A Conductor's Guide to Choral-orchestral Works: Twentieth century, part II : the music of Rachmaninov through Penderecki

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Scarecrow Press, 1998 - Music - 300 pages
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This innovative survey of large choral-orchestral works is a continuation of the author's previous study of twentieth century works with English texts. Green examines nearly one hundred works, from Rachmaninov's Vesna to Penderecki's Song of Songs. For each work, he provides a biography of the composer, complete instrumentation, text sources, editions, availability of performing materials, performance issues, discography, and bibliography of the composer and the work. Based upon direct score study, each work has been evaluated in terms of potential performance problems, rehearsal issues, and level of difficulty for both the choir and orchestra. When present, solo roles are described. The composers represented in this work include Bela Bartok, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Bloch, Maurice Durufe, Hans Werner Henze, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Leos Janacek, Gyorgy Ligeti, Gustav Mahler, Carl Orff, Krzysztof Penderecki, Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, and Kurt Weill. Written as a field guide for conductors and others involved in programming concerts for choir and orchestra, this text will prove a useful source of new repertoire ideas and an invaluable aid to rehearsal preparation."

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Contents

Bernstein Leonard 19181990
13
Copland Aaron 19001990
28
Finzi Gerald 19011956
43
Henze Hans Werner b 1926
47
Hindemith Paul 18951963
55
Holst Gustav 18741934
65
Honegger Arthur 18921955
71
Janacek Leos 18541928
78
Poulenc Francis 18991963
162
Prokofieff Sergei 18911953
170
Rachmaninov Sergei 18731943
184
Ravel Maurice 18751937
190
Schoenberg Arnold 18741951
196
Shostakovich Dmitri 190675
210
Stravinsky Igor 18821971
226
Thompson Randall 18991984
259

Kodily Zoltan 18821967
84
Ligeti GyOrgy b 1923
92
Martin Frank 18901974
115
Nielsen Carl 18651931
123
Orff Carl 18951982
129
Penderecki Krsysztof b 1933
143
Weill Kurt 19001950
270
Appendix I
279
Appendix II
291
About the Author
301
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About the author (1998)

Jonathan D. Green is Associate Professor and Director of Ensembles at Sweet Briar College.

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