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Instruction & Study

  • 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...

  • French Music and Jazz in Conversationby Deborah Mawer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores the historical-cultural interactions between French concert music and American jazz across 1900?1965, from both perspectives. more...

  • Soundscapes from the Americasby Donna A. Buchanan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...

  • Mendelssohn, the Organ, and the Music of the Pastby Jürgen Thym

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examines Mendelssohn's relationship to the past, shedding light on the construction of historical legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death. more...

  • In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existenceby Kendall L. Walton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In fifteen essays-one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts-Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprising ways. By exploring connections among them, appealing sometimes to... more...

  • Rounding Wagner's Mountainby Bryan Gilliam

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Bryan Gilliam explores the composer's response to Wagner in his discussion of Strauss' stage works and their historical contexts. more...

  • Looking and Listeningby Brenda Lynne Leach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening , conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique pairings of well-known visual art works and musical compositions from the twentieth century, identifying the shared sources of inspiration.... more...

  • Idiot's Guides: Guitar Theoryby David Hodge

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Idiot's Guides: Guitar Theory is music theory for guitar and other fretboard instruments. Beginning with very simple and clear explanations, the book defines notes, their names, relationships, and guitar tablature and then explains rhythm, keeping time, and strumming. The book then goes into depth on the major scale and the four basic chords, to... more...

  • Experiencing Leonard Bernsteinby Kenneth LaFave

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein?s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato?s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra , the intense drama of his music for On the Waterfront , the existential cosmography of his three symphonies, and his vibrant works for the musical... more...

  • Popular Music Mattersby Lee Marshall; Dave Laing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ‘about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...