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- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 90.00
It is normally thought that the viola da gamba dropped out of British musical life in the 1690s, and that Henry Purcell was the last composer to write for it. In contrast, Peter Holman shows how the gamba changed its role and function in the Restoration period; how it was played and composed for by immigrant musicians around Handel; how it was part... more...
- DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95
Whether you are an aspiring concert pianist or just want to play keyboards in your own band, The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Playing Piano and Electronic Keyboards, Second Edition will give you just what you need to know. From reading music and learning chords, to understanding music notation or buying an instrument, expert author Brad Hill tells... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 17.99
Make sure you hit all the right notes. Playing the piano is much more than just learning notes and reading music; having good dexterity, building independent finger strength, and learning proper technique is absolutely essential to mastering the instrument. Packed with everything a player needs to become a great pianist, The Complete Idiot's... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 18.94
This carefully researched and definitive book recreates the magic of the greatest violinists in history. In three centuries, the solo performer progressed from downtrodden private servant to revered public idol. The supreme artists Corelli, Vivaldi, Viotti, Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Joachim and Auer were pivotal figures in the history of violin playing,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 39.99
Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in her Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press) , Tracy Heavner?s Saxophone Secrets provides advanced saxophonists with 60 performance secrets that will assist in their musical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
How do four instrumentalists with strong individual tastes and temperaments manage to forge a distinctive approach to the music they play? This extraordinary book ushers readers into the workshop of one of the world's most accomplished string quartets. In rich and probing conversations with their longtime friend and musicologist and conductor David... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.' Ever since Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the concert stage after six decades of performing, he has been passing on his insight and experience in the form of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for lovers... more...