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  • Broadway Babies Say Goodnightby Mark Steyn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest... more...

  • The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Surveyby Joseph P. Swain

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 54.99

    This new edition of Swain's classic award-winning text reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of music in twenty impressive productions. Included is the latest research and viewpoints of contemporary critics, highlighting the various styles of important composers including... more...

  • Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad, 1912-1962by Craig Martin Gibbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    Calypso, with its richly diverse cultural heritage, was the most significant Caribbean musical form from World War I to Trinidad and Tobago Independence in 1962. Though wildly popular in mid-1950s America, Calypso--along with other music from "the island of the hummingbird"--has been largely neglected or forgotten. This first-ever discography... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Liedby James Parsons

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This is an introductory chronicle of the Lied and places it in its full context, first published in 2004. more...

  • The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Musicby Jim Samson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field. more...

  • Christopher Columbusby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained for?he had found a new continent. more...

  • The Classic FM Concise Hall of Fameby Darren Henley; Tim Lihoreau; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 8.47

    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 boh&ème;... 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...

  • The Classical Revolutionby John Borstlap

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging in the 21 st century. It should equally interest academics, music directors, promoters, programmers, musicians, and music students... more...

  • Communication in Eighteenth-Century Musicby Danuta Mirka; Kofi Agawu

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    In this book, ten leading scholars of music explore the nature of musical communication in the eighteenth century. more...