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Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Charles Dill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Philippe Rameau Introduction Jean-Philippe Rameau (b. 1683–d. 1764) was trained as a keyboardist. Most of his early career was as church o...

Ravel, Maurice

Deborah Mawer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Maurice Ravel Introduction Maurice Ravel (b.1875–d.1937) was one of the foremost French composers of the first half of the 20th century. He spa...

Recitative

John Walter Hill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Recitative Introduction The English word recitative is a cognate derived from the Italian recitativo, a substantive itself derived from an adj...

Renaissance

Kate van Orden

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Renaissance Introduction In the scholarship of Western art music, the Renaissance is understood to comprise the period from approximately 1430 ...

Romanticism

Michael Saffle

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Romanticism ...

Schnittke, Alfred

Peter Schmelz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Alfred Schnittke Introduction Alfred Schnittke (Al’fred Garrievič Šnitke, b. 1934–d. 1998), a composer of Jewish-German ancestry born in Russi...

Schumann, Robert

Laura Tunbridge

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Robert Schumann Introduction The compositions and critical writings of Robert Schumann (b. 1810–d. 1856) brought together musical and literary ...

Schütz, Heinrich

Stephen Rose

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Heinrich Schütz Introduction Heinrich Schütz (b. 1585–d. 1672) was the leading German composer of the first half of the 17th century. He was Ka...

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Pauline Fairclough

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dmitry Shostakovich Introduction Shostakovich’s music and life have been more tightly interconnected in the public imagination than that of alm...

Sibelius, Jean

Daniel M. Grimley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Jean Sibelius Introduction Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) was a Finnish composer, noted especially for his orchestral works, songs, and theater mus...

Solo Secular Vocal Music

David Tunley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Solo Secular Vocal Music Introduction Singing being the most natural and spontaneous form of music making, its universal cultivation knows no b...

Sonata Form

Gordon Sly

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sonata Form Introduction Sonata form developed in the later 18th century as a confluence of two surging musical currents: the emerging stature...

Sound Art

Mandy-Suzanne Wong

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Sound Art Introduction “Sound art” refers to a large variety of artistic practices that involve sound and/or comment on the way sound function...

Strauss, Richard

James L. Zychowicz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Richard Strauss Introduction The legacy of Richard Strauss (b. 1864–d. 1949) as a composer includes symphonic poems, operas, Lieder, and other...

Stravinsky, Igor

Mark McFarland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Igor Stravinsky Introduction Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) is arguably the greatest composer of the 20th century. His worldwide fame began with his...

Suite

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Suite Introduction The French word “suite” derives from “suivre” (“to follow”); thus, it denotes a succession of constituent parts that can be ...

Sustainability, Music

Catherine Grant

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Music Sustainability Introduction The sustainability of music is an emerging—or rather, reemerging—theme in ethnomusicological research. Early...

Symphony

Nicolas Waldvogel

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Symphony Introduction In its simplest definition, a symphony is an extended orchestral work in several movements. The origins of the genre hav...

Technology, Music

Mark Katz, Brian Jones

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Music Technology Introduction Technology is a broadly applied term that can be taken to mean any practical application of scientific knowledge...

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Jeanne Swack

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Georg Philipp Telemann Introduction Georg Philipp Telemann (b. 1681–d. 1767) was born in Magdeburg 14 March 1681. He began singing lessons a...

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