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  • The Galitzin Quartets of Beethovenby Daniel K. L. Chua

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    This study is an analysis of the first three of Beethoven's late quartets, Opp. 127, 132, and 130, commissioned by Prince Nikolai Galitzin. The five late quartets, usually considered as a group, were written in the same period as the Missa solemnis and the Ninth Symphony, and are among the composer's most profound musical statements. Daniel K. L.... 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 in a Changing Cultureby Donald Vroon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America?s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics,... more...

  • Musicality in Theatreby David Roesner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Music continues to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship between music and theatre. The theoretical scope of the book is developed from a wide range of case studies, some of which are re-readings of the classics... more...

  • WHO'S AFRAID OF CLASSICAL MUSIC?by Michael Walsh

    Touchstone 2014; US$ 15.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. 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...

  • 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...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 2by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume  Life  remains unsurpassed. Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849. Newman also discusses the changes that the Ring poem underwent during this period... more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 3by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume  Life  remains unsurpassed. Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the  Tannhäuser  debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna, the first production of  Tristan und Isolde  and the flight from Munich. more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 4by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential, the most controversial... more...