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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 18.95
Just as computer software changed the face of performing and recording over the past decades, Apple's iPad« tablet has the power to change how you produce music today. Author Mark Jenkins summarizes the iPad tablet's massive potential for music creation, explaining in detail how all iPad models can connect to musically oriented accessories and reviewing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 84.99
Yogaku discusses over a century of musical activity in Japan, detailing, in particular, the music that was inspired by Western music after the Meiji Restoration in the 19th century, and its development through the end of the 20th century. The book not only examines the infiltration of Western music into Japan, but it also provides insight into the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95
This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...
- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 31.95
Stephen C. Meyer details the intricate relationships between the operas Der Freisch├╝tz and Euryanthe, and contemporary discourse on both the "Germany of the imagination" and the new nation itself. In so doing, he presents excerpts from a wide range of philosophical, political, and musical writings,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95
Breaking down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow, Michael Lydon shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00
A key figure in establishing an identifiable French musical style in the nineteenth century, this annotated biliography catalogs the studies of Saint-Saens' life and works as well as examining the composer's own correspondence and essays. Included are many lesser-known writings on the composer and his music, as well as recent scholarship which re-examines... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99
The Muse That Sings is a unique behind-the-scenes look at both twentieth-century music and the nuts and bolts of creative work. Here, twenty-five of America's leading composers--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--talk candidly about their craft, their motivations, their difficulties, and how they how proceed from musical idea to finished composition.... more...