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Perlis, Vivian

Overview
Works: 95 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 9,820 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Concertos  Scores  Songs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Production personnel, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Interviewer, Interviewee, Host
Classifications: ML410.C756, B
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Composers voices from Ives to Ellington : an oral history of American music by Vivian Perlis( )

18 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first decades of the twentieth century were a fertile and fascinating period in American musical history. This book and the two CDs that accompany it present an exceptional collection of interviews with and about the most significant musical figures of the era. Tapping the unparalleled materials contained in the Oral History American Music archive at Yale University, Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington is a unique account of what it was like for musicians and composers to live and work in those years. It is also the story of the making of the archive, as told by Vivian Perlis, who personally conducted many of the interviews. Music aficionados can now hear Eubie Blake describe the birth of ragtime or listen to a firsthand account of how Ira Gershwin came to write those famous lines in "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." In-depth interviews with such figures as Henry Cowell, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, and Duke Ellington are included in the book, which also features chapter introductions and fascinating sidebars, illustrations, and anecdotes throughout. Two CDs complete the set, enabling today's listener to enjoy the remarkablen experience of hearing the actual voices and the music of American composers of the early twentieth century [Publisher description]
Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This autobiography covers the early years in the life and career of the American composer. It is interspersed with reminiscences by Copland's colleagues and friends
Charles Ives remembered : an oral history by Vivian Perlis( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ives was an extraordinary personality as well as a brilliant composer and insurance genius. The publication of this unique work, based on Ives's manuscripts and papers from the Charles Ives Collection in the Yale Music Library and on extensive interviews with people from all aspects of his multifaceted life, coincides with the centenary of Ives's birth. Integrating all this material into a highly readable narrative, Vivian Perlis has woven a vivid portrait of a fascinating man. An unconventional man, Ives did not choose ordinary friends and associates, as illustrated by the people interviewed for this book. They range from elderly Danbury residents, who remember Ives as a boy, to insurance executives, who describe his innovations in the life insurance business. Members of the Ives family reminisce about "Uncle Charlie's" vigorous and athletic youth, and his classmates from Yale ('98) recall the early musical accomplishments of his college years. A complete picture of Ives the composer is provided by numerous composers and performers who worked with Ives during his lifetime. The anecdotes recounted by Ives's friends and neighbors--and even his barber--bring Charles Ives to life for the reader. In addition to fifty-eight edited interviews, each prefaced with an introduction by Mrs. Perlis, the book includes over eighty illustrations, many of them reproduced here for the first time--unique photographs of Ives and his family and associates, original music manuscripts, rare programs of performances of Ives's works, and handwritten letters both to and from Ives. These combine to form an in-depth picture of one of the most original and creative minds of the twentieth century [Publisher description]
Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as important, entertaining, and revealing, Copland: Since 1943 is composer Aaron Copland's irresistible account of the latter half of his career--a career that brought us such pioneering works as Appalachian Spring and Lincoln Portrait, the movie scores for Of Mice and Men and Our Town, and numerous other orchestral and chamber works. It tells the story of how a self-described "brash young man from Brooklyn" went on to become one of the founding fathers of "serious" American music. Featuring cameos by luminaries such as Leonard Bernstein, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Benny Goodman, and other peers of Aaron Copland during this explosively creative period, Copland: Since 1943 is an invaluable memoir that charts the crescendo of one of the most accomplished careers in the modern canon
An Ives celebration : papers and panels of the Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference by Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neerslag van de in 1974 te New York aan de Amerikaanse componist (1874-1954) gewijde herdenkingsconferentie
Two men for modern music : E. Robert Schmitz and Herman Langinger by Vivian Perlis( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have nothing to say and I am saying it by John Cage( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, music, and philosophy of the composer John Cage. Includes performances of his music, and comments by Merce Cunninghan, Yoko Ono, and Laurie Anderson
The complete Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This candid, colorful memoir as told in the composer's own voice begins with Copland's Brooklyn childhood and takes us through his years in Paris, the creation of early works, years as the leader of young composers in New York City, Tanglewood and around the world."
Aaron Copland : a self-portrait by Aaron Copland( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The program features a wealth of Copland music, including ballet sequences with Agnes de Mille dancing in Rodeo and Martha Graham in Appalachian spring, scenes of Copland conducting and interviews with Leonard Bernstein and Ned Rorem."--Container
The complete songs, vol. III by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete songs by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete songs by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, with harp and piano by Aaron Copland( )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2013 and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Copland's Clarinet concerto, which he composed at the request of Benny Goodman. After Copland completed the work, Goodman suggested some changes. This edition contains the published version as approved by Goodman, as well as ossias indicating Copland's original intentions as indicated in his 1948 manuscript
The complete songs by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ives papers : Yale University Music Library, archival collection MSS 14 by Vivian Perlis( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cage - I Have Nothing to Say And I Am Saying It( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, music, and philosophy of the composer John Cage. Includes performances of his music, and comments by Merce Cunningham, Yoko Ono, and Laurie Anderson
Annotations : a guide to the music of Aaron Copland by Vivian Perlis( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copland by Aaron Copland( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ives en el recuerdo : biografía oral by Vivian Perlis( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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CoplandCharles Ives remembered : an oral historyCoplandI have nothing to say and I am saying itConcerto for clarinet and string orchestra, with harp and pianoCoplandJohn Cage - I Have Nothing to Say And I Am Saying It
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English (187)

Spanish (4)