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  • Russian Music at Home and Abroadby Richard Taruskin

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This new collection views Russian music through the Greek triad of ?the Good, the True, and the Beautiful? to investigate how the idea of "nation" embeds itself in the public discourse about music and other arts with results at times invigorating, at times corrupting. In our divided, post?Cold War, and now post?9/11 world, Russian music, formerly a... more...

  • Experiencing Schumannby Donald Sanders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Music scholar Donald Sander's chronicles Schumann's life and his work, analyzing the most significant and widely performed compositions from each of the major genres in which Schumann composed. As part of the Listener's Companion series, this volume gives readers an enhanced experience of key works by exploring the environments in which the works... more...

  • Who Knew?by Robert A. Cutietta

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    This book answers unusual questions from classical music lovers about things they have always wondered but didn't know who to ask.The answers come from professional musicians and give a glimpse into how musicians think and talk about their profession. Readers will find themselves asking "Who knew!" more...

  • La Vie de Schubertby Paul Landormy; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Franz Schubert est né à Vienne, dans le faubourg de Lichtenthal, le 31 janvier 1797. Vienne, ce n'est pas l'Allemagne du Nord. Vienne, c'est le « Midi » pour Berlin ou pour Leipzig. Vienne est une ville de plaisir où l'on a toujours vécu très légèrement. Quelque chose de l'esprit parisien avec une pointe de sentimentalisme qui nous est... more...

  • Songs of the Second Viennese Schoolby Loralee Songer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 54.99

    In Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer?s Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works , scholar Loralee Songer outlines for singers and teachers of singers critical information on selected solo vocal works by three major classical composers, all active during the first half of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton... more...

  • Soundscapesby Paul Robertson

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 18.95

    For nearly forty years Paul Robertson performed throughout the world as First Violinist of the internationally renowned Medici String Quartet, of which he was a founder member. In 2008 the main artery to Paul's heart ruptured, leading to him dying on the operating-table, and then being resuscitated. Paul subsequently hovered in a deep coma for six... more...

  • Rapsodia Española and Other Piano Worksby Isaac Albeniz

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 19.95

    Contents include Suite Española, Les saisons, Rapsodia española and Rapsodia cubana, Mallorca, Zortzico ("Basque Dance"), Troisième Suite Ancienne ("Minuetto" and "Gavotta"), and the brilliant La Vega. more...

  • Giacomo Puccini and His Worldby Arman Schwartz; Emanuele Senici

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Giacomo Puccini (1858?1924) is the world?s most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World , an international roster of music specialists, several writing on Puccini for the first time, offers a variety of new critical perspectives on the composer and his... more...

  • Le style classique de Charles Rosen (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    ...« 'est d'abord un tournant dans l'évolution » de la musique, cinquante ans de musique occidentale qui précipitent, par le fait de trois compositeurs, Haydn, Mozart et Beethoven, le XVIIIe siècle dans le XIXe, grâce à l'affirmation et à la confirmation, l'un par l'autre, du système tonal et du tempérament égal. more...

  • In Concertby Carl Vigeland

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99

    An intimate, moving, dramatic story about the musicians in a great orchestra who make music come alive in performance and recording. The musicians here are members of the fabled Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Seiji Ozawa, during a season highlighted by Mahler?s Second Symphony, The Resurrection . more...