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Schuller, Gunther

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The swing era : the development of jazz, 1930-1945 by Gunther Schuller ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early jazz : its roots and musical development by Gunther Schuller ( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musings : the musical worlds of Gunther Schuller by Gunther Schuller ( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composer, conductor, educator, jazz critic, and horn virtuoso, Gunther Schuller here brings together his writings on music. There are numerous articles about jazz, dealing with his favourite figures like Duke Ellington and Ornette Coleman, and also Schuller's concept of the 'Third Stream', the area where jazz and concert music intersect. Other sections deal with the composition and performance of contemporary music, musical education, and musical aesthetics
The compleat conductor by Gunther Schuller ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contrary to the average concert-goer's notion that conducting is an easily learned skill, Schuller argues here that conducting is "the most demanding, musically all embracing, and complex" task in the field of music performance. Conducting demands profound musical sense, agonizing hours of study, and unbending integrity. Most important, a conductor's overriding concern must be to present a composer's work faithfully and accurately, scrupulously following the score including especially dynamics and tempo markings with utmost respect and care. Alas, Schuller finds, rare is the conductor who faithfully adheres to a composer's wishes. To document this, Schuller compares hundreds of performances and recordings with the original scores of eight major compositions: Beethoven's fifth and seventh symphonies, Schumann's second, Brahms's first and fourth, Tchaikovsky's sixth, Strauss's "Till Eulenspiegel" and Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe, Second Suite." Illustrating his points with numerous musical examples, Schuller reveals exactly where conductors have done well and where they have mangled the composer's work. As he does so, he also illuminates the interpretive styles of many of our most celebrated conductors, offering observations that range from blistering criticism of Leonard Bernstein to effusive praise of Carlos Kleiber. Along the way, he debunks many of the music world's most enduring myths (such as the notion that most of Beethoven's metronome markings were "wrong" or "unplayable," or that Schumann was a poor orchestrator) and takes on the "cultish clan" of period instrument performers, observing that many of their claims are "totally spurious and chimeric." In his epilogue, Schuller sets forth guidelines for conductors that he believes will help steer them away from self indulgence towards the correct realization of great art. --From publisher's description
The history of jazz by Gunther Schuller ( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horn technique by Gunther Schuller ( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mass in D by John Knowles Paine ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The red back book Elite syncopations by Scott Joplin ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Big band jazz [from the beginnings to the fifties] ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
Treemonisha by Scott Joplin ( Recording )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Treemonisha, who, because of her education, becomes a leader of her people in up country Arkansas in the later half of the 19th century
Seven studies on themes of Paul Klee by Gunther Schuller ( )
18 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith ( )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
Treemonisha opera in three acts by Scott Joplin ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daybreak express : 1933 by Duke Ellington ( )
5 editions published in 1993 and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of reminiscences and reflections by Gunther Schuller ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sting original motion picture soundtrack, featuring the music of Scott Joplin by Marvin Hamlisch ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Featuring the music of Scott Joplin. Music conducted and adapted by Marvin Hamlisch
Woodwind quintet (1958) by Gunther Schuller ( )
23 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The not quite innocent bystander : writings of Edward Steuermann by Edward Steuermann ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Improvising jazz by Jerry Coker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einführung in die Stilelemente des Jazz: Blues, Harmonik, Melodik, Rhythmik, Akkordverbindungen, Improvisationstechniken
String quartet no. 1 by Gunther Schuller ( )
27 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Schueller, H.
Schueller, H. 1925-
Schuller, G. 1925-
Schuller, G. (Gunther)
Schuller, Gunther
Schuller, Gunther, 1925-
Shuller, G.
Shuller, G. 1925-
シューラー, ガンサー
Languages
English (212)
German (9)
Latin (7)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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