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- Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99
Revising her classic 1989 book Harps and Harpists, Roslyn Rensch expands her authoritative history of this timeless instrument. This lavishly illustrated edition, with 137 black-and-white images and 24 color plates, surveys the progress of the harp from antiquity to the present day. The new edition includes two new chapters; an extensive bibliography... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99
In Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas , renowned performer and pedagogue Stewart Gordon addresses textual issues, Beethoven's pianos, performance practices, composer's indications, and the composer's development, pointing to patterns of structure, sonority, keyboard technique, and emotional meaning. In addition, each sonata appears in a helpful outline-chart... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 24.99
Notes for Clarinetists: A Guide to the Repertoire offers historic and analytical information concerning thirty major works for solo clarinet, clarinet and piano, and clarinet and orchestra. This information will enhance performance and be useful in preparing and presenting concerts, and recitals. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
For over a century, drummers have been turning to a variety of percussive traditions as prompts for the creation of new expressive possibilities on the drumset. In this book, Simon Barker sets out in detail the developmental processes he has followed creating an improvisational language for the drumset utilizing Korean rhythm/sticking cells, aesthetic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95
Based on the author's fieldwork in Ghana with the Asante and Denkyira ntahera trumpeters, this book draws on interviews, field recordings, oral traditions, written accounts, archaeological evidence, transcriptions and linguistic analyses to situate the Asante trumpet tradition in historical culture. There are seven ivory trumpet ensembles in residence... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2016; US$ 23.99
With a colorful history that spans 450 years, the violin has proven to be one of the world's most important and versatile instruments. Addressed to performing musicians, serious concertgoers, and collectors of recordings, The Violin offers insightful, up-to-date essays on a wide range of topics. Essays discuss beloved masterpieces from the violin's... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99
A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano?s construction, and major manufacturers. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. Transcending... more...
- Allworth Press 2016; US$ 19.99
This book is for the fans of guitar amplifiers and the history that lies behind them. Starting with early amp models like the Gibson EH-150 that was first used with Gibson?s EH-150 lap-steel guitar and later the Charlie Christian ES-150 guitar, it then delves into the development of Fender, Vox, and Orange amps, and goes right up to the modern boutique... more...