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  • 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 toexhibit in your workplace?a sure path down the stairsand out the corporate door. But stick with me here andsee how it leads you upward. You?ll understand whygreat leaders embrace ignorance and use it to elevatetheir people to new heights of achievement.? A conductor in front of his orchestrais... 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...

  • Dean Dixonby Jr. Rufus Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 69.99

    In this book, conductor and scholar Rufus Jones, Jr. brings to light a literal treasure trove of unpublished primary sources to tell the compelling story of the great American conductor, Dean Dixon. 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...

  • Chamber Musicby Lucy Miller Murray

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    In Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners , Lucy Miller Murray transforms her decades of program notes for some of the world?s most distinguished artists and presenters into the go-to guide for the chamber music novice and enthusiast. Offering practical information on the broad array of chamber music works from the Classical, Romantic,... 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...