[Full Book] The Roberto Gerhard Companion

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Monty Adkins
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 402

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Monty Adkins, The Roberto Gerhard Companion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Roberto Gerhard Companion books, More than forty years after the composer's death, the music of Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) continues to be recorded and performed and to attract international scholarly interest. The Roberto Gerhard Companion is the first full length scholarly work on this composer noted for his sharp intellect and original, exploring mind. This book builds on the outcomes of two recent international conferences and includes contributions by scholars from Spain, the USA and UK. The essays collected here explore themes and trends within Gerhard’s work, using individual or groups of works as case studies. Among the themes presented are the way Gerhard’s work was shaped by his Catalan heritage, his education under Pedrell and Schoenberg, and his very individual reaction to the latter’s teaching and methods, notably Gerhard’s very distinctive approach to serialism. The influence of these and other cultural and literary figures is an important underlying theme that ties essays together. Exiled from Catalonia from 1939, Gerhard spent the remainder of his life in Cambridge, England, composing a string of often ground-breaking compositions, notably the symphonies and concertos composed in the 1950s and 1960s. A particular focus in this book is Gerhard's electronic music. He was a pioneer in this genre and the book will contain the first rigorous studies of this music as well as the first accurate catalogue of this electronic output. His ground-breaking output of incidental music for radio and the stage is also given detailed consideration.


[Full Book] The Roberto Gerhard Companion

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Monty Adkins
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 402

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Monty Adkins, The Roberto Gerhard Companion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Roberto Gerhard Companion books, More than forty years after the composer's death, the music of Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) continues to be recorded and performed and to attract international scholarly interest. The Roberto Gerhard Companion is the first full length scholarly work on this composer noted for his sharp intellect and original, exploring mind. This book builds on the outcomes of two recent international conferences and includes contributions by scholars from Spain, the USA and UK. The essays collected here explore themes and trends within Gerhard’s work, using individual or groups of works as case studies. Among the themes presented are the way Gerhard’s work was shaped by his Catalan heritage, his education under Pedrell and Schoenberg, and his very individual reaction to the latter’s teaching and methods, notably Gerhard’s very distinctive approach to serialism. The influence of these and other cultural and literary figures is an important underlying theme that ties essays together. Exiled from Catalonia from 1939, Gerhard spent the remainder of his life in Cambridge, England, composing a string of often ground-breaking compositions, notably the symphonies and concertos composed in the 1950s and 1960s. A particular focus in this book is Gerhard's electronic music. He was a pioneer in this genre and the book will contain the first rigorous studies of this music as well as the first accurate catalogue of this electronic output. His ground-breaking output of incidental music for radio and the stage is also given detailed consideration.


[Full Book] Essays On Roberto Gerhard

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Author: Monty Adkins
Category : Composers
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Monty Adkins, Essays On Roberto Gerhard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Essays On Roberto Gerhard books, For much of the mid-twentieth century, Roberto Gerhard found himself an outsider. He was airbrushed from much writing on contemporary music in Spain during the Franco regime, and was known in England more for his commercial music for theatre, film and radio than his concert works. However, his significance as a musical innovator in developing serial technique and in the field of electro-acoustics is now being gradually recognised in both Spain and England, as well as further afield. The volume explores an extensive range of Gerhards work from the early Wind Quintet and the Spanish ballets Pandora and Don Quixote with their overt political overtones, through to the late period Metamorphoses and a newly discovered chance-based composition Claustophilia written in response to a request by John Cage for his book Notations. One of the key themes presented throughout the book is Gerhards innovative use of serialism. Gerhards development of Schoenbergs technique led him to explore the serialization of both pitch and time. This volume suggests evidence for the first time that situates Gerhards idiosyncratic experiments alongside rather than after the total serialist works of his European counterparts Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen.


[Full Book] Gerhard On Music

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Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Author: Roberto Gerhard
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 276

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Roberto Gerhard, Gerhard On Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gerhard On Music books, "Catalan-born composer Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) left significant musical and documentary legacies. Exiled to Britain, with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Gerhard eventually achieved wide recognition by performers and conductors as a composer whose music was essential to the modern repertoire. In this, the first book in English to be devoted to Gerhard, Meirion Bowen collects many of the composer's articles, reviews, lectures and broadcasts to demonstrate the full extent and continuity of Gerhard's artistic and creative thinking."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


[Full Book] Essays On Roberto Gerhard

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Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Author: Monty Adkins
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 291

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Monty Adkins, Essays On Roberto Gerhard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Essays On Roberto Gerhard books, For much of the mid-twentieth century, Roberto Gerhard found himself an outsider. He was airbrushed from much writing on contemporary music in Spain during the Franco regime, and was known in England more for his ‘commercial’ music for theatre, film and radio than his concert works. However, his significance as a musical innovator in developing serial technique and in the field of electro-acoustics is now being gradually recognised in both Spain and England, as well as further afield. The volume explores an extensive range of Gerhard’s work from the early Wind Quintet and the Spanish ballets Pandora and Don Quixote with their overt political overtones, through to the late period Metamorphoses and a newly discovered chance-based composition Claustophilia written in response to a request by John Cage for his book Notations. One of the key themes presented throughout the book is Gerhard’s innovative use of serialism. Gerhard’s development of Schoenberg’s technique led him to explore the serialization of both pitch and time. This volume suggests evidence for the first time that situates Gerhard’s idiosyncratic experiments alongside rather than after the total serialist works of his European counterparts Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen.


[Full Book] Music And Exile In Francoist Spain

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Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Author: Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 216

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez, Music And Exile In Francoist Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Music And Exile In Francoist Spain books, The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host country. Spanish exiled composers, however, were never totally cut off from the musical life of Francoist Spain (1939-1975), be it through private correspondence, public performances of their work, honorary appointments and invitations from Francoist institutions, or a physical return to Spanish soil. Music and Exile in Francoist Spain analyses the connections of Spanish exiled composers with their homeland throughout 1939-1975. Taking the diversity and heterogeneity of the Spanish Republican exile as its starting point, the volume presents extended comparative case studies in order to broaden and advance current conceptions of, and debates surrounding, exile in musicology and Spanish studies. In doing so, it significantly furthers academic research on individual composers including Salvador Bacarisse, Julián Bautista, Roberto Gerhard, Rodolfo Halffter, Julián Orbón and Adolfo Salazar. As the first English-language monograph to explore the exiled composers from the perspectives of historiography, music criticism, performance and correspondence, Eva Moreda Rodriguez’s vivid reconception of the role of place and nation in twentieth-century music history will be of particular interest for scholars of Spanish music, Spanish Republican history, and exile and displacement more broadly.


[Full Book] The Routledge Research Companion To Modernism In Music

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Björn Heile
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 518

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Björn Heile, The Routledge Research Companion To Modernism In Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Routledge Research Companion To Modernism In Music books, Modernism in music still arouses passions and is riven by controversies. Taking root in the early decades of the twentieth century, it achieved ideological dominance for almost three decades following the Second World War, before becoming the object of widespread critique in the last two decades of the century, both from critics and composers of a postmodern persuasion and from prominent scholars associated with the ‘new musicology’. Yet these critiques have failed to dampen its ongoing resilience. The picture of modernism has considerably broadened and diversified, and has remained a pivotal focus of debate well into the twenty-first century. This Research Companion does not seek to limit what musical modernism might be. At the same time, it resists any dilution of the term that would see its indiscriminate application to practically any and all music of a certain period. In addition to addressing issues already well established in modernist studies such as aesthetics, history, institutions, place, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, production and performance, communication technologies and the interface with postmodernism, this volume also explores topics that are less established; among them: modernism and affect, modernism and comedy, modernism versus the ‘contemporary’, and the crucial distinction between modernism in popular culture and a ‘popular modernism’, a modernism of the people. In doing so, this text seeks to define modernism in music by probing its margins as much as by restating its supposed essence.


[Full Book] The Routledge Companion To Music Theory Pedagogy

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Leigh VanHandel
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 498

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Leigh VanHandel, The Routledge Companion To Music Theory Pedagogy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Routledge Companion To Music Theory Pedagogy books, Today’s music theory instructors face a changing environment, one where the traditional lecture format is in decline. The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy addresses this change head-on, featuring battle-tested lesson plans alongside theoretical discussions of music theory curriculum and course design. With the modern student in mind, scholars are developing creative new approaches to teaching music theory, encouraging active student participation within contemporary contexts such as flipped classrooms, music industry programs, and popular music studies. This volume takes a unique approach to provide resources for both the conceptual and pragmatic sides of music theory pedagogy. Each section includes thematic "anchor" chapters that address key issues, accompanied by short "topics" chapters offering applied examples that instructors can readily adopt in their own teaching. In eight parts, leading pedagogues from across North America explore how to most effectively teach the core elements of the music theory curriculum: Fundamentals Rhythm and Meter Core Curriculum Aural Skills Post-Tonal Theory Form Popular Music Who, What, and How We Teach A broad musical repertoire demonstrates formal principles that transcend the Western canon, catering to a diverse student body with diverse musical goals. Reflecting growing interest in the field, and with an emphasis on easy implementation, The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy presents strategies and challenges to illustrate and inspire, in a comprehensive resource for all teachers of music theory.


[Full Book] Australian Music And Modernism 1960 1975

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Author: Michael Hooper
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Michael Hooper, Australian Music And Modernism 1960 1975 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Australian Music And Modernism 1960 1975 books, Drawing on newly available archival material, key works, and correspondence of the era, Australian Music and Modernism defines "Australian Music" as an idea that emerged through the lens of the modernist discourse of the 1960s and 70s. At the same time that the new "Australian Music" was distinctive of the nation, it was also thoroughly connected to practices from Europe and shaped by a new engagement with the music of Southeast Asia. This book examines the intersection of nationalism and modernism at this formative time. During the early stages of "Australian Music" there was disagreement about what the idea itself ought to represent and, indeed, whether the idea ought to apply at all. Michael Hooper considers various perspectives offered by such composers as Peter Sculthorpe, Richard Meale, and Nigel Butterley and analyzes some of the era's significant works to articulate a complex understanding of "Australian Music" at its inception.


[Full Book] Historical Dictionary Of Modern And Contemporary Classical Music

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Nicole V. Gagné
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 546

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Nicole V. Gagné, Historical Dictionary Of Modern And Contemporary Classical Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Historical Dictionary Of Modern And Contemporary Classical Music books, This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important composers, musicians, methods, styles, and media in modernist and postmodern classical music.


[Full Book] Schoenberg S Program Notes And Musical Analyses

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Arnold Schoenberg
Category : Atonality
Languages : en
Pages : 376

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Arnold Schoenberg, Schoenberg S Program Notes And Musical Analyses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Schoenberg S Program Notes And Musical Analyses books, In 1950, as Arnold Schoenberg anticipated the publication of a collection of 15 of his most important writings, Style and Idea, he was already at work on a second volume to be called Program Notes. Inspired by this idea, Schoenberg's Program Notes and Musical Analyses can boast the most comprehensive study of the composer's writings about his own music yet published. Schoenberg's insights emerge not only in traditional program notes, but also in letters, sketch materials, pre-concert talks, public lectures, contributions to scholarly journals, newspaper articles, interviews, pedagogical materials, and publicity fliers. The editions of the texts in this collection, based almost exclusively on Schoenberg's original manuscript sources, include many items appearing in print in English for the first time, as well as more familiar texts that preserve musical and textual information eliminated from previous editions. The book also reveals how Schoenberg, desirous to communicate with and educate an audience, took every advantage of changes in technology during his lifetime, utilizing print media, radio broadcasts, record jackets--and had he lived, television--for this purpose. In addition to four chapters in which Schoenberg illuminates 42 of his own compositions, the book begins with chapters on his development and influences, his thoughts about trends in modern music, and, in a nod to the importance of the radio in providing a venue for music analysis, a chapter about Schoenberg's radio broadcasts.


[Full Book] Theatre Music And Sound At The Rsc

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Publisher: Springer
Author: Millie Taylor
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 244

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Millie Taylor, Theatre Music And Sound At The Rsc Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Theatre Music And Sound At The Rsc books, This book discusses an exciting laboratory that has been developing the practice of theatre music composition and sound design since 1961: the Royal Shakespeare Company. Musical practices have evolved as composers and musical directors inherited from the past and innovated with new technology; different interpretations of single plays in multiple iterations have provided a picture of developing styles, genres, working practices, technologies and contexts; actor musicianship has been practiced quietly and without fuss; and the role of the sound designer has appeared and transformed the theatrical soundscape. This book moves to musical theatre to evidence a continuum between its rich interdisciplinary textures and the musicodramatic world of Shakespeare’s plays, positioning the RSC as an innovative company that continually expands the creative and collaborative possibilities of the theatre.


[Full Book] Phonographic Encounters

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Elodie Amandine Roy
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 284

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Elodie Amandine Roy, Phonographic Encounters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Phonographic Encounters books, This cross-disciplinary volume illuminates the history of early phonography from a transnational perspective, recovering the myriad sites, knowledge practices, identities and discourses which dynamically shaped early recording cultures. With case studies from China, Australia, the United States, Latin America, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy, Phonographic Encounters explores moments of interaction and encounter, as well as tensions, between local and global understandings of recording technologies. Drawing on an array of archival sources often previously unavailable in English, it moves beyond western-centric narratives of early phonography and beyond the strict confines of the recording industry. Contributions from media history, musicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, area studies and the history of science and technology make this book a key and innovative resource for understanding early phonography against the backdrop of colonial and global power relations.


[Full Book] Perspectives On The Music Of Christopher Fox

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Rose Dodd
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Rose Dodd, Perspectives On The Music Of Christopher Fox Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Perspectives On The Music Of Christopher Fox books, Christopher Fox (1955) has emerged as one of the most fascinating composers of the post-war generation. His spirit of experimentalism pervades an oeuvre in which he has blithely created his own version of a range of contemporary musical practices. In his work many of the major expressions of European cultural activity - Darmstadt, Fluxus, spectralism, postminimalism and more - are assimilated to produce a voice which is uniquely resonant and multifaceted. In this, the first major study of his work, musicologists, composers, thinkers and practitioners scrutinize aspects of Christopher Fox's music, each exploring elements that relate to their own distinct areas of practice, tracing Fox's compositional trajectory and situating it within post-war contemporary European music practice. Above all this book addresses the question: How can one person dip his fingers into so many paint pots and yet retain a coherent compositional vision? The range of Fox's musical concerns make his work of interest to anyone who wants to study the development of so-called new music spanning the latter twentieth century into the twenty first century.


