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  • The Baroque Double Bass Violoneby Alfred Planyavsky; James Barket

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 74.99

    The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations that make this a complete compendium of string bass research. more...

  • Lutoslawski on Musicby Zbigniew Skowron

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    Lutoslawski on Music is the first collection of writings by the Polish twentieth-century composer Witold Lutoslawski. It includes texts about his own compositions and techniques as well as writings on various aspects of twentieth-century musical culture. more...

  • Mozart the Dramatistby Brigid Brophy

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Brigid Brophy first published her passionate, profoundly original Mozart the Dramatist in 1964, revisiting it subsequently in 1988. Organised by theme, the text offers brilliant readings of Mozart's five most famous operas - Die Entführung aus dem Serail , Le Nozze di Figaro , Don Giovanni , Così fan tutte , and Die Zauberflöte - while a... more...

  • 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...

  • Delius and his Musicby Martin Lee-Browne; Paul Guinery; Sir Mark Elder

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    There are many biographies and articles about Frederick Delius's life (1862-1934), but there has never been a comprehensive book about his music until now. Everything he wrote, from his earliest compositions right up to the mighty A Mass of Life , is analysed here; the history and background of each work and its critical reception are all examined,... more...