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- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00
Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience?s expectations are at a peak. In Four Last Songs , Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue via the late works of some of the world?s greatest composers. Giuseppe Verdi (1813?1901), Richard Strauss (1864?1949),... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 49.95
Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences or from, say, the natural world? What influences, past and present, have influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop a personal style, and when does this degenerate into self-repetition? These are questions about which some of the most important composers of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 46.99
In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America?s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 36.46
No one composer is at the centre of this fascinating story, but a larger picture emerges of a shift in musical scenery, from the world of the innocent Romanticism of Berlioz and Schumann to the more potent musical politics of Wagner, and of his antidote (as many saw him), Brahms. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
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...