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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

The Saxophone

The Saxophone

Stephen Cottrell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100419
eISBN:
9780300190953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100419.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the first fully comprehensive study of one of the world's most iconic musical instruments, this book examines the saxophone's various social, historical, and cultural trajectories, and illustrates ... 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

The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is devoted to the correspondence of composer Aaron Copland, covering his life from age eight to eighty-seven. The chronologically arranged collection includes letters to many significant ... 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

Sigmund Romberg

Sigmund Romberg

William A. Everett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hungarian-born composer Sigmund Romberg (1887–1951) arrived in America in 1909 and within eight years had achieved his first hit musical on Broadway. This early success was soon followed by others, ... More

Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Sleeping Beauty, a Legend in Progress

Tim Scholl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099560
eISBN:
9780300128826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099560.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1999 the Maryinsky (formerly Kirov) Ballet and Theater in St. Petersburg re-created its 1890 production of Sleeping Beauty. The revival showed the classic work in its original sets and costumes ... More

Stravinsky Inside Out

Stravinsky Inside Out

Charles Joseph

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Popularly known during his lifetime as “The World's Greatest Living Composer,” Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) not only wrote some of the twentieth century's most influential music, but he also assumed ... More

Tainted Glory in Handel's MessiahThe Unsettling History of the World's Most Beloved Choral Work

Tainted Glory in Handel's Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World's Most Beloved Choral Work

Michael Marissen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300194586
eISBN:
9780300206999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194586.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Across North America, “Messiah Sing-Ins”—performances of Handel's oratorio with the audience joining in the choruses—are a musical and social highlight of the winter holiday season. Christians, Jews, ... More

Visible Deeds of MusicArt and Music from Wagner to Cage

Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Simon Shaw-Miller

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This book explores the relationship between music and the visual arts in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on the modernist period. Reassessing the work of composers and artists ... More

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