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  • 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...

  • Guide to Chamber Musicby Melvin Berger

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Authoritative guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces by 55 composers. A must for music lovers and musicians alike. "No lover of chamber music should be without this Guide." ? John Barkham Reviews. more...

  • Anthony Stradivari the Celebrated Violin Makerby Francois-Joseph Fetis; Stewart Pollens

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Survey by a renowned musicologist explores the early history and construction of stringed instruments, work of the Italian masters, and bows of François Tourte. Provides contemporary glimpses of Paganini, Schumann, Berlioz. more...

  • In Search of Chopinby Alfred Cortot

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Profile by a legendary conductor and performer explores the composer's works and concert performances plus his roles as teacher and Polish nationalist, relationships with Liszt and Sand, chronic illness, and tormented, sensitive nature. more...

  • Hugo Wolfby Ernest Newman; Walter Legge; Roelof Oostwoud

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    The tragic story of an erratic genius's life and a survey of some of his works, including his art songs and operas. "Very interesting and very stimulating." ? The New York Times. more...

  • Chopin's Lettersby Frederic Chopin; E. L. Voynich

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world ? Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." ? Books . Preface. Index. more...

  • Marching to the Canonby Scott Messing

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 24.95

    Marche militaire is Franz Schubert's most recognizable and beloved instrumental work. Originally published for piano four hands in 1826, this tuneful march -- Schubert's first of three militarymarches -- was arranged, adapted, and incorporated into new incarnations over the next two centuries. Its success was due to its chameleonlike ability to cross... more...

  • A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935?2013)by Carl B. Schmidt

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around highlights the work of a not-for-profit choir that has weathered the vicissitudes of wars, civil unrest, and economic downturns that have closed all too many volunteer musical organizations. It provides an indication of the sorts of repertory such a group performs,... more...

  • BBC Music in the Glock Era and Afterby Leo Black; Christopher Wintle

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 80.00

    Leo Black's memoir not only recalls 'the Glock Era and After' in a series of informative, poignant, witty and judicious vignettes, but is also a key text for understanding one of the great ages of British music. more...

  • African Music, Power, and Being in Colonial Zimbabweby Mhoze Chikowero

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In this new history of music in Zimbabwe, Mhoze Chikowero deftly uses African sources to interrogate the copious colonial archive, reading it as a confessional voice along and against the grain to write a complex history of music, colonialism, and African self-liberation. Chikowero's book begins in the 1890s with missionary crusades against African... more...