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  • Experiencing Chopinby Christine Lee Gengaro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    Gengaro surveys Chopin's position as a composer of Romantic piano music at a time when the piano stood at the center of musical and social life. It sheds a spotlight on Chopin and his music that illuminates the Romantic period in which he lived, the social and artistic climate, and the importance of this most individual artist. more...

  • Brahms and the Shaping of Timeby Scott Murphy

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Combines fresh approaches to the life and music of the beloved nineteenth-century composer with the latest and most significant ways of thinking about rhythm, meter, and musical time. more...

  • Granville Bantock's Letters to William Wallace and Ernest Newman, 1893-1921by Michael Allis

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 130.00

    Granville Bantock's letters to the Scottish composer William Wallace and the music critic Ernest Newman provide a fascinating window into British music and musical life in the early twentieth century and the 'dawn' of musical modernism. more...

  • Andreas Werckmeister’s Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourseby Dietrich Bartel

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.50

    This book provides extensive commentary and an English translation of 17 th -century German music theorist Andreas Werckmeister’s final treatise, the Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse . Topics discussed include theological reflections on music, numerology in musical intervals, music notation and solmization, and tunings. more...

  • A Theory of Musical Narrativeby BYRON ALMEN

    Indiana University Press 2017; Not Available

    Byron Almén proposes an original synthesis of approaches to musical narrative from literary criticism, semiotics, historiography, musicology, and music theory, resulting in a significant critical reorientation of the field. This volume includes an extensive survey of traditional approaches to musical narrative illustrated by a wide variety of musical... more...

  • The Well-Travelled Musicianby Samantha Owens

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 99.00

    John Sigismond Cousser, as performer and composer, was a pioneering figure in the musical history of the European Baroque era. more...

  • Mozartby Sacheverell Sitwell

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 5.35

    A concise and beautifully evocative appreciation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s career and genius by the famed writer and poet Sacheverell Sitwell. From Mozart’s first precocious attempts at composing at the age of four or five, through to his tragic death at the age of just 35, Sitwell traces this most famous of composers’ life with depth and humanity.... more...

  • YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Dayby Clemency Burton-Hill

    Headline 2017; US$ 24.99

    As featured in the Telegraph and on Radio 4's Today programme. 'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day,... more...

  • Beethoven's Symphony No. 9by Alexander Rehding

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours. In particular, it outlines what is special about the Ninth in millennial culture, where music is encoded not only as score... more...

  • I Sang the Unsingableby Bethany Beardslee; Minna Zallman Proctor

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    American soprano Bethany Beardslee rose to prominence in the postwar years when the modernist sensibilities of European artists and thinkers were flooding American shores and challenging classical music audiences. With her light lyric voice, her musical intuition, and her fearless dedication to new music, Beardslee became the go-to girl for twelve-tone... more...