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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry Jamesby Peter J. Levinson

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 24.99

    Swing is back in style, and with it a renewed interest in the Big Band Era. And few players dominated that era more than Harry James, whose soaring trumpet solos and romantic hit tunes influenced popular music for a generation. Now, Peter J. Levinson, who knew Harry James personally, has written a revealing biography of this jazz icon, based on nearly... 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...