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- Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 22.95
If you thought a fiddler on a roof was in a precarious position, imagine what happens when a middle-aged professor with a bad back takes up the cello. Ari Goldman hasn?t played in twenty-five years, but he?s decided to give the cello one last chance. First he secures a seat in his eleven-year-old son?s youth orchestra, and then he?s ready for the... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period?Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini?regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.99
"Hitler knüpfte dabei [der Ausbildung seines Antisemitismus] am wenigsten bei Wagner an, der, ganz im Sinne seiner radikalen gesellschaftskritischen Anfänge und in der Nachfolge der französischen Frühsozialisten, zunächst einer antikapitalistisch motivierten Judengegnerschaft anhing. Von diesem Ausgangspunkt her hat er im Jüdischen überwiegend eine... more...
- Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 36.99
Written for a mature audience with an interest in music, history and mystery, this historical novel investigates the subtleties of love, guilt and forgiveness, ambition and ego, the rewards of a personal adventure, the career of the real-life de Pachmann, and Europe on the verge of another world war. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Drawing on twenty years of teaching experience, author Mark Rush systematically builds the fundamentals of violin playing from the ground up. The book focuses on proper setup from how to stand, to holding the violin, to the best way to move the bow. These are fundamental components necessary for success and the earlier these good habits are established... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99
Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...
- Free Press 2002; US$ 16.99
Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly acclaimed criticism for sophisticated students and professionals. In Piano Notes, he writes for a broader audience about an old friend -- the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
This, the second and final volume of Stephen Walsh?s magisterial biography of Igor Stravinsky, begins in 1934, when Stravinsky is fifty-two and living in France. Already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation, Stravinsky is nevertheless at this point a fairly unhappy expatriate, all too aware of the war clouds beginning to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music explores the nature, production, and evolution of timpani tone and provides insights into how to interpret the music of J. S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. In drawing on 31 years of experience, Steven L. Schweizer focuses on the components of timpani tone and methods for producing... more...