Subject Area: Music-Pendragon

Aldo Parisot, The Cellist: The Importance of the Circle
 Hawkshaw, Susan
2023 1-4955-1148-0 216 pages
"This book will explore the career of renowned cellist Aldo Parisot, using first hand interviews with him and his wife Elizabeth as well as material from written sources. The book will stress Mr. Parisot's solo career, and will also touch upon his teaching career. My argument will be that Parisot is an extraordinary cellist with a creative bent. Not only was he an exceptional interpreter of what composers put on paper, but he also made creative suggestions to composers with regard to how their music might be more effective on the cello and more effective in general. Composers such as Villa-Lobos and Martino tailored their work to his cellistic personality, and Parisot sometimes made suggestions having to do with composition along the way. For example, Villa-Lobos in his Second Cello Concerto wrote a slow movement similar to what he had done in his Bachianas. ...This book might be useful to all students of the cello as well as Mr. Parisot's students in particular, as there is much to be learned from Parisot's comments on the history of the cello, and also about the expansion of the cello repertoire and the history of cello ensemble playing in the twenty and twenty-first centuries. It might also be of interest to scholars in the history of string performance and the cello in particular, but it is written in non-technical language and might equally well be read by contemporary aficionados of the cello." -Susan Hawkshaw ("Preface") This book was originally published in 2018 by Pendragon Press.

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An Annotated Bibliography of Guitar Methods, 1760-1860
 Stenstadvold, Erik
2023 1-4955-1079-4 212 pages
"The present bibliography lists more than 300 different tutors by some 200 authors, published during approximately one hundred years, c.1760-1860. ...[This time] period is not arbitrarily chosen. The middle of the eighteenth century represents an important break in the history of the guitar in that staff notation was introduced in place of tablature. Accordingly, this survey begins with the very first guitar methods in staff notation, published in Paris in the late 1750s." -Erik Stenstadvold (Introduction) Originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010, this is an oversized, softcover book.

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Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven's Patron, Pupil, and Friend: His Life and Music
 Kagan, Susan
2023 1-4955-1128-6 356 pages
"This book is an attempt to provide a complete biographical picture of Archduke Rudolph; to survey and assess his total oeuvre, examine significant works in detail, and furnish a thematic catalogue of his compositions; and, finally, to present and scrutinize Beethoven's suggestions and corrections as Rudolph's teacher." -Susan Kagan (Introduction)

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Arnold Schoenberg's Journey from Tone Poems to Kaleidoscopic Sound Colors
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1076-X 368 pages
"Scholars and audiences continue to debate whether the development of European music unfolded in parallel to that in the other arts, literature and the fine arts in particular. ...The five principle chapters of this book follow the major developmental steps through which Schoenberg passes in the course of the years 1899-1914. The introductory pages of each chapter illuminate the relevant aesthetic aim in the context of a few typical paintings and literary works created at the same time, with the aim of highlighting significant correspondences. The glances at cross-disciplinary parallels arise from a twofold intention. They lead lovers of literature and the fine arts to the recognition that the stylistic innovations with which they are familiar from paintings and poems, sculptures and Prose, architecture and drama created in the years preceding World War I have their counterparts in music. ....[They indicate that] Schoenberg's development in this phase of his creative life to be unique." -Siglind Bruhn (Preface) This book was originally published in 2015 by Pendragon Press.

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Call to Dance: An Experience of the Socio-Cultural World of Traditional Breton Music and Dance
 Wilkinson, Desi
2023 1-4955-1121-9 164 pages
"This book charts the recent historical development of a valued and respected Breton popular cultural identity--both at home and abroad--through the invention and diffusion of an event, the fest noz. This [is a] unique, structured platform for the performance of one of Europe's most vibrant forms of traditional dance music. Informed by the techniques of ethnography, the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as my own participation as a musician, learner, performer, and researcher, I ...situate the development of the fest noz to highlight its social, cultural, aesthetic, political, and economic significance. I also...convey something of what it looks, sounds, and feels like to circulate as a musician, dancer, and participant in the world of traditional music in Brittany, through forty years around the turn of the twenty-first century." -Desi Wilkinson (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2016.

