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Saint-Saëns, Camille

Jann Pasler, Sabina Teller Ratner

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Camille Saint-SaënsIntroductionSaint-Saëns played an important role in French musical culture, politics, and society. In many ways, his life story is ...

Salsa

Sean Bellaviti

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

SalsaIntroductionWhile it has broad popular appeal, an instantly recognizable sound, world-famous performers, and is the subject of sundry books, arti...

Satie, Erik

Caroline Potter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Erik SatieIntroductionErik Satie (b. 1866–d. 1925) was a French composer mostly remembered as the composer of short piano pieces such as the three Gym...

Scarlatti, Alessandro

Dinko Fabris

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Alessandro ScarlattiIntroductionAlessandro Scarlatti (b. 1660–d. 1725) was one of the most celebrated composers of his time, probably the most importa...

Scarlatti, Domenico

Todd Decker

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Domenico ScarlattiIntroductionDomenico Scarlatti (b. 1685–d. 1757) is best known as the composer of around 550 binary-form keyboard sonatas. Scarlatti...

Schenkerian Analysis

Boyd Pomeroy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Schenkerian AnalysisIntroductionSchenkerian analysis is an approach to the analysis of tonal musical works after the theoretical and analytical writin...

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...

Schoenberg, Arnold

Sabine Feisst

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Arnold SchoenbergIntroductionArnold Schoenberg (b. 1874–d. 1951) gained fame as a musical innovator and pioneer of modernism in 20th-century Western m...

Schumann, Clara

Jonathan Kregor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Clara SchumannIntroductionClara Schumann, née Wieck (b. 1819–d. 1896), ranks among the most important musical artists of the 19th century. As composer...

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...

Serialism

Zachary Bernstein

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

SerialismIntroductionSince Arnold Schoenberg developed the twelve-tone system in the early 1920s, serialism has been the subject of a continuous torre...

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...

Soler, Antonio

Paulino Capdepon Verdu

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Antonio SolerIntroductionBorn in Olot (Girona, Spain), Padre (Father) Antonio Soler (Ramos) (b. 1729–d. 1783) is one of the leading figures in the his...

Solo Secular Vocal Music

David Tunley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Solo Secular Vocal MusicIntroductionSinging being the most natural and spontaneous form of music making, its universal cultivation knows no bounds in ...

Sonata

Thomas Schmidt

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

SonataIntroductionThe term “sonata” derives from the Italian: sonata or suonata is the past participle of sonare or suonare = “to sound” or “to play a...

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...

Sound Studies

Marie Thompson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

Sound StudiesIntroductionSound studies examines concepts, practices, and technologies of sound and listening in different historical and cultural cont...

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