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  • Confronting Silenceby Toru Takemitsu; Yoshiko Kakudo; Glenn Glasow; Seiji Ozawa

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 29.99

    In these writings, available here in English for the first time, the distinguished Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu reflects on his contemporaries, including John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, and Merce Cunningham; on nature, which has profoundly influenced his composition; on film and painting; on relationships between East and West; on traditional Japanese... more...

  • Empire of Songby Dafni Tragaki

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    Essays in Empire of Song adopt theoretical and epistemological orientations in their exploration of ?popular music? within ethnomusicology and critical musicology, questioning the idea of ?Europe? and the ?nation? through and in music, at a time when the European self appears more fragmented, if not entirely shattered. Bringing together ethnomusicology,... more...

  • The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bachby Andre Pirro; Joe Armstrong

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach ( L?Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach ), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is offered here for the first time in English, as translated by Joe Armstrong. Pirro?s work is based primarily on an examination of the close... more...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff — pianist, critic and teacher — explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation... more...

  • The Harpsichord Owner's Guideby Edward L. Kottick

    The University of North Carolina Press 1987; US$ 19.99

    Harpsichord Owner's Guide: A Manual for Buyers and Owners more...

  • Lies and Epiphaniesby Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played a determining role in the reception history of their works: the finale of Mahler's Second Symphony was supposedly inspired by a "lightning bolt"... more...

  • Producing Countryby Michael Jarrett

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Legendary producers describe the making of country music?s great recordings more...

  • Neoclassical Music in Americaby R. James Tobin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism as a style largely fail because of the stylistic diversity of the music that fall within its scope. Tobin surveys the careers of various... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals?including South Pacific , The King and I , My Fair Lady , Pajama Game , Damn Yankees , and The Sound of Music . Besides technical information?such as cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London... more...

  • Liszt's Final Decadeby Dolores Pesce

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Liszt's Final Decade reveals in the composer's own words to his confidantes Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein and Olga von Meyendorff how he resolved his conflicted self-image as a celebrated performer but underappreciated composer. more...