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  • Masters of Russian Musicby Peter Calvocoressi; Gerald Abraham

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    First published in 1936, Calvocoressi's and Abraham's study was the first complete account of its subject to appear in any language, including Russian, and was based on a large amount of original first-hand research. Over 75 years later Masters of Russian Music retains its power - as any study of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakof, Scriabin,... more...

  • On Russian Musicby Gerald Abraham

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    First published in 1939, On Russian Music was conceived by Gerald Abraham as a sequel to his earlier Studies in Russian Music (1935, also in Faber Finds), and complements the previous work in many useful respects. Glinka moves to the forefront via close study of both of his operas. A historical account of the composition of Borodin's Prince... 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...

  • Manuel de Fallaby Nancy Lee Harper

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 69.99

    Drawing extensively on primary sources, this study in three parts provides a detailed biography, examines the most prominent aspects of Falla's character as they pertained to his relationships with other composers and his own music, and sheds light on his creative process as a composer through examination of many of his works with reference to original... more...

  • The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqamby Rob Simms

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 64.99

    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 Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composersby Catherine Roma

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 46.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fantasies from Opera for Violin and Pianoby Henryk Wieniawski; Max Ernst; Pablo de Sarasate; Jeno Hubay

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    Four popular opera fantasies in one volume for violin with piano accompaniment, each with separate violin part: Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Piano (Hubay); Fantasia on Themes from Gounod's Faust, Op. 20 (Wieniawski); Fantaisie sur La Flute enchantee de Mozart, Op. 54 (Sarasate); and Fantaisie Brillante sur la Marche et la Romance d'Otello de Rossini,... more...