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  • 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 Skillful Listeners, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world:Amy Beach, Marion... more...

  • Beyond Structural Listening?by Andrew Dell'Antonio

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Musical Visitors to Britainby Peter Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 61.95

    Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder. This book paints a broad picture of the changing... more...

  • Hermeneutics and Music Criticismby Roger W. H. Savage

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 130.00

    Hermeneutics and Music Criticism forges new perspectives on aesthetics, politics and contemporary interpretive strategies. By advancing new insights into the roles judgment and imagination play both in our experiences of music and its critical interpretation, this book reevaluates our current understandings of music's transformative power. The... more...

  • Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardeby Larry Sitsky

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 202.00

    Presenting a view of the 20th-century music avant-garde without resorting to highly specialized jargon, this work offers an exhaustive history and analysis of contemporary music in a social, political, and artistic context. Distinguished contributors from around the world consider specific composers who represent the most progressive musical thinking... more...

  • The World's Great Men Of Musicby Harriette Brower

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    This excellent ebook introduces the reader to a wide range of the world's greatest composers, including interesting facts about not only their musical styles but the men themselves. This edition has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and will appeal to all those looking for a fascinating read about the history of classical music. more...

  • Minor Ballet Composersby William E. Studwell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.00

    While most music lovers are familiar with the famous scores of Tchaikovsky, Delibes, and Stravinsky, many other lesser-known composers also wrote for the ballet. Several of these composers wrote almost exclusively for the ballet—and all enriched the world of dance. Minor Ballet Composers presents biographical sketches of 66 underappreciated ballet... more...

  • Women Composers of Classical Musicby Mary F. McVicker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    As early as the 1500s, a surprising number of women have composed classical music. Many were successful, finding venues for both publishing and performing their music; others found the social barriers for women impossible to overcome. This book provides access to these composers, both well known and obscure. Arranged chronologically by era, the profiles... more...

  • Back in from the Angerby Roger Lucey

    Jacana Media 2013; US$ 24.99

    The story of a once promising young musician, this autobiography demonstrates how Roger Lucey?s life journey was radically changed by the South African apartheid. Having performed songs that reflected upon the cruelty and violence of late 1970s South Africa, Lucey drew unwanted attention from the State and police. A covert operation made sure that... more...

  • Voices in the Wildernessby Walter Simmons

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 40.99

    Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics and techniques of Romanticism and 19th century composition principles. Musicological and reference texts have regarded these composers as isolated... more...