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The Concise Baker"s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

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Published by Schirmer Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Composers & Musicians,
  • Reference works,
  • History & Criticism,
  • Reference,
  • Music (General),
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Bio-bibliography,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Music,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages2624
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9224379M
    ISBN 10002872416X
    ISBN 109780028724164

    Hutchins, and Edward Bliss Reed carol compiling, collecting, translating, and editing how relative obscurity has made some carols classics So come all ye faithful who are interested in keeping this grand old tradition alive. These were controversial and received mixed critical reviews. Biography[ edit ] Rzewski was born in Westfield, Massachusettsand began playing piano at age 5. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. This concise dictionary offers definitions of musical terms; succinct characterizations of the various forms of musical composition; entries that identify individual operas, oratorios, symphonic poems, and other works; illustrated descriptions of instruments; and capsule summaries of the lives and careers of composers, performers, and theorists. Copyright Cahners Business Information.

    At least one composer, Jack Beeson best known for his opera Lizzie Bordenwas inexplicably dropped from the new edition. In addition, series advisory editor Laura Kuhn has overseen the expansion of the articles on classic musicians. The seventh and eighth editions were pre-titled The Concise Edition. Dreadful Memories; II. Anthony Newcomb writes: The members of the Roman school, beginning with Ercole Pasquini and succeeded by Frescobaldi himself, were entirely trained by Luzzaschi.

    Their daughter, Electra, later edited his letters and collected works. Publishing Glad Tidings is just the invitation you need to come in from the cold and wassail your way through an intriguing, heartfelt part of yuletide history. A key to the abbreviations of all 60 names is found in the front matter. There are three specialized indexes in the last volume of the set but no general index. Writings and musical criticism[ edit ].


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The Concise Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Musicians book

Slonimsky was a great champion of contemporary music, [3] and through his interest in performing it met Henry Cowell and Charles Ives. Musica Elettronica Viva conceived music as a collectivecollaborative process, with improvisation and live electronic instruments prominently featured. Total entries now exceed 15, You'll get detailed information as to how these carols were written, compiled, collected, and ultimately wrapped up in eye- and ear-catching packages for us to enjoy every year when December rolls around.

Their daughter, Electra, later edited his letters and collected works. Schirmer, Inc. Rzewski played the solo part in the world premiere of his piano concerto at the BBC Proms.

All rights reserved From Library Journal: Although longtime Baker's editor Slonimsky died inhis easily recognizable, sometimes tongue-in-cheek style pervades this ninth, or "centennial," edition of his famed dictionary.

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Slonimsky's younger brother, Mikhailremained in Russia and became an author. After two years, he moved to Bostonwhere Koussevitzky had become conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestraand resumed his position as his pianist and now bilingual secretary.

Biography[ edit ] Rzewski was born in Westfield, Massachusettsand began playing piano at age 5. In ben Israel's interpretation, Melville's prison years have made him both visionary and mad, and the torment of his incarceration is rendered more vivid by the nagging intensity of the music.

Edition history[ edit ] Leading up to the initial publication of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Baker had compiled and edited three editions of A Dictionary of Musical Terms — published, andrespectively, by G.

Although there are 20, biographical entries in the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and nearly as many in The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, libraries with comprehensive music collections will still need and want the new Baker's.

She was active as a critic and lectured extensively around the U. Which Side Are You On? Despite the occasional and generally minor mistake-Louis Moreau Gottschalk's pseudonym "Seven Octaves" is given as "Steven Octaves," for example-this centennial edition should prove to be a most valuable reference tool both in music and public libraries.

The [LP's] other side features a less inspiring political piece and a percussion composition, each likable but not compelling, but that's a cavil. Download eBook Get yourself a cup of eggnog, sit down in front of a warm fire chestnut roasting is optionaland let Publishing Glad Tidings: Essays on Christmas Music thrill and inspire you as you learn about those who have dedicated their lives to preserving, collecting, and creating the traditional art form of the Christmas carol.

After the Russian Revolution ofhe moved south, first to Kievthen to Constantinopleand ultimately to Pariswhere many other Russian musicians and his sister Yulia Slonimskaya Sazonova [2] had already fled. For musicologists and others, selected writings are listed. Expressing a highly ornamented soprano line, his famous publication, Madrigali First, there is no acknowledgment of those nonpop performance groups that have garnered both critical acclaim and a fairly large audience.

These were controversial and received mixed critical reviews. One of the best features of the new Baker's is its expansion from a huge, single-volume work into six volumes. A nationality index and one for women composers and musicians round out the set. This concise dictionary offers definitions of musical terms; succinct characterizations of the various forms of musical composition; entries that identify individual operas, oratorios, symphonic poems, and other works; illustrated descriptions of instruments; and capsule summaries of the lives and careers of composers, performers, and theorists.

Deaths have been recorded, new works and doings noted, and new research incorporated in bibliographies, such as that for Hildegard von Bingen.

His nephew, Sergei Slonimsky became a composer.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians: Centennial Edition

In addition to studying with Luigi Dallapiccolahe began a career as a performer of new piano music, often with an improvisatory element. Clearly written and based on vast expertise, The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an invaluable handbook for everyone who cares about music.

The entry for the Beatles urges readers to see separate articles on each individual artist, but that for the Talking Heads doesn't mention entries on David Byrne and Brian Eno. Publishing Glad Tidings is just the invitation you need to come in from the cold and wassail your way through an intriguing, heartfelt part of yuletide history.

Larger public and academic libraries that own earlier editions will definitely want to acquire this centennial edition.Since its inception inBaker's has been the most enlightening and entertaining one-volume music dictionary available. In preparing this concise edition, Slonimsky slimmed down the seventh edition () to about one-half its size, eliminating entries for music critics, theorists, librarians, church organists, and other secondary references.

A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (Baker, Theodore)

"The greater share of the burden [of] revising this work rested on the shoulders of Gustave Reese (general supervision, and revision of articles dealing with medieval music), Gilbert Chase (especially well versed in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American matters), and Robert Geiger."--PrefFormat: Ebook/DAISY Sep 03,  · A biographical dictionary of musicians and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device atlasbowling.com by: Feb 11,  · texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians Item Preview remove-circle Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians by Baker, Theodore, ; Slonimsky, Format: Ebook/DAISY Feb 27,  · Book Overview This concise edition contains edited down entries from Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians 8th edition, and covers artists in the contemporary genres of jazz, rock and the blues.

The rich and effective writing of Nicolas Slonimsky is given special attention.5/5(1). Nicolas Slonimsky (April 27 [ O.S. April 15] – December 25, ), born Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimskiy (Russian: никола́й леони́дович сло́нимский), was a Russian-born American conductor, author, pianist, composer and lexicographer.

Best known for his writing and musical reference work.