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    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

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

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    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

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    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...

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    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 16.00

    The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan. "I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book... more...

  • What Is This Thing Called Jazz?by Eric Porter

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Despite the plethora of writing about jazz, little attention has been paid to what musicians themselves wrote and said about their practice. An implicit division of labor has emerged where, for the most part, black artists invent and play music while white writers provide the commentary. Eric Porter overturns this tendency in his creative intellectual... more...

  • Hearing and Knowing Musicby Edward T. Cone; Robert P. Morgan

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50 US$ 30.00

    Edward T. Cone was one of the most important and influential music critics of the twentieth century. He was also a master lecturer skilled at conveying his ideas to broad audiences. Hearing and Knowing Music collects fourteen essays that Cone gave as talks in his later years and that were left unpublished at his death. Edited and introduced by Robert... more...

  • Choral Music on Recordby Alan Blyth

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    This 1991 book presents detailed discussion by well-known critics and writers of every recording of selected major choral works. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This 1999 book offers an in-depth study of the music of Hugo Wolf. more...

  • Elgar: Enigma Variationsby Julian Rushton

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book contains an examination of Elgar's most famous work, the 'Enigma' Variations. more...

  • Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50by W. Dean Sutcliffe

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises... more...