous and bare, and it accumulates into a work of great beauty and grace. As one of Australia's most distinguished writers, Philip Salom has been awarded many prizes for his writing including the Christopher Brennan Award (2004), The Percival Serle Bequest Prize (2003), The Commonwealth Prize for First Book - London (1981), The Western Australia Premier's Award for Fiction (1992) and the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2000). The Well Mouth is Philip Sal

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments Author Murray Campbell
ISBN-10 0198165048
Release 2004
Pages 510
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Musical Instruments presents the first comprehensive survey to explain how Western musical instruments work, how they developed historically, how they are manufactured, and how they are used to make music. After introducing the nature of sounds in music, and the sound production mechanisms of different families of instruments, the authors survey each family in turn, giving a description of the distinguishing acoustical features, the various forms of instruments adopted in different periods, the variety of sizes and shapes in current use, the manufacturing processes, and the playing techniques commonly used by performers. The full index and glossary also contain definitions of technical terms and notes on instruments not included in the text, making this the essential reference for everyone researching and working with musical instruments and performance.

BBC Proms 2017

BBC Proms 2017 Author Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-10 9781912114726
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 194
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The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 150 concerts, talks, workshops and family events around London every summer. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, the BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms – from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. The Proms Guide contains brand-new articles on featured composers and insights on performers, new music and accompanying events.

Beethoven s Skull

Beethoven s Skull Author Tim Rayborn
ISBN-10 9781510712720
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 304
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Beethoven’s Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical music. Proving that good music and shocking tabloid-style stories make excellent bedfellows, it presents tales of revenge, murder, curious accidents, and strange fates that span more than two thousand years. Highlights include: A cursed song that kills those who hear it A composer who lovingly cradles the head of Beethoven’s corpse when his remains are exhumed half a century after his death A fifteenth-century German poet who sings of the real-life Dracula A dream of the devil that inspires a virtuoso violin piece Unlike many music books that begin their histories with the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries, Beethoven’s Skull takes the reader back to the world of ancient Greece and Rome, progressing through the Middle Ages and all the way into the twentieth century. It also looks at myths and legends, superstitions, and musical mysteries, detailing the ways that musicians and their peers have been rather horrible to one another over the centuries.

Hag Seed

Hag Seed Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 9781448192588
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 320
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** Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction ** Selected as a Book of the Year -- Observer, Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, i magazine ‘It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.’ Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Margaret Atwood’s novel take on Shakespeare’s play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

Sonic Wonderland

Sonic Wonderland Author Trevor Cox
ISBN-10 9781448114573
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 320
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As an acoustic engineer, Trevor Cox has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises – echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an epiphany: rather than quashing rare or bizarre sounds, we should be celebrating these sonic treasures. This is the story of his investigation into the mysteries of these Sonic Wonders of the World. In the Mojave Desert he finds sand dunes that sing. In France he discovers an echo that tells jokes. In California he drives down a musical road that plays the William Tell Overture. In Cathedrals across the world he learns how acoustics changed the history of the Church. Touching on physics, music, archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment and how our body reacts to peculiar noises – from the exotic sonic wonders he encounters on his journey, or the equally unique and surprising sounds of our everyday environment. In a world dominated by the visual, Sonic Wonderland encourages us to become better listeners and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony around us. Listen to a selection of astonishing sounds here:

The Pandora guide to women composers

The Pandora guide to women composers Author Sophie Fuller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032356332
Release 1994
Pages 368
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The Pandora guide to women composers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Pandora guide to women composers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Pandora guide to women composers book for free.

Not a Sound

Not a Sound Author Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN-10 9781460396650
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 400
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A shocking discovery and chilling secrets converge in this latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters—her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again. As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice? New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf has been described as "masterful" and "intelligent" and compared to Lisa Scottoline and Jodi Picoult. Introducing her most compelling heroine yet, she delivers a taut and emotional thriller that proves she's at the top of her class.

Fanny Mendelssohn

Fanny Mendelssohn Author Françoise Tillard
ISBN-10 0931340969
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 399
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Profiles the life and music of the composer Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn's older sister, who created important music in spite of her family's lack of support