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  • Decentering Musicby Kevin Korsyn

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    As a work of cultural criticism that recalls the concerns of Foucault, Hayden White, Zizek, and others Decentering Music examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including professional associations and universities, to complex... more...

  • Piano Exercises For Dummiesby David Pearl

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    The ideal hands-on reference for piano students who want to strengthen their skills and refine their technique--and the perfect companion and next step to the bestselling Piano For Dummies . Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. more...

  • The Violin Makerby John Marchese

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.49

    How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world?renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument... more...

  • Temperamentby Stuart Isacoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today?s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through the eras of Renaissance scientists... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Computer Musicby Roger T. Dean

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music provides a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in the field of computer music today. From music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural analyses, this handbook situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the full range of issues that... more...

  • Piano Lessonsby Anna Goldsworthy

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Anna Goldsworthy was nine years old when she met Eleanora Sivan, the charismatic Russian émigré and world-class pianist who became her piano teacher. Piano Lessons is the story of what Mrs. Sivan brought to Anna's lessons: a love of music, a respect for life, a generous spirit, and the courage to embrace a musical life. Beautifully written and strikingly... more...

  • Chopin: The Four Balladesby Jim Samson

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Chopin's four ballades are widely regarded as being amongst the most significant extended works for solo piano of the nineteenth century. In an illuminating discussion, Jim Samson combines history and analysis to provide the reader with a comprehensive picture of these popular piano works. He begins by investigating the social and musical background... more...

  • Mahler's Sixth Symphonyby Robert Samuels

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This study uses semiotic theory in order to investigate different kinds of musical communication. more...

  • Liszt: Sonata in B Minorby Kenneth Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book examines Liszt's B minor Sonata - regarded as a pinnacle of Romantic piano music. more...

  • Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricolaby Johann Friedrich Agricola; Julianne C. Baird

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...