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  • The "Musica" of Hermannus Contractusby Leonard Ellinwood; John L. Snyder

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    The renowned treatise on music, by an eleventh-century monk, in a critical edition with annotated English translation, introduction, and detailed indexes. more...

  • 101 Quirky Observations on Classical Musicby Maggie Cotton

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of classical music? Can you name all the well-known composers, conductors and the compositions they are associated with? Or perhaps, you would like to learn more about them? If so, you are certain to enjoy the quotes and musical miscellany in 101 Quirky Observations on Classical Music. Who defined music as ‘a science that would have... more...

  • The 36 Fantasias for Keyboardby Georg Philipp Telemann

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This collection of 36 Telemann fantasias features works of great artistic merit and only intermediate-level complexity. It forms a fine introduction to Baroque keyboard works. Authoritative Verlag von Martin Breslauer edition. more...

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

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 88 Piano Classics for Beginnersby David Dutkanicz

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation, which features multiple pieces by many of the greatest composers ? J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, and others. more...

  • Absolute Musicby Mark Evan Bonds

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, author Mark Evan Bonds examines how writers have struggled to isolate the essence of music in ways that account for its profound effects on the human spirit. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to twentieth-century America, Bonds provides the first... more...

  • Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproductionby Arved Ashby

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of "absolute" instrumental music. In this original, provocative book, Arved Ashby argues that recording technology has transformed our understanding of art music. Contesting the laments of nostalgic critics, Ashby sees recordings as socially progressive... more...

  • Absolutely on Musicby Haruki Murakami; Seiji Ozawa; Jay Rubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and from The Beatles' "Norwegian... more...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 27.69

    Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, but also a moving commentary by one set of practising artists on the work of another. more...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.99

    Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, and a moving commentaryby one set of practising artists on the work of another. There have been several anthologies of 'music poems', but never one which follows the story of western... more...