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  • Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartetsby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    A guide to Mozart's most famous string quartets, dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. more...

  • Charles Mackerrasby Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    By the time of his death in 2010 at the age of 84, Sir Charles Mackerras had achieved widespread recognition, recorded extensively and developed into a conductor of major international significance. In addition to areas in which he already had forged a distinctive and definitive profile (Janacek, Mozart, Handel, Sullivan) he revisited - and rethought... more...

  • The Mystery of Chopin's Préludesby Anatole Leikin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Chopin's twenty-four Préludes remain as mysterious today as when they were newly published, raising questions about sources, compositional intention and aesthetic appeal. In this monograph, richly illustrated with musical examples, Anatole Leikin combines historical perspectives, hermeneutic and thematic analyses, and a range of practical... more...

  • Grainger the Modernistby Suzanne Robinson; Kay Dreyfus

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals him to be a self-described ‘hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ‘ego-less’... more...

  • Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Carsby Mark Ribowsky

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Mark Ribowsky is the author of 10 books, including widely praised biographies of Howard Cosell, Tom Landry, Satchel Paige, and Phil Spector. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including High Times , Penthouse , and Playboy . He lives in Boca Raton, Florida. more...

  • I've Been Out Thereby Grady Gaines

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    GRADY GAINES, from Houston, Texas, was the musical director and saxophonist for Little Richard?s seminal backing band the Upsetters during the rock ?n? roll icon?s biggest hitmaking era in the mid-1950s. He continues to perform as leader of Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters. ROD EVANS is an award-winning, Houston-based freelance journalist, writer,... more...

  • Charles Mackerrasby Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life in music. The first study of Mackerras to appear in decades. more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • Der Kastrat und seine Männlichkeitby Sibylle Unser

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 11.58

    Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, das sogenannte goldene Zeitalter des Kastratengesanges, wurden tausendfach Knaben aus dem einzigen Grund kastriert, um ihre kindliche Stimme zu erhalten. Bekannt sind uns heute noch die klangvollen Namen Farinelli und Caffarelli. Doch nicht jeder, der dieser Operation unterzogen worden war, erlangte solche Größe. Die Autorin... more...

  • Das Klaviertrio bei Haydn und Mozart: Untersuchungen zur Frühgeschichte einer musikalischen Gattungby Christoph Biehl

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 11.58

    Das Klaviertrioschaffen Haydns und Mozarts wurde in der musikwissenschaftlichen Literatur bisher eher beiläufig beleuchtet. Diese Untersuchung widmet sich dem gattungsbezogenen Schaffen dieser beiden Klassiker und versucht, sowohl die Vorgeschichte der Gattung vor Haydn und Mozart zu beleuchten, als auch an ausgesuchten Beispielen Tendenzen aufzuzeigen,... more...