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  • Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Musicby Susan McClary

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 63.00

    In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states?desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how every major genre of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, was part of this striving for heightened passions... more...

  • What Makes Music Europeanby Marcello Sorce Keller

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    In What Makes Music European, Marcello Sorce Keller addresses the little-discussed matters that are essential to an understanding of how music intersects with the life of so many people. Readers are offered an approach for thinking about music that depends as much on its history as on the concepts and attitudes of the social sciences. What Makes Music... more...

  • The Reich's Orchestraby Misha Aster

    Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 21.86

    For decades the relationship between the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and National Socialist regime has been shrouded in mystery. In 1933, the world-renowned orchestra came under the control of Hitler's Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels; the musicians became civil servants of the Reich and until the end of World War Two, the orchestra served as... more...

  • The Old Italian School of Singingby Daniela Bloem-Hubatka

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    This work describes in accessible language the technical foundations of the Old Italian School of Singing. It enables the reader to grasp the teachings of the old masters theoretically and practically. The research for this book used not only the old treatises from the 1700's onwards but also firsthand testimonies, biographies and recordings from... more...

  • Frontier Figuresby Beth E. Levy

    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...

  • Synagogue Songby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    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...

  • Music of the Middle Ages: Volume 1by Giulio Cattin; Steven Botterill

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 42.00

    A unique history of the vast repertory of monophonic music of the Middle Ages. more...

  • The Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Giorgio Pestelli; Eric Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 36.00

    An examination of one of the crucial periods of musical history, viewed against the social and political background of the time. more...

  • Music in the Seventeenth Centuryby Lorenzo Bianconi; David Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 66.00

    Examines musical life in the seventeenth century, a period of profound change in the history of music. more...

  • The Frank Sinatra Quiz Bookby Graeme Ross

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 4.99

    Are you a fan of frank Sinatra? Have you seen every film he made? Do you know all there is to know about the man and his music? Then why not put your knowledge to the test with this tribute to the legendary entertainer?Frank Sinatra first appeared on the music scene in the 1940s and quickly went on to become one of the world’s best loved stars,... more...