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Perlis, Vivian

Overview
Works: 89 works in 262 publications in 2 languages and 9,872 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs  Educational films  Internet videos  Autobiographies  Biographical films  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Production personnel, Editor, Interviewer, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Host
Classifications: ML410.C756, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Vivian Perlis
 
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Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse componist (geb. 1900)
Charles Ives remembered : an oral history by Vivian Perlis( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ives was an extraordinary personality as well as a brilliant composer and insurance genius. The publication of this unique work, based on Ives's manuscripts and papers from the Charles Ives Collection in the Yale Music Library and on extensive interviews with people from all aspects of his multifaceted life, coincides with the centenary of Ives's birth. Integrating all this material into a highly readable narrative, Vivian Perlis has woven a vivid portrait of a fascinating man. An unconventional man, Ives did not choose ordinary friends and associates, as illustrated by the people interviewed for this book. They range from elderly Danbury residents, who remember Ives as a boy, to insurance executives, who describe his innovations in the life insurance business. Members of the Ives family reminisce about "Uncle Charlie's" vigorous and athletic youth, and his classmates from Yale ('98) recall the early musical accomplishments of his college years. A complete picture of Ives the composer is provided by numerous composers and performers who worked with Ives during his lifetime. The anecdotes recounted by Ives's friends and neighbors--and even his barber--bring Charles Ives to life for the reader. In addition to fifty-eight edited interviews, each prefaced with an introduction by Mrs. Perlis, the book includes over eighty illustrations, many of them reproduced here for the first time--unique photographs of Ives and his family and associates, original music manuscripts, rare programs of per-formances of Ives's works, and handwritten letters both to and from Ives. These combine to form an in-depth picture of one of the most original and creative minds of the twentieth century [Publisher description]
Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den amerikanske komponists selvbiografi
Composers voices from Ives to Ellington : an oral history of American music by Vivian Perlis( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first decades of the twentieth century were a fertile and fascinating period in American musical history. This book and the two CDs that accompany it present an exceptional collection of interviews with and about the most significant musical figures of the era. Tapping the unparalleled materials contained in the Oral History American Music archive at Yale University, Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington is a unique account of what it was like for musicians and composers to live and work in those years. It is also the story of the making of the archive, as told by Vivian Perlis, who personally conducted many of the interviews. Music aficionados can now hear Eubie Blake describe the birth of ragtime or listen to a firsthand account of how Ira Gershwin came to write those famous lines in "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." In-depth interviews with such figures as Henry Cowell, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, and Duke Ellington are included in the book, which also features chapter introductions and fascinating sidebars, illustrations, and anecdotes throughout. Two CDs complete the set, enabling today's listener to enjoy the remarkablen experience of hearing the actual voices and the music of American composers of the early twentieth century [Publisher description]
An Ives celebration : papers and panels of the Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference by Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neerslag van de in 1974 te New York aan de Amerikaanse componist (1874-1954) gewijde herdenkingsconferentie
Two men for modern music : E. Robert Schmitz and Herman Langinger by Vivian Perlis( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have nothing to say and I am saying it by John Cage( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, music, and philosophy of the composer John Cage. Includes performances of his music, and comments by Merce Cunninghan, Yoko Ono, and Laurie Anderson
The complete Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis collaborated on two books that detailed the life of one of America's most admired and treasured composers, famous for Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, El Salon Mexico, Lincoln Portrait, and many more works from movie scores to orchestral pieces and chamber music. These books, Copland: 1900 Through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943 have been combined and updated and Ms Perlis has written a new Introduction for The Complete Copland. This candid, colorful memoir begins with Copland's Brooklyn childhood and takes us through his years in Paris, the creation of his early works, and his years at Tanglewood, through his death in 1990 at age 90. Rich with remembrances from Leonard Bernstein, Virgil Thomson, and Nadia Boulanger, as well as a trove of letters, photographs, and scores from Copland's collection, this is one of our most vivid musical autobiographies, and an enduring record of an American maestro's explosively creative coming of age [Publisher description]
Aaron Copland : self-portrait( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences by composer Aaron Copland about his musical life. Other musicians and persons in the arts discuss his work and its influence on the American musical scene
The complete songs, vol. III by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete songs by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete songs by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete songs by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ives papers : Yale University Music Library, archival collection MSS 14 by Vivian Perlis( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, with harp and piano by Aaron Copland( )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2013 and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the published version as approved by soloist Benny Goodman and the ossias indicating the composer's original intentions
Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cage : I have nothing to say and I'm saying it( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, music, and philosophy of the composer John Cage. Includes performances of his music, and comments by Merce Cunningham, Yoko Ono, and Laurie Anderson
Annotations : a guide to the music of Aaron Copland by Vivian Perlis( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ives en el recuerdo : biografía oral by Vivian Perlis( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composers' voices from Ives to Ellington by Vivian Perlis( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (169)

Spanish (4)

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Charles Ives remembered : an oral historyCoplandComposers voices from Ives to Ellington : an oral history of American musicI have nothing to say and I am saying itConcerto for clarinet and string orchestra, with harp and pianoCoplandJohn Cage : I have nothing to say and I'm saying it