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  • Music in the Renaissanceby Richard Freedman; Walter Frisch

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 29.05

    Renaissance music in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Schoenberg's Twelve-Tone Musicby Jack Boss

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    Jack Boss presents detailed analyses of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone pieces, bringing the composer's 'musical idea' - problem, elaboration, solution - to life. more...

  • Program Musicby Jonathan Kregor

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This accessible introduction is the first English-language book in a generation to cover program music as idea and repertoire. more...

  • Oxford History of Western Musicby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 129.99

    The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Now in paperback, the set has been reconstructed to be available for the first time as individual books, each one taking on a critical time period in the history of western music. All... more...

  • Playing with Historyby John Butt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance. more...

  • When Giants Walked the Earthby Mick Wall

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday. Veteran rock journalist Mick Wall unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and... more...

  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestraby David Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This handbook contains a discussion of the historical and musical contexts of the piece, its early performance history, and critical reception. more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before,... more...

  • World Musicby Terry E. Miller; Andrew Shahriari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey , now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world?s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for... more...

  • Ancient Greek Musicby Stefan Hagel

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 108.00

    This book offers a fundamental reworking of the history of the development of Greek music from the classical period to Roman times. more...