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Instruction & Study

  • Shapes of American Balletby Jessica Zeller

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Shapes of American Ballet introduces several lesser-known European and Russian ballet teachers who worked in New York City before Balanchine. Taking into account the effects of America's economic system and the early twentieth century popular stage, this book looks anew at American ballet as derived from multiple influences and lineages. more...

  • Watching Jazzby Bj?rn Heile; Peter Elsdon; Jenny Doctor

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen is the first systematic study of jazz on screen media, covering its role across a plethora of technologies from film and television to recent developments in online media, and featuring the music of such legends as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny. more...

  • Instrumentalists and Renaissance Culture, 1420?1600by Victor Coelho; Keith Polk

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This is the first in-depth study in any language exploring the vast cultural range of instrumental music during the Renaissance. more...

  • Music's Immanent Futureby Sally Macarthur; Judy Lochhead; Jennifer Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The conversations generated by the chapters in Music's Immanent Future grapple with some of music's paradoxes: that music of the Western art canon is viewed as timeless and universal while other kinds of music are seen as transitory and ephemeral; that in order to make sense of music we need descriptive language; that to open up the new in music... more...

  • Creative Music Makingby William L Cahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world,... more...

  • The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivanby Ian Bradley

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Over the past two decades, Ian Bradley's Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan has become established as the authorized and definitive 'Bible' for all interested in the Savoy operas. This brand new edition adds Thespis, Gilbert and Sullivan's first collaboration, and incorporates new introductions and notes, reflecting recent performance history... more...

  • Pieces of Traditionby Daniel Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Over the last century tonality has adapted and persisted in remarkable ways. In Pieces of Tradition, Daniel Harrison explores the modern endurance of tonal music, examining works by masters such as Shostakovich and Hindemith alongside music by Leonard Bernstein and Brian Wilson. more...

  • New Perspectives on Music and Gestureby Elaine King; Anthony Gritten

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and less frequent areas of investigation; second, to provide... more...

  • Music and the Modern Condition: Investigating the Boundariesby Ljubica Ilic

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Two crucial moments in the formation and disintegration of musical modernity and the musical canon occurred at the turn of the seventeenth and the first half of the twentieth century. Dr Ljubica Ilic provides a fresh and close look at these moments, exploring the ways musical compositions shift to and away from ideological structures identified with... more...

  • Oxford Handbook of Music Therapyby Jane Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 184.99

    Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions to meet needs across the lifespan.The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy is the most comprehensive text on this topic in its history. It presents exhaustive coverage of the topic from international leaders in the field more...