May 25, 2013
New Arrivals · Music Books
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 24, 2013
Jones, George, 1931-2013.
New York, N.Y. : Dell Pub., , c1996.
xv, 430 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
April 25, 2013
Levy, David Benjamin.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2003.
xi, 232 p. : ill., music ; 23 cm.
Ch. 1. From "Rescue from the chains of tyrants" to "All men become brothers" : the world of the ninth -- ch. 2. The genesis of the ninth -- ch. 3. The ninth : movements I-III -- ch. 4. The ninth : the choral finale -- ch. 5. The performances of 1824 -- ch. 6. In the shadow of the ninth -- ch. 7. Performance traditions -- Nine ninths : a select discography.
Annotation Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a masterpiece that has influenced virtually every Western composer since its premiere, has become associated with the marking of momentous public occasions. In 1989, Chinese students played its finale through loudspeakers in Tiananmen Square, and Leonard Bernstein led a performance in Berlin to celebrate the razing of the Berlin Wall. This lively and up-to-date book focuses on Beethoven's Ninth, exploring the cultural and musical meanings that surround this powerful work of genius. David B. Levy sets the scene with a brief survey of nineteenth-century Germanic culture and society, then analyzes the Ninth symphony in detail with special emphasis on the famous choral finale. He discusses the initial performances in 1824 under Beethoven's direction and traces the symphony's critical reception and legacy. In the final chapter of the book, Levy examines interpretations of the work by prominent conductors, including Wagner, Mahler, and Weingartner. A fully annotated discography of selected recordings completes this comprehensive volume.
April 23, 2013
Soloman, Connie Furr.
New York : HarperDesign, 2013.
223 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Featuring stories from some of his most trusted couturiers and friends, a tribute to the internationally celebrated star known for his music and his flamboyant fashions displays his most dazzling and over-the-top costumes.
April 23, 2013
xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
April 22, 2013
xiii, 226 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
April 19, 2013
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2013.
272 p.,  p. of plates : ports. ; 22 cm.
April 19, 2013
Rose, Michael, 1934-
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
xviii, 441 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
L'incoronazione di Poppea -- Alceste -- Idomeneo -- Le nozze di Figaro -- Fidelio -- Barbiere di Siviglia -- Les Troyens -- Tristan und Isolde -- Carmen -- Eugene Onegin -- Otello -- PellÃ©as et MÃ©lisande -- Ariadne auf Naxos -- Turandot -- Wozzeck.
Describes the stories behind the writing and creation of fifteen different operas, detailing the circumstances of each composer's life and times and the impact their environment had on their art.
April 18, 2013
xviii, 327 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Great Britain : Viking, 2012.
"The definitive story"--Page 1 of cover.
April 17, 2013
286 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"A Celebra book."
Roots -- Shock -- Searching -- Glory -- Crossroads -- New day.
Born and raised in Colombia, Juanes developed his deep love of music from his family and learned to play guitar at an early age. By age sixteen, he became a founding member, lead guitarist, vocalist, and song-writer for Ekhymosis, which went on to become Colombiaâs leading hard-rock band. However, it was his career as a solo artist that propelled him toward international superstardom. With great honesty, Juanes reveals how his times of glory were often intersected by times of doubt and soul-searching and how remaining true to his beliefs and passionate about his art gave him the strength and foresight to reinvent himself and his career. While his role as a recording artist is well documented, the very private Juanes has never opened up in his own wordsâuntil now.
April 17, 2013
Osmond, Marie, 1959-
307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
If you think dating is dated, don't "hang" at my house -- Pictures to prove -- Breathing in and breathing out -- You've got to hand it to the creator -- Dessert is always safe -- Mallard -- The eye-rolling effect -- Hoe to the end of the row -- When no one is watching -- Listen -- The key is love.
The popular recording artist sends a love letter to her mother in this memoir that recounts how her personal experience raising eight children was largely influenced by her kind, positive mother.
April 17, 2013
Cyrus, Billy Ray, 1961-
Boston : New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
xiii, 273 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes discography (p. -273)
From his turbulent childhood in Kentucky to the trials and tribulations of raising a family, "Hillbilly Heart" shines a revealing light on one of country music's most enduring icons.
April 16, 2013
371 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Ottawa -- Teen idol -- Lonely boy -- Globetrotter -- Painted words -- Vegas -- Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor, a jewel heist, kinky Brits, tennis at midnight-- and then I get pregnant -- Vegas redux -- If Donald Trumps who Wynns? -- The Bellini episodes -- Moving on -- And now for my encore.
In My Way the smooth, charismatic singer and songwriter pens his long-awaited autobiography revealing a life that has been much more dramatic than his crooning reveals.
April 15, 2013
New York : Atria Books, 2013.
163 p. ; 22 cm.
April 15, 2013
New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, 2013.
291 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life. From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his collaborations with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and others, Bacharach details his long-lasting success as well as the never-before-told stories behind the hits.
