A Portrait in Four Movements

The Chicago Symphony under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti Andrew Patner John R. Schmidt, Douglas W. Shadle. A Portrait in Four Movements A Portrait in Four Movements The Chicago Symphony under Barenboim,

Author: Andrew Patner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022661008X

Category: Music

Page: 272

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“Playing in an orchestra in an intelligent way is the best school for democracy.”—Daniel Barenboim The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been led by a storied group of conductors. And from 1994 to 2015, through the best work of Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, and Riccardo Muti, Andrew Patner was right there. As music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and WFMT radio, Patner was able to trace the arc of the CSO’s changing repertories, all while cultivating a deep rapport with its four principal conductors. This book assembles Patner’s reviews of the concerts given by the CSO during this time, as well as transcripts of his remarkable radio interviews with these colossal figures. These pages hold tidbits for the curious, such as Patner’s “driving survey” that playfully ranks the Maestri he knew on a scale of “total comfort” to “fright level five,” and the observation that Muti appears to be a southpaw on the baseball field. Moving easily between registers, they also open revealing windows onto the sometimes difficult pasts that brought these conductors to music in the first place, including Boulez’s and Haitink’s heartbreaking experiences of Nazi occupation in their native countries as children. Throughout, these reviews and interviews are threaded together with insights about the power of music and the techniques behind it—from the conductors’ varied approaches to research, preparing scores, and interacting with other musicians, to how the sound and personality of the orchestra evolved over time, to the ways that we can all learn to listen better and hear more in the music we love. Featuring a foreword by fellow critic Alex Ross on the ethos and humor that informed Patner’s writing, as well as an introduction and extensive historical commentary by musicologist Douglas W. Shadle, this book offers a rich portrait of the musical life of Chicago through the eyes and ears of one of its most beloved critics.


Theory of the Functions of the Human Passions

Now in Press , and to be published about the 1st . of October , 1856 , in one large octavo volume , with Portrait of FOURIER , Price $ 1.25 . SOCIAL DESTINY OF MAN , OR THEORY OF THE FOUR MOVEMENTS , BY CHARLES FOURIER .

Author: Albert Brisbane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Emotions

Page: 160

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A Guide to Orchestral Music The Handbook for Non Musicians

Like many symphonies of its era, it is in three rather than four movements, a practice which related to the French ... ethnic idiom of El Salon Mexico, the Lincoln Portrait, and Appalachian Spring, Copland's Third is in four movements.

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198020309

Category: Music

Page: 588

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Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms. Easy and pleasurable to read...a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music.--John Barkham Reviews

Handbook of Literature for the Flute

STEFFENS , Walter ( 1934- ) La Femme - Fleur , Op . 11 ( B - 21 ) Composed after a portrait by Picasso ... SZELIGOWSKI , Tadeusz ( 1896-1963 ) Sonata ( P - 15 ) Four movements , each with contrasting sections ; singing and fancifully ...

Author: James Pellerite

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457427978

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 460

Revised 3rd edition. An annotated list of solos, graded method materials, reference reading, flute ensembles, music for alto flute, piccolo and bass flute. Over 3,500 entries, representing more than 1,700 composers and authors. Used throughout the world by flutists, artists, teachers, libraries and music dealers.

Program Music

Thus in the third movement, which arguably sits at the greatest remove from Dvořák's “New World” Symphony, ... it is a four-movement program symphony in all but name, and it succeeds in painting a portrait of America through a stylistic ...

Author: Jonathan Kregor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032520

Category: Music

Page: 322

View: 850

This accessible introduction is the first English-language book in a generation to cover program music as idea and repertoire.

Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire Fourth Edition

Musical pictures of albert cuyp, Paulus Potter, anton van dyck, and antoine Watteau. a portrait of each honored painter and a Proust poem precede each piece ... Four movements with transparent textures. effective bitonal final movement.

Author: Maurice Hinson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253010233

Category: Music

Page: 1216

View: 585

Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. What did a given composer write? What interesting work have I never heard of? How difficult is it? What are its special musical features? How can I reach the publisher? It’s all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new "Hinson" will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.

The Tone Clock

30 (1983) 38' This four-movement work is a preliminary study for the opera Symposion (see Chapter 8). ... The third movement is a portrait of Agathon, that is, Love - Adagio con molto sentimento, and the fourth movement depicts the ...

Author: Peter Schat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 3718653702

Category: Music

Page: 393

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Principally essays and articles, most of which were written 1963-1992 for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad in Rotterdam.

Classical Music Without Fear

Brahms once noted that the second movement was a “ portrait of Clara Schumann ” ; however , on the first page of the ... The concerto is in four movements , rather than the traditional three , wherein Brahms inserts a scherzo between ...

Author: Marianne Williams Tobias

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216182

Category: Music

Page: 194

View: 880

An accessible introduction to classical music for general readers seeks to demonstrate its relevance to today's listeners, providing lively historical commentary, tips for attending concerts, coverage of standard concert works, and a glossary of terms. Simultaneous. (Performing Arts)

Critical Essays on James Joyce s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

is represented as an unbroken outward movement sweeping through the entire fifth chapter . A few but quite specific textual observations finally help to establish the relative chronology of the chapter's four movements .

Author: Caren Brady

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

View: 532

Divided into categories of critical cruxes; structure, image, symbol, and myth; and the impact of theory, this book is a collection of essays on James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and on James Joyce's place in modern letters.