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A Study of Fifteen Piano Solo Pieces by Amy Marcy Beach
Amy Beach's talent and originality are brought into focus in her fifteen piano solo pieces. These compositions span the years from 1889 to 1936. Beach's aptitude for music was evident at approximately one year of age when ...
Solo Voice Technique and its Application to the Choral Ensemble
The study of voice pedagogy has long been a subject divided by varying beliefs and methods. The teachers of voice pedagogy and the directors of choral music have not always been in agreement in their respective use and/or ...
A Fugitive Essence: The Public Radio Legacy of Alec Wilder
Two central goals have motivated the scholarship contained in this paper. The first of these is to provide an account of an obscure series of radio programs produced for public broadcast in the nineteen-seventies (a ...
An Index to the Cantorial Collection of Cantor Jacob Rothblatt, 1902-1980
The Rothblatt collection consists primarily of Jewish liturgical music, that is, music commonly heard in Jewish synagogue services as part of the year-round order of liturgy. Having served as a cantor for over forty ...
Vienna - 1890-1910
The political and musical elements in Vienna from 1890 to 1910 are the focal points of this paper. An attempt has not been made to follow all of the government proceedings, nor to list all of the music performances. Instead, ...
The Founding of an American School of Composition 1900–1930
This paper is intended to acquaint the reader with a general view of the American composers who pioneered and established an American school of composition. The selections of the composers discussed were made on the basis ...
The Invention of the Piano and Its Development in Germany Through the Eighteenth Century
This paper discusses the history, development, and reception of the piano in eighteenth-century Germany.
Music of the Silent Film Era
The story of the development of film music for the silent film era of the 1890s through 1930 represents man's desire to add aural depth to a visual accomplishment. From a single musician to a pit orchestra, their music ...
A Translation of the Libretto of the Opera, L'Oracolo del Fato: Text by Pietro Parlati - Music by Francesco Gasparini
The opera L'Oracolo del Fato (1719), text by Pietro Pariati (1665-1733), music by Francesco Gasparini (1668-1727), is located in the Oesterrische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, Austria. The manuscript copy is identified as ...
Karl Czerny - Nineteenth Century Pedagogue
The Viennese pianist and teacher, Karl Czerny, inherited a tradition of pianoforte instruction that enabled him to hold the center of the pedagogical stage for the first half of the nineteenth century. Czerny was the pupil ...
Criteria for Choosing Computer Software for Use in a Piano-Teaching Studio
The purpose of this paper is to establish criteria for the purchase of computer software for use in a piano-teaching studio. The number of software packages available to the independent teac ...
Dr. Charles Burney's Italian Tour
In 1770, Dr. Charles Burney made a tour of France, Switzerland, and Italy, opening a new era with regard to the recording of music history and first-hand reporting on the present conditions of music in those countries. No ...