Margaret Ross Griffel
|Born||July 9, 1943|
New York, New York
Margaret Ross Griffel (born 9 July 1943) is an American musicologist and author.
Griffel graduated from High School of Music & Art in 1961. She earned a B.A. from Barnard College in 1965, M.A. in European and American History from Boston University in 1966, and a Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University in 1975.She has served as the senior editor at Columbia University's Office of Publications and has done editorial work for various publishers. Her January 2018 revised edition of Operas in German: A Dictionary contains more than 4,500 entries and her December 2012 revised edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary contains 4,400. This dictionary received the "Booklist Editor's Choice Award" in 2013 and the "Library Journal Best Reference" in 2012.
The High School of Music & Art, informally known as "Music & Art", was a public alternative high school located at 443-465 West 135th Street in the borough of Manhattan, New York, from 1936 until 1984. In 1961, Music & Art and the High School of Performing Arts were formed into a two campus high school. The schools fully merged in 1984 into the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & the Arts.
Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Established in 1754, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. It has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press. It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive resource to scholars and academic researchers, as well as describing usage in its many variations throughout the world. The second edition, comprising 21,728 pages in 20 volumes, was published in 1989.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians. Along with the German-language Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, it is one of the largest reference works on western music. Originally published under the title A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and later as Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, it has gone through several editions since the 19th century and is widely used. In recent years it has been made available as an electronic resource called Grove Music Online, which is now an important part of Oxford Music Online.
Arthur R. Kreutz was an American composer. He composed the Paul Bunyan Suite, the Dixie Concerto, the score to Martha Graham's 1942 ballet Land Be Bright, and Symphonic Blues (1947); some of his orchestral pieces were played by the New York Philharmonic, with whom he appeared at times as a guest conductor. Among his other works is a 1954 opera about the University Greys of the University of Mississippi. Kreutz taught from 1954 until 1961 at the University of Mississippi; he died of cancer. The University holds his papers in its libraries.
Fennimore und Gerda is a German-language opera with four interludes, by the English composer Frederick Delius. It is usually performed and recorded in English, as Fennimore and Gerda in a translation by Philip Heseltine. The German libretto, by the composer himself, is based on the novel Niels Lyhne by the Danish writer Jens Peter Jacobsen. In neither German nor English is the libretto highly regarded; rather, the work is considered an "orchestral opera," limited in its dramatic appeal but voluptuous and engaging in its instrumental texture.
Adolf Jensen was a German pianist, composer and music teacher, and was the brother of Gustav Jensen (1843–1895) who was a violinist and composer.
John Peter Wearing is an Anglo-American theatre historian and professor, who has written numerous books and articles about nineteenth and twentieth-century drama and theatre, including The Shakespeare Diaries: A Fictional Autobiography, published in 2007. He has also written and edited well-received books on George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Wing Pinero, extensive reference series on the London theatre from 1890 to 1959, and theatrical biographies, among other subjects. As a professor of English literature, Wearing has specialised in Shakespeare and modern drama.
Henry Dawson Lowry was an English journalist, short story writer, novelist and poet.
Gary Carpenter is a British composer, of concert music and film scores, and also operas and musicals. He is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. He was Associate Music Director for the film The Wicker Man, putting together the ensemble Magnet for the occasion.
Singin' Billy: A Folk Opera is a 1952 opera composed by Charles F. Bryan from a libretto by Donald Davidson. The narrative is loosely based on the life of the singing school teacher William Walker (1809–1875), who compiled the 1835 tunebook Southern Harmony. In the opera, Walker's virtue is contrasted with the corruption of Kinch Hardy, a local trouble maker in the fictional Oconee Town in Pickens County, South Carolina.
Rain, originally entitled Sadie Thompson (1997), is an American opera by Richard Owen, based on the 1921 short story Rain by Somerset Maugham. The first version, named not after the story title, but like the 1928 Gloria Swanson film named after the female leading character, Sadie Thompson, was premiered 20 November 1997. The revised version of the opera, Rain, was premiered by Camerata New York at Alice Tully Hall 20 February 2003. A recording of the 2003 performances was issued on Albany Records.
The Capitoline Venus is a chamber opera in one act composed by Ulysses Kay to a libretto by Judith Dvorkin based on Mark Twain's 1869 satirical short story "The Legend of the Capitoline Venus". It premiered on 12 March 1971 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois performed by the University of Illinois Opera Group.
The Boor is an opera in one act composed by Ulysses Kay to a libretto based on Anton Chekhov's comic play, The Bear. Kay wrote the libretto himself basing it on an English translation of the play by the composer Vladimir Ussachevsky. The opera was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation of the Library of Congress and is dedicated to the memory of Natalie and Serge Koussevitzky. It premiered on 2 April 1968 in concert version at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
Robert Arthur Gross was an American composer and violinist.
Romulus is a 2007 comic opera in one act by Louis Karchin based on an 1854 play by Alexandre Dumas, père, translated into English by Barnett Shaw.
Ernst Catenhusen was a German conductor and composer, also active in the United States.
Alfred Jerger was an Austrian operatic bass-baritone, who began his career as a conductor of operettas, and was also an interim director of the Vienna State Opera and a professor of the Vienna Music Academy. He appeared at the Salzburg Festival from 1922 to 1959, and created the leading role of Mandryka in Arabella by Richard Strauss, among others.
Marlise Wendels was a German operatic soprano closely associated with the Frankfurt Opera.
Ein Landarzt is a one-act chamber opera composed by Hans Werner Henze. The libretto was written by Henze and is closely based on Kafka's 1917 short story "Ein Landarzt". The work was originally composed as a radio opera and was premiered on 19 November 1951 in a broadcast by Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk. Henze subsequently revised the work in 1964 both as a monodrama for baritone and chamber orchestra and as a one-act staged opera. The stage version was premiered by the Frankfurt Opera on 30 November 1965.
Karl-Josef Kutsch, also known as K. J. Kutsch, is a German physician and co-author with Leo Riemens of the Großes Sängerlexikon, the standard reference for opera singers.
Christoph Klimke is a German writer. His work spans multiple genres—novels, plays, librettos for operas and ballets, poetry, and essays on film and literature. He has written several works on the Italian director and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini, including Wir sind alle in Gefahr, for which Klimke won the 1995 Ernst Barlach Prize. His novella Der Test oder: Chronik einer veruntreuten Seele was one of the key works in German AIDS literature of the 1990s.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.
The German National Library is the central archival library and national bibliographic centre for the Federal Republic of Germany. Its task is to collect, permanently archive, comprehensively document and record bibliographically all German and German-language publications since 1913, foreign publications about Germany, translations of German works, and the works of German-speaking emigrants published abroad between 1933 and 1945, and to make them available to the public. The German National Library maintains co-operative external relations on a national and international level. For example, it is the leading partner in developing and maintaining bibliographic rules and standards in Germany and plays a significant role in the development of international library standards. The cooperation with publishers has been regulated by law since 1935 for the Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig and since 1969 for the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt.