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- 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...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Learning to play the guitar has never been easier! This book begins with an introduction to different types of guitars and their parts, followed by helpful information on how to choose a guitar. You'll learn how to tune the guitar (supplemented with online audio), how to correctly hold it, how to read tablature, and about basic rhythm. Much of the... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99
In Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation , Sue Miller?music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egües?examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute playing in the Cuban danzón and its links with the later soloistic style of the 1950s as exemplified by Fajardo and Egües. Transcriptions... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 23.99
Instruments tell stories through their appearance as much as through their sound. Pat Graham's photographs capture the intimate relationship between musician and instrument told by the signs of wear of fingers on frets or keys, chips, scratches, and modifications by the artists who have played, beaten on, bled over, and made them their own. For... more...
- University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99
This book includes biographical information on Carlos Prieto, his contributions to music, as well as a detailed catalog of 72 pieces commissioned and/or dedicated to him. This is the first time a study has been conducted on this body of music. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
Humanity has blown horns and trumpets of various makes and models, lengths and diameters since prehistoric times. In Horns and Trumpets of the World , the eminent scholar Jeremy Montagu surveys the vast range in time and type of this instrument that has accompanied everything in human history from the war cry to the formal symphony, from the hunting... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 64.99
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...