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Confraternity and Carnevale at San Giovanni Evangelista, Florence, 1820-1924
 Garlington, Aubrey S.
2023 1-4955-1142-1 100 pages
"The Church of San Giovanni Evangelista (SGE)...stands in the heart of the city being one block up from the Via Martelli.... SGE came under the jurisdiction of the "Padri delle Scuole Pie" more formally known as the "Clerici di Madre di Dio," informally as "Scolopi"...in 1775 following the Jesuits' expulsion. The Jesuits had been in charge of the church since its erection in the late sixteenth century following a design by Ammannati. From the beginning SGE was intended for their use...."-Aubrey Garlington (Introduction)

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Gilbert Kalish: American Pianist
 Freeman, Robert
2023 1-4955-1086-7 260 pages
"Gil's devotion to the music of our own time has been legion, making him the champion of three generations of living composers. If you were a senior master...you counted on Gil to internalize your language, your intent, and to breathe life into the marks on the page. If you were a young composer, you knew that you would have a powerful mirror held up for you in which you could see clearly where you stood, and where you needed to learn and to grow. ...His effect on the people fortunate enough to work with him--in any capacity--has been radiant. The pages that follow chronicle this extraordinary man and his influence. His story--which continues undiminished in the present day--is a joyous affirmation of everything we hold dear in our art and in our lives." -Robert Freeman (Preface) This book was originally published in 2021 by Pendragon Press.

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Hérold-Herz-Liszt: Cavatine de Zampa (piano solo)
 Wright, William
2023 1-4955-1154-5 20 pages
"The Herold-Herz-Liszt Cavatine de Zampa, tastefully furnished with embellishments and minor melodic deviations by Liszt is published here for the first time. Liszt almost certainly performed it in Paris in 1832 prior to the latter part of April that year, that is, before he heard Niccolo Paganini play. The material that Liszt incorporated from a two-page "Zampa" autograph correction sheet held in the Albert Schweitzer Museum, Gunsbach, Alsace, exhibits Bachian ornamentation as found in the young composer's [1827] "Allegro Maestoso" manuscript, the opening measures of his Etude in F sharp major op. 6, no. 13 (S136). Schweitzer probably received the Liszt "Zampa" measures from his old Hungarian piano teacher, Isidor Philipp, during a three-day visit to the French capital at the end of September 1949." -William Wright ("Preface")

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Images and Ideas in Modern French Piano Music: The Extra-Musical Subtext in Piano Works by Ravel, Debussy, and Messiaen
 Bruhn, Siglind
2016 1-4955-1108-1 428 pages
"This study undertakes to show that some music can be understood as portraying and nuancing, commenting on and interpreting a non-musical stimulus, and to elaborate in detail just how this is achieved in a number of small musical works. The result reveals that there is a wealth of possible relationships between musical components and the extra-musical stimuli that presumably brought them into being." Siglind Bruhn (Preface) This book was originally published in 1997 by Pendragon Press.

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Joseph J. Iadone Memoirs
 Boccagna, David L.
2023 1-4955-1092-1 216 pages
"[H]ere are my recollections, remembrances, memoirs and performances essentially from 1956 through 1958 when I lived with Joe in New Haven, Connecticut, and in later years when performing with him. Essentially it is a brief epoch of the time I spent with him, but, as the reader will discover, his influence lives on today with an even greater impact now, than it had when I lived with him." - David Boccagna (Memoirs Prelude)

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Jubilate, Amen! A Festschrift in Honor of Donald Paul Hustad
 Richardson, Paul A.
2023 1-4955-1116-2 476 pages
"Hustad's work is recounted in this "Festschrift" in a biography and catalogue of works, and in appreciative recollections. It is paralleled in diverse essays, in more-formal studies, and in hymn texts and tunes. All were given to honor the personal and professional links forged by Hustad through a long career." -Paul A. Richardson and Tim Sharp (from the Preface) This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010. This edited collection was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010.

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Listening to Bach and Handel: A Comparative Critique
 Swain, Joseph P.
2023 1-4955-1155-3 324 pages
[This] is a work of traditional music criticism. It asks why these two German composers, born less than one month and 125 kilometers apart--cultural twins--could compose so differently from each other as well as their colleagues and yet both achieve universal acclaim as the greatest exponents of the Baroque. Finding even partial answers to this question naturally deepens readers' knowledge and appreciation of their art, and thereby amplifies the experience of listening to it. I wrote the book especially for those who love the music of Bach and Handel of course, but because their work underlies in so many ways all the music that came after them." -Joseph P. Swain (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2018.

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Liszt and England
 Wright, William
2023 1-4955-1084-1 320 pages
"The present volume is based on diary entries, playbills, programs, press reports, and archival material, mainly from British and European sources. As such it represents the first comprehensive analysis of Liszt's executant, compositional, and and literary activities in London and the English provinces. Also incorporated is a detailed listing of the composer's London publications and selected correspondence while in England. A final chapter focuses on major developments on the Lisztian front from 1945 to the present day." -from the Author's "Introduction" This book was originally published in 2016 by Pendragon Press.

