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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...

  • 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...

  • Music Theatre in Britain, 1960-1975by Michael Hall

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    The author, a former BBC radio producer, conducted interviews with many leading British composers of the day, and his account provides for a unique insight into this often overlooked genre. more...

  • Jean-Philippe Rameauby Cuthbert Girdlestone; Philip Gossett

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    The definitive biography and critical study of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683?1764), this volume deals at length not only with the composer's musical achievements but also with aspects of his life and work that made him one of the most important cultural figures in eighteenth-century France. Fascinating incidents include his central position in a musical... more...

  • The Suites from the Fairy Tale Operas and Dubinushkaby Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844?1908) was a prolific composer of orchestral works and many other forms of music, including chamber works and art songs. He also wrote many operas, excerpts from which are featured in this collection. Contents include the famous orchestral interlude The Flight of the Bumblebee as well as the suite from The Tale of Tsar... 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...

  • Selected Songs for Solo Voice and Pianoby Robert Schumann

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    An authoritative compilation of more than 100 of the great composer's Lieder, this volume features well-beloved melodies set to the poetry of Heine, Goethe, Burns, Byron, and others. Reprinted from the Breitkopf and Härtel edition edited by Clara Schumann, it includes new translations of lyrics and a glossary of German musical terms. more...

  • The Four Seasons and Other Violin Concertos in Full Scoreby Antonio Vivaldi; Eleanor Selfridge-Field

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    This authoritative version contains the complete Four Seasons plus the rest of Vivaldi's Opus 8, including "The Storm at Sea," "Pleasure," and "The Hunt." Printed from new plates, this crisp, pristine edition includes new English translations of the original sonnets and extensive editorial notes on the composer's life and work. more...