The Silent Musician

Neither an instruction manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting, the book instead explores the role of the conductor in noiselessly shaping the music that we hear.

Author: Mark Wigglesworth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226622552

Category: Music

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The conductor—tuxedoed, imposingly poised above an orchestra, baton waving dramatically—is a familiar figure even for those who never set foot in an orchestral hall. As a veritable icon for classical music, the conductor has also been subjected to some ungenerous caricatures, presented variously as unhinged gesticulator, indulged megalomaniac, or even outright impostor. Consider, for example: Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski, dramatically smashing his baton and then breaking into erratic poses with a forbidding intensity in his eyes, or Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, unwittingly conjuring dangerous magic with carefree gestures he doesn’t understand. As these clichés betray, there is an aura of mystery around what a conductor actually does, often coupled with disbelief that he or she really makes a difference to the performance we hear. The Silent Musician deepens our understanding of what conductors do and why they matter. Neither an instruction manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting, the book instead explores the role of the conductor in noiselessly shaping the music that we hear. Writing in a clever, insightful, and often evocative style, world-renowned conductor Mark Wigglesworth deftly explores the philosophical underpinnings of conducting—from the conductor’s relationship with musicians and the music, to the public and personal responsibilities conductors face—and examines the subtler components of their silent art, which include precision, charisma, diplomacy, and passion. Ultimately, Wigglesworth shows how conductors—by simultaneously keeping time and allowing time to expand—manage to shape ensemble music into an immersive, transformative experience, without ever making a sound.

The Musical World

St. Paul , in words often but never too often quoted , Dunphie , tells us : “ Silence
is associated with all that is tells us we are to sing with the “ understanding ” as
well as most touching and profound in devotional feeling ; " and with the “ heart ...

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The Musical Standard

A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur. passed the boundary ... If
death be spared . absolutely silent , life must have an everlasting OF HENRY
SMART it may be said , that , voice ; and if a voice , a song . If we lie down
whether ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001935682J

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The Blind Musician

The guests , roused to keen attention by the preliminary murmur of the piano and
the inspired look of the blind musician , sat in mute suspense . Still Petrik
remained silent and motionless , his head uplifted as if he were communing with
an ...

Author: Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko

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ISBN: UOM:39015065646872

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The Silent Pulse

Musical abilities can be cultivated and the appreciation of music learned, but
musical genius is a gift to be nurtured with diligent practice. A Mozart emerges
now and then to affirm the connection that is possible between individual ...

Author: George Leonard

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423611365

Category: Music

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Back in print with exciting new content from one of the leading spiritual theorists in the world, The Silent Pulse uses quantum physics to explore how the human body and mind are made up of rhythmic waves and how measurable vibrations touch us emotionally and creatively. George Leonard takes readers on a search of self-discovery and a journey into the limitless possibilities of human potential.

Contemporary Mise en Sc ne

The silent musician The term and the notion of mise en scène (in the modern
sense, since the end of the nineteenth century) ... things other than a text, in
particular with imageswithout-text, with 'huge spaces of silence, so in fact virtual
images?

Author: Patrice Pavis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136448508

Category: Performing Arts

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‘We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to our pleasure or our terror.’ – Patrice Pavis, from the foreword Contemporary Mise en Scène is Patrice Pavis’s masterful analysis of the role that staging has played in the creation and practice of theatre throughout history. This stunningly ambitious study considers: the staged reading, at the frontiers of mise en scène; scenography, which sometimes replaces staging; the reinterpretation of classical and contemporary works; the development of intercultural theatre and ritual; new technologies and their usage live on the stage; the postmodern practice of deconstruction. But it also applies sustained critical attention to the challenges of defining mise en scène, of tracking its development, and of exploring its possible futures. Joel Anderson’s powerful new translation lucidly realises Pavis’s investigation of the changing possibilities for stagecraft in the context of performance art, physical theatre and modern theory.

Music and the Silent Film

The actual facts seem to be that Griffith loved vocal music and may have known
much of the operatic repertoire, but possessed little musical training.” (As Bernard
Brown tells the story, he "didn't know one note from another.") Indeed, rather ...

Author: Martin Miller Marks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195361636

Category: Music

Page: 320

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In this book, a leading authority on film music examines scores of the silent film era. The first of three projected volumes investigating music written for films, this thoughtful and pathbreaking study demonstrates the richness of silent film music as it details the way in which scores were often planned from the start as an integral part of the whole cinematic experience. Following an introductory chapter that outlines several key theoretical questions and surveys eight decades of writing on film music, Martin Miller Marks focuses on those scores created between 1895 and 1924. He begins by considering two early examples, one German (written by persons unknown for Skladanowsky's Bioskop exhibitions in 1895 and 1896) and one French (scored by Camille Saint-Saëns for the 1908 film L'Assassinat du Duc de Guise). Subsequent chapters fully discuss Walter Cleveland Simon's music for the American film An Arabian Tragedy (1912) as well as the Joseph Breil accompaniment to D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). As described in this book, Breil's memorable score--though a compilation derived from many sources--was played by an orchestra as Griffith's sweeping images filled the screen, thus contributing significantly to the great film's success while also achieving remarkable power in its own right. Marks then concludes with a look at Erik Satie's witty and innovative music for the French film Entr'acte (1924), which was the first film score of consequence by an avant-garde composer. Giving unprecedented attention to a vibrant, important, and oft-neglected facet of twentieth-century music, Music and the Silent Film will interest scholars of film theory, film history, modern music, and modern aesthetics.

