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ABBADO, Claudio (1933 - 2014), Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989–2002; Generalmusikdirektor of Vienna, since 1987

in Who Was Who

P ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art; Art; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Musicology and Music History; Music; Applied Music; Social and Cultural History; Performing Arts; Theatre. 160 words.

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Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Arved Ashby.

June 2010; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Applied Music. 336 pages.

Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of “absolute” instrumental music. This book argues that recording technology has transformed...

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Accents and Other Expression Marks

Donna Louise Gunn.

in Discoveries from the Fortepiano

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Music. 3000 words.

The chapter explores how the matchless sound qualities of the fortepiano determine execution of essential Classical Era signs and symbols. Eighteenth-century music notational language is...

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Acoustemologies of the Closet

William Cheng.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 5758 words.

Many online video games nowadays feature voice-chat capabilities that enable players to speak with one another through microphones connected to computers and gaming consoles. Players who...

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Acoustic Scenography and Interactive Audio

Jan Paul Herzer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music. 5012 words.

The chapter discusses the use of interactive audio concepts and sound installations in built environments such as museums, exhibitions, trade fairs, and points of sale. It collects...

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The Acoustics of Different Genres of Singing

Johan Sundberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Singing

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Music. 7896 words.

This chapter reviews several studies of singing in different styles. The studies reveal that the differences concern all the main dimensions of phonation: F0, loudness, phonation type, and...

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Action

Robert Toft.

in With Passionate Voice

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Applied Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 6465 words.

The art of speaking and singing well could not reach perfection if it lacked action, that is, elegant hand gestures combined with natural motions of the head and the body, as well as a...

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ADAM, Charles Fox Frederick (1852 - 1913)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music; Applied Music. 107 words.

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Addressing the needs of the adult “non-singer” (“NS”)

Susan Knight.

in The Oxford Handbook of Singing

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Music. 12965 words.

The adult “non-singer” (“NS”) remains a common phenomenon in Western society. Until recently, it was accepted as an innate state, reflecting the dominant “can/cannot” view of human singing...

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ADÈS, Thomas Joseph Edmund (<i>born</i> 1971), composer, pianist and conductor

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Musicology and Music History; Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Applied Music; Performing Arts. 264 words.

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