Crescendo of the Virtuoso

Titre : Crescendo of the Virtuoso
Auteur : Paul Metzner
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520206843
Libération : 1998

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During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization. During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization.

Crescendo of the Virtuoso

Titre : Crescendo of the Virtuoso
Auteur : Paul R. Metzner
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:21371440
Libération : 1989

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Paul R. Metzner A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Crescendo of the Virtuoso Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Liszt and the Birth of Modern Europe

Titre : Liszt and the Birth of Modern Europe
Auteur : Michael Saffle
Éditeur : Pendragon Press
ISBN-13 : 157647027X
Libération : 2003

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The December 1998 drew scholars from seven countries to Bellagio in northern Italy to ponder the life and work of composer Liszt (1811-86), his own time, and his impact on the world since then. Among the 16 topics are the musical traditions of the Capella Sistina and Liszt's church music, a new manu

Virtuoso Course of Instruction for Cornet Trumpet and All Brass Instruments Using Treble Clef

Titre : Virtuoso Course of Instruction for Cornet Trumpet and All Brass Instruments Using Treble Clef
Auteur : Buffalo (N.Y.). Virtuoso School
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OSU:32435068561273
Libération : 1920

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Buffalo (N.Y.). Virtuoso School A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Virtuoso Course of Instruction for Cornet Trumpet and All Brass Instruments Using Treble Clef Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Book review digest

Titre : Book review digest
Auteur : H.W. Wilson Company
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015078261933
Libération : 2001

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H.W. Wilson Company A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Book review digest Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Virtuoso

Titre : The Virtuoso
Auteur : Virginia Burges
Éditeur : Satin Paperbacks
ISBN-13 : 9780993077715
Libération : 2014-12-15

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Ever since her emergence as a child prodigy Isabelle Bryant has only ever known one love – her violin. Then, aged 32, at the height of her career, the unthinkable happens. What do you do when everything depends on the dexterity of your fingers, only to lose them in a horrifying instant? How can she embrace the challenge of transforming her suffering into her eventual salvation?

Us Conductors

Titre : Us Conductors
Auteur : Sean Michaels
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781408868683
Libération : 2015-07-16

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Locked in a cabin, on a ship bound for Leningrad, Lev Termen types a letter to Clara, his 'one true love'. He recalls his early years as a scientist, inventing the musical theremin and other electric marvels, and the Kremlin's dream that these creations could help infiltrate capitalism itself. Instead, Manhattan infiltrated Termen – he fell in love with the city's jazz clubs and speakeasies, and with Clara, a beautiful young violinist. When Termen's spy games fall apart, he returns to find the Motherland not quite as he left it. Exiled to a Siberian gulag, with nothing but his wits to keep him alive, Termen is drawn ever deeper into the labyrinth of Stalin's Russia. Only his feelings for Clara, passing through the ether like the theremin's song, seem to show a way out.

The Spanish Bow

Titre : The Spanish Bow
Auteur : Andromeda Romano-Lax
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448183494
Libération : 2013-03-31

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When Feliu Delargo is born, late-nineteenth-century Spain is a nation slipping from international power and struggling with its own fractured identity, caught between the chaos of post-empire and impending Civil War. Feliu's troubled childhood and rise to fame lead him into a thorny partnership with an even more famous and eccentric figure, the piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz. The two musicians' divergent artistic goals and political inclinations threaten to divide them as Spain plunges into Civil War. But as Civil War turns to World War, shared love for their trio partner -- an Italian violinist named Aviva -- forces them into their final and most dangerous collaboration.

The Taste of Salt

Titre : The Taste of Salt
Auteur : Martha Southgate
Éditeur : Algonquin Books
ISBN-13 : 9781616201159
Libération : 2011-09-13

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Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, “can write fat and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart”) now tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations. Josie Henderson loves the water and is fulfilled by her position as the only senior-level black scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In building this impressive life for herself, she has tried to shed the one thing she cannot: her family back in landlocked Cleveland. Her adored brother, Tick, was her childhood ally as they watched their drinking father push away all the love that his wife and children were trying to give him. Now Tick himself has been coming apart and demands to be heard. Weaving four voices into a beautiful tapestry, Southgate charts the lives of the Hendersons from the parents’ first charmed meeting to Josie’s realization that the ways of the human heart are more complex than anything seen under a microscope.

A Life in Music

Titre : A Life in Music
Auteur : Daniel Barenboim
Éditeur : Arcade Publishing
ISBN-13 : 1559706740
Libération : 2002

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Traces five decades of the career of the virtuoso conductor, describing his work with some of the twentieth century's most distinguished musicians, his most noted performances, and his travels throughout the world. 20,000 first printing.