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Clark, Walter Aaron

Overview
Works: 52 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 3,260 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: ML410.G763, 780.92
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Enrique Granados poet of the piano by Walter Aaron Clark ( )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Enrique Granados (1867-1916) is one of the most compelling figures of the late Romantic period in music. During his return voyage to Spain after the premiere of his opera Goyescas at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1916, a German submarine torpedoed the ship on which he and his wife were sailing, and they perished in the waters of the English Channel. His death was mourned on both sides of the Atlantic as a stunning loss to the music world, for he had died at the pinnacle of his career, and his late works held the promise of greater things to come." "Granados was among the leading pianists of his time, and his eloquence at the keyboard inspired critics to dub him the "poet of the piano." In Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano, Walter Aaron Clark offers the first substantive study in English of this virtuoso pianist, composer, and music pedagogue. While providing detailed analyses of his major works for voice, piano, and the stage, Clark argues that Granados's art represented a unifying presence on the cultural landscape of Spain during a period of imperial decline, political unrest, and economic transformation. Drawing on newly discovered documents, Clark explores the cultural spheres in which Granados moved, particularly of Castile and Catalonia. Granados's best-known music was inspired by the art of Francisco Goya, especially the Goyescas suite for solo piano that became the basis for the opera. These pieces evoked the colorful and dramatic world that Goya inhabited and depicted in his art. Granados's fascination with Goya's Madrid set him apart from fellow nationalists Albeniz and Falla, who drew their principal inspiration from Andalusia. Though he was resolutely apolitical, Granados's attraction to Castile antagonized some Catalan nationalists, who resented Castilian domination. Yet, Granados also made important contributions to Catalan musical theater and was a prominent figure in the modernist movement in Barcelona." "Clark also explores the personal pressures that shaped Granados's music. His passionate affair with a wealthy socialite created domestic tensions, but it was also a source of inspiration for Goyescas. Persistent financial difficulties forced him to devote time to teaching at the expense of composition, though as a result Granados made considerable contributions to piano pedagogy and music education in Barcelona through the music academy he founded there."--BOOK JACKET
Isaac Albéniz : portrait of a romantic by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Aaron Clark here presents, for the first time in English, a detailed and accurate account of one of the most intriguing musicians of the late-Romantic period. Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), a renowned concert pianist, created a national style of composition in such celebrated piano collections as the Suite espanola, Cantos de Espana, and Iberia. He also fostered the development of Spanish nationalism in the concerto, orchestral music, and opera. He was thus the first composer to put into successful practice the nationalist precepts of his mentor Felip Pedrell. Moreover, he incorporated contemporary French and German trends into his Spanish style in order, as he put it, 'to create Spanish music with a universal accent'. In so doing he pointed the way for Falla, Turina, and Rodrigo, the dominant figures of twentieth-century Spanish composition
From tejano to tango : Latin American popular music ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, the editor has compiled 12 essays that discuss the various aspects of Latin American music. The essays cover the social and political impact the music generated as well as the rhythmic development of various genres
Isaac Albéniz : a guide to research by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
9 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and German and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents the most up-to-date biography of the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) and is the first to offer a thorough, annotated bibliography in addition to an extensive discography, chronology, and list of works. The bibliography treats not only articles, books, dissertations, and exhibition publications, but also includes numerous reviews of his operas and other works. An overview of the nature and location of primary sources and the holdings of various archives (in England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Spain) is an especially useful feature of this book that is not availa
Federico Moreno Torroba : a musical life in three acts by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musics of Latin America by John Koegel ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most up-to-date and comprehensive Latin American music survey available. Covering one of the most musically diverse regions in the world, Musics of Latin America emphasizes music as a means of understanding culture and society: each author balances an analysis of musical genres with discussion of the historical and cultural trends that have shaped them. Chapters cover traditional, popular, and classical repertoire, and in-text listening guides ensure that students walk away with a solid understanding of the music [Publisher description]
Treasures of the golden age : essays in honor of Robert M. Stevenson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Senate of the United States by United States ( )
1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antes de Iberia : de Masarnau a Albéniz : actas del Symposium FIMTE 2008 by Symposium Internacional "Diego Fernández" de Música de Tecla Española ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Albéniz : retrato de un romántico by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emergency crew training and medical decontamination facility at the Livermore Research Laboratory by G. A Blanc ( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish music with a universal accent : Isaac Albéniz's opera Pepita Jiménez by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new oarsman's guide to the rivers and canals of Great Britain and Ireland ( Book )
2 editions published in 1896 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Waste disposal - decontamination and decontamination laundry facilities by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New music for guitar by Walter Aaron Clark ( )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Tejano to Tango : essays on Latin American popular music by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hullabuloos at Hacksters by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alpine plants; a practical manual for their culture by Walter Aaron Clark ( )
3 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alpine plants by Walter Aaron Clark ( Book )
1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Clark, Walter 1952-
Clark, Walter A.
Clark, Walter Aaron 1952-
Languages
English (97)
Spanish (5)
German (1)
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