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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Violinby Robin Stowell

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 26.00

    The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    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 Hearing and Knowing Music collects fourteen essays that Cone gave as talks in his later years and that were left unpublished at his death.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...

  • Historical Harpsichord Techniqueby Yonit Lea Kosovske

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    Yonit Lea Kosovske surveys early music and writing about keyboard performance with the aim of facilitating the development of an expressive tone in the modern player. Reviewing the work of the pedagogues and performers of the late Renaissance through the late Baroque, she gives special emphasis to la... more...

  • Empty Wordsby John Cage

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Writings through James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, Norman O. Brown, and "The Future of Music." more...

  • Before the Chinrestby Stanley Ritchie

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these... more...

  • Tom Waits: In the Studioby Jake Brown

    Cherry Red Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Tom Waits has ridden his own trends for the better part of forty years, defying any and all notion of convention outside the context of his own sub-genre, and becoming one of the most unique voices music. 'Tom Waits: In the Studio' explores the creative processes behind the writing and recording of his amazing catalogue,... more...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    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 upon... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Organ Musicby Christopher S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.65

    This volume explores twentieth-century organ music through in-depth studies of the principal centers of composition, the most significant composers and their works, and the evolving role of the instrument and its music. The twentieth-century was a time of unprecedented change for organ music, not only in its composition and performance but also in... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • iTunes for PC Survival Guideby Toly K

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    iTunes is a tool that is used for purchasing, managing, and playing all of your media. Many of the useful iTunes features are hidden beneath its surface. This guide will introduce you to all of the features and show you how to use them. This book gives task-based instructions without using any technical jargon. After reading this guide, you will be... more...