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Author: Elie Siegmeister
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Company, 1943.
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Siegmeister, Elie, 1909-1991.
Music lover's handbook .
New York, W. Morrow and Co., 1943
(OCoLC)592829511
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elie Siegmeister
OCLC Number: 283305
Description: xiii, 817 pages : illustrations (music) diagrams ; 22 cm
Contents: Fiddle strings and ballads --
How music is made --
In the concert hall --
High C's and pirouettes --
Meet the composers --
In our time --
Music of America. I. Fiddle strings and ballads. Fiddle strings and ballads / Elie Siegmeister --
Hunting for English ballads / Cecil Sharp --
Letter from Alabama / Elie Siegmeister --
Peasant songs of Old Russia / Eugenie Lineva --
Mexican popular music / Carlos Chávez, Herbert Weinstock --
The nature and evolution of folk song / Ralph Vaughan Williams --
Some reflections on folk song / Cecil Sharp --
The folk song and the composer / Ralph Vaughan Williams --
Folk music, Haydn and Beethoven / Béla Bartók --
The past and future of folk music / Elie Siegmeister. II. How music is made. How music is made / Elie Siegmeister --
How the composer works / Aaron Copland --
Putting a composition together ; Listener's ABC / Percy Scholes --
About voices and instruments ; Tempo marks / Lawrence Abbott --
Form and the listener / Elie Siegmeister --
Variations, chaconne, suite ; Overture, prelude, concerto / Lawrence Abbott --
Listening to polyphonic music / Aaron Copland --
The round and the canon / Lawrence Abbott --
The fugue ; Sonata form / Elie Siegmeister --
The symphony / Douglas Moore --
The modern symphony / Aaron Copland --
The symphonic poem and the symphonic suite ; The oratorio, cantata, and mass / Douglas Moore. III. In the concert hall. In the concert hall / Elie Siegmeister --
Johann Sebastian Bach: orchestral works / Olin Downes --
Georg Friedrich Handel: Water music / Schima Kaufman --
Franz Josef Haydn. Symphony in E flat major / Olin Downes ; Symphony in G major (Military) / Louis Biancolli --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Haffner symphony / Olin Downes --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Jupiter symphony / George P. Upton, Felix Borowski --
Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony no. 3 (Eroica) ; Symphony no. 5 ; Symphony no. 6 (Pastoral) ; Symphony no. 7 ; Symphony no. 9 (Choral) / Olin Downes --
Franz Peter Schubert. Unfinished symphony ; Symphony in C major / Olin Downes --
Robert Schumann: Symphony in B-flat (Spring) / Olin Downes --
Hector Berlioz: Fantastic symphony / Deems Taylor --
Felix Mendelssohn: Midsummer night's dream overture / Schima Kaufman --
Johannes Brahms. Symphony no. 1 ; Symphony no. 2 ; Symphony no. 3 ; Symphony no. 4 / Olin Downes. Concerto for violin and orchestra / Schima Kaufman --
Antonin Dvořák: New world symphony / Schima Kaufman --
Richard Wagner. Meistersinger prelude / Olin Downes ; Tristan prelude and love-death / Robert Bagar ; Ride of the Valkyries / Schima Kaufman --
Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Lawrence Gilman --
Modeste Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition / Robert Bagar --
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Symphony no. 4 ; Symphony no. 6 / Olin Downes. Nutcracker suite / Schima Kaufman --
Alexander Borodin: Polovtsian dances / Schima Kaufman --
César Franck: Symphony in D minor / Schima Kaufman --
Claude-Achille Debussy. Nocturnes / Lawrence Gilman ; Iberia / Olin Downes --
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe / Pitts Sanborn --
Paul Kukas: The sorcerer's apprentice / Lawrence Abbott --
Richard Strauss. Don Juan ; Till Eulenspiegel / Olin Downes --
Jean Sibelius: En saga / Olin Downes --
Ernest Bloch: Schelomo / Olin Downes --
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 1 / Pitts Sanborn --
