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  • Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Musicby Judy Lochhead

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book studies recent music in the western classical tradition, offering a critique of current analytical/theoretical approaches and proposing alternatives. The critique addresses the present fringe status of recent music sometimes described as crossover, postmodern, post-classical, post-minimalist, etc. and demonstrates that existing descriptive... 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...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Haydnby Richard Wigmore

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    A lively and accessible guide, publishing in the anniversary year of the composer's death. more...

  • The Rough Guide to Classical Musicby Joe Staines

    Rough Guides Ltd 2010; Not Available

    The Rough Guide to Classical Music is the ideal handbook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to contemporaries such as Thomas Adès and Kaija Saariaho. Both a CD buyer's guide and a who's who, the guide includes concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 23.98

    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 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...

  • Thomas Ades: Full of Noisesby Tom Service; Thomas Ades

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.86

    Thomas Adès is fêted from Los Angeles to London, from New York to Berlin, as the musician who has done more than any other living composer to connect contemporary music with wider audiences. His operas, orchestral pieces and chamber works have already stood the test of repeated performances, productions and continued critical acclaim. But... 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...

  • Ligeti's Stylistic Crisisby Michael D. Searby

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 45.99

    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...