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  • Performative Analysisby Jeffrey Swinkin

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2016; US$ 34.96

    This book proposes a model for understanding the musical work in which both analysis-based and performance-based modes of interpretation are integral to the work. Jeffrey Swinkin explores the important role that performance plays in elucidating a work and argues for the performative nature of music analysis itself, focusing in particular on Schenkerian... more...

  • Towards a Global Music Theoryby Mark Hijleh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the cross-pollenization of world musical materials and practices has accelerated precipitously, due in large part to advances in higher-speed communications and travel. We live now in a world of global musical practice that will only continue to blossom and develop through the twenty-first century and beyond.... more...

  • Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatasby John Irving

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Mozart's piano sonatas are among the most familiar of his works and stand alongside those of Haydn and Beethoven as staples of the pianist's repertoire. In this study, John Irving looks at a wide selection of contextual situations for Mozart's sonatas, focusing on the variety of ways in which they assume identities and achieve meanings. In particular,... more...

  • Music and Transcendenceby Férdia J. Stone-Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Music and Transcendence explores the ways in which music relates to transcendence by bringing together the disciplines of musicology, philosophy and theology, thereby uncovering congruencies between them that have often been obscured. Music has the capacity to take one outside of oneself and place one in relation to that which is â??otherâ??. This... more...

  • Tonal Pitch Spaceby Fred Lerdahl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    Building on the foundation of Lerdahl and Jackendoff's influential A Generative Theory of Tonal Music , this volume presents a multidimensional model of diatonic and chromatic spaces that quantifies listeners' intuitions of the relative distances of pitches, chords, and keys from a given tonic. The model is employed to assign prolongational structure,... more...

  • The Musician's Wayby Gerald Klickstein

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein draws on the latest research and his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Written in a conversational style, the text articulates landmark strategies that equip readers to advance their musical abilities and... more...

  • Analytical Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 35.99

    Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, Analytical Studies in World Music offers fresh perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. Eleven inspired, insightful, and in-depth explanations of Iranian sung poetry, Javanese and Balinese gamelan music,... more...

  • Praxial Music Educationby David J Elliot

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Elliott's groundbreaking 1995 book, Music Matters: A New Philosophy in Music Education , introduced the praxial theory of music education which argues for a socially and artistically grounded concept of music and music education, challenging the field's traditional "absolutist" foundations. Praxial Music Educatio n collects the responses to his thesis... more...

  • Musical Form and Transformationby David Lewin

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Musical Form and Transformation collects four of David Lewin's analytic essays to stimulate thought about the general methodology of musical analysis and issues of large-scale form as they relate to transformational analytic structuring. more...

  • Audacious Euphonyby Richard Cohn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99

    Reconstructing historical conceptions of harmonic distance, Audacious Euphony advances a geometric model appropriate to understanding triadic progressions characteristic of 19th-century music. Author Rick Cohn uncovers the source of the indeterminacy and uncanniness of romantic music, as he focuses on the slippage between chromatic and diatonic progressions... more...