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  • Berlioz: Roméo et Julietteby Julian Rushton

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    This book examines the complex genesis of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette as well as the music itself. more...

  • Analyzing Classical Formby William E. Caplin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 84.99

    Analyzing Classical Form builds upon the foundations of the author's critically acclaimed Classical Form by offering an approach to the analysis of musical form that is especially suited for classroom use. Providing ample material for study in both undergraduate and graduate courses, Analyzing Classical Form presents the most up-to-date version... more...

  • Medieval Music and the Art of Memoryby Anna Maria Busse Berger

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This bold challenge to conventional notions about medieval music disputes the assumption of pure literacy and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and orality interacted. Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorize such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than... more...

  • The Szymanowski Companionby Dr Paul Cadrin; Professor Stephen Downes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Polish composer Karol Szymanowski is one of the most fascinating musical figures of the early twentieth century. His works included four symphonies, two violin concertos, the operas Hagith and King Roger, the ballet-pantomime Harnasie, the oratorio Stabat Mater, as well as numerous piano, violin, vocal and choral compositions. The profile and... more...

  • Schoenberg and His Schoolby René Leibowitz; Dika Newlin

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    In Schoenberg and His School , René Leibowitz performs a threefold task. He relates the music of Schoenberg and his followers to the age-old tradition of Western polyphony, of which, he says, it is but the latest product. He discusses, with numerous musical examples, all known major works of Schoenberg and of his two great disciples Alban Berg and... more...

  • Legacy of a Musical Cityby Max Graf

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    The story of Vienna, the musical center of the world. Max Graf, the Nestor of Austrian music critics, relates in a fascinating manner his own recollections of life with Bruckner, Brahms, Strauss, and other immortals in the music world. The author has enjoyed the intimate friendships over the course of fifty years. He gives a delightful as well as... more...

  • The Legacy of Chopinby Jan Holcman

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Jan Holcman?s Legacy of Chopin brings together Chopin?s views on music, including pianism, composition, teaching, music criticism, and more. With extensive references and footnotes from the author, readers can gain unparalleled knowledge into the famous composer?s theories, practices, and philosophies. more...

  • Shostakovichby Ivan Martynov; T. Guralsky

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Shostakovich: The Man and His Work is a rich and compelling biography of one of the most famous composers of all time. Author Ivan Martynov brings together extensive research, including interviews and conversations with Shostakovich himself, to shed light on the man behind the music.   This edition was translated from Russian by T. Guralsky 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 Joy of Classical Musicby Joan Kennedy

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Who?s Afraid of Classical Music?   For years Joan Kennedy, at home, on the campaign trail, and in concert, has shared her love of classical music with adults and children. Now she uses her experience as a teacher and musician to show how you and your family can make music an enriching part of your lives. In this easy-to-understand and reassuring guide,... more...