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  • The Classical Music Map of Britainby Richard Fawkes

    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...

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

    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...

  • Seniorenliederbuchby Christoph Stegmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 7.21

    Über dreißig beliebte Kirchenlieder, an die man sich erinnert: Im Großdruck und handlichen Format machen diese Texte das Mitsingen leicht.Wenn die Kräfte schwinden, auch die Sehkraft und vielleicht manche Erinnerung, sind es oft Melodien, die die Vergangenheit beschwören und die Gegenwart bereichern. Dann bedarf es vielleicht nur einiger Töne und einiger... more...

  • Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Musicby Susan McClary

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00

    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$ 87.99

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Perspectives on Males and Singingby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 219.00

    In this book, leading thinkers and practitioners share research and insights on the involvement of males in singing, analyzing the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and offering strategies for engaging males more successfully in performing vocal music. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 36.00

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