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  • The Idea of Art Music in a Commercial World, 1800-1930by Christina Bashford; Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 94.79

    Opens up significant paths for conversation about how musical concepts, practices and products were shaped by interrelationships between culture and commerce. more...

  • A Sociable Momentby Colleen Reardon

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    A Sociable Moment is the first book to examine the rise of opera in Siena during the Baroque. It focuses both on opera as a manifestation of civic self-fashioning and sociability, especially in pastoral works promoted by the expatriate Chigi family, and opera as business under the impresario Girolamo Gigli. more...

  • Music in Bostonby Bill F. Faucett

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Music in Boston: Composers, Events, and Ideas, 1852?1918 provides insights into the historical, intellectual, and artistic background of Boston's musical culture from just prior to the Civil War through the end of World War I. Through detailed discussions of composers, writings, guest artists, and the rise of Boston?s musical institutions, Music... more...

  • Sextetby Morris Panych

    Talonbooks 2016; US$ 18.99

    A dark and steamy comedy exploring the harmonies and dysfunctions of six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour. more...

  • Bach & Godby Michael Marissen

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Bach & God explores the religious character of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Noted musicologist Michael Marissen offers wide-ranging insights from detailed investigations of both words and music. Bach is inexhaustible, and Bach & God suggests that through close contextual study there is always more to discover and learn. more...

  • Sticking It Outby Patti Niemi

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    When Patti Niemi was 10 years old, all the children in her school music class lined up to choose their instruments. Boy after boy chose drums, and girl after girl chose flute—that is, until it was Patti’s turn. From that point onward, Niemi devoted her life to mastering the percussive arts. Cymbals, snare drum, marimba, timpani, chimes: she... more...

  • The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960by Rhoderick McNeill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The symphony retained its primacy as the most prestigious large-scale orchestral form throughout the first half of the twentieth century, particularly in Britain, Russia and the United States. Likewise, Australian composers produced a steady stream of symphonies throughout the period from Federation (1901) through to the end of the 1950s. Stylistically,... more...

  • Curious and Modern Inventionsby Rebecca Cypess

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Early seventeenth-century Italy saw a revolution in instrumental music. Large, varied, and experimental, the new instrumental repertoire was crucial for the Western tradition?but until now, the impulses that gave rise to it had yet to be fully explored. Curious and Modern Inventions offers fresh insight into the motivating forces behind this music,... more...

  • Sounds and Sweet Airsby Anna Beer

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 16.99

    Francesca Caccini. Barbara Strozzi. Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Marianna Martines. Fanny Hensel. Clara Schumann. Lili Boulanger. Elizabeth Maconchy. Great composers all, but their musical legacy is still rarely acknowledged. Since the birth of classical music, those women who dared to compose have been patronised, had their sex lives scrutinised... more...

  • Peter Dickinson: Words and Musicby Peter Dickinson

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 49.95

    Articles, tributes and reminiscences of composer, pianist and author Peter Dickinson are here brought together for the first time. more...