A Dictionary of Musical Quotations

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Overview

Here is a unique collection of quotations that is as entertaining as it is informative. Drawn from a rich variety of sources, the Dictionary brings together 3,000 quotes about music, musicians, and music-related topics -- by composers, conductors, critics, opera stars, and others.

Read what Chopin said about Berlioz ("He composes by slashing his pen over the manuscript and leaving the issue to chance") or what Berlioz said about Chopin ("He was dying all his life"). Or Berlioz on Handel ("A tub of pork and beer"). Find out Noel Coward's opinion of opera ("People are wrong when they say opera isn't what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That's what's wrong with it"). Or Paul McCartney on one of the Beatles' greatest albums ("I still don't know what Sgt. Pepper was about").

Whether it's a petty insult or a profound insight, if it is about music, you'll find it inside. Whatever your interests -- as a musician, music lover, student, writer, or as someone who simply enjoys the conversation and chatter of great artists -- the Dictionary is truly an unrivaled treasure.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780825671753
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1989
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Academies and Academicism 1
Accompaniment 2
The Accordion 2
The Aeolian Harp 2
Aleatory Music 2
Amateurs 2
America 3
Antheil 4
Anti-Music 4
Apollo 6
Applause 6
Arne 7
Atonality 7
Audience 7
Avant-Garde 9
C. P. E. Bach 11
J. S. Bach 11
The Bagpipes 12
Balakirev 13
The Banjo 13
Barber 13
Baroque Music 13
Bartok 13
The Bassoon 14
The Beatles 14
Beethoven 14
Bells 18
Berg 18
Berlin 18
Berlioz 18
Bernstein 20
Birdsong 20
Bizet 22
Black Music 22
Bliss 23
Bloch 23
The Blues 23
Borodin 23
Boulanger 23
Boulez 24
Brahms 24
Brass 26
Brass Bands 26
Britten 26
Bruch 27
Bruckner 27
The Bugle 27
Bull 28
Busoni 28
Byrd 28
Cage 28
Carter 29
Castrati 29
St Cecilia 29
The Cello 29
Chamber Music 29
Cherubini 30
Chopin 30
Church Music 31
The Clarinet 33
Class 34
Classicism 35
Composers and Composing 35
The Concerto 37
Concerts 37
Conducting 38
Conductors 39
Copland 41
Corelli 42
The Cornet 42
Counterpoint 42
Country and Western 43
Couperin 43
Cowell 43
Critics and Criticism 43
Dance 45
David 46
Death 46
Debussy 47
Definitions of Music 48
Delius 50
Disease 51
Dissonance 51
Distant Music 52
Donizetti 52
The Double Bass 53
Dowland 53
Drums and Percussion 53
Dvorak 53
Dylan 54
Education 54
Effects of Music 55
General 55
Sedation 57
Stimulation 58
Electronic Music 58
Elgar 59
Ellington 60
England 60
Expression 61
Falla 63
Faure 64
Feldman 64
Film Music 64
The Flute 65
Folk Music 65
France 66
Franck 67
Functional Music 67
Futurism 68
Germany 68
Gershwin 69
Gibbons 69
Gilbert and Sullivan 70
The Glass Harmonica 70
Glinka 70
Gluck 70
Gounod 71
Grainger 71
Grieg 71
Guerre Des Bouffons 72
The Guitar 72
Handel 72
Harmony 74
The Harp 75
The Harpsichord 75
Haydn 75
Heavenly Music 76
Henze 77
Hindemith 77
Holst 77
Honegger 78
The Horn 78
Improvisation 78
Inspiration 78
Intellect and Feeling 80
Internationalism 81
Interpretation 81
Intonation 82
Ireland 82
Italy 82
Ives 83
Janacek 83
Jazz 83
Josquin Des Pres 85
Keyboard Instruments 85
Kodaly 85
Krenek 85
Lawes 86
Libretti 86
Ligeti 86
Liszt 86
Love and Sex 87
Lully 90
The Lute 90
The Lyre 90
Mahler 90
The Mandolin 91
Martial Music 91
Martinu 92
Mascagni 92
Massenet 92
Melancholy 92
Melody 93
Mendelssohn 93
Messiaen 94
Meyerbeer 94
Milhaud 94
Monarchs 94
Money 95
Monteverdi 97
Mozart 97
The Musical 98
Mussorgsky 98
Nationalism 98
Nature 99
Neoclassicism 101
Nielsen 101
The Oboe 101
Offenbach 101
Opera 102
The Ophicleide 105
Oratorio 105
The Orchestra 105
Orchestration and Instrumentation 106
Orff 107
The Organ 107
Origins of Music 108
Ornamentation 108
Orpheus 108
The Overture 109
Paganini 109
Palestrina 109
Patronage 110
Performance 110
The Performer 111
The Piano 112
Politics 113
Popular Music 115
Porter 117
Posterity 117
Poulenc 118
Practice 118
Presley 118
Prodigies 118
Programme Music 119
Prokofiev 120
Pro-Music 120
Puccini 121
Purcell 121
Racism 122
Ragtime 122
Rakhmaninov 123
Rameau 123
Ravel 123
Recorded and Broadcast Music 124
The Recorder 125
Reger 125
Reggae 125
Religion 125
Rhythm 127
Rimsky-Korsakov 127
Rock Music 127
The Rolling Stones 128
Romanticism 128
Rossini 129
Roussel 130
Ruggles 130
Russia 130
Saint-Saens 130
Satie 131
The Saxophone 131
Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti 131
Schoenberg 131
Schubert 132
Schumann 133
Schutz 133
Scotland 133
Shostakovich 134
Sibelius 134
Silence 134
Singing 135
Sirens 137
Skryabin 137
Sleep 138
Smetana 138
The Sonata 139
Song 139
The Spheres 140
Spohr 141
Stars 141
Stockhausen 142
Johann Strauss (Elder and Younger) 143
Richard Strauss 143
Stravinsky 144
Strings 145
The Symphony 145
Synaesthesia 145
Tallis 145
Taverner 145
Tchaikovsky 145
Telemann 146
Tempo 146
Thomson 147
Tippett 147
Tradition and Originality 147
Transcription 149
Transience 149
The Trombone 149
The Trumpet 150
The Tuba 150
Twelve-Note Music 150
Varese 151
Vaughan Williams 151
Verdi 151
The Viol 152
The Viola 152
The Violin 152
Virtuosity 153
Vivaldi 153
Wagner 153
Wales 156
Walton 156
Warlock (Philip Heseltine) 156
Weber 156
Webern 157
Weelkes 157
Weill 157
Wolf 157
Women and Music 158
Woodwind 158
Words and Music 158
Author Index 161
Subject Index 168
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