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Music for the American People: The Lewisohn Stadium Concerts
 Stern, Jonathan
2023 1-4955-1156-1 240 pages
"This book is about the first twentieth century summer music festival involving a major American symphony orchestra--in this case, America's oldest orchestra in continuous existence, the New York Philharmonic Society. Much of the primary resources were at the New York Philharmonic Archives, which contains scrapbooks of reviews and articles pertaining to the Lewisohn Stadium Concerts compiled by the members of the Stadium Committee from 1924-1964." -Jonathan Stern This book was originally published in 2019 by Pendragon Press.

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Musical Terminology: A Comparative Dictionary in Four Languages
 Boccagna, David L.
2023 1-4955-1093-9 244 pages
"Our present system of musical notation can prescribe precisely what is to be played; however, it can only hint, and very vaguely at best, at how it is to be played. To aid the performer in the "how," descriptive terms are employed. ...[But] terms designed to aid can also confuse or obscure the composer's intentions unless there is a common musical understanding shared by both the composer and performer. It is with the intent to further that understanding that this compendium was compiled: to broaden the ground shared by the composer and performer by making available additional synonyms from which the composer could select suitable language and also to which the performer could refer." -David L. Boccagna (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1999.

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On Truth: What We Were, What We Are, What We Ought to Be
 Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste
2023 1-4955-1119-7 408 pages
André Ernest Modeste Grétry (1741-1813) was one of the most successful and most productive opera composers of the eighteenth century. Although he was born in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, in present-day Belgium, he spend most of his life in Paris, making him one of those "Belgian Parisians". ...Much of the aesthetic debate at the time centered around the concept of 'Truth' in music and theatre. ...In 1795 Grétry started writing his essay 'De la vérité', that would eventually comprise of three volumes issued in 1801. -David Vergauwen

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Pied Piper: The Many Lives of Noah Greenberg
 Gollin, James
2023 1-4955-1123-5 428 pages
This is a biography of Noah Greenberg. "Before Noah Greenberg, a huge repertoire, indeed more than half of the entirety of Western music, was known only to scholars and was dry, dusty, and abstract even to them: the music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. It became Noah's mission to discover, explore and interpret this music and bring it to life. ...In his brief life--he died at age forty-seven, in 1966--Noah Greenberg's greatest service to music was to bring to life a wonderful repertory. But scarcely less important was his impassioned determination to have early music performed as it should be performed. That is, with due care for its sonorities and due respect for historical accuracy, but also--and above all--with expressive richness and fullness." -James Gollin

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Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1113-8 640 pages
"Marc-Antoine Charpentier knew, or knew about, all the sitters in this imaginary portrait gallery. During my long pursuit of the composer in European archives and libraries, these same individuals have become my friends. ...I have constructed my portraits from historical evidence alone." Patricia Ranum (Preface)

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Prophetic Trumpets: Wind and Wind-Chorus Music by Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner
 Kinder, Keith
2016 1-4955-1118-9 252 pages
"Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner stand at the center of European music in the nineteenth century. These two musical giants cast such broad shadows over their century that it is virtually impossible to discuss any aspect of Romantic music without making reference to one or both of them. ...It is rather surprising that, to date, their wind music has attracted little attention--an oversight this volume addresses." - Keith Kinder

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Recollections from My Life: An Autobiography by Adolph Bernhard Marx
 Marx, Adolph Bernhard
2023 1-4955-1129-4 232 pages
This book was translated by Stephen Thomson Moore. "At first glance, Marx's legal and musical careers are at variance; he himself makes it clear that his judicial work crowded out his music. But while the two appeared to pull in different directions, the conflict was in a sense creative: Marx the musician--or at least the particular type of musician he turned out to be--would have been unimaginable without Marx the lawyer. This sort of dynamic was evidently fundamental to Marx's character and method: one might be reminded here that Marx's notion of musical form was itself based in the energetic confrontation of rest and motion. If Marx's memoirs, therefore, come across as at times inconsistent, incoherent or inconclusive, that is an expression of the various competing forces that are at work in his personality. His attempts to express some of the contingency of the human experience result in a prose that can be seen as clumsy or garbled, but this is deeply eloquent of an era that was itself garbled, that was making itself anew with extraordinary vigor, and that was conscious of the complexity and conflict inherent in that process." --James Arnold (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2016.

