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Schuller, Gunther

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Musings : the musical worlds of Gunther Schuller by Gunther Schuller( )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compleat conductor by Gunther Schuller( )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,113 WorldCat member 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
The swing era : the development of jazz, 1930-1945 by Gunther Schuller( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member 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 )

43 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member 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
Ragtime : its history, composers, and music by John Edward Hasse( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to the history, leading practitioners, and music of ragtime while tracking its manifestations in other musical styles and genres
The history of jazz by Gunther Schuller( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horn technique by Gunther Schuller( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in D by John Knowles Paine( Recording )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treemonisha by Scott Joplin( Recording )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member 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
Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member 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 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The names of Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy have become almost synonymous with jazz writing. Hentoff, editor of Jazz Review, writer for Downbeat, High Fidelity, New Yorker, and The Village Voice, and McCarthy, editor of Jazz Monthly, have raised Jazz beyond mere appreciation and discography to a subject which demands the rigorous application of musicological, sociological, and historical analysis. ln addition to their own contributions, the twelve articles they have commissioned by internationally noted critics and scholars provide almost revolutionary evidence of the emergence of Jazz as a serious art form."--Back cover
Footlifters : a century of American marches by Incredible Columbia All-Star Band( )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bessie Smith : empress of the blues by Bessie Smith( )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs principally by B. Smith ; for voice and piano, with chord symbols
Daybreak express : 1933 by Duke Ellington( )

7 editions published in 1993 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of reminiscences and reflections by Gunther Schuller( Recording )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take the "A" train : 1941 by Billy Strayhorn( )

4 editions published in 1993 and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From piano music arranged by Faber & Faber, BigTime piano jazz and blues : level 4 intermediate, 2011 edition
Treemonisha : opera in three acts by Scott Joplin( Recording )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Treemonisha is the only opera about the Reconstruction Era African-American experience written by a black man who actually lived through it."--Container
Woodwind quintet (1958) by Gunther Schuller( )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, hymns, & portraits by New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for winds and brass by Alec Wilder( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Early jazz : its roots and musical development The history of jazz
The compleat conductorThe swing era : the development of jazz, 1930-1945Early jazz : its roots and musical developmentThe history of jazzHorn techniqueJazz : new perspectives on the history of jazz
Alternative Names
Gunther Schuller

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-

Schuller, Gunther Alexander

Shuller, G.

Shuller, G. 1925-2015

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Гюнтер Шуллер американский композитор и джазовый музыкант

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シュラー, G.

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