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American Musical Instruments In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Laurence Libin
ISBN : 9780870993794
Genre : Musical instruments
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Our Tuneful Heritage

Author : Laurence Libin
ISBN : 0842523251
Genre : History
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This catalog highlights over sixty American musical instruments, most drawn from the collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each instrument, whether toy or masterpiece, offers us much more than just sound. Through their varied forms and functions, each embodies some meaningful aspect of American life: immigration, acculturation, nationalism and warfare, handicraft and industry, entertainment and worship, tradition and innovation. These instruments have evolved to serve complex social purposes that continue to change over the years. Even when silent, their designs, materials, and decorations, reflect our multifaceted culture.

Musical Instruments

Author : J. Kenneth Moore
ISBN : 9781588395627
Genre : Music
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This insightful appreciation of musical instruments features more than one hundred extraordinary pieces from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. Whether created to entertain a royal court, provide personal solace, or aid in rites and rituals, these instruments fully demonstrate music’s universal resonance and the ingenuity various cultures have deployed for musical expression. The results are astoundingly diverse: from Bronze Age cymbals and sistra to violins made by Stradivari, monumental slit drums from Oceania, and iconic twentieth-century American guitars. Stunning new photographs and a lively text reveal these objects to be works of both musical and visual art, as well as marvels of technology and masterpieces of design. Depictions of instruments and music making—paintings, statues, and pottery—further illuminate the narrative, providing a vivid counterpoint to these remarkable objects.

A Checklist Of American Musical Instruments

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Musical Instruments
ISBN : UOM:39015021188936
Genre : Music
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A Checklist Of European American Harps

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Musical Instruments
ISBN : STANFORD:36105042273594
Genre : Music
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Newsletter Of The American Musical Instrument Society

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ISBN : UCSD:31822026895037
Genre : Musical instruments
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Newsletter Of The American Musical Instrument Society

Author : American Musical Instrument Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017295218
Genre : Music
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