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Instruction & Study

  • Beckett and Musicalityby Sara Jane Bailes; Nicholas Till

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Discussion concerning the ‘musicality’ of Samuel Beckett’s writing now constitutes a familiar critical trope in Beckett Studies, one that continues to be informed by the still-emerging evidence of Beckett’s engagement with music throughout his personal and literary life, and by the ongoing interest of musicians in Beckett’s... more...

  • Collaborative Creative Thought and Practice in Musicby Margaret S. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on the domain of music, the approach taken in this book falls into three sections: investigations of the people, processes, products, and places of collaborative creativity in compositional thought and practice; explorations of the ways in which creative collaboration provides a means of crossing boundaries between disciplines such as music... more...

  • Coughing and Clappingby Karen Burland; Stephanie Pitts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 99.95

    This collection explores the processes and experiences of attending live music events from the initial decision to attend through to audience responses and memories of a performance after it has happened. The book brings together international researchers who consider the experience of being an audience member from a range of theoretical and empirical... more...

  • Developing Musicianship Through Aural Skillsby Kent D. Cleland; Mary Dobrea-Grindahl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Developing Musicianship through Aural Skills, Second Edition , is a comprehensive method for learning to hear, sing, understand, and use the foundations of music as part of an integrated curriculum, incorporating both sight singing and ear training in one volume. Under the umbrella of musicianship, this textbook guides students to "hear what they... more...

  • The 21st Century Singer: Making the Leap from the University into the Worldby Susan Mohini Kane

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The vast majority of singers with a degree in performance are un- or under-employed in their field. Despite the fact that talented singers are discovered every day, there are far too few jobs in the field of classical music to accommodate all of them, a problem evidenced by regular reports of opera companies and symphony orchestras closing their doors.... more...

  • Love Songs: The Hidden Historyby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    The love song is timeless. From its beginnings, it has been shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and oppressed minorities, prostitutes, immigrants and other excluded groups. But what do we really know about the origins of these intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions about topics such as sexuality and gender roles... more...

  • Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Romeby Martin Brody

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition. more...

  • The Helmholtz Legacy in Physiological Acousticsby Erwin Hiebert

    Springer 2014;

    This book explores the interactions between science and music in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth century. It examines and evaluates the work of Hermann von Helmholtz, Max Planck, Shohe Tanaka, and Adriaan Fokker, leading physicists and physiologists who were committed to understanding crucial aesthetic components of the art of music, including... more...

  • Music Technology in Educationby Andrew Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Music Technology in Education lays out the principles of music technology and how they can be used to enhance musical teaching and learning in primary and secondary education. Previously published as Computers in Music Education , this second edition has been streamlined to focus on the needs of today?s music education student. It has been completely... more...

  • Frauenliebe und Lebenby Rufus Hallmark

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Rufus Hallmark interprets Schumann's famously controversial song cycle in the social, literary, and musical contexts of contemporary German society. more...