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Simeone, Nigel 1956-

Works: 134 works in 257 publications in 4 languages and 4,672 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Scores  Operas  Ballades (Instrumental music)  Variations (Music)  Concertos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, edc
Classifications: ML410.M595, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Nigel Simeone
Messiaen by Peter Hill( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) is a musician about whom most remains to be discovered. More than a decade after his death our knowledge of Messiaen is largely conditioned by what he said about himself - in lectures and interviews, in his work as a teacher, and in the monumental seven-volume treatise that encompassed the whole of his composing world. But Messiaen's public documents conceal as much as they reveal, seldom explaining why a work was written, or what complexities went into its making. Almost nothing has been known about Messiaen's working practices. Indeed, the composer became fanatically secretive about any work in progress, and was similarly reticent about his private life. 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Leonard Bernstein letters by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 747 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 406 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 )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 392 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 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques by Peter Hill( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 278 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. The earliest composition to use birdsong to a significant extent was the Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (1940-41). A newspaper interview a few years later (France-Soir, 1948) demonstrates Messiaen's growing desire to move away from the stylization that had characterized the Quatuor towards a much greater realism, based on a close observation of birds in their natural habitat. At the same time, Messiaen continued to regard birdsong as music--and divinely inspired music at that--a belief that led for a time to an obsession with truth-to-nature. Against this background, Oiseaux exotiques proves to be a landmark, the work in which Messiaen the musician began to regain the upper hand over Messiaen the ornithologist. The introductory chapter (Chapter 1) outlines the background to Oiseaux exotiques, discussing Messiaen's relations with the 1950s avant garde--in particular with his former pupil Pierre Boulez--and his involvement with the concerts of the Domaine musical, for which Oiseaux exotiques was composed. In Chapter 2, access to Messiaen's sketches enables the authors to analyse his compositional methods in unprecedented detail; a generous number of music examples refer to birdsong recordings actually used by Messiaen (which can be heard on the accompanying CD), and trace step-by-step the evolution of musical ideas from first notation to finished score. Chapter 3 provides a commentary on the music, investigating issues of continuity and texture, and revealing the processes underlying the score's dazzling profusion. In two further chapters Peter Hill and Nigel Simeone recount the reception history of Oiseaux exotiques, and compare recorded interpretations, taking as their point of departure the historic premiere, included in full on the CD. Finally, the Conclusion considers the implications of Oiseaux exotiques for the composer's subsequent music, from the Catalogue d'oiseaux (1956-58) to the later masterpieces of Messiaen's style oiseau. [Publisher description]
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 181 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 131 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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mackerras by Nigel Simeone( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 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."--Jacket
Mužské sbory I by Leoš Janáček( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Czech and held by 60 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leonard Bernstein letters by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 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
Cello concertos by Alban Gerhardt( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kvarteto pro dvoje housle, violu a violoncello = Streichquartett = Stringquartet = Quattuor a cordes by Leoš Janáček( )

1 edition published in 1925 and held by 10 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 Janáček( )

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 Janáček( )

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