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Composers in the MoviesStudies in Musical Biography

Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

John C. Tibbetts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book is about composer biographies in the likes of Amadeus, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Swanee River, and Rhapsody in Blue. Even before movies had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. ... More

Jazz in Search of Itself

Jazz in Search of Itself

Larry Kart

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This anthology of jazz criticism casts a wide net. Discussing nearly seventy major jazz figures and many of the genre's key stylistic developments, the book sees jazz as a unique perpetual ... More

Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Michael Broyles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. This book considers the tradition of maverick composers ... More

Prokofiev's Piano SonatasA Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Boris Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114904
eISBN:
9780300145007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114904.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev's work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer's nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are ... More

A Schoenberg ReaderDocuments of a Life

A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Joseph Auner

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg's close involvement with many of the principal developments of twentieth-century music, most importantly the break with tonality and the creation of twelve-tone composition, ... More

Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues

Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues

Mark Mazullo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149432
eISBN:
9780300149449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is a book-length study of Shostakovich's Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues for piano, Opus 87. It explains the cultural context in which Shostakovich composed, relates the cycle to piano works (by ... More

What to Listen For in RockA Stylistic Analysis

What to Listen For in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis

Ken Stephenson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092394
eISBN:
9780300128239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This concise analysis of rock music explores the features that make this internationally popular music distinct from earlier music styles. The author offers a guided tour of rock music from the 1950s ... More

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