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- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 69.99
Founded on the underlying principle that sung language differs dramatically from spoken language, Singing in Russian offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to understanding, mastering, and performing Russian vocal music. After covering the basics of the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian grammar and diction, author Emily Olin encourages readers... more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 18.94
'People are always asking, 'Aren't you proud of your famous brother?' I was, of course, but often wished he was not so famous so that one could see more of this brother who was such a joy to be with. Janet Baker has written that the air crackled when he walked into the room, and she was right...' The younger of Benjamin Britten's two sisters,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 39.99
Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00
An unprecedented book about one of the greatest of all composers, by his greatest modern interpreter. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famously unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque--and occasionally... more...
- Scribner 1999; US$ 30.00
Chopin in Paris introduces the most important musical and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopin's day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopin's eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his short life, he shone at the center of the immensely talented artists who were defining their time -- Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Delacroix, Liszt,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00
Although Dvorák's Cello Concerto is enormously popular, no extended study of it has yet been undertaken. This book is a detailed guide intended for concert-goers and students of this well-loved work, considering aspects of historical background, form, virtuosity, performance and the concerto's rich personal content. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00
Entries include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Nadia Boulander, John Cage, Maria Callas, Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin, Phillip Glass, Vladimir Horowitz, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Juilliard School, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, William Schuman, Seiji Ozawa, Arturo Toscanini, and many others. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 26.99
The first major biography of Glenn Gould to stress the critical influence of the Canadian context on his life and art Glenn Gould was not, as has previously been suggested, an isolated and self-taught eccentric who burst out of nowhere onto the international musical scene in the mid-1950s. He was, says Kevin Bazzana in this fascinating new full-scale... more...