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Author Schuller, Gunther
Title Musings : The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1989
©1986
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Note Intro -- Contents -- I. JAZZ AND THE THIRD STREAM -- 1. Jazz -- 2. The Future of Form in Jazz -- 3. What Makes Jazz Jazz? -- 4. James Reese Europe -- 5. The Orchestrator's Challenge -- 6. Happy Feet: A Tribute to Paul Whiteman -- 7. Ellington in the Pantheon -- 8. Ellington vis-à-vis the Swing Era -- 9. The Case for Ellington's Music as Living Repertory -- 10. Cecil Taylor: Two Early Recordings -- 11. Ornette Coleman -- 12. Ornette Coleman's Compositions -- 13. Sonny Rollins and the Challenge of Thematic Improvisation -- 14. Lee Konitz -- 15. The Divine Sarah -- 16. Gil Evans -- 17. Alec Wilder -- 18. Third Stream -- 19. Third Stream Revisited -- 20. The Avant-Garde and Third Stream -- II. MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC -- 21. Composing for Orchestra -- 22. American Performance and New Music -- 23. Conducting Revisited -- 24. The Future of Opera -- 25. Toward a New Classicism? -- 26. The State of American Orchestras -- 27. Program Notes-Various -- 28. Still More Program Notes-on Others -- 29. Concerning My Opera The Visitation -- III. MUSIC AESTHETICS AND EDUCATION -- 30. The Compleat Musician in the Complete Conservatory -- 31. Qualitative Evaluation in the Arts -- 32. The State of Our Art -- 33. Form, Content, and Symbol -- 34. Form and Aesthetics in Twentieth-Century Music -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
This collection of writings by Gunther Schuller--the first composer to be awarded the Elise L. Stoeger Composer's Chair of the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center--provides a marvelous introduction to the man and his extraordinary range of musical experience, taste, and learning. In Part I, "Jazz and the Third Stream," Schuller offers his reflections on jazz, insightful pieces on such figures as Duke Ellington, Cecil Taylor, and Sonny Rollins, and several essays on "the third stream," the genre where jazz and classical music intersect. Part II, "Music Performance and Contemporary Music," includes articles on the art of conducting, the future of opera, the question of a new classicism, and Schuller's own thoughts on his controversial opera The Visitation. The final section, "Music Aesthetics and Education," presents Schuller's reflections on such matters as form, structure, and symbol in music; the need for broadening the audience for quality music; and his vision of the ideal conservatory and the total musician
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Schuller, Gunther Musings : The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c1989 9780195059212
Subject Music -- History and criticism.;Music
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Alt Author Babbitt, Milton
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