April 11, 2013
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013.
xxx, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
Ghost in the machine -- Sorcerer's apprentice -- Ritual fire dance -- Beyond tonality -- In search of the long line -- The art of nonexpression -- Testament of Orpheus -_ The rake's progress -- After the fall -- Last rites.
April 9, 2013
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2013.
viii, 200 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
April 9, 2013
Loewenstein, Prince Rupert, 1933-
262 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables ; 25 cm.
A memoir by the Majorcan stockbroker and decades-long accountant for the Rolling Stones traces his industry-shaping role in rebuilding the near-bankrupt band's finances and his unofficial services as a counselor and caregiver.
April 1, 2013
Weiss, Jeff, 1981-
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2013.
191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
The modern conductor : a college text on conducting based on the technical principles of Nicolai Malko as set forth in his The conductor and his baton
March 29, 2013
Green, Elizabeth A. H.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2004.
xix, 252 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
pt. 2. Score Study -- "Zig-Zag" -- 11. Clefs and transpositions -- The C clefs -- Transposing instruments -- Some additions and exceptions -- The two basic rules for transposition -- Table of transposition intervals -- Exercises for practice : skills in clefs and transposition -- 12. Instrumental conducting : orchestra and band scores -- Band and orchestra : comparisons and contrasts -- Orchestra scores -- Band scores -- Twentieth-century and contemporary scores -- The aleatoric score -- Exercises for practice : acquaintance with instrumental scores -- 13. Choral conducting -- Part one : score structure -- Exercises for practice : beginning reading choral scores -- Part two : score performance -- Preparing for rehearsal -- Exercises for practice : difficult rhythms -- Exercises for practice : choral interpretation -- 14. Applied musicianship : orchestra, band, chorus -- Band or orchestra? -- Musicianship factors : orchestra, band, chorus -- Two performance customs : band and orchestra -- Orchestral bowing principles -- Exercises for practice : score interpretation--band, orchestra, chorus -- 15. The conductor as collaborator : concertos and opera -- Conducting concertos -- Conducting works for chorus and orchestra -- Recitatives -- Conducting opera -- 16. Memorizing the score : performing the score -- The memorizing process -- A word about the metronome -- Performing the score : rehearsing -- Specific rehearsal do's and don'ts -- The public performance -- Building a career -- Audition/rehearsal check-list -- Final words -- Appendix A. Seating charts -- Appendix B. Instrumentation -- Appendix C. Classification of bowings -- Appendix D. Terminology for the conductor -- Appendix E. The training exercises in sequence -- Appendix F. Psychological conducting.
"The student will attain insights into handling contemporary scores and unconventional notation, as well as instrumental and choral conducting and aspects of advanced musicianship in relation to wind ensemble, orchestra and chorus. Important concepts and terms are highlighted to enable the reader to find them quickly. Exercises and drills are included in the text to reinforce critical concepts and skills."--BOOK JACKET.
March 18, 2013
Morrison, Simon Alexander, 1964-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
328 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Chronicles the life of Lina Prokofiev, who followed her composer husband to Stalinist Russia, only to be left for another woman and incarcerated for eight years.
March 11, 2013
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Conservatory of Music]
v. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
March 1, 2013
O'Hagan, Sean, 1956-
San Rafael, Calif. : Insight Editions, 2012.
142 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 33 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bonus CD: Freddie Mercury radio interview conducted by Mary Turner.
"Authorized edition with exclusive interview CD"--Cover.
Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen for 20 years and this lavish book celebrates him as one of the key players in the makeup of the influential British music scene. Freddie Mercury was an iconic singer who was hugely popular throughout his brilliant music career, as the singer of Queen and as a solo artist. The world mourned his untimely death in 1991 but he was incredibly prolific and left behind a rich legacy of recordings, not all of which have been released to date. 2012 is Freddie's twentieth anniversary year and sees a reissue of the ground-breaking album he recorded with Montserrat Caballe, Barcelona. Everyone is talking about the forthcoming movie that stars Sacha Baron Cohen as the great man, and Queen is still one of the most popular bands around!
February 27, 2013
Swindall, Lindsey R., 1977-
x, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Scholar Athlete -- Renaissance Man -- World Citizen -- People's Artist -- Cold Warrior -- Final Curtain.
February 27, 2013
Johnson, David W. (David William), 1946-
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2013.
xi, 299 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
February 19, 2013
Rothschild, Hannah, 1962-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 
285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The other one -- Queen of the fleas -- The rose of Hungary -- Fight, flee, flounder -- Long, dark prison -- Rothschildiana -- The butterfly and the blues -- Pure pre-war perfection -- The Commander-in-Chief -- You're the top -- Stormy weather -- Pistol-packing mama -- Take the A-train -- Black, brown and beige -- A blast -- Loneliest monk -- Black bitch, white bitch -- Bird -- Pannonica -- Strange fruit -- Blood, sweat and tears -- Gotten me crazy -- Luvya -- 'round midnight.
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