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  • Polish Music since Szymanowskiby Adrian Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

    Looks at Polish music since 1937 and its interaction with political and cultural turmoil. more...

  • Music and Ultra-Modernism in France: A Fragile Consensus, 1913-1939by Barbara L. Kelly

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00

    Exploring the ideas of consensus, resistance and rupture, this book contributes an important and nuanced reflection to the current debate on modernism in music. more...

  • A Schnittke Readerby Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...

  • A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bibleby Yelena Kolyada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern... more...

  • Love Songs: The Hidden Historyby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    The love song is timeless. From its beginnings, it has been shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and oppressed minorities, prostitutes, immigrants and other excluded groups. But what do we really know about the origins of these intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions about topics such as sexuality and gender roles... more...

  • Classical Recordingsby Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Recordings of classical music abound, so how do you know which one to choose? Which ones will stand the test of time and best showcase the composer's vision; who are the conductors, orchestras and soloists that shine? This handy reference guide from Classic FM looks at the 100 most popular pieces of classical music, and explains which particular recording... more...

  • Film Musicby Rob Weinberg

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Film music is an increasingly popular part of the classical music repertoire, with a huge range of beautiful, dramatic and well-loved film scores coming out of Hollywood, from Star Wars to Up. From the early days of silent cinema through Hollywood's Golden Age and up to the modern-day blockbusters, this handy reference guide from Classic FM showcases... more...

  • The Philadelphia Orchestraby Richard A. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Philadelphia Orchestra is the most-recorded orchestra in the United States, and its recordings have contributed much to its reputation as ?The World?s Greatest Orchestra.? In The Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography , Richard A. Kaplan documents more than 2,000 commercial recordings made by the Philadelphia Orchestra over almost... more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...

  • The Musical as Dramaby Scott McMillin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov... more...