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  • Style and Ideaby Arnold Schoenberg

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book is full of essays which Arnold Schoenberg wrote on style and idea. He talks about the relationship to the text, new and outmoded music, composition in twelve tones, entertaining through composing, the relationship of heart and mind in music, evaluation of music, and other essays. more...

  • Sleeping in Templesby Susan Tomes

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    In several decades as a distinguished classical pianist, Susan Tomes has found that there are some issues which never go away. Here she takes up various topics of perennial interest: how music awakens and even creates memories, what 'interpretation' really means, what effect daily practice has on the character, whether playing from memory is a burden... more...

  • The History of Classical Music For Beginnersby R. Ryan Endris; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95

    Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, and while it has permeated the arts and popular culture for centuries, it still has this mystifying aura surrounding it. But fear not?it?s not as complicated as it seems, and anyone can learn the origins and history of Western art music. In addition to learning how better to understand (and... more...

  • New Classical Musicby Gordon Kerry

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This book offers an approachable and evocative introduction to classical music composed in Australia in recent decades. With a balance of historical background and detailed description, composer and music journalist Gordon Kerry explores a number of themes – landscape and spirituality, the influence of Europe and Asia – that bring together... more...

  • The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordingsby Ivan March; Edward Greenfield; Robert Layton; Paul Czajkowski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR This completely new edition of the Penguin Guide reviews the 1000 best classical albums issued and reissued over the past five decades, many of which dominate the catalogue because of their sheer excellence, irrespective of recording dates. More comprehensive than ever before, it indicates key recordings on CD,... more...

  • The Complete Classical Music Guideby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    An essential guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music Lose yourself in the fascinating story of classical music in The Complete Classical Music Guide . Full of beautiful colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style and form, instrument and ensemble,... more...

  • The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Centuryby Alex Ross

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Alex Ross?s sweeping history of twentieth-century classical music, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, is a gripping account of a musical revolution. more...

  • Music for a City Music for the Worldby Larry Rothe

    Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 34.99

    In Music for a City, Music for the World , Larry Rothe shares how the San Francisco Bay Area's love of music, rooted in the Gold Rush, gave birth to a Grammy-winning and internationally acclaimed orchestra. Released in time for the San Francisco Symphony's celebration of its 100th anniversary, this definitive history replete with hundreds of archival... more...

  • The Complete Classical Music Guideby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 25.00

    Material from Classical Music (Eyewitness Companion) with updates . This book is a guide to every aspect of the long and ongoing story of Western classical music. It reveals in a stimulating and lively way the exceptionally gifted individuals who have shaped the musical landscape over a millennia, from the chanting monks of the middle ages... more...

  • Ligeti's Stylistic Crisisby Michael D. Searby

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 41.99

    The Hungarian composer Gysrgy Ligeti (1923-2006) was one of the most innovative and influential composers of the last 50 years. Ligeti reached his creative maturity in the 1970s and 1980s. This book focuses on how Ligeti's compositional style completely transformed during and after the composition of his only opera Le Grand Macabre (1974-77). more...