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  • 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...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • The Musical Dilettanteby Johann Friedrich Daube; Susan P. Snook-Luther

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 60.00

    This book offers a most comprehensive view of galant composition available in a single volume. more...

  • The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccolaby Brian Alegant

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 80.00

    Reveals the great twentieth-century Italian composer's innovative handling of harmony, form, and text setting. more...

  • Hallelujah Junctionby John Adams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    Witty, warm and wise, this is a fascinating memoir from a hugely important and admired modern composer. more...

  • The Everything Songwriting Bookby C. J. Watson

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 14.95

    The Everything Songwriting Book provides you with all the tools you need to create, perform, and sell hit songs. In easy-to-follow language, professional songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson gives you tried-and-tested instruction on choosing a song style, getting your story across, and finding the right music to match the words. From developing an... more...

  • Franz Waxman's Rebeccaby David Neumeyer; Nathan Platte

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    Providing thematic analysis and situating the score for this classic work within the context of the composer?s life and career, Franz Waxman?s Rebecca: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to musicologists and film scholars, as well as fans of Alfred Hitchcock and the work of Franz Waxman. more...

  • The Art of Noiseby Daniel Rachel

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven great British songwriters and composers. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently... more...

  • Nicolas Slonimskyby Nicolas Slonimsky

    Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 110.00

    At the beginning, it was not at all obvious how to organize this collection of Slonimsky writings, numbering in the hundreds. Clearly, Russian and Soviet music would be central. But also American music,North and South. Modern music cuts across all geographical categories. The articles varied considerably in length, tone, depth, intended readership.... more...

  • Variations on the Canonby Robert Curry; David Gable; Robert L. Marshall

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 85.00

    Masterful essays honoring the great pianist and critic Charles Rosen, on masterpieces from Bach and Beethoven to Chopin, Verdi, and Stockhausen. more...