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  • Organ Literatureby Corliss Richard Arnold

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    This third edition is a basic textbook on the development of pipe organ composition in geographically diverse schools. Its nineteen chapters include charts of organ composers and a historical background of contemporary events and figures for each organ composition school. Chapter bibliographies cover readings published in the seventies, eighties, and... more...

  • Summer of Firstsby Paul Kimpton; Ann Kaczkowski Kimpton

    Gia Publications 2013; US$ 8.99

    Dale and his friends continue their musical adventures in book three of the Adventures with Music series as American involvement in World War II winds down. The band has its first concert, Chrissy plays a solo, the group learns to play jazz, and Dale confronts a bully. In celebration of their 12th birthdays, the friends decide to do 12 things they?ve... more...

  • The Singer's Egoby Lynn Eustis

    Gia Publications 2013; US$ 22.99

    From the psychological to the practical, the serious challenges and issues that can affect a singer?s performance are explored in this groundbreaking book. Author Lynn Eustis, herself a professional signer and voice instructor, argues that the daily psychological conflicts that make up a singer?s world can have profound implications for both the singer... more...

  • 2013by Heinz Duchhardt

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    Volume 14 focuses on the theme ?1813 and its Sequelae? to explore the culture of remembrance during the final phase of Napoleonic rule in various European states. Additional essays are devoted to the First World War and the euro-political thought of Bertrand de Jouvenel. A general appraisal of the now completed Handbook of European History completes... more...

  • Music Inside Outby John Rahn; Benjamin Boretz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Slonimsky's Book of Musical Anecdotesby Nicholas Slonimsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Scathing reviews, whimsical stories, and diverting games fill the pages of this utterly engaging kaleidoscope of skewed tales on the world of Classical music. It dishes out a marvelous feast of tales served up by a master storyteller whose reach extends around the world and to the beginnings of civilization. more...

  • Confronting Silenceby Toru Takemitsu; Yoshiko Kakudo; Glenn Glasow; Seiji Ozawa

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 29.99

    In these writings, available here in English for the first time, the distinguished Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu reflects on his contemporaries, including John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, and Merce Cunningham; on nature, which has profoundly influenced his composition; on film and painting; on relationships between East and West; on traditional Japanese... more...

  • Empire of Songby Dafni Tragaki

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    Essays in Empire of Song adopt theoretical and epistemological orientations in their exploration of ?popular music? within ethnomusicology and critical musicology, questioning the idea of ?Europe? and the ?nation? through and in music, at a time when the European self appears more fragmented, if not entirely shattered. Bringing together ethnomusicology,... more...

  • Before the Chinrestby Stanley Ritchie

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these... more...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff pianist, critic and teacher explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation... more...