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  • Romantic Anatomies of Performanceby James Q. Davies

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Romantic Anatomies of Performance is concerned with the very matter of musical expression: the hands and voices of virtuosic musicians. Rubini, Chopin, Nourrit, Liszt, Donzelli, Thalberg, Velluti, Sontag, and Malibran were prominent celebrity pianists and singers who plied their trade between London and Paris, the most dynamic musical centers of... more...

  • Rachmaninoff's Complete Songsby Richard D. Sylvester

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 46.99

    Sergei Rachmaninoff?the last great Russian romantic and arguably the finest pianist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?wrote 83 songs, which are performed and beloved throughout the world. Like German Lieder and French mélodies, the songs were composed for one singer, accompanied by a piano. In this complete collection, Richard D. Sylvester... more...

  • Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europeby Joy H. Calico

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Joy H. Calico examines the cultural history of postwar Europe through the lens of the performance and reception of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw ?a short but powerful work, she argues, capable of irritating every exposed nerve in postwar Europe. Schoenberg, a Jewish composer whose oeuvre had been one of the Nazis? prime exemplars of ... more...

  • All Things Stringsby Jo Nardolillo; T.M. Larsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. As string playing is a living art form, passed directly from a master of the instrument to the student, the words used to convey complex concepts, such as bow technique or fingering systems, have developed into an extensive vocabulary that can be complicated, sometimes vague,... more...

  • 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music Worldby Darren Henley; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.73

    An eclectic, fun and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever, from technological advances in music recording and practical innovations, to landmark concerts, the births and deaths of the great composers, and much more. Published in partnership with Classic FM, the book will have a wide appeal to classical music fans... more...

  • Fanfares and Finesseby Elisa Koehler

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes... more...

  • Playing the Violinby Mark Rush

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Drawing on twenty years of teaching experience, author Mark Rush systematically builds the fundamentals of violin playing from the ground up. The book focuses on proper setup from how to stand, to holding the violin, to the best way to move the bow. These are fundamental components necessary for success and the earlier these good habits are established... more...

  • Die Klavieretüde im 20. Jahrhundertby Sandra Simone Strack

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.02

    Obwohl die Blütezeit des Virtuosentums längst vergangen ist, erfreut die Etüde sich auch heute noch bei Musikern und Komponisten großer Beliebtheit. Daran haben auch die vielschichtigen Veränderungen keinen Abbruch getan, welche die Etüde im Laufe der Jahrhunderte durchlaufen hat. Informativ und mit großer Übersicht zeichnet die Autorin die historische... more...

  • Reclaiming Late-Romantic Musicby Peter Franklin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period?Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini?regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed... more...

  • Music, Performance, and the Realities of Filmby Benjamin Winters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively articulates music's importance to the ontology of film. The... more...