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  • Decompositionby Andrew Durkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the... more...

  • Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Musicby Judy Lochhead

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Pianist's Craft 2by Richard P. Anderson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    In The Pianist?s Craft 2 , pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected works by an entirely different set of composers whose works are standard in the piano literature. more...

  • Composing for Japanese Instrumentsby Minoru Miki; Marty Regan; Philip Flavin

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2008; US$ 29.95

    The unique sounds of the biwa, shamisen, and other traditional instruments from Japan are heard more and more often in works for the concert hall and opera house. Composing for Japanese Instruments is a practical orchestration/instrumentation manual with contextual and relevant historical information for composers who wish to learn how to compose... more...

  • Nicolas Nabokovby Vincent Giroud

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    This first biography of Nicolas Nabokov (1903-78) reevaluates the role of the Russian-born American composer as a postwar cultural force, notably as secretary general of the Congress for Cultural Freedom in the 1950s and 1960s, and the contribution to twentieth-century music of this collaborator of Diaghilev, Stravinsky, and Balanchine. more...

  • Composing Electronic Musicby Curtis Roads

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Electronic music evokes new sensations, feelings, and thoughts in both composers and listeners. Composing Electronic Music outlines a new theory based on the powerful toolkit of electronic music techniques. more...

  • Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000by Laurel Parsons; Brenda Ravenscroft

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000 is the first to appear in an exciting a four volume series devoted to the work of women composers across Western art music history. Featuring rich analyses and detailed study by the most reputed music theorists in the field, along with brief biographical sketches for each composer,... more...

  • How to Write for Percussionby Samuel Z. Solomon

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    How to Write for Percussion is a comprehensive resource that clearly explains and simplifies all issues that percussionists and composers face with respect to each other. Written from a percussionist's perspective, it examines the behind-the-scenes processes to uncover all the tools the composer needs to comfortably create innovative and skilled... more...

  • Creative Music Makingby William L Cahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world,... 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...