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Simeone, Nigel 1956-

Overview
Works: 133 works in 255 publications in 4 languages and 4,546 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Scores  Operas  Music  Vocal scores  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, edc, Creator
Classifications: ML410.M595, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Nigel Simeone
Messiaen by Peter Hill( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to explore the world that Messiaen was at pains to keep hidden. It has been made possible by the unprecedented access to Messiaen's private archive granted to the authors by the composer's widow, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen. The archive includes musical sketches, correspondence, lecture notes, diaries, as well as hundreds of photographs, many of which are published here for the first time. Using this remarkable material, Hill and Simeone trace the origins of many of Messiaen's greatest works, and place them in the context of his life, from his years at the Paris Conservatoire, his passionate first marriage to Claire Delbos, through to the immense achievements of his final decades."--Jacket
The Leonard Bernstein letters by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician-a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life-musical and personal-and the extravagant scope of his musical and extra-musical activities. Bernstein's letters tell much about this complex man, his collaborators, his mentors, and others close to him. His galaxy of correspondents encompassed, among others, Aaron Copland,Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members including his wife Felicia and his sister Shirley. The majority of these letters have never been published before. They have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the breadth of Bernstein's musical interests, his constant struggle to find the time to compose, his turbulent and complex sexuality, his political activities, and his endless capacity for hard work. Beyond all this, these writings provide a glimpse of the man behind the legends: his humanity, warmth, volatility, intellectual brilliance, wonderful eye for descriptive detail, and humor"--
Leonard Bernstein, West Side story by Nigel Simeone( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a discussion of Bernstein's sketches, early drafts of the score and script, as well as cut songs. The core of the book is a commentary on the music itself. West Side Story is one of the very few Broadway musicals for which there is a complete published orchestral score, as well as two different editions of the piano-vocal score. The survival of the original copied orchestral score, and the reminiscences of Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal, reveal details of the orchestration process, and the extent to which Bernstein was involved in this. Simeone's commentary considers: musical characteristics and compositional techniques used to mirror the drama (for example, the various uses of the tritone), motivic development, the use and reinvention of Broadway and other conventions, the creation of dramatic continuity in the score through the use of motifs and other devices, the unusual degree of dissonance and rhythmic complexity (at least for the time), and the integration of Latin-American dance forms (Mambo, Huapango and so on). Simeone also considers the reception of West Side Story in the contemporary press. The stir the show caused included the response that it was the angular, edgy score that made it a remarkable achievement. Not all reviews were uncritical. Finally, the book looks in detail at the making of the original Broadway cast recording, made in just one day, included on the accompanying CD [Publisher description]
Olivier Messiaen : music, art, and literature( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays has its foundation in the Messiaen 2002 International Conference in Sheffield. However, this is not a set of conference proceedings. Rather, the book gathers some of the best recent scholarship on the composer, filling substantial gaps in the literature and reassessing his legacy
Janáček's works : a catalogue of the music and writings of Leoš Janáček by Nigel Simeone( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris--a musical gazetteer by Nigel Simeone( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques by Peter Hill( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes "Oiseaux exotiques" so important is that it is arguably the first of Messiaen's major works to create a successful synthesis between his music and his passion for ornithology. This book outlines the background to "Oiseaux exotiques", analyses Messiaen's compositional methods, provides a commentary on the music, and more
Oliver Messiaen : a bibliographical catalogue of Messiaen's works : first editions and first performances, with illustrations of the title pages, programmes, and documents by Nigel Simeone( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first editions of Leoš Janáček : a bibliographical catalogue with reproductions of title pages by Nigel Simeone( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Adrian Boult, companion of honour : a tribute( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mackerras by Nigel Simeone( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time of his death in 2010 at the age of 84, Sir Charles Mackerras had achieved widespread recognition, recorded extensively and developed into a conductor of major international significance. In addition to areas in which he already had forged a distinctive and definitive profile (Janáček, Mozart, Handel, Sullivan) he revisited - and rethought - much of the standard repertoire. The last thirty years were particularly momentous in the coming to fruition of so many cherished projects: not only the Janáček operas but the Gilbert and Sullivan series, the Mozart operas, the two Beethoven cycles, other projects with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Schumann and Brahms at Edinburgh; the outstanding late Mozart) and at the Royal Opera House and the Met. Unspoilt by fame, and undeterred by personal tragedies and increasing physical frailty, he remained productive and inventive: for him music-making, whether with world-class professionals or with students, was a kind of joyous oxygen that kept him going right to the end. A detailed narrative account of his life is complemented by chapters written by performers and scholars who worked closely with Mackerras: as well as interviews with his family. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and documents, and it includes a comprehensive discography along with listings of many of his concert and opera performances. While Sir Charles' whole life is considered, emphasis is given to his final quarter century, a period in which so many important projects were realized. This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life."--Book jacket
Mužské sbory by Leoš Janček( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Czech and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bien cher Félix-- : letters from Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod to Felix Aprahamian : French and English text by Olivier Messiaen( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leonard Bernstein letters by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician; a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals, symphonies, choral works, and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this audiobook is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life
Poulenc in London and dreamland : his letters to Felix Aprahamian, commentaries on songs and London concerts by Nigel Simeone( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French music in wartime London : the Festival of English and French Music and the Concerts de Musique Française by Nigel Simeone( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. [i.e. Prvý] smyčcovy kvartet : z podnětu L.N. Tolstého "Kreutzerovy sonaty" : pro dvoje housle, violu a violoncello : 1923 by Leoš Janček( )

1 edition published in 1925 and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonietta by Leoš Janček( )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1988 and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das schlaue Füchslein : Oper in 3 Akten nach Těsnohlideks Novelle = Příhody lišky Bystroušky : Opera o 3 jednánich dle R. Těsnohlidkovy "Lišky Bystroušky" by Leoš Janček( )

3 editions published between 1924 and 1984 in Czech and No Linguistic content and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohlas národních písní : mužské sbory a cappella by Leoš Janček( )

1 edition published in 1976 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Leonard Bernstein, West Side storyOlivier Messiaen : music, art, and literatureJanáček's works : a catalogue of the music and writings of Leoš JanáčekParis--a musical gazetteerOlivier Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques