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Nocturne


Author : James Attlee
language : en
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2011-03-15


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A unique travelogue records the author's search for true moonlight throughout the world, seeking places of sanctuary from light pollution in such locales as a Buddhist full-moon ceremony in Japan, a beach in northern France, the Arizona desert and a lunar eclipse atop the snowbound Welsh hills.

Nocturne


Author : Charles Sheehan-Miles
language : en
Publisher: Cincinnatus Press
Release Date : 2014-01-14


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From the bestselling authors of In The Stillness and The Last Hour, a new story of forbidden love and second chances. Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future. Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance. When Gregory and Savannah's paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak. In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they've held as truth hangs in the balance. What Readers Are Saying: ★★★★★ - "I love us." I fell in love with this book ... I loved the writing. I loved the story even more. Gritty. Raw. Sexy. Very sexy. ★★★★★ - The writing was beautiful, believable and honest ★★★★★ - Nocturne was one of the most beautifully written stories I've read in a long time

Chopin And The Vocal Nocturne


Author : Peabody Mason
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2011-03-08


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For two centuries, the piano music of Chopin has evoked vocal quality to listeners, and scholars have looked to vocal genres that may have influenced his oeuvre.The rich tradition of the vocal nocturne, lasting over a century, is documented in a 1993 article by the author. Cultivated by well over seventy composers, the vocal nocturne tradition marks the transition of Italian and French vocal music to the newly developing style of the piano. Scholars researching vocal genres include two recent Ph. D. dissertations (David Kasunic, Princeton, 2003, and Maria van Epenhausen Rose, NYU, 2006). An article by Parakilas ("Nuit plus belle qu'un beau jour," 2000) specifically treats the vocal nocturne and the music of Chopin, citing musical examples, as does one by Jeffrey Kahlberg. The research for this paper grows directly from the vocal nocturne tradition itself, widespread throughout Europe for the six decades before Chopin's arrival in Paris. The most significant examples of the vocal nocturne in Chopin's nocturnes are Op. 27, No. 1 (mm. 19-26 and mm. 94-98), Op. 27, No. 2 (mm. 10-17), Opus posth. 72, No. 1 (mm. 12-26), KK IVa No. 16 (mm. 21-23, mm. 25-27) and Op. 62, No. 1 (mm. 11-21). Chopin often infused his works with an evocation of two sopranos. The tradition of vocal duets was well known in Europe during the time of Chopin, for example, those of Felice Blangini who wrote over 170, and whose nocturnes "made the tour of the world ... in Paris, London, Vienna, Berlin, Naples, Milan, Munich and Saint Petersburg."Metastasian poetry from the Strofe per musica inspired the Italian vocal nocturne. The translation to French was a critical transition, not only for vocal music, but also for the piano. In Chopin's music, a relatively short passage taken from the vocal nocturne tradition infuses the work with the nostalgia of Italian song, such as represented in Donizetti's Nuits d'ete a Pausilippe. One of the best examples of Chopin's use of the vocal nocturne to create atmospheric textures is found, not in a nocturne, but in the Barcarolle, op. 60. Eighteenth century examples of vocal duets by Hasse and other composers show that the titles "nocturne" and "barcarolle" were practically interchangeable in the eighteenth century. Although hundreds of vocal nocturnes were written, in comparison there are relatively few vocal works entitled Barcarolle. However, vocal barcarolles from the time of Chopin do exist, such as those printed in Le Menestrel. Another example of the vocal nocturne/barcarolle is the sublime C sharp minor theme that comprises the middle section of the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major. Chopin's masterpiece evokes the texts and textures reminiscent of the "panorama lunare" found in many vocal duets of the period.Chopin's Prelude in F Sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 13 is an example of a multi-voice nocturne, as is the Nouvelle Etude in A Flat Major. Use of a vocal nocturne in a genre very different from the piano nocturne can be found the Tempo di Mazurka of the Polonaise, Op. 44. The nostalgic vocal quality can be traced directly to the tradition of the Duetto Notturno, or Duo Nocturne of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The Nocturne


Author : William J. Garrett
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2006


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In war-torn, late medieval France, an ill-fated sorcerer must surrender his soul after tragedy strikes, and afterward struggle against his own power - in a future that has long been foretold - to redeem himself before being separated from his true love forever...

Nocturnes


Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2009-09-22


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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful. With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. Here is a fragile, once famous singer, turning his back on the one thing he loves; a music junky with little else to offer his friends but opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a marriage; a jazz musician who thinks the answer to his career lies in changing his physical appearance; and a young cellist whose tutor has devised a remarkable way to foster his talent. For each, music is a central part of their lives and, in one way or another, delivers them to an epiphany.

Nocturne


Author : Lisa Hardrader
language : en
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Release Date : 2010-12-14


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A romantic tale of vampires and magic from award-winning author L.D. Harkrader Flanders Lane is tired of being protected by her Uncle Anatole. After years of studying magic in the back of his bookshop, she's ready for an adventure of her own. Then one day, strange things start happening. A burglar breaks into the butcher's shop, stealing nothing, but leaving the floors sparkling clean. Soon the seamstress's apprentice vanishes on her way home, leaving behind only a shoe still laced at the top. And then worst of all, Uncle Anatole disappears. That night, a young vampire hunter named Pascoe knocks urgently on the bookshop door. Pascoe insists there is a vampire lurking in nearby Blakely Hall. Flanders looks deep into Pascoe's gorgeous eyes and finds herself agreeing to help him. As Flanders tracks the vampire, her feelings for Pascoe grow until she stumbles upon a secret that turns everything she thought she knew about Pascoe--and herself--upside down.

Nocturne In E Flat Major Op 9 No 2


Author : Frédéric Chopin
language : en
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date : 2005-05-03


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This scholarly edition of Chopin's most famous nocturne includes a biographical sketch, sections about Chopin's technical style and ornamentation, and footnotes and performance suggestions within the score.