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  • The Concertoby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this marvelous book, Steinberg discusses over 120 works, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. Readers will find here the heart of the standard repertory, among them Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos, all the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, and major works by Mendelssohn, Schumann,... more...

  • Choral Masterworksby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 10.99

    Michael Steinberg's highly successful listener's guides - "The Symphony" and "The Concerto" - have been universally praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. This book follows these volumes. It presents more than fifty illuminating essays on the classic choral masterworks. more...

  • Enlightenment Interruptedby Michael Steinberg

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Modernity isn't the realization of the Enlightenment but the forgetting of its culmination and self-critique, German idealism. more...

  • Still Pitchingby Michael Steinberg

    Dzanc Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Still Pitching is the coming-of-age story of growing up in New York in the ?50s revolving around Steinberg?s passion for baseball. more...

  • A New Biology of Religionby Michael Steinberg

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    The conflict between science and religion seems to be no closer to resolution today than it was when Darwin published The Origin of Species in the late 19th century. This book finds a way out of that impasse, rejecting both religious doctrines and the model of the mind-as-a-computer that most contemporary critics of religion embrace. It finds common... more...

  • The Concerto: A Listener's Guideby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Michael Steinberg's 1996 volume The Symphony: A Reader's Guide received glowing reviews across America. It was hailed as wonderfully clear...recommended warmly to music lovers on all levels (Washington Post), informed and thoughtful (Chicago Tribune), and composed by a master stylist (San Francisco Chronicle). Seiji Ozawa wrote that his beautiful... more...

  • Dangerous Harvestby Michael K. Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    Presenting an overview of peoples' relations with drugs, this book presents case studies from various cultural landscapes that are involved in drug plant production, trade, and use, and examines historical uses of illicit plant substances. It also shows the deep historical, cultural, and economic ties between farmer and crop. more...

  • Stalking the Ghost Birdby Michael K. Steinberg

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    When a kayaker thought he spotted an ivory-billed woodpecker in 2004, the birding community took notice. Two birders traveled to the bayou where the sighting occurred, well aware that the last confirmed sighting of an ivory-bill had taken place over sixty years ago. Both men caught a glimpse of the bird, and a team began to search the surrounding swamplands.... more...

  • Listening to Reasonby Michael P. Steinberg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    This pathbreaking work reveals the pivotal role of music--musical works and musical culture--in debates about society, self, and culture that forged European modernity through the "long nineteenth century." Michael Steinberg argues that, from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, music not only reflected but also embodied modern subjectivity as it increasingly... more...

  • For the Love of Musicby Michael Steinberg; Larry Rothe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 16.99

    The power of music, the way it works on the mind and heart, remains an enticing mystery. Now two noted writers on classical music, Michael Steinberg and Larry Rothe, explore the allure of this melodious art--not in the clinical terms of social scientists--but through stories drawn from their own experience. In For the Love of Music, Steinberg and Rothe... more...