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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 23.14

    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...

  • 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 Milton Babbitt; Stephen Peles; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 42.00

    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...