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Music and Science in the Age of Galileo

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Music and Science in the Age of Galileo (The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science) by V. Coelho
English | Jan 5, 2011 | ISBN: 9048142180 | 252 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
Music and Science in the Age of Galileo features twelve new essays by leading specialists in the fields of musicology, history of science, astronomy, philosophy, and instrument building that explore the relations between music and the scientific culture of Galileo's time. The essays take a broad historical approach towards understanding such topics as the role of music in Galileo's experiments and in the scientific revolution, the musical formation of scientists, Galileo's impact on the art and music of his time, the scientific knowledge of instrument builders, and the scientific experiments and cultural context of Galileo's father, Vincenzo Galilei.

Music and Science in the Age of Galileo
This volume opens up new areas in both musicology and the history of science, and twists together various strands of parallel work by musicians and scientists on Galileo and his time.
This book will be of interest to musicologists, historians of science and those interested in interdisciplinary perspectives of the late Renaissance — early Baroque. For its variety of approaches, it will be a valuable collection of readings for graduate students, and those seeking a more integrated approach to historical problems.
The book will be of interest to historians of science, philosophers, musicologists, astronomers, and mathematicians.
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The Guitar and Its Music from the Renaissance to the Classical Era by James Tyler

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The Guitar and Its Music from the Renaissance to the Classical Era by James Tyler
English | Jan 25, 2007 | ISBN: 0199214778 | 349 Pages | PDF | 20,1 MB

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Following on from James Tyler's The Early Guitar: A History and Handbook(O.U.P. 1980) this collaboration with Paul Sparks (their previous book for O.U.P., The Early Mandolin, appeared in 1989), presents new ideas and research on the history and development of the guitar and its music from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Classical era. Tyler's systematic study of the two main guitar types found between about 1550 and 1750 focuses principally on what the sources of the music (published and manuscript) and the writings of contemporary theorists reveal about the nature of the instruments and their roles in the music making of the period. The annotated lists of primary sources, previously published in The Early Guitar but now revised and expanded, constitute the most comprehensive bibliography of Baroque guitar music to date. His appendices of performance practice information should also prove indispensable to performers and scholars alike. Paul Sparks also breaks new ground, offering an extensive study of a period in the guitar's history-notably c.1759-c.1800-which the standard histories usually dismiss in a few short paragraphs. Far from being a dormant instrument at this time, the guitar is shown to have been central to music-making in France, Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and South America. Sparks provides a wealth of information about players, composers, instruments, and surviving compositions from this neglected but important period, and he examines how the five-course guitar gradually gave way to the six-string instrument, a process that occurred in very different ways (and at different times) in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Britain.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics by DK Publishing
English | Apr 18, 2011 | ISBN: 0756669669 | 448 Pages | PDF | 39 MB
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics is the ultimate companion to the magnificent Czech and Slovak Republics. Whether you wish to explore the enchanting metropolis of Prague and its magnificent Gothic, Medieval, and Baroque architecture, take a scenic walk or drive through stunning landscapes and spectacular mountain scenery, or discover the best of the local beer halls, this comprehensive guide is packed with the insider tips every visitor needs to make the most of their Czech and Slovak Republic visit. Fully illustrated with hundreds of photographs, cutaways and detailed maps, you'll find detailed background information on all the fascinating attractions the Czech and Slovak Republics have to offer.

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The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 2: Guitar Technique by Christopher Parkening

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The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 2: Guitar Technique by Christopher Parkening
English | Jan 1, 1998 | ISBN: 079358521X | 136 Pages | PDF | 58,3 MB

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 2: Guitar Technique by Christopher Parkening
(Guitar Method). An outstanding source for the technique and repertoire of the classical guitar, this book continues where Vol. 1 leaves off. It teaches: all notes in the upper position; tone production; advanced techniques such as tremolo, harmonics, vibrato, pizzicato and slurs; practice tips; stylistic interpretation; and more. The first half of the book deals primarily with technique, while the second half of the book applies the technique with repertoire pieces. As a special bonus, this book includes 32 previously unpublished Parkening edition pieces by composers including Dowland, Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Tarrega and others, plus three guitar duets

I've been slowly working my way through this volume while concurrently taking CG lessons from a local professional guitarist. I don't know how anyone can really learn proper technique through a book without expert guidance. However, as an adjunct this text provides a charming and playable selection of intermediate level pieces, some helpful advice and encouragement.

