A Topical Guide to Schenkerian Literature

Diran Alexanian ( Paris : Éditions Salabert , 1929 ) ] , ITO 1 / 8 ( 1975 ) : 20 – 27 . COM : The author reviews the named edn . , by Alexanian , of Bach ' s violoncello suites BWV 1007 – 12 . The analytical / notational system employed ...

Author: David Carson Berry

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 1576470954

Category: Music

Page: 585

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To the growing list of Pendragon Press publications devoted to the work of Heinrich Schenker, we wish to announce the addition of this much-needed bibliography. The author, a student of Allen Forte, has created a work useful to a wide range of researchers music theorists, musicologists, music librarians and teachers. The Guide is the largest Schenkerian reference work ever published. At nearly 600 pages, it contains 3600 entries (2200 principal, 1400 secondary) representing the work of 1475 authors. Fifteen broad groupings encompass seventy topical headings, many of which are divided and subdivided again, resulting in a total of 271 headings under which entries are collected.

Dance and the Music of J S Bach

Bach MS P269 , in the hand of Anna Magdalena Bach , now in Staatsbibliotek , Berlin ; autograph facsimile in Six Suites for Cello , edited by Diran Alexanian . 24. David Boyden's article " Scordatura , " in New Grove Dictionary of ...

Author: Meredith Little

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253214645

Category: Music

Page: 337

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Stylized dance music and music based on dance rhythms pervade Bach's compositions. Although this very special genre has long been a part of every serious musician's repertoire, little has been written about it. The original edition of this book addressed Bach's stylized dance pieces that actually bear the names of dances. In this expanded version of their practical and insightful study, Meredith Little and Natalie Jenne apply the same principles to a great number of Bach's works that exhibit identifiable dance rhythms but do not bear dance-specific titles.

Playing the Cello 1780 1930

The second view, expressed by Emil Krall, at even greater length by Diran Alexanian, and implicit in almost every pedagogical work on the cello, was that its pedagogical history was that of a search for fundamental principles.17 Krall ...

Author: George Kennaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079811

Category: Music

Page: 298

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This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative, George Kennaway has produced a unique cultural history of performance practices. In addition to drawing upon an unusually wide range of source materials - from instructional methods to poetry, novels and film - Kennaway acknowledges the instability and ambiguity of the data that supports historically informed performance. By examining nineteenth-century assumptions about the very nature of the cello itself, he demonstrates new ways of thinking about historical performance today. Kennaway’s treatment of tone quality and projection, and of posture, bow-strokes and fingering, is informed by his practical insights as a professional cellist and teacher. Vibrato and portamento are examined in the context of an increasing divergence between theory and practice, as seen in printed sources and heard in early cello recordings. Kennaway also explores differing nineteenth-century views of the cello’s gendered identity and the relevance of these cultural tropes to contemporary performance. By accepting the diversity and ambiguity of nineteenth-century sources, and by resisting oversimplified solutions, Kennaway has produced a nuanced performing history that will challenge and engage musicologists and performers alike.

Masterworks of George Enescu

10: Conducts Symphony Orchestra of Paris, at Salle Pleyel (Debussy, Brahms, and his own Symphonie Concertante with soloist Diran Alexanian) ° Nov. 15: Concert with Marcel Ciampi in Rennes; ° Nov. 17: Concert in Belfort ° Nov.

