Twentieth and Twenty First Century Song Cycles

Ranging from familiar works of twentieth-century music by composers such as Schoenberg, Britten, Poulenc, and Shostakovich to lesser-known works by Van Wyk, Sviridov, Wheeler, and Sánchez, this collection of essays captures the diversity ...

Author: Gordon Sly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000219763

Category: Music

Page: 234

View: 755

Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles: Analytical Pathways Toward Performance presents analyses of fourteen song cycles composed after the turn of the twentieth century, with a focus on offering ways into the musical and poetic structure of each cycle to performers, scholars, and students alike. Ranging from familiar works of twentieth-century music by composers such as Schoenberg, Britten, Poulenc, and Shostakovich to lesser-known works by Van Wyk, Sviridov, Wheeler, and Sánchez, this collection of essays captures the diversity of the song cycle repertoire in contemporary classical music. The contributors bring their own analytical perspectives and methods, considering musical structures, the composers' selection of texts, how poetic narratives are expressed, and historical context. Informed by music history, music theory, and performance, Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles offers an essential guide into the contemporary art-music song cycle for performers, scholars, students, and anyone seeking to understand this unique genre.

Twentieth and Twenty First Century Song Cycles

Ranging from familiar works of twentieth-century music by composers such as Schoenberg, Britten, Poulenc, and Shostakovich to lesser-known works by Van Wyk, Sviridov, Wheeler, and Sâanchez, this collection of essays captures the diversity ...

Author: Gordon Cameron Sly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429270369

Category: Music

Page: 234

View: 220

"Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles: Analytical Pathways Toward Performance presents analyses of fourteen song cycles composed after the turn of the twentieth century, with a focus on offering "ways into" the musical and poetic structure of each cycle to performers, scholars, and students alike. Ranging from familiar works of twentieth-century music by composers such as Schoenberg, Britten, Poulenc, and Shostakovich to lesser-known works by Van Wyk, Sviridov, Wheeler, and Sâanchez, this collection of essays captures the diversity of the song cycle repertoire in contemporary classical music. The contributors bring their own analytical perspectives and methods, considering musical structures, the composers' selection of texts, how poetic narratives are expressed, and historical context. Informed by music history, music theory, and performance, Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Song Cycles offers an essential guide into the contemporary art-music song cycle for performers, scholars, students, and anyone seeking to understand this unique genre"--

The Song Cycle

It is not an attribute commonly associated with late twentieth- or early twenty-first-century artworks. As discussed in previous chapters modernist poets ...

Author: Laura Tunbridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896444

Category: Music

Page: 230

View: 989

Investigates how other types of music have influenced the scope of the song cycle, from operas and symphonies to popular song --

Lines and Lyrics

An Introduction to Poetry and Song Matt Baileyshea ... of John Donne as Catharsis,” in Twentieth and Twenty- First- Century Song Cycles: Analytical Pathways ...

Author: Matt Baileyshea

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030024567X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 345

An introduction to poetry geared toward the study of song Bruce Springsteen, Benjamin Britten, Kendrick Lamar, Sylvia Plath, Outkast, and Anne Sexton collide in this inventive study of poetry and song. Drawing on literary poetry, rock, rap, musical theater, and art songs from the Elizabethan period to the present, Matt BaileyShea reveals how every issue in poetry has an important corresponding status in song, but one that is always transformed. Beginning with a discussion of essential features such as diction, meter, and rhyme, the book progresses into the realms of lineation, syntax, form, and address, and culminates in an analysis of two complete songs. Throughout, BaileyShea places classical composers and poets in conversations with contemporary songwriters and musicians (T. S. Eliot and Johnny Cash, Aaron Copland and Pink Floyd) so that readers can make close connections across time, genres, and fields, but also recognize inherent differences. To aid the reader, the author has created a Spotify playlist of all the music discussed in this book and provides time cues throughout, enabling readers to listen to the music as they read.

Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty First Century Volume 1

The rewardingly intimate medium of the song recital has refused to go out of ... twentieth and twenty- first centuries according to date of composition).