[Full Book] The Companion To 20th Century Music

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Author: Norman Lebrecht
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 415

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Norman Lebrecht, The Companion To 20th Century Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Companion To 20th Century Music books, Offers profiles of modern composers, musicians, and singers, identifies major contemporary works, and discusses movements, themes, and musical concepts


[Full Book] The Oxford Handbook Of Music Performance Volume 1

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Gary McPherson
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 736

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Gary McPherson, The Oxford Handbook Of Music Performance Volume 1 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Music Performance Volume 1 books, "Volume 2 of the Oxford Handbook of Music Performance is designed around four distinct sections: Enhancements, Health and Wellbeing, Science, and Innovations. Chapters on the popular Feldenkrais method and Alexander technique open the volume, and these lead to chapters on peak performance and mindfulness, stage behavior, impression management and charisma, enhancing music performance appraisal, and how to build a career and the skills and competencies needed to be successful. The section dealing with health and wellbeing surveys the brain mechanisms involved in music learning and performing and musical activities in people with disabilities, performance anxiety, diseases and health risks in instrumentalists, hearing and voice, and finally, a discussion of how to promote a healthy related lifestyle. The first six chapters of the Science section cover the basic science underlying the operation of wind, brass, string instruments, and the piano, and two chapters covering the solo voice and vocal ensembles. The final two chapters explain digital musical instruments and the practical issues that researchers and performers face when using motion capture technology to study movement during musical performances. The four chapters of the Innovations section address the types of technological and social and wellbeing innovations that are reshaping how musicians conceive their performances in the twenty-first century"--


[Full Book] Music Beyond Airports

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Publisher: Saint Philip Street Press
Author: Simon Cummings
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 254

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Music Beyond Airports

The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Simon Cummings, Music Beyond Airports Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Music Beyond Airports books, This collection of essays has been assembled and developed from papers given at the [email protected] International Conference held in February 2018 at the University of Huddersfield. The original premise of the conference was not merely to celebrate Eno's work and the landmark release of Music for Airports in 1978, but to consider the development of the genre, how it has permeated our wider musical culture, and what the role of such music is today given the societal changes that have occurred since the release of that album. In the context of the conference, ambient was considered from the perspectives of aesthetic, influence, appropriation, process, strategy and activity. A detailed consideration of each of these topics could fill many volumes. With that in mind, this book does not seek to provide an in-depth analysis of each of these topics or a comprehensive history of the last 40 years of ambient music. Rather it provides a series of provocations, observations and reflections that each open up seams for further discussion. As such, this book should be read as a starting point for future research, one that seeks to critically interrogate the very meaning of 'ambient', how it creates its effect, and how the genre can remain vital and relevant in twenty-first century music-making. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.


[Full Book] Art Song Composers Of Spain

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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Author: Suzanne Rhodes Draayer
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 546

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The Roberto Gerhard Companion by Suzanne Rhodes Draayer, Art Song Composers Of Spain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Art Song Composers Of Spain books, Art Song Composers of Spain: An Encyclopedia describes the wealth of vocal repertoire composed by 19th- and 20th-century Spanish song composers. More than 90 composers are discussed in detail with complete biographies, descriptions, and examples of the song literature, as well as comprehensive listings of stage works, books, recordings, compositions in non-vocal genres, and vocal repertoire. Opening with a thorough history of Spain and its political scene, author Suzanne Rhodes Draayer examines its relation to song composition and the impact on composers such as Fernando Sor, Sebasti_n de Iradier, Federico Garc'a Lorca, Manuel de Falla, and many others. Draayer discusses Spanish art song and its various types, its folksong influences, and the major and minor composers of each period. Beginning with Manuel Garc'a (b. 1775) and ending with Carmen Santiago de Meras (b. 1917), Draayer provides biographies of the composers, a discussion and analysis of songs available in print in the US, and a complete list of solo songs for each. Musical examples are given for 175 songs, demonstrating a variety of compositional techniques and lyrical text settings, and illustrating characteristics of orientalism (Moorish) and cante jondo (gypsy) elements, as well as influences such as the German lied and French mZlodie. The final chapter lists contemporary composers and considers the difficulties in researching music by women composers. Complete with a foreword by Nico Castel, a bibliography, and additional indexes, Art Song Composers of Spain proves the importance of the Spanish song as an essential part of vocal training and concert repertoire.