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- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 21.86
Gerald Abraham's reputation as an authority on Russian music has tended to obscure his deep interest in the music of Poland and Czechoslovakia, and of the nineteenth-century generally. From a lifetime's devoted scholarship in these fields Abrahams selected his best work to make up this volume (first published in 1968), one of exceptional breadth... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 69.99
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition),... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00
Staehelin?s study addresses the question of the authenticity of the Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, a work that has been attributed to Mozart. This composition was found as part of the legacy of Mozart?s biographer Jahn, and has always been identified with the work Mozart composed in 1778 in Paris, which vanished soon afterwards. The study cites... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 39.95
The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt. "You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."-D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books "A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr. Walker... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00
Edited by Konraad Wolff Translated by Paul Rosenfeld With twenty black-and-white illustrations Schumann?s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones. From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century. The same fire, poetry, directness... more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 18.94
The Time by the Sea is about Ronald Blythe's life in Aldeburgh during the 1950s. He had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten's circle and began working for the Aldeburgh Festival. Although befriended by Imogen Holst and by E M Forster, part of him remained essentially solitary,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
This book investigates whether Elgar's complaints about a lack of money can be justified by the facts. It examines the relatively poor terms offered by music publishers to composers of serious music in general and Elgar in particular and explores the reasons why successful painters and authors could obtain much better terms. The comparative analysis... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99
Lutoslawski on Music is the first collection of writings by the Polish twentieth-century composer Witold Lutoslawski. It includes texts about his own compositions and techniques as well as writings on various aspects of twentieth-century musical culture. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 44.99
In Experiencing Stravinsky , music historian Robin Maconie takes a completely fresh approach to understanding the great composer?s works, explaining what makes Stravinsky?s ?sound? unique and what we, as listeners, need to know in order to appreciate the variety and brilliance of his compositions. In the author?s deft hands, Stravinsky?s long... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2013; US$ 10.67
Pop manager extraordinaire Simon Napier-Bell had had enough. He'd had enough of pop groups. He'd had enough of the constant grief at home with his two ex-boyfriends bickering and bleeding him dry; and most of all he'd had enough of the music biz. But then he fell in love with a new passion - the Far East; and a dynamic new duo - George and Andrew... more...