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Miller, Leta E.

Overview
Works: 186 works in 388 publications in 7 languages and 12,621 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Polyphonic chansons  Part songs  Biography  History  Live sound recordings  Chamber music  Art music  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Other, Conductor
Classifications: M2, B
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Most widely held works about Leta E Miller
 
Most widely held works by Leta E Miller
Thirty-six chansons( )

2 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou Harrison : composing a world by Leta E Miller( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou Harrison, who celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1997, has often been cited as one of America's most original and influential composers. In addition to his prolific musical output, Harrison is also a skilled painter, calligrapher, essayist, critic, poet, and instrument-builder. During his long and varied career, he has explored dance, Asian music, tuning systems, and universal languages, and has actively championed political causes ranging from pacifism to gay rights. This book, based on extensive research and nearly seventy interviews, examines the ideas that have shaped Harrison's creative output, as seen through the eyes of the composer and his associates. A seventy-minute compact disc included with the book illustrates in sound various aspects of the written text; most pieces are recorded here for the first time
Madrigali and canzoni for four and five voices by Giuseppe Caimo( )

3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapunzel by Lou Harrison( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected keyboard and chamber music, 1937-1994 by Lou Harrison( )

11 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drums along the Pacific by Lou Harrison( )

3 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou Harrison by Leta E Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music's inclusivity--its potential to unite cultures, disciplines, and individuals--defined the life and career of Lou Harrison (1917-2003). Beyond studying with leading composers of the avant-garde such as Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg, conducting Charles Ives's Pulitzer Prize-winning Third Symphony, and staging high-profile percussion concerts with John Cage, Harrison has achieved fame for his distinctive blending of cultures--from the Chinese opera, Indonesian gamelan, and the music of Native Americans to modernist dissonant counterpoint. Miller and Lieberman also pull readers into Harrison's rich world of cross-fertilization through an exploration of his outspoken stance on pacifism, gay rights, ecology, and respect for minorities--all of which directly impacted his musical works. Though Harrison was sometimes accused by contemporaries of "cultural appropriation," Miller and Lieberman's brisk study makes it clear why he is now lauded as an imaginative pioneer for his integration of Asian and Western musics, as well as for his work in the development of the percussion ensemble, his use of found and invented instruments, and his explorations of alternative tuning systems. Harrison's compositions are examined in detail through reference to an accompanying CD of representative recordings
Music in the Paris Academy of Sciences, 1666-1793 : a source archive in photocopy at Stanford University : an index by Albert Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in the Royal Society of London, 1660-1806 by Leta E Miller( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In retrospect by Lou Harrison( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing with Henry : new discoveries in the music of Henry Cowell by Henry Cowell( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and politics in San Francisco : from the 1906 quake to the Second World War by Leta E Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the 20th century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural monuments such as the San Francisco Symphony (1911) and Opera (1923)
Aaron Jay Kernis by Leta E Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his eloquent yet accessible style, emphasis on melody, and willingness to engage popular as well as classical forms has brought him widespread acclaim and admiring audiences. Leta Miller's biography offers the first survey of the composer's life and work. Immersed in music by middle school, and later training under Theodore Antoniou, John Adams, Jacob Druckman, and others, Kernis rejected the idea of distancing his work from worldly concerns and composed on political themes. His Second Symphony, from 1991, engaged with the first Gulf War; 1993's Still Moment with Hymn was a reaction to the Bosnian Genocide; and the next year's Colored Field and 1995's Lament and Prayer dealt with the Holocaust. Yet Kernis also used sources as disparate as futurist agitprop and children's games to display humor in his work. Miller's analysis addresses not only Kernis's wide range of subjects but also the eclecticism that has baffled critics, analyzing his dedication to synthesis and the themes consistent in his work. Publication of this book was supported by a grant from the Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund Informed and engaging, Aaron Jay Kernis gives a rare mid-career portrait of a major American cultural figure [Publisher description]
Composing a world : Lou Harrison, musical wayfarer by Leta E Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works, 1939-2000 by Lou Harrison( Recording )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perilous chapel : for flute, drums, cello, and harp by Lou Harrison( )

3 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distant music by Paul Nauert( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solstice, part 1 ; Solstice, part 2 ; Ariadne ; A Summerfield set ; Canticle #3 by Lou Harrison( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Germaine Tailleferre by Germaine Tailleferre( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-six chansons by French provincial composers (1529-1550) by Leta E Miller( )

6 editions published in 1981 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lou Harrison : composing a world
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Miller, Leta 1947-

Miller, Leta Ellen Zuckerman 1947-

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Selected keyboard and chamber music, 1937-1994Lou HarrisonMusic and politics in San Francisco : from the 1906 quake to the Second World WarComposing a world : Lou Harrison, musical wayfarer