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  • A Schnittke Readerby Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...

  • A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bibleby Yelena Kolyada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern... more...

  • Interactive Composition: Strategies Using Ableton Live and Max for Liveby V. J. Manzo; Will Kuhn

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. The book begins by introducing all of the tools involved in creating interactive compositions through the software Ableton Live and Max for Live. The following chapters then... more...

  • Classical Recordingsby Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Recordings of classical music abound, so how do you know which one to choose? Which ones will stand the test of time and best showcase the composer's vision; who are the conductors, orchestras and soloists that shine? This handy reference guide from Classic FM looks at the 100 most popular pieces of classical music, and explains which particular recording... more...

  • Film Musicby Rob Weinberg

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Film music is an increasingly popular part of the classical music repertoire, with a huge range of beautiful, dramatic and well-loved film scores coming out of Hollywood, from Star Wars to Up. From the early days of silent cinema through Hollywood's Golden Age and up to the modern-day blockbusters, this handy reference guide from Classic FM showcases... more...

  • The Philadelphia Orchestraby Richard A. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    The Philadelphia Orchestra is the most-recorded orchestra in the United States, and its recordings have contributed much to its reputation as ?The World?s Greatest Orchestra.? In The Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography , Richard A. Kaplan documents more than 2,000 commercial recordings made by the Philadelphia Orchestra over almost... more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...

  • The Musical as Dramaby Scott McMillin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov... more...

  • Vocal Apparitionsby Michal Grover-Friedlander

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Cinema and opera have become intertwined in a variety of powerful and unusual ways. Vocal Apparitions tells the story of this fascinating intersection, interprets how it occurred, and explores what happens when opera is projected onto the medium of film. Michal Grover-Friedlander finds striking affinities between film and opera--from Lon Chaney's... more...