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  • Brahms and the Scherzoby Ryan McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Despite the incredible diversity in Brahms's scherzo-type movements, there has been no comprehensive consideration of this aspect of his oeuvre. Professor Ryan McClelland provides an in-depth study of these movements that also contributes significantly to an understanding of Brahms's compositional language and his creative dialogue with musical traditions.... more...

  • Michael Nyman: Collected Writingsby Pwyll ap Sin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For over three decades Michael Nyman's music has succeeded in reaching beyond the small community of contemporary music aficionados to a much wider range of listeners. An important element in unlocking the key to Nyman's success lies in his writings about music, which preoccupied him for over a decade from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. During... more...

  • Keys to the Dramaby Gordon Sly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to the power, the universality, and the tonal and stylistic... more...

  • Dimensions of Energy in Shostakovich's Symphoniesby Michael Rofe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Shostakovich's music is often described as being dynamic, energetic. But what is meant by 'energy' in music? After setting out a broad conceptual framework for approaching this question, Michael Rofe proposes various potential sources of the perceived energy in Shostakovich's symphonies, describing also the historical significance of energeticist thought... more...

  • New Perspectives on Music and Gestureby Elaine King; Anthony Gritten

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and less frequent areas of investigation; second, to provide... more...

  • Voice Secretsby Matthew Hoch; Linda Lister; Nicole Cabell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Matthew Hoch and Linda Lister examine all aspects of singing, including nontechnical matters, such as auditioning, performance anxiety, score preparation, practice performance tips, business etiquette, and many other important topics for the advanced singer. more...

  • Bel Cantoby James Stark

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2003; US$ 54.00

    A history of vocal pedagogy from the beginning of the bel canto tradition of solo singing in the late 16th century and dealing extensively with such topics as the emergence of virtuoso singing, national singing styles, and the 'secrets' of bel canto. more...

  • Experiencing Broadway Musicby Kat Sherrell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Sherrell explores American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works and thus provides listeners with the tools and background necessary to gain an understanding of the highly variegated structure and character of Broadway music. more...

  • The Musical Workby Michael Talbot

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Like literature and art, music has 'works'. But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in these essays, which examine a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root an investigation... more...

  • Community Musicby Lee Higgins

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    In Community Music: In Theory and in Practice , Lee Higgins investigates an interventional approach to music making outside of formal teaching and learning situations. Working with historical, ethnographic, and theoretical research, Higgins provides a rich resource for those who practice, advocate, teach, or study community music, music education,... more...