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- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
From the music that thumps through a listener's headphones to the strains of an orchestra funing up for a performance, science plays a vital role in how we hear and create music. Music examines what music is and how scientific principles help control how it is made, and also delves into the histories and workings of different types of musical instruments.... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 25.99
This book gives you new information on working with young adolescent changing voices, designing optimal rehearsals for middle schoolers, managing growing choral programs, and helping youngsters gain musical skills they can carry with them for a lifetime of making music. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20
Newly translated writings of nineteenth-century music critics and theorists, including Wagner and Berlioz. more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2004; US$ 139.95
Many contemporary composers and music critics say in an offhand way that all music written in the past quarter century is about musicthat it is reflexive and self-referential in some significant sense. It is music in search of an understanding of itself. This book tries to deepen the understanding of music about music as well as music itself... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95
Twentieth-Century Music Theory and Practice introduces a number of tools for analyzing a wide range of twentieth-century musical styles and genres. It includes discussions of harmony, scales, rhythm, contour, post-tonal music, set theory, the twelve-tone method, and modernism. Recent developments involving atonal voice leading, K-nets, nonlinearity,... more...
- Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99
Brass Bands Play an important part in Barnsley's rich cultural and musical heritage. The collieries and heavy industry, on which the town's prosperity was built, proved fertile ground in which talented musicians were to gather together and develop the skills of their neighbours and workmates. They formed bands to entertain themselves and others,... more...
- Awa Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want an absorbing read about music? This book is an illuminating guide that will be a hit... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99
Are you a fan of classical music? Can you name all the well-known composers, conductors and the compositions they are associated with? Or perhaps, you would like to learn more about them? If so, you are certain to enjoy the quotes and musical miscellany in 101 Quirky Observations on Classical Music. Who defined music as a science that would have... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 8.47
An eclectic, fun and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever, from technological advances in music recording and practical innovations, to landmark concerts, the births and deaths of the great composers, and much more. Published in partnership with Classic FM, the book will have a wide appeal to classical music fans... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99
What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity.... more...