A History of the Concerto (repost)

A History of the Concerto (repost)

Michael Thomas Roeder, "A History of the Concerto"
Amadeus Press | pages: 484 | 2003 | ISBN: 0931340616 | CHM | 14,5 MB

This lucid guide traces the concerto's evolution over the major periods of music: baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century. The compositions of each important composer are discussed in detail, making this a useful companion to the form.

A Portrait of Mendelssohn

 A Portrait of Mendelssohn

A Portrait of Mendelssohn
Publisher: University | ISBN: 0300095392 | edition 2008 | PDF | 233 pages | 5,61 mb

Product Description:
Since his death in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn’s music and personality have been both admired and denigrated to extraordinary degrees. In this valuable book Clive Brown weaves together a rich array of documents—letters, diaries, memoirs, reviews, news reports, and more—to present a balanced and fascinating picture of the composer and his work. Rejecting the received view of Mendelssohn as a facile, lightweight musician, Brown demonstrates that he was in fact an innovative and highly cerebral composer who exerted a powerful influence on musical thought into the twentieth century. Brown discusses Mendelssohn’s family background and education; the role of religion and race in his life and reputation; his experiences as practical musician (pianist, organist, string player, conductor) and as teacher and composer; the critical reception of his works; and the vicissitudes of his posthumous reputation. The book also includes a range of hitherto unpublished sketches made by ! Mendelssohn. The result is an unprecedented portrayal of the man and his achievements as viewed through his own words and those of his contempories.

Ludwig van Beethoven "Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major (Op. 56 "Triple Concerto")"

Ludwig van Beethoven "Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major (Op. 56 "Triple Concerto")"

Ludwig van Beethoven "Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major (Op. 56 "Triple Concerto")"
Yuchao | English | 2006 | ISBN: N/A | 101 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Mendelssohn: A Life in Music

Mendelssohn: A Life in Music

Mendelssohn: A Life in Music by R. Larry Todd
English | Oct 23, 2003 | ISBN: 0195110439 | 736 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert hall and for such popular music as "The Wedding March" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."

Mendelssohn, Goethe, and the Walpurgis Night: The Heathen Muse in European Culture, 1700-1850 (Eastman Studies in Music).

Mendelssohn, Goethe, and the Walpurgis Night: The Heathen Muse in European Culture, 1700-1850 (Eastman Studies in Music).

John Michael Cooper, "Mendelssohn, Goethe, and the Walpurgis Night: The Heathen Muse in European Culture, 1700-1850 (Eastman Studies in Music)".
Publisher: University of Rochester Press | ISBN: 1580462529 | 2007 edition | PDF | 334 Pages | 3,44 MB

Mendelssohn, Goethe, and the Walpurgis Night is a book about tolerance and acceptance in the face of cultural, political, and religious strife. Its point of departure is the Walpurgis Night. The Night, also known as Beltane or May Eve, was supposedly an annual witches' Sabbath that centered around the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz Mountains. After exploring how a notoriously pagan celebration came to be named after the Christian missionary St. Walpurgis (ca. 710-79), John Michael Cooper discusses the Night's treatments in several closely interwoven works by Goethe and Mendelssohn.

A History of the Concerto

A History of the Concerto

A History of the Concerto
Publisher: Amadeus Press | pages: 484 | 2003 | ISBN: 0931340616 | CHM | 14,5 mb

n the popular imagination, the concerto is a piece of music shaped by the interplay between a virtuoso soloist and an accompanying orchestra. In fact, from its earliest days in the Baroque era, there have been concertos involving just the orchestra or, in the concerto grosso, the orchestra and a small body drawn from its ranks, and there are numerous examples of the solo concerto. As one of music's oldest forms, the concerto has a long and varied history that continues today. Roeder covers this history in detail (including musical examples) and quite accurately, starting with the concerto's origins in sixteenth-century Italy. He considers the form's treatment by music's masters and provides reliable information about lesser and virtually unknown figures who have worked with it. He explains well the interplay between an era's overall musical style and its concertos. Generally well-written, Roeder's effort accurately reflects its subject's protean history and is even up-to-date.

