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  • Twentieth-Century Chamber Musicby James McCalla

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • How to Listen to Great Musicby Robert Greenberg

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Learn how to better appreciate music in this guide—from one of the most trusted names in continuing education—that will unlock the knowledge you need to understand “the most abstract and sublime of all the arts.” Whether you're listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you. The right knowledge can deepen the... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Chamber Musicby Stephen Hefling

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.46

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • New Classical Musicby Gordon Kerry

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This book offers an approachable and evocative introduction to classical music composed in Australia in recent decades. With a balance of historical background and detailed description, composer and music journalist Gordon Kerry explores a number of themes – landscape and spirituality, the influence of Europe and Asia – that bring together... more...

  • The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordingsby Edward Greenfield; Ivan March; Paul Czajkowski; Robert Layton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 21.14

    INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR This completely new edition of the Penguin Guide reviews the 1000 best classical albums issued and reissued over the past five decades, many of which dominate the catalogue because of their sheer excellence, irrespective of recording dates. More comprehensive than ever before, it indicates key recordings on CD, DVD... more...

  • The Complete Classical Music Guideby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    An essential guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music Lose yourself in the fascinating story of classical music in The Complete Classical Music Guide . Full of beautiful colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style and form, instrument and ensemble,... more...

  • Ligeti's Stylistic Crisisby Michael D. Searby

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 52.00

    The Hungarian composer Gysrgy Ligeti (1923-2006) was one of the most innovative and influential composers of the last 50 years. Ligeti reached his creative maturity in the 1970s and 1980s. This book focuses on how Ligeti's compositional style completely transformed during and after the composition of his only opera Le Grand Macabre (1974-77). more...

  • Manuel de Fallaby Nancy Lee Harper

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 81.50

    Drawing extensively on primary sources, this study in three parts provides a detailed biography, examines the most prominent aspects of Falla's character as they pertained to his relationships with other composers and his own music, and sheds light on his creative process as a composer through examination of many of his works with reference to original... more...

  • The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqamby Rob Simms

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 79.50

    The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing many features with neighboring classical traditions, particularly Iranian. Its repertoire consists of orally transmitted, multi-sectioned... more...

  • The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composersby Catherine Roma

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 53.00

    The book presents an in depth analysis of the choral compositions of Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy, and Thea Musgrave, complete with musical examples and texts. The introductory chapter gives historical perspective and places Lutyens, Maconchy and Musgrave in the context of twentieth-century British musical culture. more...