Raymond Beegle

He is currently on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music where for the past fifteen years he has given classes in vocal chamber music and vocal accompanying. Raymond Beegle was a contributing editor of The Opera Quarterly from 1989 to 2004, and for many years reviewed for Fanfare Magazine, as well as the British journal, The Classic Record Collector. At present he is associate editor of Classical Voice. Lawson Gould, Inc., Galaxy, and Walton Press publish his translations and edited editions of numerous choral and vocal chamber works. Raymond Beegle has been a resident of New York City since 1970. Manhattan School of Music. Classical Voice.

Neil Rosenshein

As of 1997, he is on the voice faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. He previously served on the faculty at DePaul University. * Interview with Neil Rosenshein by Bruce Duffie, January 10, 1990 Verdi: La traviata [as Gastone] (Sills, H.Price, Fredricks; Rudel, Capobianco, 1976) [live]. Offenbach: La périchole [as Piquillo] (Ewing, Bacquier, Martinelli, Cassinelli; Soustrout, Savary, 1982) [live]. Stravinsky: Œdipus rex (Palmer; Haitink, Wich, 1984) [live]. Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles [as Léon] (Stratas, Horne, Hagegård, G.Quilico; Levine, Graham, 1992) [live]. Cummings, Favid (ed). "Rosenshein, Neil", International Who's Who in Classical Music 2003. Routledge, 2003, p. 673.

Simone Osborne

Simone Osbourne
Marilyn Horne, who Osborne cites as a mentor, said Osborne is "half athlete and half artist...She understands that voices need to be brilliant, dark and bright, all at once". Osborne was the first winner of the Jeunesses Musicales Canada's Maureen Forrester Award Tour, which comprises two seasons of recitals across Canada and a commission from the Canadian Art Song Project. Osborne has also won the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition and the International Czech and Slovak Opera Competition.

List of colleges and university schools of music in the United States

List of colleges and university schools of music in the USA
Manhattan School of Music. Mannes College of Music. New York University, Steinhardt School. New York University, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Roberts Wesleyan College. Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. City College of New York. Purchase Conservatory of Music. Hunter College. Stony Brook University. AMDA- American Music Drama Academy. SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia School of Music. Appalachian State University (Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music). Ambassador Baptist College. Brevard College. East Carolina University. High Point University. University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts).

Marilyn Horne & Frederica von Stade: Lieder & Duets

Marilyn Horne & Frederica von Stade: Lieder & Duets is a 49-minute classical studio album in which Horne sings songs by Robert Schumann and Antonin Dvoŕák, and Horne and von Stade sing duets by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, all accompanied by Martin Katz on the piano. The recording was released in 1993. The album was digitally recorded on 8, 10 and 17 July 1992 in the Lehmann Hall of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. The cover of the album was designed under the art direction of J. J. Stelmach, and features a photograph of Horne, von Stade and Katz taken by Christian Steiner. J. B. Steane reviewed the album in Gramophone in March 1994.

Music school

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A music school is an educational institution specialized in the study, training, and research of music. Such an institution can also be known as a school of music, music academy, music faculty, college of music, music department (of a larger institution), conservatory or conservatoire. Instruction consists of training in the performance of musical instruments, singing, musical composition, conducting, musicianship, as well as academic and research fields such as musicology, music history and music theory.


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A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (, ; meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types. The mezzo-soprano's vocal range usually extends from the A below middle C to the A two octaves above (i.e. A 3 –A 5 in scientific pitch notation, where middle C = C 4 ; 220–880 Hz). In the lower and upper extremes, some mezzo-sopranos may extend down to the F below middle C (F 3, 175 Hz) and as high as "high C" (C 6, 1047 Hz). The mezzo-soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, lyric, and dramatic mezzo-soprano.

