Elementary Training For Musicians

Author: Paul Hindemith
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Training The Composer

Author: Barrett Ashley Johnson
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443826189
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While many teachers of music composition have influenced both the aesthetic and eventual success of their students, few have equaled the contributions of Arnold Schoenberg and Nadia Boulanger in the twentieth-century. A larger volume of a more comprehensive collection including all music composition teachers of the era would serve a certain purpose. However, the unique aspect of the current text examines, in detail, and herein presented for the first time in print, many of the teaching materials and approaches of these two famed musicians. Selection of these two teachers for comparison was made owing to the musical position so famously attributed to each: Schoenberg’s predilection to the German School; Boulanger’s favoritism to the French/Stravinsky aesthetic. In making the case for both Schoenberg and Boulanger, the Author has chosen two differing philosophies of music education practice of the late twentieth-century and early twenty-first century: those of Bennett Reimer and David Elliott. The Author examines the materials and methods of each Schoenberg and Boulanger in light of each Reimer’s and Elliott’s case for music education philosophy. Among the subjects discussed: the nature of musical creativity, the process and methods of teaching creativity/music, and the teacher/student dynamic, to name a few. In closing, the Author has presented his own suggestions for teachers, or would-be teachers, of music composition in a seven-step process leading to an effective pedagogy of the subject.

Paul Hindemith

Author: Stephen Luttmann
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415937030
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Paul Hindemith never accepted the complete engagement with social issues suggested in the writings of Brecht, but he developed many of his ideas regarding the place of an artist in the thirties and forties, his music eventually gaining official disapproval. His strong opinions about musical composition make him a particularly interesting subject and this research guide will provide a complete bibliography of works to guide the scholar and student.

The Harvard Concise Dictionary Of Music And Musicians

Author: Don Michael Randel
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674000841
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Filled with musical terms, history, theory, and biographical data, this comprehensive reference to the world of music authoritatively covers a wide range of musical topics and personalities.

The Harvard Biographical Dictionary Of Music

Author: Randel Don
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674372993
Size: 19,82 MB
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Provides authoritative articles covering nearly 5,500 figures in the history of music, from classical to jazz to hymns to blues

The Crisis Of Classical Music In America

Author: Robert Freeman
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442233036
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The Crisis of Classical Music in America by Robert Freeman focuses on solutions for the oversupply of classically trained musicians in America, problem that grows ever more chronic as opportunities for classical musicians to gain full-time professional employment diminishes year upon year. An acute observer of the professional music scene, Freeman argues that music schools that train our future instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and singers need to equip their students with the communications and analytical skills they need to succeed in the rapidly changing music scene. This book maps a broad range of reforms required in the field of advanced music education and the organizations responsible for that education. Featuring a foreword by Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Crisis of Classical Music in America speaks to parents, prospective and current music students, music teachers and professors, department deans, university presidents and provosts, and even foundations and public organizations that fund such music programs. This book reaches out to all of these stakeholders and argues for meaningful change though wide-spread collaboration.