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Schuller, Gunther

Overview
Works: 1,845 works in 3,523 publications in 5 languages and 46,386 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Music  Jazz  Biography  Cool jazz  Songs  Live sound recordings  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Arranger, Editor, Composer, Performer, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Speaker, Adapter, Other, Musician, Commentator, Creator, Transcriber, per, Interviewee
Classifications: ML3506, 781.57
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Publications about Gunther Schuller
Publications by Gunther Schuller
Publications by Gunther Schuller, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Gunther Schuller
 
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Most widely held works by Gunther Schuller
The swing era : the development of jazz, 1930-1945 by Gunther Schuller( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,880 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the period in American musical history from 1930 to 1945 when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music
Early jazz : its roots and musical development by Gunther Schuller( Book )
48 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz. Written by the renowned composer, conductor, and musical scholar Gunther Schuller, it is the first of three volumes on the history and musical contribution of jazz, taking us from its beginnings as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings. Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz fans
The history of jazz by Gunther Schuller( Book )
in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Horn technique by Gunther Schuller( Book )
39 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Treemonisha by Scott Joplin( Sound Recording )
56 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,062 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
The compleat conductor by Gunther Schuller( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 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
Musings : the musical worlds of Gunther Schuller by Gunther Schuller( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 803 libraries worldwide
Annotation
Mass in D by John Knowles Paine( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 795 libraries worldwide
The red back book ; Elite syncopations by Scott Joplin( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 577 libraries worldwide
"Birth of the Cool is an album which collects twelve songs recorded by the Miles Davis nonet for Capitol Records in 1949 and 1950"--More info at YouTube, Nov. 2008
Jazz : new perspectives on the history of jazz by Nat Hentoff( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Big band jazz : [from the beginnings to the fifties] ( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Solomon Jazz Collection
Violin concerto by Roger Sessions( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Footlifters : a century of American marches by Incredible Columbia All-Star Band( file )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Daybreak express : 1933 by Duke Ellington( score )
7 editions published in 1993 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith( score )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
Take the "A" train : 1941 by Billy Strayhorn( score )
4 editions published in 1993 in No Linguistic Content and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Of reminiscences and reflections by Gunther Schuller( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The sting : original motion picture soundtrack, featuring the music of Scott Joplin by Marvin Hamlisch( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Featuring the music of Scott Joplin. Music conducted and adapted by Marvin Hamlisch
Woodwind quintet (1958) by Gunther Schuller( score )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gunther Schuller Amerikaans dirigent (1925-2015)
Gunther Schuller amerykański kompozytor i muzyk jazzowy
Gunther Schuller compositeur et musicien américain
Gunther Schuller cornista e compositore statunitense
Gunther Schuller US-amerikanischer Hornist und Komponist
Guntherus Schuller
Schueller, H.
Schueller, H. 1925-2015
Schuller, G.
Schuller, G. 1925-2015
Schuller, G. (Gunther)
Schuller, Gunther
Schuller, Gunther 1925-
Shuller, G.
Shuller, G. 1925-2015
Γκίντερ Σίλερ
Гюнтер Шуллер американский композитор и джазовый музыкант
גונתר שולר
건서 슐러
ガンサー・シュラー
シュラー, G.
シューラー, ガンサー
岡瑟‧舒勒
Languages
English (246)
Latin (12)
German (5)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (1)
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