Zanoni Book One The Musician

Rome, seven-hilled Rome! receive us as Memory receives the wayworn; receive
us in silence, amidst ruins! Where is the traveller we pursue? Turn the hippogriff
loose to graze: he loves the acanthus that wreathes round yon broken columns.

Author: Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781619400887

Category: Fiction

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Master of modern occultism, Lon Milo DuQuette, (author of Enochian Vision Magick and The Magick of Aleister Crowley) introduces the newest Weiser Books Collection—The Magical Antiquarian Curiosity Shoppe. Culled from material long unavailable to the general public, DuQuette curates this essential new digital library with the eye of a scholar and the insight of an initiate. An ancient manuscript and hidden occult powers all tangled into a love story, Zanoni is one of the most unsung novels of its time. Written in 1842 by Sir Edward BulwerLytton, most known for the classic introductory line: "It was a dark and stormy night."

Musical Courier

But one thing we have learned through rosch's popularity the musical public of
this city promptly our silent participation in these concerts , and that is that Boston
, Mass . stayed away . At no time was the hall more than half fuil , the highest ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015025409528

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The Musician

It is practically a label used by silence . Those who stood by saw only that it was
the Looked with such glad surprise , publishers to facilitate the handling of the
composiGreeting the golden sunlight . passing away of the soul of one of the ...

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The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review

Sir , I have been a constant reader of the Quarterly Musical Review , from its
commencement , and there are none who ... Something of this spirit was lately
manifested in the musical world , but it quickly yielded to the silent contempt even
of ...

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Musical News

Of mere effects of performance he knew nothing ; he was always the great
musician , and in hearing him ono forgot the player ... Cut of the land of shallows ,
Back from the silent shore , There comes to me a vision Of days that will be no
more ...

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Early Cinema Today KINtop 1

IV The musical accompaniment represents a significant element in silent films.
The almost monthly telecasts of silent films on the German-French TV station
ARTE would not be possible without the addition of a musical backdrop. It was
also ...

Author: Martin Loiperdinger

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Invented in the 1890s and premiered in Paris by the Lumière brothers, the cinematograph along with Louis Le Prince's single-lens camera projector are considered by film historians to be the precursors to modern-day motion picture devices. These early movies were often shown in town halls, on fairgrounds, and in theaters, requiring special showmanship skills to effectively work the equipment and entertain onlookers. Within the last decade, film archives and film festivals have unearthed this lost art and have featured outstanding examples of the culture of early cinema reconfigured for today's audiences.

The Silent Picture

Since the earliest days there has really been no such thing as a “ silent movie . ”
Films were accompanied by music , and the movie house musician was a very
important man . During the first decade of the century there was usually a pianist
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015269983

Category: Silent films

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The Musical Times

That shy musician of the woods and fields still lingers in some old gardens within
five miles of Charing Cross, and, at the ... We hail his first notes in spring-time,
and, during the silent season, a glimpse of his plump form is as refreshing as the
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023769097

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The Silent Sister

She needed to sit close enough to be able to scrutinize every musician. She
would die if Matty wasn't one of them. But she would also die if he was. The
concert was poorly attended, so much so that she felt embarrassed for both the
string ...

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230764040

Category: Fiction

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The Silent Sister is a gripping novel from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession. What if everything you believed turned out to be a lie? Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel. Riley has spent her whole life believing that her older sister Lisa died tragically as a teenager. But now she's starting to uncover the truth: her life has been built on a foundation of lies, told by everyone she loved. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley tries to separate reality from fiction, her discoveries call into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Can she find the strength inside herself to decide her future? Incredibly gripping and emotionally powerful, The Silent Sister is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty. A companion short story featuring Riley, The Broken String, is available in eBook.

The Musical Times and Singing class Circular

... down to a blackbird . That shy musician of the family of ... We hail his first notes
in spring - time , England than that which saw the village orchestra and , during
the silent season , a glimpse of his turned out of the Church . It was not always ...

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Musical World and New York Musical Times

When we are most deeply moved and interested by works which speak to the
intellect and to the soul , we are inclined to the most silent form of approbation . At
least such is the case with persons of that qniet , meditative and harmonious ...

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Penny Readings for the Irish People

O'Hea went on in the sweetest style with the quotation , waving and curving his
right hand to the silent musician , who with his keen red - hot knitting needles of
eyes pierced him through and through almost , until he came to the end of it ,
when ...

Author: Wendell Phillips Garrison

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ISBN: CHI:65586407

Category: English literature

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