Author: Pascal Bentoiu

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810876906

Category: Music

Page: 586

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Often considered Romania's greatest musical force and a significant mind of the 20th century, composer George Enescu (1881-1955) achieved international fame and succeeded in incorporating Romanian spirituality into worldwide culture. Masterworks of George Enescu provides a profound and very detailed analysis of more than 25 of this important composer's most representative works. Translated from musicologist Pascal Bentoiu's Romanian publication, Lory Wallfisch presents this vital work for the first time to English-speaking audiences, providing the worldwide public with the tools to understand and enjoy Enescu's music. Bentoiu presents a kind of travel diary through Enescu's creative legacy, offering a comprehensive, well-documented, knowledgeable, and generously illustrated analytical study of the composer's greatest masterpieces. Works such as the Romanian Rhapsodies, the Second Suite for Orchestra, Vox Maris, Impressions d'Enfance, his opera Oedipe, and several sonatas and quartets are carefully examined and admired for their substance and their ability to add dignity to the musical world. The works are presented chronologically, considering their conceptual realization as well as their inception and completion. Illustrated with more than 400 musical examples, this impressive study is a perfect guide toward the thorough enjoyment of Enescu's masterpieces.

Cello Technique

36 The following exercise was given by Diran Alexanian . Set the metronome to 100 and synchronise the bridgeward hammer - like strokes with the ticks . Think of it as a stroke and reflex action , a rebound . ' Vous avez un marteau à la ...

Author: Dorothy Churchill Pratt

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 052133909X

Category: Music

Page: 167

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This volume aims at rapid development and technical problems discussed for younger or less advanced students.

Always Something New to Discover

152 During World War II, Greenhouse played in the Navy Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Through cellist Diran Alexanian, who collaborated with Pablo Casals on innovative cello technique, Bernard Greenhouse was allowed to audition ...

Author: Cynthia Wilson

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781908341259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Menahem Pressler and the Beaux Arts Trio German born pianist Menahem Pressler (1923) was forced to flee Nazi terror to Israel. He quickly attained international fame in 1946 by winning the Debussy Competition in San Francisco and performing his debut with Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Ultimately emigrating to the United States, Pressler teaches at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University where he holds an endowed chair as Distinguished Professor. As founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, he alone survived the ensemble's changes in membership during its unprecedented 53 year history. 'Setting the standard' for piano trio performance, the Beaux Arts Trio elevated the ensemble type to a par with the string quartet in over seven thousand performances, hundreds of award winning recordings and extensive broadcasts. Famed for his musicality and equally admired for his way with words, communicator Menahem Pressler is captured here, an inspiration to colleagues, students and his international public. In Always Something New to Discover, Pressler's biography, esthetics, pianism and dedication to music are gathered in texts enriched with oral history as generously shared by Pressler and his intimates. 'I am as hungry now making my music as when I was young ' With as yet no retirement in sight, Menahem Pressler continues his musical journey with an undiminished schedule and a full studio of international students, all in blissful service of the music he loves. Originally from Boston, Cynthia Wilson (1953) was educated at Concord Academy in Massachusetts and Sarah Lawrence College in New York before following her passion for early music to Amsterdam. After a decade of concertizing she held a number of management positions in the Dutch music world. In 2006, she founded wwclassics to pursue a wider range of artistic activities."

The Great Cellists

One of the most controversial teachers of the 20th century, Diran Alexanian (1881-1954), was born in Constantinople of Armenian parents. He studied with Griitzmacher in Leipzig, where he played chamber music with Brahms and Joachim.

Author: Margaret Campbell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571278015

Category: Music

Page: 298

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The Great Cellists is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the lives and work of the cello's great performers and teachers, from the emergence of the solo instrument in the seventeenth century to the present day. In its early history, the cello was a genuine 'bass' violin that came in three sizes and from the thirteenth century was played side by side with viols and later violins. The instrument we know today came into general use by the time the great makers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - such as Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri - brought their craft to perfection and made numerous of the instruments most sought after by today's virtuosi. Many of the earliest known professional cellists were employed as court musicians, but their names have not been widely known. The most familiar names belong to those early cellists who were also composers: Boccherini, Romberg, Piatti and Popper. In more recent times, the great Europeans Becker, Klengel and Salmond led to Feuermann, Piatogorsky, Fournier, Rostropovich, and above all to Casals; and they, in turn, have greatly influenced contemporary musicians such as the late Jacqueline du Pr and the manifold brilliant players from Russia, Japan and the USA. The Great Cellists reveals a splendid range of personalities from the conventional to the eccentric. Included also are the numerous less well-known cellists who were important as founders of the various national 'schools'. Margaret Campbell has interviewed many eminent musicians and had rich access to letters and private documents in her coverage of the last hundred years. Her absorbing book presents to the reader a rich vision of skills and traditions that have been handed down nationally through the generations, and developed internationally since the twentieth century. It is a book for string players, students, concertgoers and CD buffs - indeed, anyone who enjoys the sound of the cello.