Many jewels are scattered throughout the first part of the text which presents technique. Carol of the Bells, Sakura, Scarborough Faire, Bianco Fiore, name just a few. The Repertory constitutes the second half of the text and spans the Renaissance (Dowland, Milan, Johnson ), Baroque (Bach, Sanz, D. Scarlatti ), Classical (Carcassi, Sor, Mozart ) and Romantic (Taregga ) eras.

I've always wanted to play Dowland's "My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe (Almand)". Parkening's version complete with hammer-ons and pull-offs has given me hope that I might one day play this at tempo.

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other that the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
J.S. Bach

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The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 2: Guitar Technique by Christopher Parkening

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English | Jan 1, 1998 | ISBN: 079358521X | 136 Pages | PDF | 58,3 MB

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 2: Guitar Technique by Christopher Parkening
(Guitar Method). An outstanding source for the technique and repertoire of the classical guitar, this book continues where Vol. 1 leaves off. It teaches: all notes in the upper position; tone production; advanced techniques such as tremolo, harmonics, vibrato, pizzicato and slurs; practice tips; stylistic interpretation; and more. The first half of the book deals primarily with technique, while the second half of the book applies the technique with repertoire pieces. As a special bonus, this book includes 32 previously unpublished Parkening edition pieces by composers including Dowland, Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Tarrega and others, plus three guitar duets

I've been slowly working my way through this volume while concurrently taking CG lessons from a local professional guitarist. I don't know how anyone can really learn proper technique through a book without expert guidance. However, as an adjunct this text provides a charming and playable selection of intermediate level pieces, some helpful advice and encouragement.

Many jewels are scattered throughout the first part of the text which presents technique. Carol of the Bells, Sakura, Scarborough Faire, Bianco Fiore, name just a few. The Repertory constitutes the second half of the text and spans the Renaissance (Dowland, Milan, Johnson ), Baroque (Bach, Sanz, D. Scarlatti ), Classical (Carcassi, Sor, Mozart ) and Romantic (Taregga ) eras.

I've always wanted to play Dowland's "My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe (Almand)". Parkening's version complete with hammer-ons and pull-offs has given me hope that I might one day play this at tempo.

"The aim and final end of all music should be none other that the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
J.S. Bach

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John Christian Bach – Mozart’s Friend and Mentor by Heinz Gartner

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John Christian Bach – Mozart's Friend and Mentor by Heinz Gartner
English | Mar 1, 2003 | ISBN: 0931340799 | 404 Pages | EPUB | 5,9 MB

John Christian Bach – Mozart’s Friend and Mentor by Heinz Gartner
The youngest surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach, John Christian (born Johann, he adopted the English form of his name in maturity) represents a unique link between the baroque and classical worlds. His early musical training was with his father but his own musical preferences led him to Italy and study with Padre Martini. He abandoned the Lutheranism of his youth, becoming a Roman Catholic and composing much sacred music as organist of Milan Cathedral. He became Mozart's friend and mentor, having met him when the child prodigy visited London in 1764. During his lifetime he was the most successful of the musical Bachs, although he died deeply in debt, and until quite recent years his music has been largely ignored. This impeccably researched biography of the man and his times is evidence that his true stature is now being recognized.
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Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues by David Ledbetter

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Bach's Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues by David Ledbetter
English | Nov 1, 2002 | ISBN: 0300097077 | 431 Pages | PDF | 5,4 MB

Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues by David Ledbetter
Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" (the 48 preludes and fugues) stands at the core of baroque keyboard music and has been a model and inspiration for performers and composers ever since it was written. This guide to the 96 pieces explains Bach's various purposes in compiling the music, describes the rich traditions on which he drew, and provides commentaries for each prelude and fugue. In his text, David Ledbetter addresses the focal points mentioned by Bach in his original 1722 title page. Drawing on Bach literature over the past 300 years, he explores German traditions of composition types and Bach's novel expansion of them; explains Bach's instruments and innovations in keyboard technique in the general context of early 18th-century developments; reviews instructive and theoretical literature relating to keyboard temperaments from 1680 to 1750; and discusses Bach's pedagogical intent when composing the "Well-Tempered Clavier". Ledbetter's commentaries on individual preludes and fugues should equip readers with the concepts necessary to make their own assessment and include information about the sources when details of notation, ornaments and fingerings have a bearing on performance.
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Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music

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Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music by Mary Cyr
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1409405699 | 256 pages | PDF | 5,6 MB

Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music
Mary Cyr addresses the needs of researchers, performers, and informed listeners who wish to apply knowledge about historically informed performance to specific pieces. Special emphasis is placed upon the period from 1680 to 1760, when the viol, violin, and violoncello grew to prominence as solo instruments in France.
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TTC Video – The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

TTC Video – The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe
English | wmv | WMV9 640×360 2000 kbps | WMA 2 ch 128 kbps | 12 hrs 9 min | 10 GB
eLearning | Course No. 3021
Travel to the mystery, drama, and splendor of the Middle Ages—to the times of great royal dynasties, intrepid knights, religious passions, merchant empires, and towering art … Tucked away within the romantic landscapes of Europe, a remarkable range of beautifully preserved medieval cities and towns invites discovery—time capsules of history where you can stroll the cobbled streets of another time; savor the treasures of palaces, stately mansions, soaring cathedrals, and grand civic centers; and walk the mighty bastions and ramparts that once defended them.

In this extraordinary cultural adventure, you’ll visit unforgettable places such as

– Mdina, on the palatial island stronghold of the legendary Knights of Malta;
– Bruges, lovingly preserved, and one of the world’s most hauntingly beautiful cities;
– Palermo, home of stunning medieval palaces and ecclesiastical architecture;
– Prague, a magical blending of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque, and one of the jewels of European civilization; and
– Avignon, the resplendent 14th-century seat of the papacy.

In these powerfully evocative sites, royal armies went to war, Christian faith clashed dramatically with politics, sublime architecture and art flourished, great economic empires were built, and Western civilization came of age.

Astonishing in their preservation and historical authenticity, these open-air museums offer one of the world’s great cultural travel experiences, revealing not only the culture, rich history, and daily realities of medieval life, but the ways in which the medieval city contributed to so many aspects of our contemporary world.

From our very conception of beauty and our models of art and architecture to the tensions between the commercial and political, the secular and spiritual—the medieval city speaks compellingly to all of these and more. As keys to our civilization, the sites you’ll visit bear witness to numerous pivotal moments in Western history, even as they illuminate our culture, religious traditions, political and economic systems, art, and science.

To know these places and to delve into their unique treasures is to deepen your insight into the Western mind and worldview, to uncover some of the greatest creations of human culture, and to enjoy the remarkable richness of one of history’s most fascinating eras.

Now, in The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe, award-winning Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett of the University of Toronto invites you to travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities. In 24 lectures that use extensive location footage, you’ll discover the sights, sounds, and smells of teeming markets and mercantile centers, royal feasts and ritual, dramatic military engagements, magnificent religious pageantry, and the many colorful layers of daily medieval life.

Highlighting in-depth exploration of the architectural and artistic gems of these great cities, these visually sumptuous lectures bring medieval Europe alive in rich detail through the perspective of an expert historian with a deep and seasoned knowledge of the 12 sites.

Wonders of a Dramatic and Tumultuous Era

Going far beyond any conventional travelogue, you’ll look not only at the “what” of the locations visited, but at the “why” and “how”—why they were built, how they were used, and how they fit into the larger picture of medieval culture of the city, the country, and the time itself.

