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  • Lies and Epiphaniesby Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    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 was supposedly inspired by a "lightning bolt"... more...

  • Neoclassical Music in Americaby R. James Tobin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism as a style largely fail because of the stylistic diversity of the music that fall within its scope. Tobin surveys the careers of various... 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...

  • Thomas Morley: Elizabethan Music Publisherby Tessa Murray

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    An essential book for scholars and students of renaissance music, as well as the history of music publishing and print. more...

  • The Essential Classical Recordingsby Rick Phillips

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 16.95

    Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best recording in his opinion, but also why this piece of music... 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...

  • Music in Independent Schoolsby Andrew Morris; Bernarr Rainbow; Peter Dickinson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    The first serious study of music in independent schools, which bears eloquent witness to a high standard achieved over the last fifty years. more...

  • Masques, Mayings and Music-Dramasby Roger Savage

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    In-depth case-studies of significant aspects of early twentieth-century English music-theatre, which engage with notions of Englishness and the idea of a 'musical renaissance' 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 Crisis of Classical Music in Americaby Robert Freeman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    The Crisis of Classical Music in America by Robert Freeman focuses on solutions for the oversupply of classically trained musicians in America?a growing problem in a diminishing niche job market. Freeman calls for music colleges to focus on vital job skills in order to better equip their graduates for the real world. more...