Musical theatre

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Barnum was operating an entertainment complex in lower Manhattan. Other early musical theatre in America consisted of British forms, such as burletta and pantomime, but what a piece was called did not necessarily define what it was. The 1852 Broadway extravaganza The Magic Deer advertised itself as "A Serio Comico Tragico Operatical Historical Extravaganzical Burletical Tale of Enchantment." Theatre in New York moved from downtown gradually to midtown from around 1850, and did not arrive in the Times Square area until the 1920s and 1930s.


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A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the countertenor and baritone voice types. It is one of the highest of the male voice types. The tenor's vocal range extends up to C 5. The low extreme for tenors is roughly A 2 (two As below middle C). At the highest extreme, some tenors can sing up to the second F above middle C (F 5 ). The tenor voice type is generally divided into the leggero tenor, lyric tenor, spinto tenor, dramatic tenor, heldentenor, and tenor buffo or spieltenor.


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A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice-types. The term originates from the Greek βαρύτονος (barýtonos), meaning "heavy sounding". Composers typically write music for this voice in the range from the second F below middle C to the F above middle C (i.e. F 2 –F 4 ) in choral music, and from the second G below middle C to the G above middle C (G 2 to G 4 ) in operatic music, but the range can extend at either end. The baritone voice-type is generally divided into the baryton-Martin baritone (light baritone), lyric baritone, Kavalierbariton, Verdi baritone, dramatic baritone, baryton-noble baritone, and the bass-baritone.

USC Thornton School of Music

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Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano. James Horner, Film score composer. James Newton Howard, Film score composer. Kathryn Eberle, Associate Concertmaster, Utah Symphony. Matthew Howard, Principal Percussionist, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Paul Jackson, Jr., fusion guitarist. Tommy Johnson, Los Angeles Motion Picture and Television Studio Tubist, Famed Tuba Pedagogue. Stephen Kates Cello Soloist, Silver Medal Winner at Tchaikovsky Competition Moscow in 1966. Martin Katz piano accompanist, conductor, music educator. Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic. Jerry Kirkbride, clarinetist. Rudolf Koelman, violinist, professor, recording artist. Robert Kral, Film score composer.

United States

During World War II, the Manhattan Project developed nuclear weapons, ushering in the Atomic Age, while the Space Race produced rapid advances in rocketry, materials science, and aeronautics. The invention of the transistor in the 1950s, a key active component in practically all modern electronics, led to many technological developments and a significant expansion of the U.S. technology industry. This, in turn, led to the establishment of many new technology companies and regions around the country such as Silicon Valley in California.

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music is an academic degree awarded by a college, university, or conservatory upon completion of a program of study in music. In the United States, it is a professional degree, and the majority of work consists of prescribed music courses and study in applied music, usually requiring proficiency in an instrument, voice, or conducting. In Canada, the B.M. is often considered an undergraduate degree. Programs typically last from three to four and a half years.

New York City

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The Manhattan Bridge, opened in 1909, is considered to be the forerunner of modern suspension bridges, and its design served as the model for many of the long-span suspension bridges around the world; the Manhattan Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, Triborough Bridge, and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge are all examples of Structural Expressionism. Manhattan Island is linked to New York City's outer boroughs and New Jersey by several tunnels as well. The Lincoln Tunnel, which carries 120,000 vehicles a day under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Midtown Manhattan, is the busiest vehicular tunnel in the world.


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Their "Chékere-son" (1976) introduced a style of "Cubanized" bebop-flavored horn lines that departed from the more angular guajeo-based lines which were typical of Cuban popular music and Latin jazz up until that time. It was based on Charlie Parker's composition "Billie's Bounce", jumbled together in a way that fused clave and bebop horn lines. In spite of the ambivalence of some band members towards Irakere's Afro-Cuban folkloric / jazz fusion, their experiments forever changed Cuban jazz: their innovations are still heard in the high level of harmonic and rhythmic complexity in Cuban jazz and in the jazzy and complex contemporary form of popular dance music known as timba.

North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen, ; Low Franconian: Noordrien-Wesfale; Noodrhing-Wäßßfaale, commonly shortened to NRW in both written and spoken language) is a state of Germany.

