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  • The Notation Is Not the Musicby Barthold Kuijken

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters—and limitations—of notation-dependent performance. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written... more...

  • Schriftbildlichkeitby Sybille Krämer; Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum; Rainer Totzke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 98.00

    Lange Zeit galt Schrift als aufgeschriebene mündliche Sprache. Doch was geschieht, wenn eine mathematische Gleichung gelöst und Musik mit Noten komponiert wird, wenn ein Autor an seinem Text feilt, die Konkrete Poesie ein Schriftspiel entfaltet, der genetische Code als Buchstabenfolge sequenziert wird, der Kabbalist Buchstaben permutiert... more...

  • Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31by Timothy Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00

    This 1999 book is a comprehensive introduction to Beethoven's most popular piano sonata, and Opp. 27 and 31. more...

  • Russians on Russian Music, 1880–1917by Stuart Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    This book explores the reactions of leading critics to new Russian music in the period 1880–1917. more...

  • Playing with Historyby John Butt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance. more...

  • The Historical Performance of Musicby Colin Lawson; Robin Stowell

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 33.00

    A 1999 overview of historical performance, surveying issues and suggesting future developments. more...

  • Composers at Workby Jessie Ann Owens

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    Using sketches and other documentary evidence, this study is an investigation of composition in Renaissance music. It sets out the indispensable background to an inquiry and into the fundamental processes of Renaissance composition. more...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Routledge 2006; US$ 35.00

    Intended for college-level music majors, this collection traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others). It illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, and offers a variety of theories that have been embraced by practitioners in the field. more...

  • Collective Talentby Jacqueline B. de Jong

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 49.50

    Muzikale groepsimprovisatie levert opvallende en dramatische voorbeelden op van de talentvolle manier waarop mensen kunnen interacteren en elkaar inspireren. Zulke muzikale sessies kunnen als voorbeeld dienen van talentvolle groepsimprovisatie in het algemeen. Dit proefschrift gaat over manieren om getalenteerde geïmproviseerde groepsprocessen tot... more...

  • Inside Early Musicby Bernard D. Sherman

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 43.99

    The attempt to play music with the styles and instruments of its era--commonly referred to as the early music movement--has become immensely popular in recent years. For instance, Billboard's "Top Classical Albums" of 1993 and 1994 featured Anonymous 4, who sing medieval music, and the best-selling Beethoven recording of 1995 was a period-instruments... more...