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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95
Music has long served as an emblem of national identity in educational systems throughout the world. Patriotic songs are commonly considered healthy and essential ingredients of the school curriculum, nurturing the respect, loyalty and 'good citizenship' of students. But to what extent have music educators critically examined the potential... more...
- Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 21.99
"Denken mit dem Ohr" Wie man wird, was man hört: Dem Hören, seiner psychologischen Wirkung, aber auch dem, was es im Menschen an Potenzialen freisetzt - bis hin zu literarischen Verwandlungen des Gehörten -, schenkt die Ästhetik nur allzu selten Gehör. Die Essays von Rüdiger Görner bezeugen, dass es ein auditiv grundiertes Denken gibt, das auf Behutsamkeit... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 34.99
This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find opera star Emma Albani, artist Emily Carr, political philosopher George Grant, Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante, and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout... 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
The understanding of music involves the mastery of its various layers of meaning. Sometimes this meaning can be acquired through human insight; at other times, it can be learned. The central concern of Musical Knowledge is the tension between intuitive and analytical ways of making sense of the world. Keith Swanwick examines this relationship on ... 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$ 10.99
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...