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  • The Chinese Zheng Zitherby Sun Zhuo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The zheng zither is one of the most popular instruments in contemporary China. It is commonly regarded as a solo instrument with a continuous tradition dating back to ancient times. But in fact, much of its contemporary solo repertory is derived from several different regional folk ensemble repertories of the mid-twentieth century. Since the setting... more...

  • Brahmsby John Bell Young

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 14.95

    "Elegant, thought-provoking, often outrageous but always stimulating, this book will fascinate those who know a lot about Brahms as well as those who know little." ? Stephen Hough, pianist and composer. Hailed in his lifetime as Beethoven's successor and a powerful symbol of musical classicism, Johannes Brahms was nonetheless a controversial figure... more...

  • Nation and Classical Musicby Matthew Riley; Anthony D. Smith

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    How and why do listeners come over time to 'feel the nation' through particular musical works? more...

  • Absolutely on Musicby Haruki Murakami; Seiji Ozawa; Jay Rubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and from The Beatles' "Norwegian... more...

  • The Political Orchestraby Fritz Trümpi; Kenneth Kronenberg

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 50.00

    This is a groundbreaking study of the prestigious Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics during the Third Reich. Making extensive use of archival material, including some discussed here for the first time, Fritz Trümpi offers new insight into the orchestras? place in the larger political constellation. Trümpi looks first at the decades preceding National... more...

  • Beethoven's Third Symphony 'The Eroica'by James Hamilton-Paterson

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 13.49

    The story of the composition and revolutionary impact of Beethoven's Third Symphony, 'the Eroica'. more...

  • Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia"by Donald G. Traut

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 70.00

    The first full-length analytic study devoted to the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, combining sketch studies, musicological context, and straightforward analyses of all three movements. more...

  • The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Robert A. Green

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    The hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, has been part of European musical life since the eleventh century. In eighteenth-century France, improvements in its sound and appearance led to its use in chamber ensembles. This new and expanded edition of The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France offers the definitive introduction to the classic stringed instrument.... more...

  • The Collected Writings of Franz Lisztby Janita R. Hall-Swadley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 99.99

    This volume completes the second half of Liszt?s writings about stage works, its composers, and music drama. In this volume, Liszt focuses on the works of his most controversial devotee and son-in-law, Richard Wagner, whose music dramas Liszt championed as conductor during his tenure in Weimar. more...

  • Mozartby Friedrich Kerst; Henry Krehbiel

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 9.95

    Mozart's adult life was an almost unbroken succession of artistic triumphs and personal disappointments. This collection of excerpts from his letters and from other writings offers a unique opportunity for firsthand insights into the great composer's life and personality. In his own words (as compiled by Friedrich Kerst and translated into English... more...