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  • Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overturesby R. Larry Todd

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to three remarkable works which secured for Mendelssohn no small measure of his fame. more...

  • My Bass and Other Animalsby Guy Pratt

    Orion 2008; US$ 17.25

    Guy Pratt's life as bass player to the stars. The book behind the successful comedy show. Guy Pratt came of age just as playing bass became cool, with the likes of Paul Simonon and Bruce Foxton. Having dallied with Funkapolitan, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. ... more...

  • Monteverdi and the End of the Renaissanceby Gary Tomlinson

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    Combining a close study of Monteverdi's secular works with recent research on late Renaissance history, Gary Tomlinson places the composer's creative career in its broad cultural context and illuminates the state of Italian music, poetry, and ideology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. more...

  • The Harpsichord and Clavichordby Igor Kipnis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The contributors include major scholars of music... more...

  • Mendelssohn, Time and Memoryby Benedict Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An examination of cyclic form in Mendelssohn's instrumental music and its implications for conceptions of musical time, memory and history. more...

  • Musorgsky and His Circleby Stephen Walsh

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 29.16

    The extraordinary group of Russian composers who came together in St Petersburg in the 1860s - long known as 'The Mighty Handful', but, as the moguchaya kuchka, better translated as 'the great little heap' - gave rise to one of the most fascinating and colourful stories in all musical history. Stephen Walsh, author of a major biography of their... more...

  • Serial Music and Serialismby John D. Vander Weg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Life and Lisztby Arthur Friedheim; Theodore L. Bullock

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Profound and scholarly study by Liszt's friend, favorite pupil, and secretary presents an intimate portrait of the composer's private and professional life. Vibrant, richly textured prose recaptures a golden age of music. more...

  • MUSIC AND THE MINDby Anthony Storr

    Free Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Why does music have such a powerful effect on our minds and bodies? It is the most mysterious and most tangible of all forms of art. Yet, Anthony Storr believes, music today is a deeply significant experience for a greater number of people than ever before. In this book, he explores why this should be so. Drawing on a wide variety of opinions, Storr... more...

  • Cowboys and Indiesby Gareth Murphy

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.32

    COWBOYS AND INDIES is the story of the 'record men' - the mavericks and moguls who have shaped the music industry from the first sound machines of the 1850s through to today's digital streams. Men like John Hammond, who discovered Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen; Sam Phillips and Berry Gordy, founders of the Sun and Motown labels; Chris... more...