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  • Klezmer's Afterlifeby Magdalena Waligorska

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Klezmer in Europe has been a controversial topic ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to the concert halls and discos of Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. Author Magdalena Waligorska offers not only a documentation of the klezmer revival in two of its European headquarters (Krak?w and Berlin), but also an analysis of the Jewish... 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...

  • Becoming a Music Teacherby Donald L. Hamann; Shelly Cooper

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner is the first book to make connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning music educators Donald L. Hamann and Shelly Cooper offer here an ideal and versatile resource for music teacher education. more...

  • Tonality and Transformationby Steven Rings

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Tonality and Transformation employs transformational music theory to illuminate diverse aspects of tonal hearing-from the infusion of sounding pitches with familiar tonal qualities to sensations of directedness and attraction. The book introduces many new analytical techniques, which are employed in vivid interpretive set pieces treating music from... more...

  • Music for Lifeby C. Victor Fung; Lisa J. Lehmberg

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens presents a fresh, new exploration of the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens, and charts a new direction in the facilitation of the musical lives of people of all ages. Providing in-depth case studies and personal insights, Fung and Lehmberg... more...

  • Listen Up!by Brent M. Gault

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Listen Up! includes 23 sample listening experiences in which children can foster music skills and reinforce given music concepts (rhythm, melody, form) that are prominent in each selection. PowerPoint presentations for each experience are also included. These provide material students can view and respond to as they listen. more...

  • Adrian Willaert and the Theory of Interval Affectby Timothy R. McKinney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the writings of Nicola Vicentino (1555) and Gioseffo Zarlino (1558) is found, for the first time, a systematic means of explaining music's expressive power based upon the specific melodic and harmonic intervals from which it is constructed. This "theory of interval affect" originates not with these theorists, however, but with their teacher, influential... more...

  • Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Musicby Nick Nesbitt; Brian Hulse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    It is the contention of the editors and contributors of this volume that the work carried out by Gilles Deleuze, where rigorously applied, has the potential to cut through much of the intellectual sedimentation that has settled in the fields of music studies. Deleuze is a vigorous critic of the Western intellectual tradition, calling for a 'philosophy... more...

  • The Discourse of Musicologyby Giles Hooper

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In The Discourse of Musicology, Giles Hooper considers a number of issues central to recent debates about the nature and direction of contemporary musicology. The first part of the book seeks to situate and critically rethink the alleged 'postmodern' turn in musical scholarship. Then, in attempting to overcome some of the problems typically associated... more...

  • Roger Smalley: A Case Study of Late Twentieth-Century Compositionby Christopher Mark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How does one go about writing the history of musical composition in the late twentieth century when, on the one hand, so much of it seems impossibly fractured and disassociated, and, on the other, there has been so little certainty about what the notion of 'music history' might entail under the critiques of post-modernism? One of the most productive... more...