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For the End of Time

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 9780801472978
Pages : 218 pages
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Download For the End of Time in PDF by Rebecca Rischin Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was one of the great composers of the twentieth century. The premiere of the French composer's "Quartet for the End of Time on January 15, 1941 at -4 degrees Fahrenheit in Stalag VIIIA, a Nazi prison camp, has been called one of the great stories of twentieth century music.


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Chamber Music

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ISBN : 1442243430
Pages : 462 pages
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Download Chamber Music in PDF by Lucy Miller Murray Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-04-09 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners, Lucy Miller Murray transforms her decades of program notes for some of the world’s most distinguished artists and presenters into the go-to guide for the chamber music novice and enthusiast. Offering practical information on the broad array of chamber music works from the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods—and an artful selection from the Baroque period of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works—Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners is both the perfect reference resource and chamber music primer for listeners.


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Writing the Gospels

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ISBN : 0567679144
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Writing the Gospels in PDF by Catherine Sider Hamilton Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book prominent biblical scholars engage with Francis Watson's most striking arguments on the creation of the gospels. Their contributions focus in particular on his argument for a fourfold gospel rather than four separate gospels, his argument against Q but for an early sayings collection, and on the larger landscape of Jesus studies, gospel reception and interpretation The contributors ask whether, and in what ways, Watson's reorientation of gospel studies is successful, and explore its implications for research. Leading scholars including Jens Schröter, Margaret Mitchell, Richard Bauckham and many others provide a close critical and creative engagement with Watson's work. More than merely a critical review of Watson's writing, this book carries forward his work with fresh treatments and provides an essential volume for students and scholars seeking to understand the landscape of gospel studies and to explore new directions within it.


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The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 0520955277
Pages : 304 pages
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Download The Musical Legacy of Wartime France in PDF by Leslie A. Sprout Full Book and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2013-06-24 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the three forces competing for political authority in France during World War II, music became the site of a cultural battle that reflected the war itself. German occupying authorities promoted German music at the expense of French, while the Vichy administration pursued projects of national renewal through culture. Meanwhile, Resistance networks gradually formed to combat German propaganda while eyeing Vichy’s efforts with suspicion. In The Musical Legacy of Wartime France, Leslie A. Sprout explores how each of these forces influenced the composition, performance, and reception of five well-known works: the secret Resistance songs of Francis Poulenc and those of Arthur Honegger; Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, composed in a German prisoner of war camp; Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, one of sixty-five pieces commissioned by Vichy between 1940 and 1944; and Igor Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes, which was met at its 1945 Paris premiere with protests that prefigured the aesthetic debates of the early Cold War. Sprout examines not only how these pieces were created and disseminated during and just after the war, but also how and why we still associate these pieces with the stories we tell—in textbooks, program notes, liner notes, historical monographs, and biographies—about music, France, and World War II.


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Messiaen the Theologian

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ISBN : 9780754666400
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Messiaen the Theologian in PDF by Andrew Shenton Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Olivier Messiaen, music was a way of expressing his faith. He considered it his good fortune to have been born a Catholic and declared that 'the illumination of the theological truths of the Catholic faith is the first aspect of my work, the noblest and no doubt the most useful'. Messiaen is one of the most widely performed and recorded composers of the twentieth-century and his popularity is increasing, but the theological component of his music has so far been neglected and continues to provide a serious impediment for some of his audience. Messiaen the Theologian makes a significant contribution by providing cultural and historical context to Messiaen's theology.An array of international Messiaen scholars cover a wide variety of topics including Messiaen's personal spirituality, the context of Catholicism in France in the twentieth century, and comparisons of Messiaen with other artists such as Dante and Maritain.


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Directions in Sound

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Messiaen

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ISBN : 9780521585385
Pages : 132 pages
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Download Messiaen in PDF by Anthony Pople Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998-07-02 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the popular Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen.


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Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination

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ISBN : 144117883X
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination in PDF by Elana Gomel Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08-26 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are we living in a post-temporal age? Has history come to an end? This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterized by an explosion of heterogeneous narrative "timeshapes" or chronotopes. Chronological linearity is being challenged by quantum physics that implies temporal simultaneity; by evolutionary theory that charts multiple time-lines; and by religious and political millenarianism that espouses an apocalyptic finitude of both time and space. While science, religion, and politics have generated new narrative forms of apprehending temporality, literary incarnations can be found in the worlds of science fiction. By engaging classic science-fictional conventions, such as time travel, alternative history, and the end of the world, and by situating these conventions in their cultural context, this book offers a new and fresh perspective on the narratology and cultural significance of time.


