Anthony Newman: Music, Energy, Spirit, Healing

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Thomas Donahue
Scarecrow Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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In commemoration of Anthony Newman's sixtieth birthday in 2001, this work honors this famous performer, composer, conductor, author, and teacher for his contributions to the world of music. After a brief chronology of Newman's life, the book is divided into three distinct parts. Part I compiles eleven reviews and interviews that provide a view into Newman's career from 1970 to 1989. The reviews present highlights of his career as a performer and a composer, while the interviews give readers further insight into the origins of his interpretations of classical music. Part II is a collection of seven personal reflections written by Newman's friends and colleagues, in which each person imparts their respect for Newman's talent, works, and life in general. The final part supplies readers with seven of Newman's own writings that capture his thoughts and ideas about music and his own personal style of performing, along with musical scores illustrating his interpretations. Also included are his repertoire, an annotated discography, a listing of his compositions, and a listing of his publications as appendices.
 

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Contents

Introducing Anthony Newman
3
Anthony Newman Harpsichord
5
Glenn Gould The WellTempered Clavier Anthony Newman The Goldberg Variations
7
Brandenburgs for the Underground
9
Anthony Newman Organist and Harpsichordist
13
Anthony Newman Renaissance Man of the Classical Keyboard
15
The Bent Is Baroque but Classical Artist Has Contemporary Opinions
21
Anthony Newman Comes of Age
25
WORDS AND MUSIC
89
The TwentiethCentury Performer as Interpreter of the Baroque Tradition
91
Problems of Biases and Drawing Conclusions
93
Establishing a Theory for Strong and Weak Measures
99
Bach and the Baroque Conclusion
107
Bach His Prelude in B minor
109
Rhythmic Alteration Prelude in B minor BWV 544
135
Ornamentation Fugue in F major BWV 540
165

Bach Goldberg Variations Anthony Newman Harpsichord
35
A Newman for All Seasons
37
Anthony Newman A Controversial Harpsichordist Charges forward into the Past
43
PERSONAL REFLECTIONS
49
My Time with Anthony Newman
51
Maestro Anthony Newman
57
Choosing His Own Path
59
Anthony Newman at 60
63
Working with Anthony Newman
77
A Transcendental Gift
79
Newmanian Performance Practice
83
Articulation Sonata No 1 BWV 525
193
On the Healing Power of Music
213
Excerpts from How Music Is Composed
243
Repertoire
251
Discography
254
Compositions
267
Publications
271
Bibliography
273
Index
277
About the Editor
287
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Thomas Donahue is a member of the American Guild of Organists. He is the author of Gerhard Brunzema: His Work and His Influence (Scarecrow, 1998).

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