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The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies (second edition)
 Dunkel, Allan Victor
2023 1-4955-1131-6 156 pages
"A career in the arts can have many ups and downs; moments of elation and intense bliss followed suddenly by depression and futile hopelessness. The intensity that we have poured into our work will mirror the desperation we feel at auditions. This book is about pain--physical, emotional and psychological. It is about my personal experiences fighting the dark side of a beautiful profession. Taking an audition or having a stressful performance makes us look into the abyss of our own personal fears; fears as diverse and intense as we make them, ranging from the mundane to the existential. Indeed, performance is a microcosm of life condensed into a few minutes." -from the Preface to the 2nd Edition This 2nd Edition was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1989.

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The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and the Bow
 Banat, Gabriel
2023 1-4955-1122-7 560 pages
This is a biography of The Chevalier de Saint-Georges. "Now, over two centuries after his death, the legacy that Saint-Georges left to posterity is as multifaceted as his attributes: fairness, honor, strength, courage, and a passion for justice. But above all, he left us a musical heritage that has enriched our knowledge and appreciation of that most human of instruments: the violin." -Gabriel Banat ["Epilogue"] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2006.

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The Harmonic Orator: The Phrasing and Rhetoric of the Melody in French Baroque Airs
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1112-X 496 pages
"[Patricia Ranum] and I both believe in the inherent musicality of language itself and the necessity to treat music and written text on an equal basis. Words and their organization create melody, rhythm, and dynamics. ...Patricia Ranum's book reveals and explains to her readers this essential aspect of French musical art." -William Christie (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2001.

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Torn Between Cultures: A Life of Kathi Meyer-Baer
 Josephson, David
2023 1-4955-1117-0 324 pages
This is a biography of Kathi Meyer-Baer. "I first encountered Meyer-Baer while rummaging in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Room of the New York Public Library among the files of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. This was an organization established in New York soon after the formation of a Nazi government in Germany to help secure academic positions in the United States for scholars dismissed on racial or political grounds from their posts in Germany. Among the hundreds considered for funding from the Emergency Committee during its twelve years of operation were thirty-eight musicians and music scholars, all but one of the men; the exception was Meyer-Baer." (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Treasures of the Golden Age: Essays on Music of the Iberian and Latin American Renaissance in Honor of Robert M. Stevenson
 O'Connor, Michael
2023 1-4955-1114-6 332 pages
"Over his long career [Robert M. Stevenson] has become an exceptional pianist, composer, teacher, and scholar. Few others can boast the sheer volume and ground-breaking nature of his scholarship, but virtually no one can also claim to have done this while producing compositions that were played by major musical organizations. ...His place in American musical history is secure and considerable." -Michael O'Connor (Introduction I) "The name Robert Murrell Stevenson resonates powerfully in the minds and memories of thousands of people, including admirers, colleagues, collaborators, and former students. This is due to his many decades of transnational labor in, as he put it, 'rescuing the musical heritage of Latin America.' It would indeed be impossible to calculate with any accuracy the impact that he has had on our knowledge and understanding of Iberian and Latin American music. Few if any other scholars have penetrated so far and so deeply into such a wide range of musical issues, from every region and every epoch, in every style of making music. And few scholars in any discipline have inspired so many others to follow in their footsteps." -Walter Aaron Clark (Introduction II) This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Vers une Chronologie des Œuvres de Marc-Antoine Charpentier
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1110-3 64 pages
Originally published by Pendragon Press in 1994, this book presents, notebook by notebook, the watermarks in the Charpentier autograph Meslanges, part of the grande réserve of the Music Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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Wenzel Johann Tomaschek (1774-1850): An Autobiography
 Tomaschek, Wenzel Johann
2023 1-4955-1133-2 156 pages
Johann Wenzel Tomaschek was one of the most significant and fascinating musical personalities at the beginning of the 19th century. A brilliant pianist, teacher, composer and critic, he was known as the Musical Pope of Prague. He was a friend of Beethoven and Goethe, and taught such figures as the virtuosos Alexander Dreyschock and Jan Vaclav Voriskek and the critic Eduard Hanslick. Despite the fact that he composed over one hundred compositions, including operas, concerti, string quartets, symphonies, songs and religious works, he is known today almost exclusively for his characteristic piano pieces, variously titled "Rhapsodies", "Dithyrambs", and most often, "Eclogues". Though these titles all have their roots in classical poetry, the pieces in question combine aspects of classic style with fresh, new and even idosyncratic takes on contemporary musical thought. *This Autobiography first appeared in installments between 1845 and 1850 in the periodical "Libussa". An annotated Czech translation appeared in 1941 and excerpts have appeared in English in The Musical Quarterly in 1946 and The Musical Times in 1974. This volume [published originally by Pendragon Press in 2017] is the first complete English translation of the work. -Michael Beckerman ("Introduction") This work was translated by Stephen Thomson Moore. (Studies in Czech Music, No. 5)

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