The five volumes of "A Shakespeare Music Catalogue" provide documentation of all music, published and unpublished, from Shakespeare's day to now, relating to Shakespeare's life and work. The music includes operas, ballets, overtures, tone-poems, songs and various types of incidental music for stage, radio, film and television productions. Each composition is cited with information on its vocal and instrumental requirements, its publication history and, when known, its first performance. The first three deal with music and musical stage-directions for the plays and settings of the sonnets and narrative poems. The fourth volume contains indices of Shakespeare's titles and lines, the titles of musical works, and composers, arrangers, editors, librettists, etc. The final volume provides a selected, annotated bilbiography of writings, in all language, on the subject of Shakespeare and music.
Music and Ultra-Modernism in France examines the priorities of three generational groupings: the pre-war Societe Musicale Independente of Ravel and his circle, Les Six in the 1920s and Jeune France in 1936. Exploring the ideas of consensus, resistance and rupture, the book contributes an important and nuanced reflection to the current debate on modernism in music. It considers the roles composers, critics and biographers played in shaping debates about contemporary music, showing how composers including Ravel, Poulenc, Milhaud, Jolivet and Messiaen and critics such as Paul Landormy, Andre Coeuroy and Roland-Manuel often worked in partnership to bring their ideas to a public forum. It also expands the notion of 'interwar' through the essential inclusion of World War I and the years before, reconfiguring the narrative for that period. This book challenges some of the stereotypes that characterise the period, in particular, neo-classicism and the dominance of secularism. It shows how Stravinsky worked closely with Ravel, Satie and Poulenc and invited audiences and critics to rethink what it meant to be modern. The interwar years were also marked by commemoration and loss. Debussy's wartime death in 1918 stimulated competing efforts (by Emile Vuillermoz, Leon Vallas and Henry Prunieres) to shape his legacy. They were motivated by nostalgia for a lost and glorious generation and a commitment to building a legacy of French achievement. Music and Ultra-Modernism in France argues for the vitality of French music in the period 1913-39 and challenges the received view that the period and its musical culture lacked dynamism, innovation or serious musical debate. BARBARA L. KELLY is Professor of Music at Keele University.
The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and colour photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us. These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations. I WANT TO BE A MUSICIAN is a behind-the-scenes look at the professional musicians who compose and perform the live and recorded music we hear everyday. AGES: 4-7 AUTHOR: Dan Liebman is a magazine writer and the author of many children's books. He is a specialist in plain language for both young and adult readers. ILLUSTRATIONS: Colour photographs
Lilburn Smith is an Electrical Engineer who was forced to turn Rocket Scientist by world events and the twist and turns of his own career. All Lilburn wanted from a career was to build state of the art radio receivers and transmitters. When he graduated from college he could not find a job which fit his dream. He joined Texas Instruments building military electronics equipment hoping someday to be able to build communication radios. The Cuban Missile crisis forced Lilburn into an assignment building and testing Shrike Missiles. From there he went to Applied Technology Incorporated where he built and tested radarhoming and warning equipment in support of thefamed Wild Weasels of the Viet Nam war. Back in Dallas at TI, Lilburn designed the guidance section for the first Laser Guided Bomb. He tested the LGB at Eglin AFR and assisted in training the airmen who took it to war. He then was a co-inventor of the laser guided artillery projectile. At Martin Marietta in Orlando Florida he worked on the Hellfire missile and the Copperhead 155mm projectile. At LTV in Grand Prairie Texas he was assigned to a revolutionary missile called the HVM. The missile had no explosive warhead but instead depended upon kinetic energy to defeat armored vehicles. From there he went on to manage the development of the aiming equipment for the Multiple Launch Rocket system. After leading an expedition to Saudi Arabia, he then directed the design of the launcher and fire control of the LOSAT anti-tank missile, which he tested at White Sands Missile Range. Lilburn contributed greatly to the modern method of conducting war from a distance with precision weapons instead of risking troops.
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