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Quartet for the end of time

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Pages : 116 pages
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Samuel Beckett’s Endgame

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ISBN : 9401205043
Pages : 303 pages
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Download Samuel Beckett’s Endgame in PDF by Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays – the first volume in the Dialogue series – brings together new and experienced scholars to present innovative critical approaches to Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame. These essays broach a broad range of topics, many of which are inherently controversial and have generated significant levels of debate in the past. Critical readings of the play in relation to music, metaphysics, intertextuality, and time are counterpointed by essays that consider the nature of performance, the history of the theater and the music hall, Beckett’s attitudes to directing his play, and his responses to other directors. This collection will be of special interest to Beckett scholars, to students of literature and drama, and to drama theorists and practitioners.


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Quartet for the End of Time

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ISBN : 9780099558620
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Quartet for the End of Time in PDF by Johanna Skibsrud Full Book and published by Windmill Books. This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mesmerising tale of love, justice and the connections that transcend the passage of time, from the Giller prize-winning author Johanna Skibsrud. The year is 1932, and America is roiling with unrest. Angry World War One veterans, embittered by the ruinous poverty inflicted by the Great Depression, join forces and, calling themselves the Bonus Army, march on Washington to demand payment of the wartime bonus promised them for their service during the war. Arthur and Douglas Sinclair, an impoverished veteran and his son, make the arduous journey from Kansas to join the march. Alden and Sutton Kelly, the rebellious children of a powerful Washington judge, become involved with the veterans' struggle, causing an irreparable rift in the Kelly family. When the Bonus march explodes in a violent clash between government and veteran forces, Arthur is falsely accused of conspiracy and disappears. The lives of Douglas, Alden, and Sutton are forever changed - linked inextricably by the absence of Arthur Sinclair. As these three lives unfold, we are taken to unexpected places - from the underground world of a Soviet spy to Hemingway's Florida and the hard labour camps of Roosevelt's New Deal Projects in the Keys; from occultist circles in London to occupied Paris and the eventual fall of Berlin; and finally, to the German prison camp where French composer Olivier Messiaen originally wrote and performed his famous Quartet for the End of Time. Taking us on an unforgettable journey through individual experience and memory against the backdrop of seismic historical events, Quartet for the End of Time is both a profound meditation on human nature and an astonishing literary accomplishment from one of the most original voices to have emerged in recent years.


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The String Quartets of Beethoven

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 0252091620
Pages : 360 pages
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Download The String Quartets of Beethoven in PDF by William Kinderman Full Book and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication. Kisor tells of his parents' drive to raise him as a member of the hearing and speaking world by teaching him effective lip-reading skills at a young age and encouraging him to communicate with his hearing peers. With humor and much candor, he narrates his time as the only deaf student at Trinity College in Connecticut and then as a graduate student at Northwestern University, as well as his successful career as the book review editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. Life without hearing, Kisor says, has been fine and fulfilling. Widely praised in popular media and academic journals when it was first published in 1990, What's That Pig Outdoors? opened new conversations about the deaf. Bringing those conversations into the twenty-first century, Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people's abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements such as blogging, instant messaging, and hand-held mobile devices that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.


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The Miracle of Stalag 8a - Beauty Beyond the Horror: Olivier Messiaen and the Quartet for the End of Time

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Publisher : Bird Brain Publishing
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ISBN : 9780982625538
Pages : 242 pages
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Download The Miracle of Stalag 8a - Beauty Beyond the Horror: Olivier Messiaen and the Quartet for the End of Time in PDF by John William McMullen Full Book and published by Bird Brain Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Miracle of Stalag 8A is a retelling of the fascinating story of Olivier Messiaen's composition of his Quartet for the End of Time. Set in France & Germany from 1939 to 1941, Messiaen served in the French army, was captured at Verdun, and sent to Stalag 8A in Gorlitz, Germany, where he composed the great work, The Quartet for the End of Time. The enigmatic Messiaen, an avant-garde composer and also a devout Catholic, along with Etienne Pasquier, an agnostic cellist, Henri Akoka, a Jewish Trotskyite Clarinetist, and Jean le Boulaire, an atheistic violinist, become the famous quartet of Stalag 8A. These four very different men collaborated to create musical history in the most unlikely of places. Messiaen's Quartet, composed in a Stalag, transforms man's inhumanity to man with hope. Yet to the avant-garde, he was too traditional and too religious; to the traditionalists and religious, he was too avant-garde. As a result he will always stand somewhere outside of Time. The first performance of the Quartet for the End of Time at Stalag 8A in January 1941 has become, in the words of Paul Griffiths, "one of the great stories of twentieth-century music."


