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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Unaccountably, Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of both American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ?hyper-modernist? who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Eroticism in Early Modern Music contributes to a small but significant literature on music, sexuality, and sex in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Its chapters have grown from a long dialogue between a group of scholars, who employ a variety of different approaches to the repertoire: musical and visual analysis; archival and cultural history;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95
The Polish composer Karol Szymanowski is one of the most fascinating musical figures of the early twentieth century. His works included four symphonies, two violin concertos, the operas Hagith and King Roger, the ballet-pantomime Harnasie, the oratorio Stabat Mater, as well as numerous piano, violin, vocal and choral compositions. The profile and popularity... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 48.99
This last in a two-volume study examines Bach's musical compositional development in his later years, including his time at Cthen and Leipzig. more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99
William Kinderman's detailed study of Parsifal , described by the composer as his "last card," explores the evolution of the text and music of this inexhaustible yet highly controversial music drama across Wagner's entire career, and offers a reassessment of the ideological and political history of Parsifal, shedding new light on the connection of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 54.99
During the nineteenth century, nearly one hundred symphonies were written by over fifty composers living in the United States. In Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise , author Douglas W. Shadle explores the stunning stylistic diversity of this substantial repertoire and uncovers why it failed to enter the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 32.99
The Enlightenment saw a critical engagement with the ancient idea that music carries certain powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. Yet this interest in musical utility seems to conflict with larger notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged at the same time. In Enlightenment Orpheus , Vanessa Agnew examines this apparent conflict,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 30.99
Music in Chopin's Warsaw examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth--largely unknown to the English-speaking world-and places Chopin's early works in the context of this milieu. Halina Goldberg provides a historiographic perspective that allows a new and better understanding of Poland's cultural and musical circumstances. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 13.99
The Musical Playground is a new and fascinating account of the musical play of school-aged children. Based on fifteen years of ethnomusicological field research in urban and rural school playgrounds around the globe, Kathryn Marsh provides unique insights into children's musical playground activities across a comprehensive scope of social, cultural,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Josquin's Rome offers a new reading of the works composed by Josquin des Prez during his time as a singer and composer for the pope's private choir. Confronting longstanding problems concerning the authenticity and chronology of Josquin's music while also offering nuanced readings of understudied works by his contemporaries, the book contextualizes... more...