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  • Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninthby Christopher Alan Reynolds

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In this original study, Christopher Alan Reynolds examines the influence of Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony on two major nineteenth-century composers, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann. During 1845?46 the compositional styles of Schumann and Wagner changed in a common direction, toward a style that was more contrapuntal, more densely motivic, and engaged... more...

  • Charles Mackerrasby Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life in music. The first study of Mackerras to appear in decades. more...

  • Violin Dreamsby Arnold Steinhardt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 15.95

    ?A rapturous, witty, and passionate memoir ... Violin Dreams is not only the story of a man becoming an artist, it?s a history of twentieth-century music.? ? John Guare, Tony Award?winning playwright Arnold Steinhardt, for more than forty years an international soloist and the first violinist of the Guarneri String Quartet, brings warmth, wit, and... more...

  • Intervalby Alice B. Fogel

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Alice B. Fogel is the poet laureate of New Hampshire and works both as a teacher of creative writing at Keene State College and as an academic support tutor at Landmark College. She is the author of three poetry collections: Be That Empty , a National Poetry Foundation bestseller, and Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader... more...

  • Charting the Classicsby Tim Lihoreau; Daniel Ross; Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    Tim Lihoreau is Classic FM's creative director, and thecoauthor of The Classic FM Hall of Fame , The Classic FM Quiz Book , Stephen Fry?s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music , and many other titles. Daniel Ross is online editor at Classic FM. He has written extensively on music online and in print magazines. Darren Henley is managing... more...

  • Michael Costa: England's First Conductorby John Goulden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century was how musical performances were managed and directed. From a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with... more...

  • The Classic FM Handy Guide To Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Discover more than 1,000 years of the world's greatest classical music and composers packed into one book, in this handy updated and condensed edition of Classic FM's bestselling Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music... But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical... more...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

  • Leonard Bernstein and His Young People's Concertsby Alicia Kopfstein-Penk

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In this first in-depth look at the series, Alicia Kopfstein-Penk illustrates how the cultural, social, political, and musical upheavals of the long sixties impacted Bernstein?s life and his Young People?s Concerts . more...

  • Nine Seventeenth-Century Organ Transcriptions from the Operas of Lullyby Almonte C. Jr. Howell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Jean-Baptiste Lully is perhaps best known in the history of music as the founder of French opera. Although Italian-born himself, he created a form of opera so suited to French tastes and needs that it alone, among the attempts of various other nations at operatic forms of their own, was able to resist domination by Italian opera and to maintain its... more...