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Talma, Louise

Kendra Preston Leonard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Louise Talma Introduction American composer Louise Talma (b. c. 1906–d. 1996) was primarily active from the mid-1920s to 1990. She began her musical car...

North Africa

Kristy Barbacane

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

North Africa Introduction Also known as the Maghrib, the geographical region of North Africa traditionally describes the present-day nations o...

Barber, Samuel

Jeffrey Wright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Samuel Barber Introduction Samuel Barber, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1910, knew from an early age that he wanted to compose music. ...

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 ...

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...

Ellington, Edward Kennedy "Duke"

John Wriggle, John Howland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington Introduction Composer, pianist, and bandleader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (b. 1899–d. 1974) stands as one of the mo...

Boulez, Pierre

Jonathan Goldman

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Pierre Boulez Introduction The literature on French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez (b. 1925–d. 2016), one of the major figures of the postwar avan...

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...

Couperin, François

David Tunley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

François Couperin Introduction François Couperin (b. 1688–d. 1733) was the most famous member of a French dynasty of musical Couperins stretch...

Analysis

David Damschroder

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Analysis Introduction Active engagement with music often triggers a curiosity to know how compositions work and what distinguishes various styles and ge...

Indonesia

Andrew Weintraub

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Indonesia Introduction Musicological attention to the music of Indonesia dates to the late 19th century and early 20th century, particularly t...

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Baptiste Lully Introduction Jean-Baptiste Lully (b. 1632–d. 1687) is justifiably considered the founder of French opera, creating a style...

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Yayoi Uno Everett

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Toshi Ichiyanagi Introduction Toshi Ichiyanagi is an influential and prolific Japanese composer who has contributed widely to postwar aestheti...

Hindemith, Paul

Joel Haney

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Paul Hindemith Introduction Paul Hindemith (b. 1895–d. 1963) was one of the most versatile and energetic musicians among the major 20th-century composer...

Byrd, William

Kerry McCarthy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

William Byrd Introduction William Byrd (b. c. 1540–d. 1623) was the most versatile and prolific of English Renaissance composers. His musical career las...

Vivaldi, Antonio

Nicholas Lockey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Antonio Vivaldi Introduction Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678–d. 1741) was a prolific composer and celebrated violinist whose reputation and stylistic...

Baroque Music

Tim Carter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Baroque Music Introduction “Baroque” is a style-period in music conventionally identified as the 17th century and the first half of the 18th, i...

Honegger, Arthur

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arthur Honegger Introduction Arthur Honegger (b. 1892–d. 1955) became one of the most famous composers in France in the decades following Worl...

Haydn, Joseph

Melanie Lowe

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Joseph Haydn Introduction Joseph Haydn (b. 1732–d. 1809) was an Austrian composer who during his lifetime became the most famous and celebrate...

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Stephen A. Crist

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Johann Sebastian Bach Introduction Johann Sebastian Bach is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of European art mus...

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