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Kapilow, Robert

Overview
Works: 64 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 1,813 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Children's audiobooks  Musical settings  Art music  Dramatic music  Scores  Stories in rhyme  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Performer, Conductor, Narrator, Interviewer
Classifications: PZ8.3.G276, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Kapilow
 
Most widely held works by Robert Kapilow
All you have to do is listen : music from the inside out by Robert Kapilow( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical knowledge is real when it becomes simply how you listen. Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences hear more in great music for almost twenty years with his What Makes It Great? series on NPR, at Lincoln Center, and in concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. At the heart of his success is an approach that focuses less on historical facts and musical terminology than it does on the ability to pay attention, listen closely, and notice. In this book, he gives you a set of tools you can use when listening to any piece of music in order to hear its "plot"--its story told in notes. He helps you listen to music from the inside out, from the composer's point of view, so that you'll follow the composer's musical thoughts, whether the piece is by Bach, Schumann, Stravinsky, or Gershwin. Kapilow starts right where the listener does--at the beginning. The book is structured like a piece of music, with topics organized as they would naturally arise in a composition--progressing from idea, to phrase, to section, to movement, to form. Whether you are an experienced concertgoer or a newcomer to classical music, the listening principles Kapilow shares will help you "get" the music you hear in an exciting, fresh new way. Throughout, he includes a wide range of examples, from a fascinating, note-by-note look at "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to excerpts taken from the standard classical music repertoire. The examples are at the heart of the book and are invaluable in helping you to grasp--and most importantly, to hear--the musical ideas presented in each chapter, whether it's the "punctuation" of a musical phrase, the meaning of repetition, or the three-act structure of sonata form. One of the book's unique features is the accompanying Web site, where all of the musical examples can be downloaded, heard, and followed with the help of a real-time scrollbar. There is no need to hunt for recordings and no ability to read musical notation is required to follow and grasp the musical examples. As you become more practiced in hearing the musical concepts explored in the book, you'll find that they will become a natural, built-in part of your listening experience that will increase your enjoyment of every type of music. All you have to do is listen [Publisher description]
Mozart's Jupiter symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes it great? : short masterpieces, great composers by Robert Kapilow( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone who is familiar with the What Makes It Great? series--which airs on NPR's Performance Today at Lincoln Center as well as at other concert halls around North America--knows about Rob Kapilow's special gift for helping listeners of all kinds deepen their understanding and appreciation of classical music. In this book, Kapilow focuses on short masterpieces by major composers to help you understand the essence of each composer's genius and how each piece--which can be seen as well as heard on the book's companion website--transformed the musical language of its time. His down-to-earth approach makes these great pieces easy to grasp no matter what your musical background. You'll explore the musical styles and genius of eighteen great classical composers, including Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Puccini, Wagner, Dvoak, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and more. You'll delve deeply into some of the most popular music from the classical repertoire, such as Vivaldi's "Spring" from The Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky's "Trepak" from The Nutcracker Suite. With Kapilow's guidance, you'll get to know each short piece measure by measure, phrase by phrase, and layer by layer, and gain a rich, in-depth understanding of its language and style. As you listen to each composition, you'll discover how the piece is put together, what makes it great, and how it exemplifies the composer's style. This combination of close listening--via the easy-to-use website--and historical and musical context will not only foster a deep understanding of these pieces and composers, but also inform and enrich your experience when listening to classical music. Whether you're a first-time listener, an experienced concertgoer, or a performing musician, What Makes It Great?, along with musical examples on the book's website (with a scrollbar that allows even those who don't read music to follow along), offers an invaluable point of entry into the world of some of Western music's greatest composers and a collection of individual masterpieces spanning almost two hundred years [Publisher description]
Green eggs and hamadeus( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Robert Kapilow( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polar Express ; Dr. Seuss's Gertrude McFuzz by Robert Kapilow( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer Rob Kapilow, one of the most successful and most performed composers on the planet, has turned two of the most famous and iconic children's classics into musical extravaganzas, Polar Express and Dr. Seuss's Gertrude Fuzz
Green eggs and ham by Seuss( Recording )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical version of Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss's Green eggs and ham : for soprano, boy soprano, and piano by Robert Kapilow( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express by Robert Kapilow( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranger here myself songs of Kurt Weill by Kurt Weill( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Seuss's Gertrude McFuzz : for soprano, girl soprano and orchestra (piano reduction) by Robert Kapilow( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Seuss's Green eggs and ham : for soprano, boy soprano, and chamber ensemble by Robert Kapilow( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Seuss's Green eggs and ham : for soprano, boy soprano, and orchestra by Robert Kapilow( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranger here myself by Kurt Weill( Recording )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes it great? by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Van allsburg's the polar express by Robert Kapilow( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer Rob Kapilow, one of the most successful and most performed composers on the planet, has turned two of the most famous and iconic children's classics into musical extravaganzas, Polar Express and Dr. Seuss's Gertrude Fuzz
Rob Kapilow's what makes it great? by Robert Kapilow( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 25 years, Rob Kapilow has performed his "What Makes It Great'" series bringing the joy and wonder of classical music - and unraveling some of its mysteries - to audiences around the world, performing with the greatest orchestras and soloists alive today
KAPILOW Green Eggs and Ham (Words by Dr. Seuss) / MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHAT MAKES IT GREAT : Mozart's Jupiter Symphony with Commentary( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHAT MAKES IT GREAT Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik with Commentary( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All you have to do is listen : music from the inside out
Alternative Names
Kapilow, Rob

Kapilow, Robert 1952-

Robert Kapilow American conductor

Robert Kapilow Amerikaans componist

Languages
English (51)

German (1)

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What makes it great? : short masterpieces, great composersDr. Seuss's Green eggs and ham : for soprano, boy soprano, and pianoChris Van Allsburg's Polar ExpressDr. Seuss's Gertrude McFuzz : for soprano, girl soprano and orchestra (piano reduction)Dr. Seuss's Green eggs and ham : for soprano, boy soprano, and chamber ensembleDr. Seuss's Green eggs and ham : for soprano, boy soprano, and orchestra