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  • Aesthetics of Musicby Stephen Downes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay includes musical examples from works in the 18 th , 19... more...

  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustraby John Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    This guide examines the intellectual background of Strauss's tone poem and considers ways in which it has been received by composers and writers, notably Romain Rolland and Bartok. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartetby Robin Stowell

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the string quartet, the music and its interpretation. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Debussyby Simon Trezise

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    A comprehensive picture of Debussy with insights into his character, environment and music. more...

  • Beethovenby Richard Wagner; William Ashton Ellis

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicologyby Benjamin Koen; Jacqueline Lloyd; Gregory Barz; Karen Brummel-Smith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 49.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology defines a new field of holistic research and applied practice that approaches music, health, and healing across traditional cultures worldwide and the disciplinary boundaries of ethnomusicology, music therapy, the health sciences, and alternative medicine. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Liedby James Parsons

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This is an introductory chronicle of the Lied and places it in its full context, first published in 2004. more...

  • Opera and Modern Cultureby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 30.95

    In this enlightening and entertaining book, one of the most original and sophisticated musicologists writing today turns his attention to music's most dramatic genre. Extending his ongoing project of clarifying music's various roles in Western society, Kramer brings to opera his distinctive and pioneering blend of historical concreteness and theoretical... more...

  • Can't Stop Won't Stopby Jeff Chang; D.J. Kool Herc

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 14.00

    Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era... more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...