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- University of California Press 2008; US$ 31.95
The Danger of Music gathers some two decades of Richard Taruskin's writing on the arts and politics, ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers such as the New York Times to full-scale critical essays for leading intellectual journals. Hard-hitting, provocative, and incisive, these essays consider contemporary composition and... more...
- Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 34.99
Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks. Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain... more...
- Touchstone 1995; US$ 23.95
The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover. Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don?t know how or where to start?so many composers, so many pieces, so many versions, so much music! In either case, this book is for you. In this informal and informative guide, Rudel leads listeners... more...
- Touchstone 1971; US$ 23.95
A comprehensive guide to opera for both beginners and connoisseurs. This book is a comprehensive guide to operas. Whether you are a novice or an experienced musician, Fellner?s book serves as an indispensable resource. Basic musical and dramatic materials accompany vocal scores of operas from the repertoire of great opera houses. With rich summaries,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 25.45
What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? Contributors to this volume address these topics and other -- including gender, social status, and the role of the Church... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95
An Introduction to Music Technology provides a clear and concise overview of the essential elements of music technology for today?s musician. It is designed to provide music students with the background necessary to apply technology in their creating, teaching, and performing. This book focuses on five topics that underlie the hardware and software... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95
Edward T. Cone was one of the most important and influential music critics of the twentieth century. He was also a master lecturer skilled at conveying his ideas to broad audiences. Hearing and Knowing Music collects fourteen essays that Cone gave as talks in his later years and that were left unpublished at his death. Edited and introduced by Robert... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 7.95
Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99
An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic Jazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece ?Kind of Blue.? Musicians are... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 86.00
Ruth Smith sheds new light on Handel's oratorio librettists and explores literature, music, aesthetics, politics and religion to reveal his texts as conduits for eighteenth-century thought. more...