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  • Mourning de Pachmannby Carl Abbott

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 36.99

    Written for a mature audience with an interest in music, history and mystery, this historical novel investigates the subtleties of love, guilt and forgiveness, ambition and ego, the rewards of a personal adventure, the career of the real-life de Pachmann, and Europe on the verge of another world war. more...

  • The Silver Swanby Elena Delbanco

    Other Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    A debut novel about a daughter grappling with the legacy of her famous and imposing cellist father, the secrets he has hidden from her, and the fate of his great Stradivarius cello.   Alexander Feldmann is a musician of international renown, a man whose prodigious talent, striking good looks, and charm prove irresistible to all who meet him.... more...

  • Bach to Brahmsby David Beach; Yosef Goldenberg

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 95.00

    Presents current analytic views by established scholars of the traditional tonal repertoire, with essays on works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. more...

  • Charles Mackerrasby Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life in music. The first study of Mackerras to appear in decades. more...

  • Richard Wagner's Beethoven (1870)by Roger Allen

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Indispensable reading for historians and musicologists as well as those interested in Wagner's philosophy and the aesthetics of music. more...

  • Sleeping in Templesby Susan Tomes

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Highly acclaimed author Susan Tomes 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 or a liberation, and why the piano is the right tool for the job. more...

  • Fanfares and Finesseby Elisa Koehler

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes... more...

  • 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 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...

  • Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproductionby Arved Ashby

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of "absolute" instrumental music. In this original, provocative book, Arved Ashby argues that recording technology has transformed our understanding of art music. Contesting the laments of nostalgic critics, Ashby sees recordings as socially progressive... more...