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Musical Notes By Honor Daumier

Author : Joyce Henri Robinson
ISBN : 0911209476
Genre : Art
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A painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Honor&é Daumier (1808&–1879) was one of the most prolific and important artists of nineteenth-century France. He played a leading role in shaping the new realism brought to the portrayal of everyday life, but he is now best known for the thousands of caricatures he published in magazines and newspapers such as Le Charivari, a daily with satirical articles and a wide circulation. Musical Notes by Honor&é Daumier, which accompanied an exhibition of prints from the Collection of Egon and Belle Gartenberg, focuses on Daumier's vivid records of the musical life of Paris. Although not himself a musician, Daumier had a keen interest in the amateur practice of the art as well as in grand opera and the celebrated performers and composers of his day. Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Gioacchino Rossini, and Niccol&ò Paganini are among the &"greats&" lampooned in the lithographs in Musical Notes by Honor&é Daumier. Other prints offer satirical glimpses into the music making of everyday Parisians&—from squawking clarinets to flirtatious piano teachers and straining tenors. In these lithographs, as in most of the prints Daumier produced during his long career, he discloses the foibles and follies of a society facing rapid changes in its cultural norms.
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Theme And Variations

Author : Carl Ellenberger
ISBN : 0999561235
Genre : Music
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A fascinating glimpse into the mysterious workings of music on the human brain. Part neuroscience, part memoir, Theme and Variations makes the latest evidence about how we process music in our conscious and unconscious minds accessible to every reader. Through his own experiences, the author, a musician and neurologist, shows us how he came to understand the importance of music in his life--in all of our lives--revealing a number of suprises that will fascinate physicians, musicians and the music-loving public alike, raising and answering such questions as: * Can music heal? delay dementia? comfort the terminally ill? * Do couples who play music together have more sex? * Can music make kids smarter or better students? * Why have homo sapiens made music since the origin of our species? Music, Dr. Ellenberger tells us, is an affirmative medium that stimulates us to imagine and embrace our fullest human potential.
Category: Music

The Seven Principal Musical Notes Of The Hindus

Author : Sourindro Mohun Tagore
ISBN : 8186142517
Genre : Music
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The Notes In This Book Were Composed In The Hounour Of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria By Rajah Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore As An Form Of Address To Her.
Category: Music

An Ancient Christian Hymn With Musical Notation

Author : Charles H. Cosgrove
ISBN : 3161509234
Genre : Music
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In this book, Charles Cosgrove undertakes a comprehensive examination of Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1786, an ancient Greek Christian hymn dating to the late third century that offers the most ancient surviving example of a notated Christian melody. The author analyzes the text and music of the hymn, situating it in the context of the Greek literary and hymnic tradition, ancient Greek music, early Christian liturgy and devotion, and the social setting of Oxyrhynchus circa 300 C.E. The broad sweep of the commentary touches the interests of classical philologists, specialists in ancient Greek music, church historians, and students of church music history.
Category: Music