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  • Modern Music and Afterby Paul Griffiths

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of... more...

  • The Ninthby Harvey Sachs

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    An absorbing look at Beethoven's towering Ninth Symphony, and its vibrant historical context. more...

  • On Playing the Fluteby Johann Joachim Quantz

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    Johann Joachim Quantz's On Playing the Flute has long been recognized as one of the primary sources of information about eighteenth-century performance practice. In spite of its title, it is not simply a tutor for the flute, but a fully-fledged programme for training musicians of all types, with detailed information on intonation, ornamentation, dynamics,... more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Bachby Nicholas Kenyon

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    A superb new addition to the highly successful Faber Pocket Guides -- all the essentials about one the greatest composers in history. more...

  • Everybody Loves Our Townby Mark Yarm

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94

    Publishing exactly twenty years after the release of Nirvana's landmark Nevermind album, this will be the definitive word on grunge. more...

  • The Mastersinger from Minskby Morley Torgov

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1868, Munich, Inspector Hermann Preiss investigates a series of murders based around the production of a new opera by troubled composer Richard Wagner. Many people have reasons to dislike the man, but who wrote the anonymous note declaring that the night of the premiere will be Wagner's day of reckoning? more...

  • Written By Mrs Bachby Martin Jarvis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 19.16

    Did Mrs Bach write some of our greatest musical works? It's not often that one of the world's greatest composers is accused of plagiarising his wife's work, but an Australian musical expert has cast doubt on whether Johann Sebastian Bach wrote all his own material. Conductor Martin Jarvis believes Bach's cello suites were composed by the German musician's... more...

  • Classical Music Top 40by Anthony Rudel

    Touchstone 1995; Not Available

    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...

  • Hallelujah Junctionby John Adams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 18.99

    John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and ?he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience? (Alex Ross, The New Yorker ). Now, in Hallelujah Junction , he incisively relates his life story,... more...

  • The Essential Canon of Classical Musicby David Dubal

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 27.99

    The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical... more...