Gaspar Cassad

The circumstances surrounding the letter by Diran Alexanian published in The New York Times in 1949, denouncing Cassadó as a fascist collaborator during his second concert tour in the USA, have been well explained and analysed by ...

Author: Gabrielle Kaufman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317130963

Category: Music

Page: 332

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Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the results of seven years of research into his life and legacy, after following the cellist’s steps through Spain, France, Italy and Japan. The study presents in-depth descriptions of the three main parts of Cassadó’s creative output: composition, transcription and performance, especially focusing on Cassadó’s plural and multi-facetted creativity, which is examined from both cultural and historical perspectives. Cassadó’s role within the evolution of twentieth-century cello performance is thoroughly examined, including a discussion regarding the musical and technical aspects of performing Cassadó’s works, aimed directly at performers. The study presents the first attempt at a comprehensive catalogue of Cassadó’s works, both original and transcribed, as well as his recordings, using a number of new archival sources and testimonies. In addition, the composer’s significance within Spanish twentieth-century music is treated in detail through a number of case studies, sustained by examples from recovered score manuscripts. Illuminated by extraordinary source material Gaspar Cassadó: Cellist, Composer and Transcriber expands and deepens our knowledge of this complex figure, and will be of crucial importance to students and scholars in the fields of Performance Practice and Spanish Music, as well as to professional cellists and advanced cello students.


My next teacher was Diran Alexanian, who had been Casals's assistant at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris before coming to America. I was then fourteen, and I remained with him for four years. Alexanian was a truly remarkable man.

Author: David Blum

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307831804

Category: Music

Page: 256

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How do four instrumentalists with strong individual tastes and temperaments manage to forge a distinctive approach to the music they play? This extraordinary book ushers readers into the workshop of one of the world's most accomplished string quartets. In rich and probing conversations with their longtime friend and musicologist and conductor David Blum, the members of the Guarneri String Quartet, both individually as a group, tell what it is like to play together.

Cello Practice Cello Performance

CHAPTER. SEVEN. 1. Diran Alexanian, Traité théorique et pratique du Violoncelle (Paris: A. Zunz Mathot, 1922), 203–9. ... BOOKS AND JOURNALS Alexanian, Diran. Traité théorique et pratique du. 1. Gabriel Fauré, Elégie, André Navarra ...

Author: Miranda Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246782

Category: Music

Page: 154

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What does it mean to perform expressively on the cello? In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, professor Miranda Wilson teaches that effectiveness on the concert stage or in an audition reflects the intensity, efficiency, and organization of your practice. Far from being a mysterious gift randomly bestowed on a lucky few, successful cello performance is, in fact, a learnable skill that any player can master. Most other instructional works for cellists address techniques for each hand individually, as if their movements were independent. In Cello Practice, Cello Performance, Wilson demonstrates that the movements of the hands are vitally interdependent, supporting and empowering one another in any technical action. Original exercises in the fundamentals of cello playing include cross-lateral exercises, mindful breathing, and one of the most detailed discussions of intonation in the cello literature. Wilson translates this practice-room success to the concert hall through chapters on performance-focused practice, performance anxiety, and common interpretive challenges of cello playing. This book is a resource for all advanced cellists—college-bound high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and professional performers—and teaches them how to be their own best teachers.

