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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 36.95
Frontier Figures is a tour-de-force exploration of how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American music. Examining the work of such composers as Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Arthur Farwell, Beth E. Levy addresses questions of regionalism, race, and representation as well... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life. Musical references appear in biblical accounts of the Red Sea crossing and King Solomon's coronation, and music continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Through 100 brief chapters, this volume considers theoretical approaches to the study of Jewish... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 12.73
The Concise Classic FM Hall of Fame celebrates classical music?s unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener – whether it?s the haunting melodies of Górecki?s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell?s Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven?s Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini?s La bohčme; the moving sounds... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
This is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. An introduction explores Nicholas Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 21.00
"This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical pieces provides an invaluable overview of the evolution of contemporary music—from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernac" more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2000; US$ 139.95
This work focuses on eight of the dances, the istampittas, linked etymologically to the estampie, a French dance, whose origins are here examined with an eye toward Italian and French music and civilization, as well as the music and society of the Arabs. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 129.95
Stephen Town's survey of choral music of the English Musical Renaissance is rooted in close examination of selected works by Vaughan Williams, Parry, Stanford, Finzi, Bliss, Rubbra and Dyson. Town collates the substantial secondary literature on these composers, and brings to bear his own study of the autograph manuscripts. This close study of... more...