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Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

Capturing Sound

How Technology Has Changed Music

University of California Press (2010)

There is more to sound recording than just recording sound. Far from being simply a tool for the...

Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven

Music as Thought

Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven

Princeton University Press (2009)

Before the nineteenth century, instrumental music was considered inferior to vocal music. Kant...

Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni

Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni

University of Chicago Press (2016)

Wye Jamison Allanbrook’s widely influential Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart challenges the view that...

The Late Starters Orchestra
Algonquin Books (2014)

In a cluttered room in an abandoned coat factory in lower Manhattan, a group of musicians comes...

Leonard Bernstein: American Original
HarperCollins (2010)

One of the most gifted, celebrated, scrutinized, and criticized musicians in the second half of the...

The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824

The Ninth

Beethoven and the World in 1824

Random House Publishing Group (2010)

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant...

Russians on Russian Music, 1880–1917: An Anthology
Cambridge University Press (2003)

This book explores the reactions of leading critics to new Russian music in the period 1880–1917.

Beethoven the Pianist
Cambridge University Press (2010)

This book offers an insight into Beethoven's career, showing in well-documented detail the rise and...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9


Symphony No. 9

Cambridge University Press (1993)

Nicholas Cook's guide charts the dramatic transformation in the reception of Symphony No. 9.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Cambridge University Press (1993)

A fresh look at the work and its composer with implications beyond Sibelius himself into the entire...