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  • Elementary Music Education, Informal Learning, and the “New” Sociology of Childhoodby Leslie Linton; Ruth Wright

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 199.95

    "This work offers a potential paradigm shift in primary music education. The children in this study emerge not as passive recipients of an adult selected childhood musical culture but as active agents, producing, constructing and reproducing their own unique childhood musical cultures alongside their teacher/facilitator... more...

  • Bruckner’s Eighth Symphonyby David B. Greene; Jonathan C. Kramer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 159.59

    The book develops four strategies for doing listener-guided analysis. Each strategy is used to describe one of the movements in Bruckner’s Eighth. 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 ?other?. This ?other?... more...

  • Tonal Pitch Spaceby Fred Lerdahl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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...

  • Musical Form and Transformationby David Lewin

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    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...

  • The Musician's Wayby Gerald Klickstein

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    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...

  • Audacious Euphonyby Richard Cohn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    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...

  • Analytical Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    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...