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  • Music Along the Rapidanby James A. Davis

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 45.00

    In December 1863, Civil War soldiers took refuge from the dismal conditions of war and weather. They made their winter quarters in the Piedmont region of central Virginia: the Union?s Army of the Potomac in Culpeper County and the Confederacy?s Army of Northern Virginia in neighboring Orange County. For the next six months the opposing soldiers eyed... more...

  • Tchaikovsky and His Worldby Leslie Kearney

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.95

    Tchaikovsky has long intrigued music-lovers as a figure who straddles many borders--between East and West, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, tradition and innovation, tenderness and bombast, masculine and feminine. In this book, through consideration of his music and biography, scholars from several disciplines explore the many sides of Tchaikovsky.... more...

  • The Science and Art of Renaissance Musicby Paul Corneilson; James Haar

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    As a distinguished scholar of Renaissance music, James Haar has had an abiding influence on how musicology is undertaken, owing in great measure to a substantial body of articles published over the past three decades. Collected here for the first time are representative pieces from those years, covering diverse themes of continuing interest to him... more...

  • Orlando di Lasso's Imitation Magnificats for Counter-Reformation Munichby David Crook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    After the Mass Ordinary, the Magnificat was the liturgical text most frequently set by Renaissance composers, and Orlando di Lasso's 101 polyphonic settings form the largest and most varied repertory of Magnificats in the history of European music. In the first detailed investigation of this repertory, David Crook focuses on the forty parody or imitation... more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 2by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume  Life  remains unsurpassed. Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849. Newman also discusses the changes that the Ring poem underwent during this period... more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 3by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume  Life  remains unsurpassed. Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the  Tannhäuser  debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna, the first production of  Tristan und Isolde  and the flight from Munich. more...

  • Life of R Wagner Vol 4by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential, the most controversial... more...

  • You Never Give Me Your Moneyby Peter Doggett

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Peter Doggett?s book about the Beatles? split is a real page-turner.? ? Annie Lennox ?Enthralling? Impossible to put down.? ? The Independent Acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett recounts the previously untold story of the dramatic final chapter in the lives, loves, and legal battles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo?aka The Beatles?from their... more...

  • Music and Theologyby Daniel Zager

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    Music and Theology is a Festschrift honoring Dr. Robin A. Leaver, reflecting his interests in the history of sacred music with particular emphasis on studies related to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). more...

  • Choral Masterpiecesby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel?s Messiah and Bach?s St. Matthew?s Passion to off-the-beaten path choral works such as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor?s Hiawatha and Frederick Delius? A Mass of Life. Throughout, Tarling offers... more...