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Bach's Major Vocal WorksMusic, Drama, Liturgy

Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this book provides an introduction to ... More

Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók

David Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a new view of the innovative Hungarian musician. The book traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, ... More

Bruno WalterA World Elsewhere

Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes ... More

Composers in the MoviesStudies in Musical Biography

Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

John C. Tibbetts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is about composer biographies in the likes of Amadeus, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Swanee River, and Rhapsody in Blue. Even before movies had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. ... More

Fine and DandyThe Life and Work of Kay Swift

Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Vicki Ohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Kay Swift (1897–1993) was one of the few women composers active on Broadway in the first half of the twentieth century. Best known as George Gershwin's assistant, musical adviser, and intimate ... More

Five Operas and a SymphonyWord and Music in Russian Culture

Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gazes through the lens of music to find an unusual perspective on Russian cultural and literary history. It discusses six major works of Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More

Forbidden MusicThe Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. ... More

French OperaA Short History

French Opera: A Short History

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful—Carmen, Faust, ... More

I, Maya Plisetskaya

I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maya Plisetskaya, one of the world's foremost dancers, rose to become a prima ballerina of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet after an early life filled with tragedy and loss. In this memoir, Plisetskaya ... More

Imagining Native America in Music

Imagining Native America in Music

Michael V. Pisani

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book offers a comprehensive look at musical representations of native America from the pre-colonial past through the American West and up to the present. The discussion covers a wide range of ... More

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