Your journey includes these magnificent sites:

– York: Walk into the middle ages in this living museum and wander the “ginnels” (medieval passageways), the streets of the butchers and printers, and visit the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall with its vivid view into the life of the wealthy mercantile class.
– Barcelona: Delve into Barcelona’s turbulent past and its era as a great maritime power as you explore the Royal Palace complex and stroll the arched lanes and squares of the city’s beautifully preserved medieval center.
– Carcassonne: Discover the dreamlike beauty of this fortified citadel and the brilliant engineering of its defenses, and trace the dramatic history that unfolded in the great cathedral of St. Nazaire, the Inquisition Tower, and the monumental Castle of the Counts.
– Dubrovnik: Savor Dubrovnik’s breathtaking setting on the Adriatic and its architectural majesty, and learn about its singular system of enlightened government, reflected in the Rector’s palace, merchants’ hospice, and 15th-century orphanage.
– Krakw: In one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, walk the ceremonial route of Polish kings, from the Wawel Royal Castle to the largest medieval square in Europe, and trace Krakw’s long history of foreign domination and ultimate survival.
– Siena: Grasp the deep significance of Siena’s ritual horse race, the palio, a direct survival of medieval times, and explore the city’s great fortress-palaces, superb civic buildings, and artworks that number among the marvels of Europe.

Step into a Vanished Age

Aided by detailed footage of each site, Professor Bartlett reveals striking details of life as it was lived centuries ago:

– Stand on the site where Christopher Columbus unveiled the riches of the New World before Spanish royalty.
– Experience the evocative sounds of cathedral bells, carillons, clock towers, and monastic chant.
– Soak in the medieval atmosphere of the winding Moorish streets of Mdina.
– Explore Siena’s subterranean water system, dating to the Middle Ages and still in use today.
– Visit a home for the elderly that has operated for 850 years, lace-making workshops practicing traditions from the 15th century, and a monastery pharmacy that has functioned continuously since 1317.

A Medieval Tapestry of Art and History

At the heart of this journey, you’ll explore the masterworks of medieval architecture and art, and the ineffable beauties of historic cityscapes. In the Norman cathedral of Palermo, you’ll study the vast cycle of biblical mosaics that comprise one of Europe’s greatest treasures. Among the splendors of Prague, you’ll walk the royal road to the majestic courts and regal interiors of Hradcany Castle. You’ll enjoy some of the greatest examples of medieval sculpture—by Donatello, Peruzzi, and Pisano—in the Duomoof Siena, a building where even the polychrome marble floor is a phenomenal work of art.

For each site, you’ll study defining historical events as you visit the very places where they unfolded. On Malta, you’ll relive the Great Siege of 1565, where the invading Ottomans mounted the largest military force assembled since ancient times. In Avignon, your visit to the opulent Palace of the Popes conjures magnificent papal banquets, coronations, and lavish religious ritual. In Bruges, you’ll envision the great wedding ceremony of Margaret of York to Charles the Bold, with its royal pageantry, wine-spouting fountains, and tournament of dazzlingly arrayed knights.

Along the way, you’ll learn where to drink Spanish cava, enjoy fine French provincial food, and taste arrancini, a Sicilian treat dating from the 10th century.

In The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe, you’ll discover the many rich and layered survivals of medieval life that are still there to see, touch, hear, and enjoy. Take this incomparable journey and experience the glorious legacy of culture, architecture, and art that connects us so deeply to a seminal epoch.

24 Lectures
1 The Medieval City—A Feast for the Senses
2 Rothenburg—Jewel on the Romantic Road
3 Mdina—The Silent City
4 Mdina and Rabat—In the Steps of St. Paul
5 Palermo—A Mosaic of Cultures
6 Palermo—Celebrating Throne and Altar
7 York—Wool and Prayer
8 York—Vikings and Merchants
9 Avignon—The Babylonian Captivity
10 Avignon—Papal Splendor
11 Carcassonne—Fortress of the Languedoc
12 Carcassonne—Cathars and Crusaders
13 Barcelona—The Gothic Quarter
14 Barcelona—Imagination and Inspiration
15 Dubrovnik—Pearl of the Adriatic
16 Dubrovnik—City of Seven Flags
17 Krakw—The Royal Way
18 Krakw—Crossroads of Europe
19 Prague—Freedom of Mind and Spirit
20 Prague—Castle Hill
21 Bruges—Built on the Sea and Trade
22 Bruges—Commerce and Community
23 Siena—Good Government
24 Siena—The Gothic Dream

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