History

Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music

A Practical Approach

Author: Angela Mariani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019063118X

Category: History

Page: 240

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Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music: A Practical Approach is an innovative and groundbreaking approach to medieval music as living repertoire. The book provides philosophical frameworks, primary-source analysis, and clear, actionable practices and exercises aimed at recovering the improvisatory and inventive aspects of medieval music for contemporary musicians. Aimed at both instrumentalists and vocalists, the book explores the utilization of musical models, the inventive implications of medieval notation, and the ways in which memory, mode, rhetoric, and primary source paradigms inform the improvisatory process in both monophonic and polyphonic music of the Middle Ages. Angela Mariani, an experienced performer of both medieval music and folk and traditional musics, rediscovers and explicates the processes of imagination, invention, and improvisation which historically energized both medieval music in its own period and in its revival in our own time. Based on decades of research, university teaching, ensemble direction, collaboration, and performance, Mariani's impassioned stance that "the elusive element of inventio, as the medieval rhetoricians would have called it, must always be provided by the performer in the present," emphasizes medieval music performance practice as a dynamic and still-vital tradition. Students, teachers, directors, and those interested in the wealth of expressive beauty found in the music of the middle ages will likewise find value and meaning in her clear and accessible prose, and in the practical processes and exercises that make this book unique within the literature of medieval performance practice.
Music

Improvisation in the arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Author: Timothy James McGee

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 331

View: 6545

One impression that stands out from this collection is the extent to which improvisation was an important factor in all of the arts. As each of the authors assembles a case by ferreting out bits and pieces of information having to do with a single art, the weight of the assembled material lends additional strength to each case. By considering the overall picture that results, as well as that made by each of the individual studies, the reader is able to see much more clearly the role played by improvisation from the late Middle Ages through to the time of Shakespeare and beyond. A careful reading of the essays brings with it the awareness that to ignore improvisation is to distort the art in a major way. In light of the present volume, the very concept of "faithful historical re-creation" takes on a much broader and more complex character.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Encylopedia Britannica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 9243

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.
History

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4373

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Radio addresses, debates, etc

The Listener

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

Page: N.A

View: 6412

Orestes

Author: Euripides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 248

View: 8065

"Em seu Orestes, Eurípides recria o conjunto de desventuras que se seguem ao assassinato de Clitemnestra como vingança pela morte de Agamêmnon. Se nas Eumênides de Ésquilo o foco está na perseguição das Erínias, que buscam expiação pelo delito de Orestes cometido contra a própria mãe, aqui, Eurípides se volta para as consequências sociais do crime: Orestes e sua irmã Electra se encontram, em Argos, à espera do julgamento da assembleia, que provavelmente os condenará à morte. Há, contudo, uma esperança: depois de muitas dificuldades no retorno, Menelau finalmente consegue voltar à Grécia, podendo, assim, interceder em favor dos sobrinhos. Em meio aos delírios de Orestes, os planos de fuga de Electra e as variadas mudanças de rumo da trama, Eurípides constrói uma peça intrigante, que mais poderia ser chamada, diante de nossas concepções aristotélicas, de antitragédia, dedicada a trazer ambiguidade às soluções dramáticas de seus antecessores, quebrar expectativas e desconstruir convenções teatrais, levantando-nos uma série de questões: seriam as Erínias ou a loucura a perseguir Orestes? Diante do tamanho de seus infortúnios, conseguem os personagens manter sua grandeza? O que está a dizer o mensageiro frígio, em seu relato? Será razoável a intervenção de Apolo? A incerteza que permeia a peça, encenada pela primeira vez em 408 a.C., encontra paralelos na sociedade ateniense de seu tempo que, imersa na fase final da guerra do Peloponeso, estava fatigada e descrente de si mesma, à espera de um deus ex machina que lhe salvasse." - Bernardo Brandão
Music

The Vienna Urtext guide to piano literature

Author: Maurice Hinson

Publisher: Schott & Co Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 9175

A group of resourceful kids start "solution-seekers.com," a website where "cybervisitors" can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back through the prophecies of the Old Testament. What they find is a series of "S" words that reveal a "spectacular story!" With creative characters, humorous dialogue and great music, The "S" Files is a children's Christmas musical your kids will love performing.
Jazz

The Wire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jazz

Page: N.A

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History

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Warum die einen reich und die anderen arm sind

Author: David Landes

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641051118

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 5972

Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stärker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche Länder wirtschaftlich äußerst erfolgreich sind, während andere unfähig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte über die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.
Video recordings

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...

Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787634100

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

View: 9063

American literature

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1594

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
History

Rig-Veda

Author: Hermann Grassmann

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879498484

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2440

Rig-Veda. Theil 2. Sammelb?cher Des Rig-Veda (1., 9.-10. Buch). ?bersetzt und mit kritischen und erl?uternden anmerkungen versehen von Hermann Grassmann.