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Leibowitz, René 1913-1972

Works: 941 works in 1,951 publications in 9 languages and 12,027 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Music  History 
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 Ren Leibowitz( Book )

57 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 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 Ren Leibowitz( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1949 and 1997 in French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg( )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoenberg by Ren Leibowitz( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie et oeuvre d'un grand musicien du 20e siècle. Par rapport à l'édition de 1969, la présente édition comporte une discographie mise à jour
Composers-conductors( )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of France by Ren Leibowitz( )

4 editions published in 1991 and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 41 in C, K.551 "Jupiter" Symphony no. 35 in D, K. 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 in D minor by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'opéra by Ren Leibowitz( Book )

41 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plus qu'une étude classique sur l'opéra, cet ouvrage est un ensemble d'essais d'une grande cohérence organique. Au fil des époques, en donnant surtout priorité à l'analyse du langage musical, René Leibovitz, compositeur et directeur d'orchestre, cherche la "vérité" du drame lyrique
The German album by Ren Leibowitz( )

4 editions published in 1993 and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1990 and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", op. 68 Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major "Eroica", opus 55 Symphony no. 1 in C major, opus 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

5 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 189 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1988 and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leibovitz, Ren

Leibovitz, Ren 1913-1972

Leibowitz, R.

Ren Leibowitz direttore d'orchestra e compositore francese

Ren Leibowitz franzsischer Komponist, Dirigent, Schriftsteller und Musikpdagoge

Ren Leibowitz French composer and conductor

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