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Instruction & Study

  • The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Bookby Nick Holt; Lauren Laverne

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music ? and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your knowledge of the last 60 years of floor-fillers, cult classics and the best B-sides to the limit. Including dedicated quizzes on your favourite 6 Music shows,... more...

  • Altoby Dan H. Marek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Alto: The Voice of Bel Canto by Dan H. Marek examines the careers of the great alto singers, including the great castrati, from the dawn of opera in 1597 to the present day. He surveys the music of the composers who wrote for the alto voice and includes musical examples and exercises adapted from the 24 Easy Vocalises in Progressive Order... more...

  • Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reichby Russell Hartenberger

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A performer's perspective on Reich's compositions which explores the techniques developed by musicians to bring his compositions to life. more...

  • Vinyl Me, Pleaseby Please Vinyl Me

    Octopus 2016; US$ 31.99

    Putting the style in your stylus, Vinyl Me, Please is more than your average book of music recommendations. Brought to you by the vinyl subscription club of the same name - 'the best damn record club there is'* - Vinyl Me, Please is a lively, visually handsome guide to the 100 albums you need to own on vinyl and why, with added extras: cocktail... more...

  • Music and the French Enlightenmentby Cynthia Verba

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music, prompted by the controversial views of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau. Their dialogue was one of extraordinary depth and richness and dealt with some of the most fundamental issues of... more...

  • Experiencing Broadway Musicby Kat Sherrell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Kathryn Sherrell explores American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works of seamlessly integrated song and dance that have become uniquely American. Experiencing Broadway Music provides listeners with the tools and background necessary... more...

  • Experiencing Beethovenby Geoffrey Block

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Designed for those unversed in composition or music theory, Experiencing Beethoven places Beethoven?s compositions within the changing context of his personal and professional life and social and cultural milieu. As part of the Listener's Companion series, this volume offers readers an enhanced experience of key works by exploring Beethoven's... more...

  • Experiencing Billy Joelby Thomas MacFarlane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    Experiencing Billy Joel analyzes each of Joel?s albums, laying out their appeal to musicians and non-musicians alike while exploring the production styles that have characterized Joel?s development in the recording studio. Along the way, author Thomas MacFarlane outlines how Billy Joel?s recorded works as a whole serve as the foundation for a complex... more...

  • The Accompaniment in "Unaccompanied" Bachby Stanley Ritchie; Mauricio Fuks

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 32.99

    Known around the world for his advocacy of early historical performance and as a skilled violin performer and pedagogue, Stanley Ritchie has developed a technical guide to the interpretation and performance of J. S. Bach's enigmatic sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Unlike typical Baroque compositions, Bach's six solos are uniquely free of accompaniment.... more...

  • Cello, Bow and You: Putting it All Togetherby Evangeline Benedetti

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Cello, Bow and You is an innovative text in the field of string pedagogy written by a 40+ year veteran of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Author Evangeline Benedetti approaches playing as a synthesis of the cellist's musical thought, the knowledge of the dynamic properties of the instrument and... more...