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  • Interpreting the Musical Pastby Katharine Ellis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Presenting a study of the French early music revival, this book gives us a sense of how music's cultural meanings were contested in the nineteenth century. It surveys the main patterns of revivalist activity while also providing studies of repertories stretching from Adam de la Halle to Rameau. more...

  • The Twisted Museby Michael H. Kater

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99

    Under a totalitarian regime, can art and artists be innocent? This questions and its implications are explored in Michael Kater's broad survey of musicians, and the music they composed and performed during the Third Reich. more...

  • Analyzing Bach Cantatasby Eric T. Chafe

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    Concentrating on a small number of representative cantatas, mostly from the Leipzig cycles of 1723-24 and 1724-25, and in particular on Cantata 77, Chafe illustrates how Bach strove to mirror both the dogma and the mystery of religious experience in musical allegory. more...

  • Musical Metropolisby Kenneth Marcus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 36.00

    Decentralization and diversity characterized much of the performance of art music in Los Angeles. Decentralization defined the city's growth since the late-nineteenth century, and because the central city did not dominate music culture, as in the East and Midwest, a greater diversification of music emerged in the communities of Greater Los Angeles.... more...

  • Music and Maestrosby John K. Sherman

    University of Minnesota Press 1952; US$ 72.00

    Music lovers all over the United States as well as in other countries have heard the music of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of such noted conductors as Dimitri Mitropoulos and Eugene Ormandy. Now they can enjoy the story behind t more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    In this 2008 book, ten leading scholars of music explore the nature of musical communication in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Way Beyond Compareby John C. Winn

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.95

    An answered prayer for Beatles fans and collectors, the first ­volume of a unique work that exhaustively chronicles all known and ­available Beatles recordings! Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered: ? Where was that filmed? ? Is any more of that footage available? Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked: ? When was that... 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...

  • Music in the Galant Styleby Robert Gjerdingen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 44.99

    Music in the Galant Style is an authoritative and readily understandable study of the core compositional style of the eighteenth century. Gjerdingen adopts a unique approach, based on a massive but little-known corpus of pedagogical workbooks used by the most influential teachers of the century, the Italian partimenti. He has brought this vital repository... more...

  • Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505by Lewis Lockwood

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 33.99

    Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave Ferrara a primary role in European music during the fifteenth century. The successive rulers of the Italian city-state, members... more...