The Hungarian Folk Songs
Bartók's classic Hungarian Folk Music, long out of print in English, remains the standard study of a single folk musical culture. This new edition of a major work in ethnomusicology is enriched by Benjamin Suchoff's research on Bartók's notes, analyses, and observations in the New York Archive of Bartók Estate, and the volume contains: —the history of Hungarian ethnomusicology. —a discussion of the Bartók-Kodály relationship. —a comparative overview of Bartokian and other Hungarian approaches to the systematic classification of Hungarian musical folklore, —a review of related literature with emphasis on variant relationships based on data extracted from source materials published as recently as 1979, and —previously unavailable or new data on Bartók's biography, research methods, and approach to musical composition. The volume also includes a tabulation of material, compiled in accordance with Bartók's innovative procedure which first reached the scholarly public in the composer's 4-volume study, Yugoslav Folk Music. A computerized lexico-graphical index of themes is provided. The Bartók texts and the music examples have been enriched by the addition of Zoltán Kodály's annotations. Clarification, where needed, is achieved through the comparative study of Hungarian, German, and English drafts. Previous errata have been eliminated, and symbols have been updated in accordance with Bartokian procedures of the 1940s.
A Frequency Dictionary of French
A Frequency Dictionary of French is an invaluable tool for all learners of French, providing a list of the 5000 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French which includes written and spoken material both from France and overseas, this dictionary provides the user with detailed information for each of the 5000 entries, including English equivalents, a sample sentence, its English translation, usage statistics, and an indication of register variation. Users can access the top 5000 words either through the main frequency listing or through an alphabetical index. Throughout the frequency listing there are thematically-organized lists of the top words from a variety of key topics such as sports, weather, clothing, and family terms. An engaging and highly useful resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study of French vocabulary. Deryle Lonsdale is Associate Professor in the Linguistics and English Language Department at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah). Yvon Le Bras is Associate Professor of French and Department Chair of the French and Italian Department at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah).
Motifs An Introduction to French
Immersing you in the world of French language and culture, MOTIFS: AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH, Sixth Edition, teaches you to communicate with confidence. Lively, culturally authentic contexts enable you to communicate on larger, real-life themes, such as housing, school, food, work, and relationships. Offering a systematic study of French, the MOTIFS program provides the structures, vocabulary, communication strategies, and cultural background that enable you to experience French as it is spoken today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Pronounce It Perfectly in French
In mastering French, nothing is more important than learning to pronounce the words and phrases so that you can be understood. This CD-and-book program emphasizes speaking, sound discrimination, and standard intonation patterns that are typical of native French speakers, for example pronunciation of French vowel sounds, such as u and eu, and French nasals such as un and en, which many English speakers find especially difficult to pronounce. This program's noteworthy features include: A guide to French pronunciation expressed in the phonetic symbols of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) Extensive pronunciation exercises including supplementary help based on poetry, proverbs, familiar sayings, historical quotations and humor Audio on three convenient compact discs that complements the text Words and sounds are put into a variety of conversational contexts for students of French to practice and perfect.
La musique baroque
"La musique baroque, au sens où on l'entend aujourd'hui, englobe des productions aussi diverses que les madrigaux de Gesualdo, les pastorales de Peri et Monteverdi, les tragi-comédies de Scarlatti et les tragédies lyriques de Rameau. La musique instrumentale recouvre des genres comme les toccatas de Merulo, les sonates en trio de Corelli ou les concertos de Vivaldi. Quant à la musique d'église, elle embrasse des styles aussi opposés que les passions de Schütz et les cantates de Bach. Peut-on légitimement amalgamer en une période stylistique unique et sous cette seule étiquette des modes d'expression musicale aussi divers ?"
Composing a World
Since its original publication, Composing a World by Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman has become the definitive work on the prolific California composer Lou Harrison, often cited as one of America's most original and influential figures. Composing a World presents a compelling and deeply human portrait of an exceptionally beloved pioneer in American music. This paperback edition is an updated version of the highly acclaimed Lou Harrison: Composing a World . The product of extensive research, as well as seventy-five interviews with the composer and those associated with him over half a century, this new edition features an updated works catalog reflecting compositions completed after 1997, adds a brief description of the circumstances of Harrison's death, and corrects a few minor errors. and a CD featuring over 74 minutes of illustrative Harrison compositions, including several unique and previously unrecorded works. Since its original publication, Composing a World by Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman has become the definitive work on the prolific California composer Lou Harrison, often cited as one of America's most original and influential figures. Composing a World presents a compelling and deeply human portrait of an exceptionally beloved pioneer in American music. Harrison: Composing a World . The product of extensive research, as well as seventy-five interviews with the composer and those associated with him over half a century, this new edition features an updated works catalog reflecting compositions completed after 1997, adds a brief description of the circumstances of Harrison's death, and corrects a few minor errors. It also includes an annotated works-list detailing more than 300 compositions and a CD featuring over 74 minutes of illustrative Harrison compositions, including several unique and previously unrecorded works. Extending beyond simple biography, Composing a World includes chapters on music and dance, intonation and tuning, instrument building, music criticism, political activism, homosexuality, and Harrison's Asian influences, among other topics. This indispensable study of Harrison's life and works--currently out of print--will be welcomed back by performing artists, students, and scholars of American music.
Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations
David Lewin's Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations is recognized as the seminal work paving the way for current studies in mathematical and systematic approaches to music analysis. Lewin, one of the 20th century's most prominent figures in music theory, pushes the boundaries of the study of pitch-structure beyond its conception as a static system for classifying and inter-relating chords and sets. Known by most music theorists as "GMIT", the book is by far the most significant contribution to the field of systematic music theory in the last half-century, generating the framework for the "transformational theory" movement. Appearing almost twenty years after GMIT's initial publication, this Oxford University Press edition features a previously unpublished preface by David Lewin, as well as a foreword by Edward Gollin contextualizing the work's significance for the current field of music theory.
Music and musicians in Ancient Greece
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