Blake Set to Music

A Bibliography of Musical Settings of the Poems and Prose of William Blake

Author: Donald Fitch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520097346

Category: Music

Page: 281

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The Etude

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

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Vincent Persichetti

Grazioso, Grit, and Gold

Author: Andrea Olmstead

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538118092

Category: Music

Page: 520

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Vincent Persichetti: Grazioso, Grit, and Gold is the first critical biography of this esteemed American composer, bringing together thorough scholarship by Andrea Olmstead and contributions by prominent performers. Olmstead weaves a captivating narrative of the composer from his early life and musical training, starting with his early career in Philadelphia during the 1920s and ’30s and through his teaching at Juilliard and death in 1987. The book sheds light on Persichetti’s personal and professional life, the multiple forces that shaped his musical development, and his far-reaching influence on the modern American composition scene. In addition to Olmstead’s biographical and analytical treatment of the composer, notable performers bring fresh insights to individual pieces. Among the contributors are C. Matthew Balensuela (solo wind Parables), Geoffrey Burleson (Concerto for Piano, Four Hands, and Piano Quintet), Mirian Conti (Poems and Frog Dance for piano), Andrew Mast (Divertimento for wind ensemble), and Larry Thomas Bell (Harmonium song cycle, Piano Concerto, and Ninth Symphony). Scholars, performers, and all lovers of Persichetti’s music will find Olmstead’s book compelling as it enshrines Persichetti’s legacy as a composer, teacher, and pianist. Those seeking to perform, teach, or simply enjoy Persichetti’s music will find this an invaluable resource.


Author: Harold Reeves (Firm)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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A Canticle for Leibowitz

Author: Walter M. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780575073579

Category: Dystopias

Page: 319

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The HUGO AWARD-winning novel of Earth after the apocalypse In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of knowledge. By studying the Holy Relics of the past, the Order of St Leibowitz hopes to raise humanity from its fallen state to one of grace. But is such knowledge the key to salvation? Or the certain sign that we are doomed to repeat our most grievous mistakes ... ?

Marvelous Things Overheard


Author: Ange Mlinko

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466876336

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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A vibrant and eclectic collection from a stunningly mature young poet "The world—the time has come to say it, though the news will not be welcome to everyone—has no intention of abandoning enchantment altogether." Roberto Calasso's words in Literature and the Gods remind us that, in an age of reason, of mechanization, of alienation, of rote drudgery, we still seek out the transcendent, the marvelous. Ange Mlinko's luminous fourth collection is both a journey toward and the space of that very enchantment. Marvelous Things Overheard takes its title from a collection of ancient rumors about the lands of the Mediterranean. Mlinko, who lived at the American University of Beirut and traveled to Greece and Cyprus, has penned poems that seesaw between the life lived in those ancient and strife-torn places, and the life imagined through its literature: from The Greek Anthology to the Mu'allaqat. Throughout, Mlinko grapples with the passage of time on two levels: her own aging (alongside the growing up of her children) and the incontrovertible evidence of millennia of human habitation. This is an assured and revealing collection, one that readers will want to seek refuge in again and again.

Convent Music and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Vienna

Author: Janet K. Page

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107039088

Category: Music

Page: 318

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Janet Page explores the interaction of music and piety, court and church, as seen through the relationship between the Habsburg court and Vienna's convents. In the first full-length study of its kind, she reveals a golden age of convent music in Vienna and the convents' surprising engagement with contemporary politics.


Author: N.A

Publisher: London.


Category: Composers

Page: N.A

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