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Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429619510
Pages : 261 pages
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Download Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets in PDF by Laura Emmery Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets is an interdisciplinary study examining the evolution and compositional process in Elliott Carter’s five string quartets. Offering a systematic and logical way of unpacking concepts and processes in these quartets that would otherwise remain opaque, the book’s narrative reveals new aspects of understanding these works and draws novel conclusions on their collective meaning and Carter’s place as the leading American modernist. Each of Carter’s five string quartets is driven by a new idea that Carter was exploring during a particular period, which allows for each quartet to be examined under a unique lens and a deeper understanding of his oeuvre at large. Drawing on key ideas from a variety of subjects including performance studies, philosophy, music cognition, musical meaning and semantics, literary criticism, and critical theory, this is an informative volume for scholars and researchers in the areas of music theory and musicology. Analyses are supplemented with sketch study, correspondence, text manuscripts, and other archival sources from the Paul Sacher Stiftung, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library.


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Jacksons, Monk & Rowe and the Brodsky Quartet - the formative years

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ISBN : 1803133090
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Jacksons, Monk & Rowe and the Brodsky Quartet - the formative years in PDF by Jacqueline Thomas Full Book and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-07-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How many ten-year-olds form a string quartet which goes on to world renown and lasts for half a century (and counting)? In the industrial heartland of the North East, Middlesbrough is frequently dubbed the arsehole of England, the least-desirable place to live. Yet there, in the seventies, was a thriving classical music scene out of which emerged the world-famous Brodsky Quartet who, now approaching their 50th anniversary, have built a starlit reputation for their live performances and over 70 acclaimed recordings. Jacqueline Thomas is the little girl who began this quartet and she remains its cellist to this day. Her memoir tells the story of the first ten formative years, with insight into the passion and fervour surrounding music-making on all levels, many amusing and sometimes hilarious extracts from her teen diaries, the single-minded obsession with their Art and the ambition to make it a success. With a distinct flavour of the 1970s, her teen-self also grapples with the gender inequalities endemic in the music world back then. The quirky title, from the author’s childhood nickname, is finally explained - a bonus for fans of The Juliet Letters, the album they co-wrote with Elvis Costello.


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The String Quartet, 1750–1797

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ISBN : 1351540289
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The String Quartet, 1750–1797 in PDF by Mara Parker Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second half of the eighteenth century witnessed a flourishing of the string quartet, often represented as a smooth and logical progression from first violin-dominated homophony to a more equal conversation between the four voices. Yet this progression was neither as smooth nor as linear as previously thought, as Mara Parker illustrates in her examination of the string quartet during this period. Looking at a wide variety of string quartets by composers such as Pleyel, Distler and Filtz, in addition to Haydn and Mozart, the book proposes a new way of describing the relationships between the four instruments in different works. Broadly speaking, these relationships follow one of four patterns: the 'lecture', the 'polite conversation', the 'debate', and the 'conversation'. In focusing on these musical discourses, it becomes apparent that each work is the product of its composer's stylistic choices, location, intended performers and intended audience. Instead of evolving in a strict and universal sequence, the string quartet in the latter half of the eighteenth century was a complex genre with composers mixing and matching musical discourses as circumstances and their own creative impulses required.


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Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet

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ISBN : 1315437325
Pages : 85 pages
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Download Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet in PDF by Thomas Schuttenhelm Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-04-28 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of musical examples -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Pre-conditions -- 3 Creative cycles -- 4 Transformation-notation -- 5 Archetypes -- 6 Dreamscapes -- 7 From concept to composition -- 8 First movement: compositional peregrinations -- 9 Interlude -- 10 Second movement -- Bibliography -- Index