Author: Jane Manning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199391025

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 281

"This book contains a diverse array of contemporary vocal music available in the 20th century. It provides specific pieces for different voices, abilities, and occasions. Choices range from substantial song cycles to shorter pieces suitable for encores, examinations, or auditions. Almost all works are for voice and piano, but there are some for solo voice. This volume also contains a rich variety of musical styles, which is reflected here along with some revised and updated articles on works featured in the previous edition, in order to keep them in circulation. Furthermore, this volume includes the broadest possible selection of works which are confined to settings of the English language. However, two works in Latin as well as one piece in fake 'Russian' are the only exceptions. In addition, there are certain songs culled from some diploma syllabus many years ago, which seem to have progressed unchallenged through successive generations despite a wealth of viable alternatives. Teachers can thus be inclined to steer students in the direction of pieces they are already familiar with in this book"--

Schubert s Winterreise

Notes on the Photographing of a Song Cycle E. our mbarking on the ... I strove to blur the boundaries between various twentieth and twenty - first century ...

Author: Franz Schubert

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299186005

Category: Music

Page: 233

View: 802

This book/CD package guides readers and listeners on a journey through Franz Schubert's Winterreise song cycle, in which the composer set the poetry of Wilhelm Muller to music. The complete text of the 24 poems is presented in both German and English, with 116 b&w photographs of winter scenes on the facing pages. An introductory essay by Susan Youens (musicology, U. of Notre Dame) offers a critical examination of the song cycle. The music CD features a new recording of Winterreise, performed by baritone Paul Rowe and pianist Martha Fischer. Oversize: 10.25x10.25". Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Eleanor Smith s Hull House Songs

... Hull-House were among the first in the United States to adamantly declare ... performance of an early twentieth-century song cycle by a female composer ...

Author: Graham Cassano

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004384057

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 660

Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs: The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’s Chicago reprints Eleanor Smith’s 1916 folio of politically engaged songs, together with interdisciplinary critical commentary from sociology, history, and musicology.

The 20th Century O Z

(1900-1911), a massive song cycle that calls for five soloists, multiple choirs, ... 1 (1904-1905), and particularly in the First Chamber Symphony, ...

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136593691

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

View: 174

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Dictionary of World Biography The 20th century O Z

(1900-1911), a massive song cycle that calls for five soloists, multiple choirs, ... 1 (1904-1905), and particularly in the First Chamber Symphony, ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1579580483

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

View: 244

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Gregorius

The first modern adaptation of the story of Gregorius—a song-cycle— was ... from the more objective reception in the twentieth (and twenty-first) century.

Author: Brian Murdoch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596409

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 288

The striking (and shocking) story of Gregorius, a child born of incest who later marries his mother, undertakes a massive penance, and eventually becomes both pope and saint, is a European theme. The apocryphal story probably came from medieval England or France, but is found in most European languages in all kinds of forms, from major literary works down to short folktales. In modern times the best known (but not the only) version is that by Thomas Mann, TheHoly Sinner. It is emphatically not a variation on the Oedipus-legend; instead it uses the strange and paradoxical tale of the good sinner to demonstrate the effects of original sin, and to show how thehuman propensity to sin in general can be coped with, just as long as the sinner does not despair. This book traces the story in its variations from Iceland to Egypt and from the twelfth to the twenty-first century.

Ivo van Hove

... works such as Leoš Janáček's song cycle The Diary of One Who Disappeared. ... his exploration and adaptation across twentieth- and twenty-first-century ...

Author: Susan Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350031550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 170

This book offers a wealth of resources, critical overviews and detailed analysis of Ivo van Hove's internationally acclaimed work as the foremost director of theatre, opera and musicals in our time. Stunning production photos capture the power of van Hove's directorial vision, his innovative use of theatrical spaces, and the arresting stage images that have made his productions so popular among audiences worldwide over the last 30 years. Van Hove's own contribution to the book, which includes a foreword, interview and his director's notes for some of his most popular shows, makes this book a unique resource for students, scholars and for his fans across the different art forms in which he works. An informative introduction provides an overview of van Hove's unique approach to directing, while five sections, individually curated by experts in the respective fields of Shakespeare, classical theatre, modern theatre, opera, musicals, film, and international festival curatorship, offer readers a combination of critical insight and short excerpts by van Hove's collaborators, the actors in the ensemble companies van Hove works with in Amsterdam and New York, and by arts critics and reviewers.

Bibliography of Twentieth and Twenty first Century Works for Voice Horn and Piano

Author: Marissa L. Ulmer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 121

View: 379

This book provides a current listing of chamber works written during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries for voice, horn, and piano. It is intended to serve as a resource for those musicians searching for such works to serve both performance and research-related purposes. Selected annotations provide background information about the works, as well as valuable performance-related information, such as timings, range, and difficulty levels. Included are appendices for cross-referencing the entries, and information concerning the publishers and distributors of included works is listed in an appendix.

