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  • Young Neilby Sharry Wilson

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Young Neil is a detailed chronological narrative of the early life of iconic Canadian musician Neil Young. Exploring a time in this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer?s life that has yet to be documented with such depth of research, Young Neil is an exhaustive document of his ?Sugar Mountain? years, from 1945 to 1966. From his birth in Toronto through his... more...

  • Stravinsky and the Russian Periodby Pieter C. van den Toorn; John McGinness

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 31.00 US$ 25.42

    A fresh look at Stravinsky's musical style, from a variety of analytical, critical and aesthetic angles. more...

  • Harrison Birtwistleby Jonathan Cross

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.87

    Love it or loathe it, few would disagree that the music of Harrison Birtwistle stands amongst the most assured, original and challenging music ever to have been produced by a British composer. While for some the uncompromisingly modernist surface of his music can be an obstacle to closer acquaintance, for others, it is Birtwistle's articulation of... more...

  • Harrison Birtwistle Studiesby David Beard; Kenneth Gloag; Nicholas Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 82.00 US$ 67.24

    This collection represents current research on Birtwistle's music, reflecting the diversity of his work through a wide-range of perspectives. more...

  • Schumann on Musicby Robert Schumann; Henry Pleasants

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Includes 61 important critical pieces Schumann wrote for the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik, 1834?1844. Perceptive evaluations of Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, other giants; also Spohr, Moscheles, Field, other minor masters. Annotated. more...

  • A Treasury of Early Musicby Carl Parrish

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fifty first-rate musical compositions document the development of musical style from the early Middle Ages to the Middle of the 18th century. Among the selections are a Gregorian hymn, an English lute piece, operatic arias, instrumental and vocal motets, a French ballad, as well as works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Buxtehude, and... more...

  • The History of Musical Instrumentsby Curt Sachs

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author Curt Sachs, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, combines rich scholarship with personal... more...

  • Musical Structure and Designby Cedric T. Davie

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    Clear, elementary explanation of basic forms, Renaissance to 1900, with many works analyzed. Nature and function of concerto, sonata, etc., clarified with nonmusical analogies; illustrated in detailed analysis of specific piece of music. more...

  • Antonio Stradivariby W. H. Hill; Francis A. Davis

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    Construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features plus life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." ? American Record Guide. 93 illustrations. 4 color plates. more...

  • The Masterwork in Music: Volume III, 1930by Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin; Ian Bent; Alfred Clayton; Derrick Puffett

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field. First published in German between 1925 and 1930, these essays represent Schenker's greatest writings in analysis prior to the 1935 definitive formulation... more...