A variety of styles and a few different sounds combine to establish this introduction to the canon. A most musical selection with the added bonus of the ability to aid in the teaching of canons, this one will be loved by students and audiences alike. Don´t miss it! (1:46)
2KL4H - 2 pianos (4 hands)composer: Zimmermann, Bernd AloisÉditeur: Schott Musicpages: 48In January 1964 Bernd Alois Zimmermann interrupted the completion of hisopera Die Soldaten [The Soldiers] in order to rearrange his orchestral work Dialoge for two pianos. Monologe resulting therefrom takes up the original material but develops it towards a different direction: Zimmermann‘s collage technique based on quotations extends over the entire musical setting so that it is not only Mozart (Piano Concerto in C major KV 467) who has his say but Beethoven, Messiaen and Bach as well. ´Monologe – thisis a piece for two pianists; real monologues of these pianists who, thoughsimultaneously,[…] do not always play at the same ´time´; […] losing themselves in their ´own thoughts´, as it were.´ (Zimmermann)
With camera in hand, master photographer Robert Doisneau crisscrossed Paris to capture intimate moments with star musicians such as Eartha Kitt in a jazz club, Django Reinhardt at home, and Yehudi Menuhin backstage, or with locals at a neighborhood dance or jamming together in a brass band. He was commissioned for portraits of Georges Brassens, Juliette Gréco, Charles Aznavour, or Claude François, and he immortalized a new generation of musicians in the 1980s including Rita Mitsouko, Les Négresses Vertes, Pierre Schaeffer, and Pierre Boulez. Doisneau´s lifelong friend Maurice Baquet with his cello formed a photogenic duo on impromptu outings that gave rise to iconic images. Doisneau´s passion for the energy and joy inherent in the music world comes alive on the page in images that cover the musical spectrum, from classical and jazz to be-bop to the roots of modern rap and alternative rock. This book-curated by the photographer´s granddaughter to accompany an exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris that will include music by Moriarty and scenography by Stephan Zimmerli- features more than one hundred photographs, many previously unpublished, that showcase the artist´s mastery in editing, special effects, photomontage, collage, photo distortions, and splits.
In this hour, Charles Limb is a surgeon and musician who researches the way creativity works in the brain. He puts jazz musicians inside an fMRI to find out what the brain does during musical improvisation. Bass player Mike Pope is one of his subjects. Anne Strainchamps talks with them about the music and the science. Next, creativity is hard-wired in the human brain, but we could all learn to be more creative. Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson´s research has identified seven different modes of creative thinking. She tells Anne Strainchamps how we can all learn to amplify our own creative abilities.Then, imagine beginning your life´s work at age 72. In the 1770´s, Mary Delaney invented the medium we now call collage. Her collection of botanically-correct floral collages is today housed in the British Museum. Poet Molly Peacock fell in love with the work and the artist and has written a meditation on both and on late-life creativity.Finally, cosmologist Brian Swimme and Religion scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the story of the origins of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present moment. They describe the universe as a story of unceasing creativity. They talk with Steve Paulson about their new book and film, Journey of the Universe. [Broadcast Date: July 4, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120704/rt_tbon_120704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Founded by Rod Kennedy, the Kerrville Folk Festival has run annually since 1972. It is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America. For 18 straight days and nights each May and June, over 30,000 guests come from all over the world to experience the magic of what we simply call ´´Kerrville´´. The Festival is known internationally as a Mecca for singer-songwriters of varying musical styles. It´s a place where those just developing their skills have the opportunity to play their music alongside master craftsmen. Over 1,500 outstanding singer-songwriters have been presented on the Festival´s stages since the beginning. More than just a ´´folk music´´ festival, Kerrville offers music of many styles including traditional folk, bluegrass, acoustic rock, blues, country, jazz, and Americana. The common thread is songwriting. The focus of the festival is to promote emerging artists while giving our audience exposure to both new and recognized, seasoned talent. Major-label artists such as Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Michelle Shocked, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, and Nancy Griffith played Kerrville early in their careers. Through the years, the Kerrville stage has seen other nationally known artists like Peter Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, and Arlo Guthrie, while others such as singer/songwriter/actor Ronny Cox play on our stages any given year. Producer Joe Bevilacqua and his wife, Lorie Kellogg, camped out at the festival for five days to created this hour-long collage, heard on NPR and Sirius XM Radio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/watr/000030/bk_watr_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since 2001, Gigposters.com has been the Internet´s premier resource for rock-show poster art; the site´s massive online database showcases more than 100,000 posters from 10,000 different designers, including all of today´s top poster studios. ´´Gig Posters Volume 2´´ highlights 700-plus masterpieces from the archives, including 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters for acts like Cee Lo Green, Crystal Castles, Vampire Weekend, Wilco, Arcade Fire, and more. Among the many designers contributing to this collection are James Quigly, Pete Cardoso, Alan Hynes, the Ames Brothers, and many more. Packaged in an oversized 11-by-14-inch paperback, ´´Gig Posters Volume 2´´ is a spectacular compilation of rock show art (and one hell of a cheap way to decorate a dorm room or apartment). Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation-so for your viewing pleasure, here´s one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet´s premier destination for concert poster art. It´s a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music scene to exciting visual life for a generation of fans who´ve grown up in the post-album-art era. Gig Posters Volume 2 showcases bold artistic riffing by a hundred of today´s most talented designers, including David V. D´Andrea, Peter Cardoso, Graham Pilling, Tyler Stout, Marq Spusta, and Nashville´s legendary Hatch Show Print. You´ll peek inside their portfolios and hear the backstage stories of how these incredible art-and-music creations came to be. You´ll also find 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting the most dynamic musical acts of the twenty-first century, from the Black Keys, Flight of the Conchords, Ice-T, and My Morning Jacket to Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Coheed & Cambria, and many, many more. It´s an awesome compendium of pop-art-history in the making-and it´s also just what the walls of your apartment or office have been waiting for.