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  • Sleeping in Templesby Susan Tomes

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    In several decades as a distinguished classical pianist, Susan Tomes has found that there are some issues which never go away. Here she takes up various topics of perennial interest: how music awakens and even creates memories, what 'interpretation' really means, what effect daily practice has on the character, whether playing from memory is a burden... more...

  • The Supernatural Voiceby Simon Ravens

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Covering a period from the Ancient World to the present day, the book suggests that until very recently, falsettists and counter-tenors have been distinct vocal genres. more...

  • Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europeby Mark Kroll

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 70.00

    The first full-length study devoted to Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870) more...

  • The Supernatural Voiceby Simon Ravens

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63

    The use of high male voices in the past has long been one of the most seriously misunderstood areas of musical scholarship and practice. In opening up this rich subject (to readers of all sorts) with refreshingly clear perspectives and plenty of new material, Simon Ravens' well-researched book goes a very long way to rectifying matters. Ravens writes... more...

  • Franz Schubert and His Worldby Christopher H. Gibbs; Morten Solvik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797?1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated documents in Franz Schubert and His World examine his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing surprising and... more...

  • Ralph Kirkpatrickby Ralph Kirkpatrick; Meredith Kirkpatrick

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 65.00

    This collection of letters to and from the eminent harpsichordist, scholar, and early music pioneer Ralph Kirkpatrick provides a portrait of the musician from the beginning of his career in Paris in the 1930s to its end in the early 1980s. more...

  • Style and Ideaby Arnold Schoenberg

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book is full of essays which Arnold Schoenberg wrote on style and idea. He talks about the relationship to the text, new and outmoded music, composition in twelve tones, entertaining through composing, the relationship of heart and mind in music, evaluation of music, and other essays. more...

  • The Black Hornby Robert Lee Watt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating?and at times painful?experience. more...

  • Experiencing Leonard Bernsteinby Kenneth LaFave

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein?s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato?s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra , the intense drama of his music for On the Waterfront , the existential cosmography of his three symphonies, and his vibrant works for the musical... more...

  • Richard Wagner's Beethoven (1870)by Roger Allen

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Indispensable reading for historians and musicologists as well as those interested in Wagner's philosophy and the aesthetics of music. more...