Musical Robots and Interactive Multimodal Systems (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)
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The Musical Milkman Murder by means of Quentin Falk
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Overview: Long sooner than the picturesque village of Little Marlow was a well known location for filming episodes of common tv crime presentations akin to Inspector Morse, Miss Marple and Midsomer Murders, the tranquil Thameside hamlet used to be the website of a real-life homicide that might have taxed the creativeness of even essentially the most ingenious TV screenwriter. In the rapid aftermath of the Great War, Little Marlow used to be thrown right into a state of serious pleasure by means of the invention of the frame of a tender married lady named Kate Lilian Bailey. The scene of the tragedy used to be Barn Cottage, a horny geographical region place of abode; the weapon of selection used to be poison, and the person accused of the homicide used to be native milkman, George Bailey – Kate’s husband. Who used to be George Arthur Bailey? What drove this apparently innocuous milkman to homicide his spouse? Who, or what, sealed his destiny? Almost a century later, thru exhaustive analysis, writer Quentin Falk brings to gentle the strange and vibrant information of this surprisingly under-reported crime to show no longer only one astonishing tale, however an intriguing crime and compelling weave of a number of tales. The Musical Milkman Murder paints a shiny image of rural society in early 20th century England, finds the grisly story of a star-crossed couple torn aside by means of poison – that therefore result in an execution and the suicides of a pass judgement on and a hangman – and the tragic tale of a daughter who would take part a life-time to find the horrible reality in the back of her parentage.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Foundations of Musical Grammar (Oxford Studies in Music Theory) by Lawrence M. Zbikowski
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Overview: In recent years, music theorists have been increasingly eager to incorporate findings from the science of human cognition and linguistics into their methodology. In the culmination of a vast body of research undertaken since his influential and award-winning Conceptualizing Music (OUP 2002), Lawrence M. Zbikowski puts forward Foundations of Musical Grammar, an ambitious and broadly encompassing account on the foundations of musical grammar based on our current understanding of human cognitive capacities.
Musical grammar is conceived of as a species of construction grammar, in which grammatical elements are form-function pairs. Zbikowski proposes that the basic function of music is to provide sonic analogs for dynamic processes that are important in human cultural interactions. He focuses on three such processes: those concerned with the emotions, the spontaneous gestures that accompany speech, and the patterned movement of dance. Throughout the book, Zbikowski connects cognitive research with music theory for an interdisciplinary audience, presenting detailed musical analyses and summaries of the basic elements of musical grammar.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Music > Theory, Composition & Performance
Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird
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Overview: The Broadway musical has greatly influenced both American and world culture. Shows such as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as American as apple pie, while the long runs of imports such as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables have broken records. Shows filled with rock and pop music such as Mamma Mia! and Wicked enthrall audiences, and revivals of beloved shows play an important role in contemporary Broadway culture. Actors Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, and Audra McDonald; composers and lyricists Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Jeanine Tesori; and directors and choreographers George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman-to name only a few-have gained national and international recognition by way of the Broadway musical stage.
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on Broadway shows, composers, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, and theatres.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Newsies: Music from the Broadway Musical by Alan Menken, Jack Feldman
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Overview: (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 13 piano/vocal selections from the 2012 Tony-winning musical featuring music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. Songs include: The Bottom Line * I Never Planned on You/Don’t Come A-Knocking * King of New York * Once and for All * Santa Fe * Seize the Day * Something to Believe In * That’s Rich * Watch What Happens * The World Will Know * and more, with a special section of full-color photos and background information from the production.
Genre: Nonfiction > General