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Instruction & Study

  • British Musical Modernismby Philip Rupprecht

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 108.00

    The first in-depth historical analysis of British art music post-1945. A group-portrait of eleven composers ranging from avant-garde to pop. more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Gender, Age and Musical Creativityby Dr Catherine Haworth; Dr Lisa Colton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Musicby Judy Lochhead

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book studies recent music in the western classical tradition, offering a critique of current analytical/theoretical approaches and proposing alternatives. The critique addresses the present fringe status of recent music sometimes described as crossover, postmodern, post-classical, post-minimalist, etc. and demonstrates that existing descriptive... more...

  • Music and the Crises of the Modern Subjectby Michael L. Klein

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Departing from the traditional German school of music theorists, Michael Klein injects a unique French critical theory perspective into the framework of music and meaning. Using primarily Lacanian notions of the symptom, that unnamable jouissance located in the unconscious, and the registers of subjectivity (the Imaginary, the Symbolic Order, and... more...

  • Bach to Brahmsby David Beach; Yosef Goldenberg

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 95.00

    Presents current analytic views by established scholars of the traditional tonal repertoire, with essays on works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. more...

  • Harmony in Chopinby David Damschroder

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Penetrating, innovative analyses of numerous compositions by Chopin, integrating Schenkerian principles and a fresh perspective on harmony. more...

  • Music Theory through Musical Theatreby John Franceschina

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Music Theory through Musical Theatre takes a new and powerful approach to music theory. Written specifically for students in music theatre programs, it offers music theory by way of musical theatre. Not a traditional music theory text, Music Theory through Musical Theatre tackles the theoretical foundations of musical theatre and musical theatre literature... more...

  • Stimme, Kultur, Identitätby Martin Pfleiderer; Tilo Hähnel; Katrin Horn; Christian Bielefeldt

    transcript 2015; US$ 35.30

    Dieses Buch widmet sich den Stimmen und Gesangsweisen in der populären Musik der USA. Am Beispiel von Sängerinnen und Sängern aus den Bereichen Vaudeville, Gospel, Blues, American Popular Song, Musical, Jazz, Country, Folk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock'n'Roll und Soul beschreiben die Beiträge detailliert, wie vokale Ausdrucksmittel einander über Genregrenzen... more...

  • Shostakovich's Music for Piano Soloby Sofia Moshevich

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906?1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the 20th century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome... more...