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Leibowitz, René 1913-1972

Works: 893 works in 1,982 publications in 8 languages and 12,384 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Live sound recordings  Manuscripts  Cantatas  Music  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Performer, Composer, Arranger, Recipient, Editor, Commentator, Honoree, Adapter, Instrumentalist, Other, Dedicator
Classifications: ML390, 780.904
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Schoenberg and his school : the contemporary stage of the language of music by René Leibowitz( Book )

89 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book talks about music. It incorporates modal and tonal music. It talks about Arnold Schoenberg, the founder of contemporary music, Alban Berg and how the past plays on contemporary music and Anton Webern and the future of contemporary music. As well as the structure of contemporary musical speech. RenE Leibowitz was a French composer, conductor, music theorist and teacher born in Warsaw, Poland. During the early 1930s, Leibowitz studied composition and orchestration with Ravel in Paris, where he was introduced to Schoenberg's Twelve-note technique by the German pianist and composer Erich Itor Kahn. He subsequently studied with Schoenberg's pupil Webern. Many of the works of the Second Viennese School were first heard in France at the International Festival of Chamber Music established by Leibowitz in Paris in 1947. Leibowitz was highly influential in establishing the reputation of the Second Viennese School, both through activity as a teacher in Paris after WWII and through his book Schoenberg et son ecole, published in 1947 and translated by Dika Newlin as Schoenberg and his School (US and UK editions 1949). This was among the earliest theoretical treatises written on Schoenberg's 12-tone method of composition. Leibowitz's advocacy of the Schoenberg school was taken further by his two most gifted pupils, each taking different paths in promoting the musics of Schoenberg, Webern and the development of serialism, namely Pierre Boulez and Jacques-Louis Monod. His American students include the composers Will Ogdon, Janet Maguire, and the avant-garde film director-animator John Whitney. As conductor, Leibowitz was active in many recording projects. One of the most widely circulated and most notable is a set of the Beethoven symphonies made for Reader's Digest Recordings;it was apparently the first recording of the symphonies to follow Beethoven's original metronome markings. In choosing this approach, Leibowitz was influenced by his friend and colleague Rudolf Kolisch. Leibowitz likewise made many recordings for Reader's Digest in their various compilation albums. He also wrote for Les Temps modernes, applying existentialist ideas to musicology
Thinking for orchestra, practical exercises in orchestration by René Leibowitz( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in English and French and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction à la musique de douze sons : les variations pour orchestre op. 31 d'Arnold Schoenberg by René Leibowitz( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le compositeur et son double; essais sur l'interprétation musicale by René Leibowitz( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music, 1944-1970 Kammermusik = Musique de chambre by René Leibowitz( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composers-conductors( )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of France by René Leibowitz( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrouchka Petrushka ; Le sacre du printemps = The rite of spring by Igor Stravinsky( )

4 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The German album by René Leibowitz( )

4 editions published in 1993 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrate symphonic drama. [With text based on the Dialogues of Plato] by Erik Satie( Recording )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies no. 4 & no. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouvertures Nos. 2 & 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 1988 and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les fantômes de l'opéra essais sur le théâtre lyrique by René Leibowitz( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in French and Czech and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from Werther by Jules Massenet( Recording )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MCCRACKEN, James (tenor). NORMAN, Jessye (soprano). ARNOLD, David (baritone). SCOWN, Kim (tenor). KLEMPERER, Werner (sprechstimme [speaker]) TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS. BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. OZAWA, Seiji (conductor)
Complete songs for voice & piano in 5 volumes by René Leibowitz( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber symphony for 12 instruments, op. 16 : (1948-16') by René Leibowitz( )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenade for baritone and 8 instruments, op. 38 (1955-7') by René Leibowitz( )

3 editions published in 1976 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chanson Dada : op. 76/a (1968-5') : trois mélodrames pour voix d'enfant, clarinette, cor, violoncelle et piano by René Leibowitz( )

2 editions published in 1976 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leibovitz, René

Leibovitz, René 1913-1972

Leibowitz, R.

Leibowitz, Renne.

René Leibowitz direttore d'orchestra e compositore francese

René Leibowitz französischer Komponist, Dirigent, Schriftsteller und Musikpädagoge

René Leibowitz French composer and conductor

René Leibowitz Pools dirigent (1913-1972)

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