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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Women in American Musicby Judith Tick; Judy Tsou

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    A history of the achievements of women in American music. This ebook is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world’s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...

  • African American Musicby Guthrie P. Ramsey

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    An historical survey of African American music. This ebook is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world’s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.o more...

  • Marching to the Canonby Scott Messing

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 24.99

    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$ 84.00

    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...

  • Musikeditionen im Wandel der Geschichteby Reinmar Emans; Ulrich Krämer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    In diesem Band wird erstmals das reichhaltige musikwissenschaftliche Editionswesen in historisch-systematischer Perspektive vorgestellt, das in Deutschland vor allem von den renommierten Musiker-Gesamtausgaben geprägt wird. Der Band vereint in chronologischer Folge geschichtliche Abrisse der editorischen Entwicklung zahlreicher Komponisten-Ausgaben... 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...