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Ross, Scott 1951-1989

Works: 224 works in 426 publications in 5 languages and 1,744 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Variations (Music)  Sonatas  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Arrangements (Music)  Interviews  Suites  Chamber music  Thematic catalogs (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Teacher , Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: M27, 786.4
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Most widely held works about Scott Ross
Most widely held works by Scott Ross
Secondhand Lions by Tim McCanlies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the rest of the world, Garth and Hub are mysterious old men hiding millions. But to Walter, they are family - and now they're about to lead him on an adventure he'll never forget
L'œuvre pour clavier = Complete keyboard works by Domenico Scarlatti( Recording )

12 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pièces pour clavier by J. Henry d' Anglebert( Recording )

12 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content : Sonatas K. 1, 8, 9, 11, 13, 20, 87, 98, 119, 135, 159, 380, 450, 487, 529
Best sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti( Recording )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enregistrements historiques (1947-1977) = Historical recordings (1947-1977) by François Couperin( )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fandango ; 9 sonates by Antonio Soler( Recording )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cembalosonate Nr. 12 G-Dur / Cembalosonate Nr. 15 d-Moll / Cembalosonate Nr. 49 d-Moll / Cembalosonate Nr. 54 C-Dur / Cembalosonate Nr. 56 F-Dur / Cembalosonate Nr. 69 F-Dur / Cembalosonate Nr. 76 F-Dur / Cembalosonate Nr. 84 D-Dur / Cembalosonate Nr. 90 Fis-Dur / Fandango d-Moll für Cembalo
Concert de Saint-Guilhem le Désert( )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldberg variations : BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged Goldberg Variations, summum of J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, performed on a harpsichord modeled after Ruckers, re-voiced in quill, and tuned according to a newly discovered system which may have been Bach's own. The rarely heard 14 Goldberg Canons are an added bonus
Keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partitas by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written between 1726 and 1730, the partitas BWV 825-830 are considered one of Bach's masterpieces and are among the most difficult and challenging works for piano. Levit has studied Bach's work extensively and has reached a deep understanding of the partitas allowing him to play them with such emotionality and musical 'thirst' that the recording is a benchmark for other pianists
8 suites pour clavecin (1720) = Suites for harpsichord = Suiten für Cembalo by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