Practicing Music by Design

Diran Alexanian and Frederick Fairbanks, Traité Théorique et Pratique du Violoncelle; Theoretical and Practical Treatise of the Violoncello (Paris: A. Z. Mathot, 1922), 3. 3. Herbert Whone, The Simplicity of Playing the Violin (London: ...

Author: Christopher Berg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429576317

Category: Music

Page: 190

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Practicing Music by Design: Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance explores pedagogical practices for achieving expert skill in performance. It is an account of the relationship between historic practices and modern research, examining the defining characteristics and applications of eight common components of practice from the perspectives of performing artists, master teachers, and scientists. The author presents research past and present designed to help musicians understand the abstract principles behind the concepts. After studying Practicing Music by Design, students and performers will be able to identify areas in their practice that prevent them from developing. The tenets articulated here are universal, not instrument-specific, borne of modern research and the methods of legendary virtuosi and teachers. Those figures discussed include: Luminaries Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin Renowned performers Anton Rubinstein, Mark Hambourg, Ignace Paderewski, and Sergei Rachmaninoff Extraordinary teachers Theodor Leschetizky, Rafael Joseffy, Leopold Auer, Carl Flesch, and Ivan Galamian Lesser-known musicians who wrote perceptively on the subject, such as violinists Frank Thistleton, Rowsby Woof, Achille Rivarde, and Sydney Robjohns Practicing Music by Design forges old with new connections between research and practice, outlining the practice practices of some of the most virtuosic concert performers in history while ultimately addressing the question: How does all this work to m practice practices [ first word is in italics] ake for better musicians and artists?

Catalog of Copyright Entries

TRAITÉ THÉORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DU VIOLONCELLE , par Diran Alexanian ; préf . de Pablo Casals ; description du violoncelle par Caressa et Français ; version anglaise de Frédérick Fairbanks . 28Jul22 , AF20347 : R60796 , 6Apr 50 , Diran ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: UOM:39015084451643

Category: American drama


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Includes index.

Trills in the Bach Cello Suites

When I began the analysis, I remembered from my early studies of Bach how I revered the edition of Diran Alexanian: so complete! So many intricate analytical details! But for this first Sarabande trill, no matter how I tried to follow ...

Author: Jerome Carrington

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185347

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Offers performers, teachers and students new insights into ornamentation. An important new reference work that has earned praise from America’s leading Bach scholar and an impressive list of distinguished cellists. The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach contain some one hundred trills, many open to diverse execution and more than half sparking controversy among musicians. Now accomplished cellist Jerome Carrington brings together and examines historically informed interpretations of the trills and compares them with contemporary performance practice. Carrington collects and annotates every trill in the Cello Suites, examining each ornament individually to find the most historically accurate solution for its execution. For determining the form of each trill, he offers a method that includes analysis of harmonic structure. Because no autograph copy of the Cello Suites has survived, he undertakes a detailed study of the manuscript of the Lute Suite in G minor, which Bach adapted from Cello Suite No. 5, as a reference for correcting errors and verifying harmonic and rhythmic details. Bursting with new ideas, Trills in the Bach Cello Suites offers insight for performers and music theorists alike. It will aid in the interpretation of these classic works as it renews our appreciation for Bach’s genius.

Performing Music in the Age of Recording

David Soyer , cellist of the Guarneri Quartet , was taught by Diran Alexanian , Casals's pupil , whose method Casals endorsed . Then Soyer went to Emanuel Feuermann . Feuermann had quite a different approach to portamento : ' Feuermann ...

Author: Robert Philip

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300102461

Category: Music

Page: 304

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What is the relationship between performance and recording? What is the impact of recording on the lives of musicians? Comparison of the lives of musicians and audiences in the years before recordings with those of today. Survey of the changing attitudes toward freedom of expression, the globalization of performing styles and the rise of the period instrument movement.

