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- Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 15.95
"Brilliant... important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession.... It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." -- Patricia Shehan Campbell This quintet of essays ... more...
- Routledge 1979; US$ 53.95
Designed for all music teachers, this book provides a careful and clear examination and analysis of the fundamental concepts involved in music. Professor Swanwick investigates questions such as: What is music? Is music meaningful? Does music refine our feelings and emotions? If so, how? The discussion of these questions forms a conceptual framework... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
Issues in Music Teaching stimulates critical reflection on a range of topics related to the teaching and learning of music in both the primary and secondary school, including: the place of music in the curriculum the nature of music and music education ICT and music education music education and individual needs continuity and progression... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99
J. S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have been central to the violin repertoire since the mid-eighteenth century. This engaging volume is the first comprehensive exploration of the place of these works within Bach's music: it focuses on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived since their creation. Joel Lester,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 15.99
Michael Steinberg's highly successful listener's guides - "The Symphony" and "The Concerto" - have been universally praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. This book follows these volumes. It presents more than fifty illuminating essays on the classic choral masterworks. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
For many beginning-to-intermediate level guitarists, guitar tunings are a mystery. Everyone begins with ''standard'' tuning and knows its basic strengths - and limitations. But, once a guitarist gets beyond basic skills, the desire to play in different styles and achieve individual sounds leads inevitably to exploring alternate tunings. Guitar Tunings:... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 34.99
Why This Book Was Written. 1. Robert Schumann as Song Composer. 2. Performance Practices in the Schumann Lieder. 3. Liederkreis (Heine), Opus 24. 4. Myrten, Opus 25. 5. Kerner Lieder, Opus 35. 6. Reinick Lieder, Opus 36. 7. Ruckert Lieder (Zwolf Gedichte aus "Liebesfruhling"), Opus 37. 8. Liederkries (Eichendorff), Opus 39. 9. Funf Lieder... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1986; US$ 20.99
Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 59.99
Introduction: Sketches and Drafts. Structural Considerations. Das himmlische Leben before the Fourth Symphony. Early Plans: Mahler's Symphonie Humoreske. Preliminary Sketches. The Short Score. The Draft Score. The Fair Copy. Editions and the Problem of Editing Mahler's Music. Conclusion. Appendix. Select Bibliography. Index more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99
Facing the Music investigates the practices and ideas that have grown from some five decades of cultural diversity in music education, developments in ethnomusicology, and the rise of 'world music'. Speaking from rich, hands-on experience of more than thirty years at various levels of music education (music in schools, community organizations... more...