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- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.87
This carefully researched and definitive book recreates the magic of the greatest violinists in history. In three centuries, the solo performer progressed from downtrodden private servant to revered public idol. The supreme artists Corelli, Vivaldi, Viotti, Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Joachim and Auer were pivotal figures in the history of violin playing,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 45.99
Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in her Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press) , Tracy Heavner?s Saxophone Secrets provides advanced saxophonists with 60 performance secrets that will assist in their musical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95
How do four instrumentalists with strong individual tastes and temperaments manage to forge a distinctive approach to the music they play? This extraordinary book ushers readers into the workshop of one of the world's most accomplished string quartets. In rich and probing conversations with their longtime friend and musicologist and conductor David... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland. It includes a wonderful selection of traditional fiddle tunes and song airs that are played and sung wherever Scots meet at festivals and on special occasions. Extensive... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.' Ever since Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the concert stage after six decades of performing, he has been passing on his insight and experience in the form of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for lovers... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 74.99
This biography documents the unique artistry and highly unusual life of the internationally acclaimed pianist Shura Cherkassky, who, at the time of his death in 1995, was universally recognized to be among the greatest pianists in music history, and the last link to the romantic piano tradition of Chopin, Liszt and Anton Rubinstein. more...
- Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00
HE playing of die viola has been one of the sadly neglected arts. This is all the more incredible T when we realize, as we all do today, that the instrument with its rich, mellow tone should always have been regarded as one of the most ideally gratifying mediums of musical expression when played by the accomplished artist. The insignificant position... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 54.99
The book is an outline of the Armenian duduk, a cylindrical double-reed aerophone made of apricot-wood, and its relation to the Armenian identity. It attempts to deepen our understanding of musical instruments not only through an examination of musical and constructional features, but also through the application of a sociocultural framework which... more...