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  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republicby Kyle Frackman; Larson Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state. more...

  • Classical Music For Dummiesby David Pogue; Scott Speck

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.99

    Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you... more...

  • Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Musicby Judy Lochhead

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book studies recent music in the western classical tradition, offering a critique of current analytical/theoretical approaches and proposing alternatives. The critique addresses the present fringe status of recent music sometimes described as crossover, postmodern, post-classical, post-minimalist, etc. and demonstrates that existing descriptive... more...

  • Bach to Brahmsby David Beach; Yosef Goldenberg

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 95.00

    Presents current analytic views by established scholars of the traditional tonal repertoire, with essays on works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. more...

  • Four Last Songsby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience?s expectations are at a peak. In  Four Last Songs , Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue via the late works of some of the world?s greatest composers. Giuseppe Verdi (1813?1901), Richard Strauss... more...

  • The Silver Swanby Elena Delbanco

    Other Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    A debut novel about a daughter grappling with the legacy of her famous and imposing cellist father, the secrets he has hidden from her, and the fate of his great Stradivarius cello. Alexander Feldmann is a revered and sought-after performer whose prodigious talent, striking good looks and worldly charm prove irresistible to all who hear and encounter... more...

  • The Ignorant Maestroby Itay Talgam

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    ?Choosing ignorance might seem a terrible quality to exhibit in your workplace?a sure path down the stairs and out the corporate door. But stick with me here and see how it leads you upward. You?ll understand why great leaders embrace ignorance and use it to elevate their people to new heights of achievement.? A conductor in front of his orchestra is... more...

  • Casals and the Art of Interpretationby David Blum

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    "This is an immensely valuable book and one which is clearly designed to appeal to all musicians?not just string players...Mr. Blum has captured in great detail the little things that so often make a great teacher. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Art of Interpretation."? Music Teacher "The volume belongs to... more...

  • Listening to Art Songby Margaret Olson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    In Listening to Art Song, Margaret Olson offers an easy-to-read, fresh perspective on the remarkably diverse musical genre of art song, surveying for readers such topics as the development of song, the elements that make up song, and the art of listening to song. Readers will learn how to identify and evaluate song elements in order to listen... more...

  • 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...