Igor Stravinsky. L'Oiseau de feu (The fire bird) ; Petroushka ; Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of spring) / Olin Downes --
Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231 / Olin Downes --
Aaron Copland: Music for radio / Schima Kaufman --
Morton Gould: Spirituals for orchestra / Robert Bagar, Louis Biancolli --
Sergei Prokofiev. Peter and the wolf / by the composer ; Lieutenant Kije / John N. Burk --
Dmitri Shostakovich. Symphony no. 1 / Schima Kaufman ; Symphony no. 5 / Grigori Shneerson ; My seventh symphony / Dmitri Shostakovich. IV. High C's and pirouettes. High C's and pirouettes / Elie Siegmeister --
The growth of opera / Herbert Graf --
Ballet and music / Lincoln Kirstein. V. Meet the composers. Meet the composers / Elie Siegmeister --
There were great men before Bach / Wallace Brockway, Herbert Weinstock --
From Monteverdi to Rameau / A. Eaglefield Hull --
Georg Friedrich Handel / Romain Rolland --
John Sebastian Bach / C. Hubert H. Parry --
Franz Josef Haydn / Wallace Brockway, Herbert Weinstock --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Elie Siegmeister --
Ludwig van Beethoven / Romain Rolland --
The Romantic movement / Hugo Leichtentritt --
Franz Peter Schubert / C. Hubert H. Parry --
Robert Schumann / Daniel Gregory Mason --
Felix Mendelssohn / Carl Engel --
Frédéric Chopin / Wallace Brockway, Herbert Weinstock --
Hector Berlioz ; Franz Liszt / Carl Engel --
Richard Wagner / Paul Landormy --
Johannes Brahms / Wallace Brockway, Herbert Weinstock --
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Daniel Gregory Mason --
Russian composers / Paul Landormy --
Modeste Mussorgsky / Elie Siegmeister --
Giuseppe Verdi / Carl Engel --
Claude-Achille Debussy / Paul Landormy --
Maurice Ravel / Gilbert Chase. VI. In our time. In our time / Elie Siegmeister --
Listening to modern music / Deems Taylor --
How I wrote Petroushka and Le acre / Igor Stravinsky --
Igor Stravinsky / Wallace Brockway, Herbert Weinstock --
Béla Bartók / David Ewen --
Manuel de Falla / Harold C. Schonberg --
Arthur Honegger and King David / Deems Taylor --
Paul Hindemith / David Ewen --
Alban Berg and Wozzeck / Deems Taylor --
Sergei Prokofiev ; Dmitri Shostakovich / Nicolas Slonimsky --
An interview with Nina Shostakovich --
What I believe / Dmitri Shostakovich --
Music in the films / Aaron Copland --
The growth of radio music / David Ewen --
Why not try the air? / Davidson Taylor --
Music and the phonograph / David Ewen. VII. Music of America. Music of America ; Music in early America / Elie Siegmeister --
Prefaces to "The New England psalm singer" and "The singing master's assistant" / William Billings --
Planning an orchestra / Thomas Jefferson --
On setting words to music / Benjamin Franklin --
Our American folk music ; Early Negro music / Elie Siegmeister --
Songs of slavery / William F. Allen, Charles P. Ware, Lucy McK. Garrison --
Negro work songs and blues / Dorothy Scarborough --
What is jazz? / Elie Siegmeister --
Jazz, hot and hybrid / Winthrop Sargeant --
Swing that music / Louis Armstrong --
The kingdom of swing / Benny Goodman --
The relation of jazz to American music / George Gershwin --
Men of jazz / John Tasker Howard --
The American composer / Elie Siegmeister --
Concert music in Barnum's day / David Ewen --
Stephen Foster / John Tasker Howard --
Edward MacDowell ; Charles Tomlinson Griffes / Marion Bauer, Ethel Peyser --
Henry F. Gilbert / John Tasker Howard --
Chrles Ives / Elie Siegmeister --
George Gershwin / John Tasker Howard --
Aaron Copland / Marion Bauer --
Marc Blitzstein / Aaron Copland --
Henry Cowell ; Morton Gould ; Paul Creston ; Earl Robinson / John Tasker Howard --
Alex North ; Composer in Brooklyn ; Other Americans / Elie Siegmeister --
American music and the future / David Ewen.
Responsibility: edited by Elie Siegmeister.

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A very large book designed to include many sorts of writing - scholarly, gay, intimate, casual, etc.

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