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  • Orchestral Musicby David Daniels

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 69.99

    Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition),... more...

  • Franz Liszt, Volume 2by Alan Walker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 39.95

    The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt. "You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."-D. Kern Holoman,  New York Review of Books "A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr. Walker... more...

  • The Time by the Seaby Dr Ronald Blythe

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    The Time by the Sea is about Ronald Blythe's life in Aldeburgh during the 1950s. He had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten's circle and began working for the Aldeburgh Festival. Although befriended by Imogen Holst and by E M Forster, part of him remained essentially solitary,... more...

  • On Music and Musiciansby Robert Schumann; Konrad Wolff; Paul Rosenfeld

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    Edited by Konraad Wolff Translated by Paul Rosenfeld With twenty black-and-white illustrations Schumann?s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century.  The same fire, poetry, directness... more...

  • The Show Must Go Onby Gareth Davies

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 12.73

    A memoir of the London Symphony Orchestra on tour in the US and beyond, focusing on their historical first visit to America in 1912 when they were due to sail on the Titanic, and their most recent travels. Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist at the LSO, tells the remarkable story of a groundbreaking expedition through recently discovered diaries, archive... more...

  • Musorgsky and His Circleby Stephen Walsh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 37.50

    The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent, some of genius, would be?in spite of a virtual lack of technical... more...

  • Organ Literatureby Corliss Richard Arnold

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    This third edition is a basic textbook on the development of pipe organ composition in geographically diverse schools. Its nineteen chapters include charts of organ composers and a historical background of contemporary events and figures for each organ composition school. Chapter bibliographies cover readings published in the seventies, eighties, and... more...

  • Lies and Epiphaniesby Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 49.95

    Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played a determining role in the reception history of their works: the finale of Mahler's Second Symphony, for instance,... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Piano Musicby R. Larry Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Orchestral "Pops" Musicby Lucy Manning

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In this new edition of Orchestral ?Pops? Music: A Handbook , Lucy Manning brings to the present her remarkable compendium, which has proven so critical to the success of ?pops? concert programming. This revised handbook alleviates this time-consuming task by offering a list of works for orchestral ?pops? concerts that is comprehensive, informative,... more...