Spatial Relations Volume One

... poetic that captures the orality of his people's millennia of song-cycles and spirituality, ... In the poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first century, ...

Author: John Kinsella

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209383

Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Page: 573

View: 566

These volumes present John Kinsella’s uncollected critical writings and personal reflections from the early 1990s to the present. Included are extended pieces of memoir written in the Western Australian wheatbelt and the Cambridge fens, as well as acute essays and commentaries on the nature and genesis of personal and public poetics. Pivotal are a sense of place and how we write out of it; pastoral’s relevance to contemporary poetry; how we evaluate and critique (post)colonial creativity and intrusion into Indigenous spaces; and engaged analysis of activism and responsibility in poetry and literary discourse. The author is well-known for saying he is preeminently an “anarchist, vegan, pacifist” – not stock epithets, but the raison d’être behind his work. The collection moves from overviews of contemporary Australian poetry to studies of such writers as Randolph Stow, Ouyang Yu, Charmaine Papertalk–Green, Lionel Fogarty, Les Murray, Peter Porter, Dorothy Hewett, Judith Wright, Alamgir Hashmi, Patrick Lane, Robert Sullivan, C.K. Stead, and J.H. Prynne, and on to numerous book reviews of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, originally published in newspapers and journals from around the world. There are also searching reflections on visual artists (Sidney Nolan, Karl Wiebke, Shaun Atkinson) and wide-ranging opinion pieces and editorials. In counterpoint are conversations with other writers (Rosanna Warren, Rod Mengham, Alvin Pang, and Tracy Ryan) and explorations of schooling, being struck by lightning, ‘international regionalism’, hybridity, and experimental poetry. This two-volume argosy has been brought together by scholar and editor Gordon Collier, who has allowed the original versions to speak with their unique informal–formal ductus. Kinsella’s interest is in the ethics of space and how we use it. His considerations of the wheatbelt through Wagner and Dante (and rewritings of these), and, in Thoreauvian vein, his ‘place’ at Jam Tree Gully on the edge of Western Australia’s Avon Valley form a web of affirmation and anxiety: it is space he feels both part of and outside, em¬braced in its every magnitude but felt to be stolen land, whose restitution needs articulating in literature and in real time. Beneath it all is a celebration of the natural world – every plant, animal, rock, sentinel peak, and grain of sand – and a commitment to an ecological poetics.

Routledge Handbook of Asian Music Cultural Intersections

... of the gurmat sangīt revival in twentieth and twenty-first century Punjab. ... A Preliminary Survey of the Cantonese Eight Song Cycles in South China: ...

Author: Tong Soon Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000337324

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 413

The Routledge Handbook of Asian Music: Cultural Intersections introduces Asian music as a way to ask questions about what happens when cultures converge and how readers may evaluate cultural junctures through expressive forms. The volume’s thirteen original chapters cover musical practices in historical and modern contexts from Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, including art music traditions, folk music and composition, religious and ritual music, as well as popular music. These chapters showcase the diversity of Asian music, requiring readers to constantly reconsider their understanding of this vibrant and complex area. The book is divided into three sections: Locating meanings Boundaries and difference Cultural flows Contributors to the book offer a multidisciplinary portfolio of methods, ranging from archival research and field ethnography to biographical studies and music analysis. In addition to rich illustrations, numerous samples of notation and sheet music are featured as insightful study resources. Readers are invited to study individuals, music-makers, listeners, and viewers to learn about their concerns, their musical choices, and their lives through a combination of humanistic and social-scientific approaches. Demonstrating how transformative cultural differences can become in intercultural encounters, this book will appeal to students and scholars of musicology, ethnomusicology, and anthropology.

The Rest Is Noise

Likewise, some of the liveliest reactions to twentieth-century and ... and then move on to Osvaldo Golijov's song cycle Ayre, where pulsating dance beats ...

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429932880

Category: Music

Page: 640

View: 561

Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year Time magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007 Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007 A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007 In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present. Taking readers into the labyrinth of modern style, Ross draws revelatory connections between the century's most influential composers and the wider culture. The Rest Is Noise is an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music.