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

6.4 Maurice Eisenberg (1902–72) Another cellist associated with Casals was the controversial Armenian, Diran Alexanian. He was a pupil of Grützmacher in Leipzig, where as a student he played chamber music with Brahms and Joachim.

Author: Robin Stowell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139825733

Category: Music


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This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists since the baroque era; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers.


The violinist Diran Alexanian certainly came into this category . One of the most controversial teachers of the twentieth century , Alexanian ( 1881-1954 ) was born in Constantinople of Armenian parents . He studied with Grutzmacher in ...



ISBN: UOM:39076001966758

Category: Armenian literature


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Reflections of an American Harpsichordist

Among the many musicians with whom I came in closer contact through Sascha or who were asked to listen critically to our rehearsals, it was Diran Alexanian who exerted the greatest influence. A contemporary, and in many ways the ...

Author: Meredith Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580465915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Presents previously unpublished memoirs (1933-77), lectures, and essays by the eminent harpsichordist and scholar Ralph Kirkpatrick.

Eurythmy as Visible Singing

Diran Alexanian wrote of Pablo Casals: “When he plays, each note is a prophecy or a recollection; this magician induces in us the presentiment of what is to come, as well as the remembrance of what has been” (quoted in J. Ma. Corredor.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855845671

Category: Religion

Page: 534

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‘The study of music is the study of the human being. The two are inseparable, and eurythmy is the art which brings this most clearly to expression. In these lectures, Rudolf Steiner guides us along a path toward an understanding of the human form as music comes to rest – the movements of eurythmy bringing this music back to life.’ – Dorothea Mier ‘Fundamentally speaking, music is the human being, and indeed it is from music that we rightly learn how to free ourselves from matter.’ – Rudolf Steiner The focus of these eight lectures is the source of movement and gesture in the human being. The movement in musical experience is thus traced back to its origin in the human instrument itself. Like the degrees of the musical scale, Rudolf Steiner leads his select audience of young artists through eight stages, focusing on the living principles of discovery and renewal. Eurythmy was born in the turbulent decades of the early twentieth century. From an individual question as to whether it was possible to create an art based on meaningful movement, Rudolf Steiner responded with fresh creative possibilities for a renewal of the arts in their totality. The new art of eurythmy was an unexpected gift. Today, music eurythmy, along with its counterpart based on speech, is practiced as an art, taught as a subject in schools, enjoyed as a social activity and applied as a therapy. This definitive translation of Steiner’s original lecture course on eurythmy includes a facsimile, transcription and translation of the lecturer’s notes, together with an introduction and index. The volume is supplemented with an extensive ‘companion’, featuring full commentary and notes compiled by Alan Stott, as well as a translation of Josef Matthias Hauer’s Interpreting Melos.

Domenico Scarlatti

The chapter on performance strongly reflects the influence and ideas of Diran Alexanian, the one single musician of my acquaintance from whom I have learned more than from any other. During the past ten years I have frequently enjoyed ...

Author: Ralph Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691216140

Category: Music

Page: 496

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Again available in paperback, this definitive work on the genius of Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) is the result of twelve years of devoted effort by America's foremost harpsichordist and one of the principal authorities on eighteenth-century harpsichord music. Mr. Kirkpatrick traveled extensively to collect material that has tripled the known facts about Scarlatti's life, providing the first adequate biography of one of the greatest harpsichord composers of the eighteenth century and one of the most original composers of all time. The second half of his book is an illuminating study of Scarlatti's 555 sonatas, concluding with a chapter on their performance. The book contains extensive appendixes, including discussions of ornamentation and Scarlatti's vocal music, and an updated section of addenda and corrigenda.

Masterpieces of Music Before 1750


Author: Carl Parrish

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143101

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Outstanding musical examples — chants, motets, madrigals, more — illustrating course of musical style from early Middle Ages to mid-18th century. Works by Lassus, Josquin des Prez, Schütz, Handel, Bach, many others. Notes.