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- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 26.99
Hear, Listen, Play! is a book for all music teachers who are unfamiliar with, yet curious about the worlds of ear-playing, informal learning, improvisation, and vernacular musics. For decades, or even hundreds of years, a divide has slowly been developing between the realms of notation-based musical transmission, and aural/oral methods. Yet that divide... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Alison Hood combines significant aspects of current analytical approaches and applies that unique synthetic method to selected works by Chopin. The specific combination of five aspects distinguishes Hoods method from previous analytical approaches. These five methods are attention to the rhythms created by pitch events on all structural levels;... more...
- Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 15.95
"Brilliant... important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession.... It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." -- Patricia Shehan Campbell This quintet of essays ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95
Designed for all music teachers, this book provides a careful and clear examination and analysis of the fundamental concepts involved in music. Professor Swanwick investigates questions such as: What is music? Is music meaningful? Does music refine our feelings and emotions? If so, how? The discussion of these questions forms a conceptual framework... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99
J. S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have been central to the violin repertoire since the mid-eighteenth century. This engaging volume is the first comprehensive exploration of the place of these works within Bach's music: it focuses on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived since their creation. Joel Lester,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 15.99
Michael Steinberg's highly successful listener's guides - "The Symphony" and "The Concerto" - have been universally praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. This book follows these volumes. It presents more than fifty illuminating essays on the classic choral masterworks. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 34.99
Why This Book Was Written. 1. Robert Schumann as Song Composer. 2. Performance Practices in the Schumann Lieder. 3. Liederkreis (Heine), Opus 24. 4. Myrten, Opus 25. 5. Kerner Lieder, Opus 35. 6. Reinick Lieder, Opus 36. 7. Ruckert Lieder (Zwolf Gedichte aus "Liebesfruhling"), Opus 37. 8. Liederkries (Eichendorff), Opus 39. 9. Funf Lieder... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1986; US$ 20.99
Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the... more...