Latin American Identities After 1980

Luciana Souza's recording, titled simply Neruda (2004), is an hour-long song cycle that takes Neruda's poems into the twenty-first century and celebrates, ...

Author: Gordana Yovanovich

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 155458213X

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 668

Latin American Identities After 1980 takes an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American social and cultural identities. With broad regional coverage, and an emphasis on Canadian perspectives, it focuses on Latin American contact with other cultures and nations. Its sound scholarship combines evidence-based case studies with the Latin American tradition of the essay, particularly in areas where the discourse of the establishment does not match political, social, and cultural realities and where it is difficult to uncover the purposely covert. This study of the cultural and social Latin America begins with an interpretation of the new Pax Americana, designed in the 1980s by the North in agreement with the Southern elites. As the agreement ties the hands of national governments and establishes new regional and global strategies, a pan–Latin American identity is emphasized over individual national identities. The multi-faceted impacts and effects of globalization in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and the Caribbean are examined, with an emphasis on social change, the transnationalization and commodification of Latin American and Caribbean arts and the adaptation of cultural identities in a globalized context as understood by Latin American authors writing from transnational perspectives.

The Latin American Art Song

As an example, we can cite the song cycle El niño mudo by Bolivian composer ... by Brazilians composers during the first half of the nineteenth century were ...

Author: Patricia Caicedo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498581633

Category: Music

Page: 188

View: 327

This study of the Latin American art song and its development in the context of musical nationalism shows how the song is a mirror in which the processes of conformation to Latin American national identity are reflected.

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers Concert Music 1960 2000

a century later, the figure of the woman composer echoes the image of the female ... “Libby Larsen's 'My Antonia': The Song Cycle and the Tonal Landscape of ...

Author: Laurel Parsons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190236876

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 902

Over the past 30 years, musicologists have produced a remarkable new body of research literature focusing on the lives and careers of women composers in their socio-historical contexts. But detailed analysis and discussion of the works created by these composers are still extremely rare. This is particularly true in the domain of music theory, where scholarly work continues to focus almost exclusively on male composers. Moreover, while the number of performances, broadcasts, and recordings of music by women has unquestionably grown, these works remain significantly underrepresented in comparison to music by male composers. Addressing these deficits is not simply a matter of rectifying a scholarly gender imbalance: the lack of knowledge surrounding the music of female composers means that scholars, performers, and the general public remain unfamiliar with a large body of exciting repertoire. Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000 is the first to appear in a groundbreaking four-volume series devoted to compositions by women across Western art music history. Each chapter opens with a brief biographical sketch of the composer before presenting an in-depth critical-analytic exploration of a single representative composition, linking analytical observations with questions of meaning and sociohistorical context. Chapters are grouped thematically by analytical approach into three sections, each of which places the analytical methods used in the essays that follow into the context of late twentieth-century ideas and trends. Featuring rich analyses and critical discussions, many by leading music theorists in the field, this collection brings to the fore repertoire from a range of important composers, thereby enabling further exploration by scholars, teachers, performers, and listeners.

China on Screen

By the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, the situation has changed; China is an emerging great power within the international political order.

Author: Chris Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231137060

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 487

In China on Screen, Chris Berry and Mary Farquhar, leaders in the field of Chinese film studies, explore more than one hundred years of Chinese cinema and nation. Providing new perspectives on key movements, themes, and filmmakers, Berry and Farquhar analyze the films of a variety of directors and actors, including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. They argue for the abandonment of "national cinema" as an analytic tool and propose "cinema and the national" as a more productive framework. With this approach, they show how movies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora construct and contest different ideas of Chinese nation -- as empire, republic, or ethnicity, and complicated by gender, class, style, transnationalism, and more. Among the issues and themes covered are the tension between operatic and realist modes, male and female star images, transnational production and circulation of Chinese films, the image of the good foreigner -- all related to different ways of imagining nation. Comprehensive and provocative, China on Screen is a crucial work of film analysis.

21st Century Perspectives on Music Technology and Culture

An hourlong song cycle called My Name is Mary Brown, written in the late 1940s by the ... In the first half of the twentieth century most of the management ...

Author: R. Purcell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137497602

Category: Music

Page: 204

View: 310

This collection presents a contemporary evaluation of the changing structures of music delivery and enjoyment. Exploring the confluence of music consumption, burgeoning technology, and contemporary culture; this volume focuses on issues of musical communities and the politics of media.