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  • Music Then and Nowby Thomas Forrest Kelly

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 40.68

    A ?you are there? guide to masterpieces of Western music. more...

  • Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuriesby Joseph Auner; Walter Frisch

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 29.05

    The music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Music in the Baroqueby Wendy Heller; Walter Frisch

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 29.05

    Baroque music in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Resilience & Melancholyby Robin James

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Neoliberalism co-opts noisy riots like feminism and hardcore music--can melancholic siren songs fight back? more...

  • Schumann on Musicby Robert Schumann; Henry Pleasants

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    In addition to his genius as a composer, Schumann was a gifted critic who wrote perceptive essays, articles, and reviews for his influential musical journal, Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik. Written from 1834 to 1844, these 61 pieces include evaluations of Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, and other giants. Articles appear in chronological order with ample... more...

  • My Life and Musicby Artur Schnabel

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    "A clear picture of a musician of rare integrity." ? The Musical Times . Highly readable reminiscences, musical philosophy of great pianist: his experiences as a child prodigy in turn-of-the-century Vienna, concert career, thoughts on great conductors and composers of the day, preferences in the repertoire, much more. Also includes "Reflections... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    This is the definitive work on Stradivarius and one of the great musicology books. It covers construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features as well as the life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." ? American Record Guide. 93 illustrations, plus 4 color plates. more...