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    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 76.00

    This volume offers a new view of Joseph Haydn's instrumental music. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    Nicholas Marston traces the fascinating history of Schumann's Fantasie, Op. 17. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 25.00

    Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to three remarkable works which secured for Mendelssohn no small measure of his fame. more...

  • The Music of Toru Takemitsuby Peter Burt

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 62.00

    This book is the first complete study of Toru Takemitsu's work to appear in English. more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known... more...

  • Bobby Whitlockby Bobby Whitlock; Marc Roberty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood,... more...

  • Jay-Zby Julius Bailey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip... more...

  • Janacek: Years of a Life Volume 2 (1914-1928)by John Tyrrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 43.75

    Volume 2 opens at the the outbreak of the First World War and at the time of Jan?cek's lowest ebb. Within two years, however, his fortunes were transformed by the Prague production of Jenufa This led to international fame and fortune and to the magnificent creative flowering in which the elderly composer wrote most of his best-known works. His personal... more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written... more...

  • Wickedby Paul R. Laird

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 43.99

    This book explores the creation of the popular Broadway musical Wicked through an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts, and completed musical scores. more...