9 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suites, . clavecin, . n 1,. la majeur. Haendel, Georg Friedrich4230
Toccatas et danses by Girolamo Frescobaldi( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primo Libro (Il) di toccate d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, Partite di diversi arie e Corrente, Balletti, Ciaccone, Passacagli, . clavier (clavecin ou orgue), . Frescobaldi, Girolamo4230
Private music lessons( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott Ross in an exclusive master class, recorded in Rome, a few times before his death in 1989. Olivier Bernager, about this master class with Scott Ross: This music lesson has a painful history. I have been reproached by members of the 'Baroque' milieu for having exploited Scott Ross's illness in order to worm a film out of him. He who was so caustic about images, they say, so scrupulous, so suspicious of the media, would never have agreed ... But they fail to account of the artistic rapport between us which dated from the time of his complete Rameau recording (1975) for the inventive label Stil. To persuade a tired and anxious man, caught up in the tragic self-questioning of all who knew they were suffering from Aids, an illness still regarded as shameful in 1989, required the insistence of friends he trusted: the harpsichord builder David Ley, a close friend who regulated his instruments during filming, and Monique Devaux, director of the Auditorium du Louvre, without whom this film might never have seen the light of day, who cosseted him and accompanied him to the plane that took him to Rome. I will never forget them. Unlike many soloists when their career is in full swing, Scott Ross devoted time to teaching in his class at Laval University in Quebec (1973-86). One senses in these lessons that he was used to spotting the missing detail and to explaining it in simple terms, without forgetting to place it in perspective. But he also liked to say things that would surprise, even shock his interlocutor. Scott Ross was a mixture of profundity and provocation. His cut-and-dried judgements on Gould or Landowska are profound. They spring from a desire to make us think, not from a mere taste for witticism. 'Landowska didn't play the harpsichord!': what if he were right? 'Gould didn't understand Bach', because he didn't know the harpsichord: that seems like bad faith! But if you think about it again ... Those who were close to Scott Ross know that he was very well acquainted with the great keyboard players, and not only the harpsichordists! Schnabel, whom he greatly admired in Schubert, Horowitz whom he found fascinating ... Landowska, of whom he did a priceless imitation! If he had lived, he would have played Schubert on a fortepiano, as he told me during the pauses between two takes. It was a time when all kinds of excess seemed to come together. The world of Baroque music already had its institutions, in Bruges, Ghent, Paris, Quebec, Cologne, London, Basel. Editors were discovering new scores, performers unconventional ways of playing them. Instrument maked were beginning to copy harpsichords, clavichords and soon fortepianos, luthiers were studying the contours of the viol family, singers were scorning vibrato -- and music-lovers, reported by a few journalists and writers, fiercely discussed the merits of this challenge to the norms, a salutary exercise at a time when, at the other extreme, in the camp of modern music which described itself as 'contemporary', people were fighting over whether it was better to wear steel braces (serialism) or a crocodile belt (tonality). A quarrel just as heated as the question of turning to a'=415! In the context of this film, the figure of Scott Ross seems remarkably well-behaved. He is ill and he wants at all costs to leave behind a carefully constructed, balanced image. Everyone remembers how he created a splash, an angel then a demon, with his taste in clothes, by turns hippy and black leather, and his apparently uncompromising remarks. This film shows a musician in black sweater and bonnet. In this austere garb, he reminds us of his high intellectual standards and displays the poetry of his playing, disclosing some of its secrets in simple words; explaining Bach's Fugue in D minor BWV 903, he tells his pupil Nicolau de Figueiredo: 'You hear the din I make ... by holding all the notes?' It is amazing to realise just how free he was with respect to the demands of 'authentic' interpretation in the 1980, which drowned out the music with their intransigence. He relativises everything, and twenty years later we realise that he was right, that he foretold the flexibility of approach, of playing and phrasing so successfully embodied today by artists like Andreas Staier and René Jacobs. A blend of rigour of conception and freedom of interpretation: that was Scott Ross. And that is how he appears in Jacques Renard's elegant images, in the city of Rome where he loved to breathe the air and stroke the cats. Olivier BernagerTranslation: Charles Johnston About Scott Ross Scott Ross (born Pittsburgh, USA, 1 March 1951; died Assas, France, 13 June 1989), began learning the piano at the age of six. Some years after his father died, his mother decided to go and live in France, where the family settled in 1964. Scott studied the organ with Michel Saorgin and the harpsichord with Huguette Grémy-Chauliac at the Nice Conservatoire, gaining Premiers Prix in these disciplines in 1968 before going on to advanced study with Robert Veyron-Lacroix and Laurence Boulay at the Paris Conservatoire between 1969 and 1971; at this time he discovered the restoration workshop of the Musée du Conservatoire, which gave him the opportunity to cultivate his mastery of the harpsichord and to combine an already irreproachable technique with in-depth musicological and organological knowledge. The year 1971 marked a turning point in his career: he won the prestigious Bruges Competition, studied with Kenneth Gilbert at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, and made his first recording, Monsieur Bach (Stil). From 1973 to 1986 he held a teaching post at the School of Music of Laval University in Quebec. He returned to France periodically from 1983, settling permanently in Assas (Hérault) in 1985. Scott Ross continued recording and giving concerts until his premature death from Aids four years later. Among his many recordings are complete sets of the harpsichord music of Rameau (1975) and François Couperin (1978) and his monumental set of the 555 sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, taped for the Erato label between June 1984 and September 1985. Private music lessons: twelve hugely influential programmes broadcast by French television between 1987 and 1991. The guiding principle for Olivier Bernager and François Manceaux was to capture the art of the leading performers of our time, live in concert but also and above all in a teaching environment
Variations Goldberg by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aria , Variations 1 à 30 , Aria da capo e fine
Scott Ross à l'orgue by Scott Ross( Recording )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos for two organs ; Fandango ; Harpsichord sonatas by Antonio Soler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une leçon particulière de musique avec Scott Ross( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harpsichordist Scott Ross works with two students on music by Bach and Couperin at the Villa Medici in Rome, and performs Jean-Philippe Rameau's Le Vézinet
Italienisches Konzert : BWV 971 ; Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge : BWV 903 ; Partita BWV 831 ; 4 Duette BWV 802/805 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociale veiligheidslessen in PBS : preventie van pesten bij kinderen en jongeren by Robert H Horner( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handleiding voor leerkrachten in het basis- en voortgezet onderwijs
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Alternative Names
Scott Ross

Scott Ross Amerikaans organist (1951-1989)

Scott Ross claveciniste et organiste

Scott Ross clavicembalista e organista statunitense

Scott Ross músic estatunidenc

Scott Ross músico estadounidense

Scott Ross US-amerikanischer Cembalist

Scott Ross yhdysvaltalainen muusikko

Скотт Росс

اسکات راس

سكوت روس موسيقي أمريكي


French (19)

German (5)

English (5)

Dutch (3)

Italian (1)