The Concerto: A Listener's Guide

The Concerto: A Listener's Guide

Michael Steinberg, "The Concerto: A Listener's Guide (Listener's Guide Series)"
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | 2000-10-26 | ISBN 0195139313 | PDF | 528 pages | 26.2 MB

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Robin Stowell

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Robin Stowell

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Robin Stowell
English | Feb 13, 1998 | ISBN: 0521451590, 0521457750 | 140 Pages | PDF | 4,4 MB

TTC Video - The Concerto (2011) REPOST

TTC Video - The Concerto (2011) REPOST

TTC Video - The Concerto (2011) REPOST
DVD-Rip | AVI | XviD MPEG4 @ 1 Mbit/s | 640x480 | MP3 Stereo @ 256 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 18 Hours | 9.73 GB
Genre: Classical Music, Concert History, Education | Label: The Great Courses | Language: English | Subtitle: None

In this series of 24, 45-minute lectures, Professor Robert Greenberg gives you a guided tour of the concerto from its conception as a child of Renaissance ideals, through its maturation in the Classical age, its metamorphosis in the Romantic era, and its radical transformation in the 20th century. The course closes with a look into the future at concerto composers who are now in mid-career and poised to carry this vibrant musical tradition well into the 21st century. These lectures are musically rich, including selections from nearly 100 concerti representing more than 60 composers—from Gabrieli to Gershwin, from Schumann to Shostakovich.

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by R. Larry Todd
Cambridge University Press | September 24, 1993 | English | ISBN: 0521404193, 0521407648 | 129 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The concert overtures A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty, have ranked among the most enduring of the nineteenth-century orchestral repertoire.

The Russian Piano Concerto: The Nineteenth Century

The Russian Piano Concerto: The Nineteenth Century

The Russian Piano Concerto: The Nineteenth Century (Russian Music Studies) (Volume 1) by Jeremy Norris
English | June 22, 1994 | ISBN: 0253341124 | 242 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Although the Russian piano concerto had inauspicious beginnings, its development during the19th century laid superb artistic foundations for the monumental concerti of the 20th century. Insights gained here will help performers and teachers to understand later developments in concerto writing.

The Concerto [repost]

The Concerto [repost]

The Concerto
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 18:56:21 | 2006 | ISBN-10: N/A | 520 MB
Genre: Music

The concerto offers a kind of unique excitement no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with its thematic variations and development, a concerto gives us human drama - the exhilaration of a soloist or group of soloists ringing forth against the mass of the orchestra.

Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity

Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity

Shmuel Feiner - Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity
Published: 2010-11-23 | ISBN: 0300161751 | PDF | 248 pages | 1.43 MB

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Cambridge University Press | 1996-05-31 | ISBN: 0521480043 | PDF | 3 Mb | 112 pages

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra has proven to be one of the most popularly successful concert works of the twentieth century. It is seen by its champions as an example of Bartók's seamless blend of Eastern European folk music and Western art music, and by its detractors as indicative of the composer's artistic compromise. This book contains a discussion of the historical and musical contexts of the piece, its early performance history and critical reception. It also includes the first complete movement-by-movement synopsis of the Concerto, as well as detailed technical information about the work.

TTC VIDEO - The Concerto (2011)

TTC VIDEO - The Concerto (2011)

TTC VIDEO - The Concerto (2011)
DVD-Rip | AVI | XviD MPEG4 @ 1 Mbit/s | 640x480 | MP3 Stereo @ 256 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 18 Hours | 9.73 GB
Genre: Classical Music, Concert History, Education | Label: The Great Courses | Language: English | Subtitle: None

In this series of 24, 45-minute lectures, Professor Robert Greenberg gives you a guided tour of the concerto from its conception as a child of Renaissance ideals, through its maturation in the Classical age, its metamorphosis in the Romantic era, and its radical transformation in the 20th century. The course closes with a look into the future at concerto composers who are now in mid-career and poised to carry this vibrant musical tradition well into the 21st century. These lectures are musically rich, including selections from nearly 100 concerti representing more than 60 composers—from Gabrieli to Gershwin, from Schumann to Shostakovich.

The Concerto (Audiobook - TTC) (Repost)

The Concerto (Audiobook - TTC) (Repost)

The Concerto (Audiobook) By Professor Robert Greenberg
2006 | 18 hours and 56 mins | ISBN: n/a | MP3 96 kbps | 822 MB

The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms by Russell Stinson

The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms by Russell Stinson

The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms by Russell Stinson
English | Apr 6, 2006 | ISBN: 0195171098 | 240 Pages | PDF | 14,3 MB

Mendelssohn Perspectives

Mendelssohn Perspectives

Nicole Grimes, Angela Mace, "Mendelssohn Perspectives"
English | ISBN: 1409428257 | 2012 | 390 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Ludwig van Beethoven "Violin Concerto in C"

Ludwig van Beethoven "Violin Concerto in C"

Ludwig van Beethoven "Violin Concerto in C"
Up Stream Music | English, German | 2005 | ISBN: N/A | 134 pages | PDF | 8 MB

W. A. Mozart "The Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major"

W. A. Mozart  "The Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major"

W. A. Mozart "The Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major"
Yuchao | English | 2006 | ISBN: N/A | 53 pages | PDF | 3.8 MB