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- F+W Media 2004; US$ 24.99
Warman's Records Field Guide provides a handy - and attractive - way of discovering how valuable old records can be. This full color portable guide features thousands of listings, prices and hundreds of color photographs of some of the greatest and most valuable records of all time. Collectors, dealers and enthusiasts will find everything from Abba... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99
This updated edition of the authoritative Wayman's vinyl reference now features full color! New chapters on psychedelic rock and '45s are included, as well as new sections on artists like Bob Dylan. The latest pricing information is a must for serious collectors, and it's all included in this handy reference. Collectors and vinyl enthusiasts will... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2010; US$ 11.99
The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and thoroughly interesting journey around our country from a classical music perspective. From Frith Street in Soho, where Mozart stayed and performed free street concerts during his only trip to England, to Merthyr Tydfil in Glamorgan, where Joseph Parry was born and raised until he was 13, The... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 95.00
This is the story of one of the world's great philharmonic societies, told by a distinguished conductor and writer whose command of the subject is nothing short of virtuosic. Established in 1828 with roots stretching back to the 1790s, the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire reflected and in many ways encapsulated the development of French culture,... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 9.99
The Classic FM Concise 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 bohème; the moving sounds... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...