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  • The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment Englandby Tim Eggington

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Amidst the cosmopolitan, fashion-obsessed concert life of later eighteenth-century London there existed a discrete counterculture borne of native musical culture. 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...

  • 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 Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essaysby Richard Taruskin

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    The Danger of Music gathers some two decades of Richard Taruskin's writing on the arts and politics, ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers such as the New York Times to full-scale critical essays for leading intellectual journals. Hard-hitting, provocative, and incisive, these essays consider contemporary composition and... more...

  • Classical Music Top 40by Anthony Rudel

    Touchstone 1995; US$ 23.95

    The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover. Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don?t know how or where to start?so many composers, so many pieces, so many versions, so much music! In either case, this book is for you. In this informal and informative guide, Rudel leads listeners... more...

  • Gregor Piatigorskyby Terry King

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Forced to provide for his family from the age of 8 and thrown out of his home into a bitter Moscow winter at age 12, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky began his career as an archetypal struggling artist, using secondhand and borrowed instruments. When the October Revolution forced his escape to Warsaw, he enjoyed initial success with the Warsaw Philharmonic.... more...

  • Handel's Oratorios and Eighteenth-Century Thoughtby Ruth Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 86.00

    Ruth Smith sheds new light on Handel's oratorio librettists and explores literature, music, aesthetics, politics and religion to reveal his texts as conduits for eighteenth-century thought. more...

  • Elgar: Enigma Variationsby Julian Rushton

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 30.00

    This book contains an examination of Elgar's most famous work, the 'Enigma' Variations. more...

  • Mahler's Sixth Symphonyby Robert Samuels

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 38.00

    This study uses semiotic theory in order to investigate different kinds of musical communication. more...