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  • The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composersby Catherine Roma

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 42.99

    The book presents an in depth analysis of the choral compositions of Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy, and Thea Musgrave, complete with musical examples and texts. The introductory chapter gives historical perspective and places Lutyens, Maconchy and Musgrave in the context of twentieth-century British musical culture. 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 Supernatural Voiceby Simon Ravens

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Covering a period from the Ancient World to the present day, the book suggests that until very recently, falsettists and counter-tenors have been distinct vocal genres. more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 2by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume  Life  remains unsurpassed. Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849. Newman also discusses the changes that the Ring poem underwent during this period... more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 3by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume  Life  remains unsurpassed. Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the  Tannhäuser  debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna, the first production of  Tristan und Isolde  and the flight from Munich. more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 4by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential, the most controversial... 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...

  • Dies Iraeby Robert Chase; Jahja Ling

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 92.99

    Traditional requiem texts, among them the anonymous medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have inspired an untold number of composers in different ages and serving different religions, Western and Eastern. This book, the first comprehensive survey of requiem music for nearly half a century, provides a great deal of diverse and detailed information... more...

  • The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqamby Rob Simms

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 59.99

    The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing many features with neighboring classical traditions, particularly Iranian. Its repertoire consists of orally transmitted, multi-sectioned... 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...