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  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 49.95

    Master interviewer Bálint András Varga poses three probing questions to renowned contemporary composers about their work, and carefully renders their answers in their own words. more...

  • The Classical Music Map of Britainby Richard Fawkes

    Elliott & Thompson 2010; US$ 8.47

    The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and fascinating journey around the UK from a classical music perspective. Extensively researched and beautifully written, every entry explains why each place was so special to the composer in question, which pieces were composed there, and whether it's currently open to the public. The Classical Music... more...

  • Songby American Songwriter Magazine

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    The secrets of songwriting from the legends of music Song is an enthralling compilation of songwriting wisdom from 100 of the biggest names in music. From country to rock to folk to alternative, this genre-spanning collection of interviews captures the anecdotes, history, and wisdom of the best songwriters around - in their words. An entertaining... more...

  • Music and the Skillful Listenerby Denise Von Glahn

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Music and the Skillful Listener, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world:... more...

  • Zwei Minuten Ewigkeitby Bo Katzman

    Giger Verlag 2013; US$ 30.99

    "Zwei Minuten Ewigkeit - eine tiefgründige Biographie von einem der erfolgreichsten Musiker der Schweiz Wieviele Menschen haben harte Lebensschläge erlebt, bei denen sie sich fragen: Warum gerade ich? Der Verlust von geliebten Menschen, schwere Krankheiten oder Unfälle. Sind solche Ereignisse Schicksal, Zufall oder einfach nur Pech? Wieso passieren... more...

  • Music in 1853by Hugh Macdonald

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 36.46

    Why 1853? For many leading composers this year brought far-reaching changes to their lives: Brahms emerged from obscurity to celebrity, Schumann ceased to be an active composer, and both Berlioz and Wagner became active again after long silences. By limiting the perspective to a single year yet extending it to a group of musicians, their constant interconnections... more...

  • Classical Music Criticismby Robert D. Schick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur... more...

  • Musical Landscapes in Colorby Bill Banfield

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 99.99

    A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and, in their own words, provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music. Each... more...

  • Beyond Structural Listening?by Andrew Dell'Antonio

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    In a highly influential essay, Rose Rosengard Subotnik critiques "structural listening" as an attempt to situate musical meaning solely within the unfolding of the musical structure itself. The authors of this volume, prominent young music historians and theorists writing on repertories ranging from Beethoven to MTV, take up Subotnik?s challenge in... more...

  • Crossing Pathsby John Daverio

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    In Crossing Paths , John Daverio explores the connections between art and life in the works of three giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on contemporary critical theory and a wide variety of nineteenth-century sources, he considers topics including Schubert and Schumann's uncanny ability to evoke memory in music, the supposed cryptographic practices... more...