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  • Bartók's Mikrokosmosby Benjamin Suchoff

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century. more...

  • Franz Waxman's Rebeccaby David Neumeyer; Nathan Platte

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    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$ 19.99

      A collection of brand-new, in-depth, and revealing conversations about songwriting with some of the world's most-noted hitmakers. THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their approach to writing, to the inspiration... 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...

  • Write and Produce Your Own Song: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 12.21

    This book will give you all the tools you need to write, perform, record and even sell your music and lyrics. more...

  • Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting... more...

  • The Collected Essays of Milton Babbittby Stephen Peles; Milton Babbitt; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...

  • The Concertoby Michael Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this marvelous book, Steinberg discusses over 120 works, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1720s to John Adams in 1994. Readers will find here the heart of the standard repertory, among them Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, eighteen of Mozart's piano concertos, all the concertos of Beethoven and Brahms, and major works by Mendelssohn, Schumann,... more...

  • Composers at Workby Jessie Ann Owens

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    Using sketches and other documentary evidence, this study is an investigation of composition in Renaissance music. It sets out the indispensable background to an inquiry and into the fundamental processes of Renaissance composition. more...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Routledge 2006; US$ 35.00

    Intended for college-level music majors, this collection traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others). It illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, and offers a variety of theories that have been embraced by practitioners in the field. more...