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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Messiahby Jonathan Keates

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 13.49

    The story of the composition, first performances and cultural afterlife of one of the best-loved and most widely performed works in the entire history of music. more...

  • Virgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other Writingsby Virgil Thomson; Tim Page

    Library of America 2016; US$ 50.00

    An unprecedented collection of polemical and autobiographical writings by America?s greatest composer-critic.  Following on the critically acclaimed 2014 edition of Virgil Thomson's collected newspaper music criticism, The Library of America and Pulitzer Prize?winning music critic Tim Page now present Thomson?s other literary and critical works, a... more...

  • Music and the French Enlightenmentby Cynthia Verba

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music, prompted by the controversial views of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Their dialogue was one of extraordinary depth and richness and dealt with some of the most fundamental issues of... more...

  • Experiencing Beethovenby Geoffrey Block

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Designed for those unversed in composition or music theory, Experiencing Beethoven places Beethoven?s compositions within the changing context of his personal and professional life and social and cultural milieu. As part of the Listener's Companion series, this volume offers readers an enhanced experience of key works by exploring Beethoven's... more...

  • 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...

  • Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadowby Deirdre Loughridge

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    The years between roughly 1760 and 1810, a period stretching from the rise of Joseph Haydn?s career to the height of Ludwig van Beethoven?s, are often viewed as a golden age for musical culture, when audiences started to revel in the sounds of the concert hall. But the latter half of the eighteenth century also saw proliferating optical technologies?including... more...

  • Experiencing Schumannby Donald Sanders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Sanders chronicles Schumann's life and work, analyzing the most significant and widely performed compositions from each of the genres in which Schumann composed. This volume gives readers an enhanced experience of key works by exploring the environments in which they were written and first performed as well as those in which they are enjoyed today.... more...