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- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 21.86
First published in 1936, Calvocoressi's and Abraham's study was the first complete account of its subject to appear in any language, including Russian, and was based on a large amount of original first-hand research. Over 75 years later Masters of Russian Music retains its power - as any study of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakof, Scriabin,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99
Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 16.95
Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best recording in his opinion, but also why this piece of music... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
?Brilliant....This book is a perfect marriage?or should one say, duet?of subject and author, every word as masterly as the notes of the artist it illuminates.? ? Christopher Buckley, Forbes ?This is not just criticism but poetry in itself, with the additional?and inestimable?merit of being true.? ? Washington Post Book World Pulitzer Prize-winning... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world?s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso?s first notes to the heyday of Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan. Lebrecht compellingly demonstrates... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 37.00
An urgently needed guide to understanding medieval music to be used as a text for the university undergraduate, graduate students in music and interdisciplinary medieval studies, and for the professional musicologist and medievalist. This book will also be appreciated by everyone interested in early music. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
This book offers an approachable and evocative introduction to classical music composed in Australia in recent decades. With a balance of historical background and detailed description, composer and music journalist Gordon Kerry explores a number of themes landscape and spirituality, the influence of Europe and Asia that bring together... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR This completely new edition of the Penguin Guide reviews the 1000 best classical albums issued and reissued over the past five decades, many of which dominate the catalogue because of their sheer excellence, irrespective of recording dates. More comprehensive than ever before, it indicates key recordings on CD,... more...