Alfredo Casella Virgilio Mortari the Technique of Contemporary Orchestration

Originally published in 1948, this orchestration manual is one of the cornerstone texts on the topic, but has never before been published in English.


Author: Alfredo Casella

Publisher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi

ISBN: 0634089331

Category: Music

Page: 278

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Originally published in 1948, this orchestration manual is one of the cornerstone texts on the topic, but has never before been published in English. Profusely illustrated with musical examples, this manual gives technical and subjective advice about writing for each of the instruments of the orchestra. Paperback, 278 pages.

The Technique of Contemporary Orchestration

(Misc). Originally published in 1948, this orchestration manual is one of the cornerstone texts on the topic, but has never before been published in English.


Author: Alfredo Casella

Publisher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121894005

Category: Music

Page: 278

View: 399

(Misc). Originally published in 1948, this orchestration manual is one of the cornerstone texts on the topic, but has never before been published in English. Profusely illustrated with musical examples, this manual gives technical and subjective advice about writing for each of the instruments of the orchestra. Paperback, 278 pages.

Orchestration Theory

Casella, Alfredo and Mortari, Virgilio. La tecnica de la orquesta contemporanea. Ciudad de La Habana: Editoiral Arte y Literatura, 1978.


Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313295966

Category: Music

Page: 183

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Presents detailed bibliographic information on all aspects of orchestration, instrumentation, and musical arranging, and includes over 1,200 citations. The only reference work of its kind on this subject.

Opera and Vivaldi

... was performed in an arrangement by Virgilio Mortari. As artistic adviser, Alfredo Casella commented on the production as follows: The opera has required ...


Author: Michael Collins

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477300640

Category: Music

Page: 408

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From the New York Times review of the Dallas Opera's performance of Orlando furioso and the international symposium on Baroque opera: ". . . it was a serious, thoughtful, consistent and imaginative realization of a beautiful, long-neglected work, one that fully deserved all the loving attention it received. As such, the production and its attendant symposium made a positive contribution to the cause of Baroque opera . . . . " Baroque opera experienced a revival in the late twentieth century. Its popularity, however, has given rise to a number of perplexing and exciting questions regarding literary sources, librettos, theater design, set design, stage movement, and costumes—even the editing of the operas. In 1980, the Dallas Opera produced the American premier of Vivaldi's Orlando furioso, which met with much acclaim. Concurrently an international symposium on the subject of Baroque opera was held at Southern Methodist University. Authorities from around the world met to discuss the operatic works of Vivaldi, Handel, and other Baroque composers as well as the characteristics of the genre. Michael Collins and Elise Kirk, deputy chair and chair of the symposium, edited the papers to produce this groundbreaking study, which will be of great interest to music scholars and opera lovers throughout the world. Contributors to Opera and Vivaldi include Shirley Wynne, John Walter Hill, Andrew Porter, Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Howard Mayer Brown, William Holmes, Ellen Rosand, and the editors.

Guide to the Contemporary Harp

Alfredo Casella and Virgilio Mortari, La technique de l'orchestre contemporain [Technique of the contemporary orchestra] (Milan: Ricordi, 1958). 21.


Author: Mathilde Aubat-Andrieu

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253039392

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Harps and harp music have enjoyed a renaissance over the past century and today can be heard in a broad array of musical contexts. Guide to the Contemporary Harp is a comprehensive resource that examines the vibrant present-day landscape of the harp. The authors explore the instrument from all angles, beginning with organology; moving through composition, notation, and playing techniques; and concluding with the contemporary repertoire for the harp. The rapid diversification in these areas of harp performance is the result of both technological innovations in harp making, which have produced the electric harp and MIDI harp, and innovative composers and players. These new instruments and techniques have broadened the concept of what is possible and what constitutes harp music for today. Guide to the Contemporary Harp is an essential guide for any harpist looking to push the instrument and its music to new heights.


Music in My Time : The Memoirs of Alfredo Casella . Translated and edited by Spencer Norton . ... of Oklahoma Press , 1955 . and Virgilio Mortari .


Author: Michele Girardi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226297586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

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Puccini's operas are among the most popular and widely performed in the world, yet few books have examined his body of work from an analytical perspective. This volume remedies that lack in lively prose accessible to scholars and opera enthusiasts alike.

Constant Lambert

... Alfredo Casella and Hermann Scherchen in works by Roman Palester, Anton Webern, Virgilio Mortari, Vladimir Dukelsky and George Gershwin.


Author: Stephen Lloyd

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843838982

Category: Music

Page: 584

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An indispensable biography for anyone interested in Constant Lambert, ballet and British musical life in the first part of the twentieth century.


Casella, Alfredo and Virgilio Mortari. The Technique of Contemporary Orchestration. 2nd rev. ed. Translated by Thomas V. Fraschillo.


Author: Paul Mathews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135869359

Category: Music

Page: 248

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Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available that traces the history of orchestration through the writings of composers themselves. By collecting writings from the ninenteenth century to today, Mathews illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, as well as presenting a wide variety of theories that have been embraced by the leading practitioners in the field. The collection then traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others), the 19th century (Mahler, Gevaert, Strauss) the fin de siecle (on the edge of musical modernism; writings by Berlioz, Jadassohn, Delius, and Rimsky Korsakov), early modern (Busoni, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Grainger, and others), and high modern (Carter, Feldman, Reich, Brant). Many of these pieces have never been translated into English before; some only appeared in small journals or the popular press and have never appeared in a book; and none have ever been collected in one place. The study of orchestration is a key part of all students of music theory and composition. Orchestration provides a much needed resource for these students, filling a gap in the literature.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Virgilio Mortari ( A ) ; 10Mar65 ; R357191 . ... Free adaptation by Alfredo Casella . Part . ... Yvonne Casella ( W ) ; 19Apr65 ; R359865 .


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357458

Category: Copyright


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Fascist Directive

... Casella, Count Guido Chigi-Saracini, S. A. Luciani, and Virgilio Mortari, ... By September 1938, when Alfredo Casella was going to Turin to find music ...


Author: Catherine E Paul

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781942954064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In 1938, American poet Ezra Pound published Guide to Kulchur, a book so radically different from his earlier writing that readers might not have believed that it was written by the same firebrand aesthetician who had advocated in 1913 that poets go in fear of abstractions. But Guide to Kulchur was only the latest example of a new kind of prose that Pound had been writing-fiercely invested in politics and the mobilization of cultural heritage to its service. Pound's new modernism came as a direct effect of his investment in fascism. Since the last monographic treatment of Pound's fascism, scholars of literature, history, art history, urban design, and music have uncovered important aspects of the fascist regime's use of culture to foment Italian national identity. These studies reveal the cultural, mythical, rhetorical, and intellectual aspects of that regime-more than enough new knowledge to require a reappraisal of perhaps the most famous, certainly the most notorious, American in Italy in that era, and perhaps the entire twentieth century. Unlike previous discussions of Pound's adoption of Italian fascism, which focus mostly on his political and economic interests, this book reveals the importance of the cultural projects of Mussolini's fascist regime. By bringing Italian primary sources and new approaches to the cultural project of Mussolini's regime to bear on Pound's prose work (including unpublished material from the Pound Papers and untranslated periodical contributions), Paul shows how Pound's modernism changed as a result of involvement in Italian politics and culture. At the same time, it uses the familiar figure of Pound to provide an entry for scholars of Anglo-American modernism into the diverse and complex realm of Italian modernism.

Bibliographic Guide to Music


Author: New York Public Library. Music Division


ISBN: UOM:39015009745061

Category: Music


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Italian Art Song

Alfredo Casella , ” La Rassegna Musicale , September 1957 , pp.201–204 . " Liriche di Virgilio Mortari , ” La Rassegna Musicale , 1927 .


Author: Ruth C. Lakeway


ISBN: STANFORD:36105042518659

Category: Music

Page: 399

View: 563

This book provides information on the Italian art song, known as liriche da camera -- compositions for voice and piano. The greater part of the book provides trnslations of the poetry and suggestions for interpretation of over 200 selected liriche da camera.

The Canadian Music Journal

La Technique de l'Orchestre Contemporain by Alfredo Casella and Virgilio Mortari is a translation into French from the original Italian and is full of ...




ISBN: UOM:39015009116024

Category: Music


View: 314

Jazz Italian Style

One Step, 1918; Otto Weber's Futurismo Foxtrot, 1921; Virgilio Mortari's Fox ... In 1920, Alfredo Casella composed “Fox-Trot for Four Hands Piano” that he ...


Author: Anna Harwell Celenza

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107169777

Category: History

Page: 264

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Jazz Italian Style explores a complex era in music history, when politics and popular culture collided with national identity and technology. When jazz arrived in Italy at the conclusion of World War I, it quickly became part of the local music culture. In Italy, thanks to the gramophone and radio, many Italian listeners paid little attention to a performer's national and ethnic identity. Nick LaRocca (Italian-American), Gorni Kramer (Italian), the Trio Lescano (Jewish-Dutch), and Louis Armstrong (African-American), to name a few, all found equal footing in the Italian soundscape. The book reveals how Italians made jazz their own, and how, by the mid-1930s, a genre of jazz distinguishable from American varieties and supported by Mussolini began to flourish in Northern Italy and in its turn influenced Italian-American musicians. Most importantly, the book recovers a lost repertoire and an array of musicians whose stories and performances are compelling and well worth remembering.

The Techniques of Violin Playing Die Spieltechnik der Violine

Sekundärliteratur / Literature Casella, Alfredo / Mortari, Virgilio: Die Technik des modernen Orchesters, Mailand 1961, 22010 Drees, Stefan (Hrsg.): Lexikon ...


Author: Irvine Arditti

Publisher: Bärenreiter-Verlag

ISBN: 9783761872406

Category: Music

Page: 117

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Irvine Arditti, der außergewöhnliche Geiger, Spezialist für Neue Musik und Primarius des phänomenalen Arditti Quartetts, und der Komponist und Dirigent Robert HP Platz haben sich zusammengetan, um über zeitgenössische Violintechniken zu schreiben. Detaillierte Erklärungen des technisch auf der Violine Möglichen werden hier für Interpreten, aber auch für Komponisten gegeben. Dabei wird die Virtuosität einer neuen Generation von Solisten berücksichtigt, die durch ihre außerordentlichen Fähigkeiten den Weg zu einem tieferen Verständnis sowohl von klassischer als auch von neuer Musik geebnet haben. Die Kapitel zur Bogentechnik, zum Vibrato, Pizzicato, Glissando, zu Flageoletts, Tabulaturen, zum Rhythmus und zu speziellen Aspekten der elektronischen Klangerzeugung werden durch zahlreiche anschauliche Notenbeispiele und Schemata illustriert. Besonders hilfreich sind die Videoaufnahmen, auf die aus dem eBook heraus verlinkt wird. Darin realisiert und erläutert Arditti selbst die im Buch beschriebenen Techniken auf der Geige. Kapitel zu den Grundlagen der Violintechnik und zu Irvine Ardittis ganz persönlichen Erfahrungen mit namhaften Komponisten machen das Buch auch für Nicht-Geiger interessant.