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  • Bach: The Goldberg Variationsby Peter Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A detailed guide to one of Bach's most popular keyboard works. more...

  • Making Words Singby Jonathan Dunsby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    In a wide-ranging 2004 discussion, Jonathan Dunsby considers the nature of vocality in songs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Bartok's Viola Concertoby Donald Maurice

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Tells the intriguing story of Bela Bartok's viola concerto, a work left unfinished at his death in 1945. Drawing on interviews and documents that reveal previously unavailable information, it discusses the commission, the reconstruction by Tibor Serly, events leading up to the premiere, its reception over the second half of the twentieth century, the... more...

  • Hearing Bach's Passionsby Daniel R. Melamed

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions-- St. John and St. Matthew --are an essential part of the modern repertory, performed regularly both by professional ensembles and amateur groups. These large, complex pieces are well loved, but due to our distance from the original context in which they were performed, questions and problems emerge.... more...

  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...

  • Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Debussy's PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Verdi's Il Trovatore (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Verdi's IL TROVATORE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • The Music Teaching Artist's Bibleby Eric Booth

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    This is the first-ever how-to book for the fast-growing profession of music teaching artistry, written by a leading spokesman and trainer. Practicing musicians have long worked as teachers, and this book finally distills the essence of the practice, guides musicians to become more effective in the many settings in which they are active, and ultimately... more...

  • The Cantatas of J. S. Bachby Alfred Dürr; Richard Jones

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 119.99 US$ 103.19

    A work-by-work commentary on the Bach cantatas by the world's most famous Bach scholar, now available in English and in paperback for the first time. It includes all the cantata librettos in German-English parallel text. An indispensable reference book for anyone listening to, performing in, or studying any of the Bach cantatas. more...

  • An Introduction to Music Studiesby J. P. E. Harper-Scott; Jim Samson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Why study music? An introduction to the main aspects of the subject, outlining the many benefits of a music degree. more...