La Scala

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La Scala (, ; abbreviation in Italian language for the official name Teatro alla Scala ) is an opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala (New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala). The premiere performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.

New York Philharmonic

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Although the Philharmonic performed primarily in Carnegie Hall until 1962, Bernstein preferred to record in the Manhattan Center. His later recordings were made in Philharmonic Hall. In 1960, the centennial of the birth of Gustav Mahler, Bernstein and the Philharmonic began a historic cycle of recordings of eight of Mahler's nine symphonies for Columbia Records. (Symphony No. 8 was recorded by Bernstein with the London Symphony.) In 1962 Bernstein caused controversy with his comments before a performance by Glenn Gould of the First Piano Concerto of Johannes Brahms.


Ruggiero returns to his proper heroic status and sings an aria accompanied by high horns; Oberto is introduced to a lion, to whom he feels strangely attached, and Alcina sings a desolate aria in which she longs for oblivion. Bradamante and Ruggiero decide that they need to destroy the source of Alcina's magic, usually represented as an urn. Alcina pleads with them, but Ruggiero is deaf to her appeals and smashes the urn. As he does so, everything is both ruined and restored. Alcina's magic palace crumbles to dust and she and Morgana sink into the ground, but Alcina's lovers are returned to their proper selves.

Private school

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Private schools, also known to many as independent schools, non-governmental, privately funded, or non-state schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments. Children who attend private schools may be there because they are dissatisfied with public schools in their area. They may be selected for their academic prowess, or prowess in other fields, or sometimes their religious background.

Don Giovanni

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The score calls for double woodwinds, two horns, two trumpets, three trombones (alto, tenor, bass), timpani, basso continuo for the recitatives, and the usual string section. The composer also specified occasional special musical effects. For the ballroom scene at the end of the first act, Mozart calls for two onstage ensembles to play separate dance music in synchronization with the pit orchestra, each of the three groups playing in its own metre (a 3/4 minuet, a 2/4 contradanse and a fast 3/8 peasant dance), accompanying the dancing of the principal characters. In act 2, Giovanni is seen to play the mandolin, accompanied by pizzicato strings.

Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)

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Buch, Esteban, Beethoven's Ninth: A Political History, translated by Richard Miller, ISBN: 0-226-07824-8 (University Of Chicago Press). Parsons, James, "Deine Zauber binden wieder: Beethoven, Schiller, and the Joyous Reconciliation of Opposites" ("Your magic binds again"), Beethoven Forum (2002) 9/1, 1–53. Rasmussen, Michelle, "All Men Become Brothers: The Decades-Long Struggle for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony", Schiller Institute, June, 2015. Taruskin, Richard, "Resisting the Ninth", in his Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance (Oxford University Press, 1995). Original manuscript (site in German). Score, William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music.

Deutsche Grammophon

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Deutsche Grammophon (DGG) is a German classical music record label that was the precursor of the corporation PolyGram. Headquartered in Berlin Friedrichshain, it is now part of Universal Music Group (UMG) since its merger with the UMG family of labels in 1999. It is the oldest surviving established record company.

Robert White (tenor)

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White taught music history on the faculties of Hunter College and the Manhattan School of Music during the 1970s. He joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in 1991 where he still currently teaches. In the 2000s he has worked as an interviewer of classical musicians for the radio station WQXR-FM. In 2001 he sat on a panel for an event honoring comedian Fred Allen at the Museum of Television and Radio. In 2002 he taught a masterclass with Barbara Cook at the Lincoln Center Festival entitled "Fyodor Chaliapin and the Silent Screen", which explored the way folk song has influenced art song.

Jeanne Baxtresser

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While in New York, Baxtresser served on the faculties of the Juilliard School from 1985-2011 and the Manhattan School of Music from 1990-2001. In 1998, she was appointed the Vira I. Heinz Professor of Flute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. In all of these positions, she has attracted many outstanding flute students from around the world.