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  • Playing the Violaby David Dalton; Janos Starker

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 72.99

    `In all areas of human endeavour, time and again an individual appears who, due to a multitude of personal attributes, elevates his or her field to a hitherto unknown height. Such an individual was William Primrose. His name and the viola are synonymous.' Janos StarkerThis unique book is the result of a series of conversations with Primrose in... more...

  • Before the Chinrestby Stanley Ritchie

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these... more...

  • Mr. Tubaby Harvey Phillips; David N. Baker

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    With warmth and humor, tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career from his Missouri childhood through his days as a performer with the King Brothers and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses, his training at the Juilliard School, a stint with the US Army Field Band, and his freelance days with the New York... more...

  • Fanfares and Finesseby Elisa Koehler

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes... more...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff pianist, critic and teacher explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Violinby Robin Stowell

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinetby Colin Lawson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    This practical guide is an essential and stimulating reference book for all clarinet enthusiasts. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Pianoby David Rowland

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 32.00

    A Companion to the piano, one of the world's most popular instruments. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instrumentsby Trevor Herbert; John Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00

    An invaluable overview of the history, technical and musical development of brass instruments. more...

  • Anton Heillerby Peter Planyavsky; Christa Rumsey

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    First English-language study of Anton Heiller (1923-1979), one of the twentieth-century's most influential organists more...