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Musical Style and Performance in Mission Life

Craig H. Russell

in From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

This chapter delves into aspects of music style and performance practice in the California missions, including canto llano (plainchant), canto figurado (accompanied homophony in a steady meter), ... More


At Home with the Idiom

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

According to The New York Times, William Christie is chiefly responsible for reviving interest in French Baroque music. After studying the harpsichord with Ralph Kirkpatrick at Yale University, ... More


Aladdin’s Lamp

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

When the Baroque cello is mentioned, Anner Bylsma always comes up. Bylsma took up the Baroque cello in the 1960s, by which time he already had a distinguished career as a modern cellist. In the ... More


Triple Counterpoint

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Small choruses may command the scene today, but Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral music remains in some respects embattled terrain: the arguments keep circling back to Bach. For some listeners, ... More


“One Should Not Make a Rule”

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the 1950s and 1960s, a group of Dutch musicians created one of the world centers of what we now call the early music movement. Through the work of the Kuijken brothers, the recorder virtuoso Frans ... More


Monteverdi, Narrator

Mauro Calcagno

in From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267688
eISBN:
9780520951525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267688.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 6 shows how, on the one hand, the composer develops his voice as narrator to such a degree that in Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda Monteverdi transforms the epic poetry of Torquato Tasso ... More


The Possibility of Opera

Mauro Calcagno

in From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267688
eISBN:
9780520951525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267688.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The singers' use of pure voice as empty, nonverbal sounding music is traced back to the aesthetics of Marino. It enables singers to shift the audience's perspective toward the narrative power of ... More


The Demise of the “Studio Baroque” Vocal Sound

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0042
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter comments on the demise of the “studio Baroque” vocal sound. Twentieth-century “Baroque vocal sound” has come a long way since its inception several decades ago. As in the early stage of ... More


From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self

Mauro Calcagno (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267688
eISBN:
9780520951525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267688.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This pathbreaking study links two traditionally separate genres as their stars crossed to explore the emergence of multiple selves in early modern Italian culture and society. Calcagno focuses on the ... More


The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Bruce Haynes and Geoffrey Burgess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199373734
eISBN:
9780199373772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373734.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

What is rhetorical music? This book illustrate the vital place of rhetoric and eloquent expression in the creation and performance of Baroque music. Through explorations of the cantatas of J.S. Bach, ... More


Fugue in A Minor: Fantasy and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904

Joseph Kerman

in The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The fugue in A Minor is a central fugue that circulates a familiar-sounding chromatic subject twice through each of the four voices. This seems a better way of describing the overall plan than to ... More


Looking to the Future

Leta E. Miller

in Aaron Jay Kernis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter evaluates Aaron Jay Kernis's music. Critics have made much of his embrace of diversity, noting the influence of tonality and atonality, jazz, pop, and Baroque music, modernism ... More


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