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  • Bach: The Goldberg Variationsby Peter Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A detailed guide to one of Bach's most popular keyboard works. more...

  • Making Words Singby Jonathan Dunsby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    In a wide-ranging 2004 discussion, Jonathan Dunsby considers the nature of vocality in songs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Bartok's Viola Concertoby Donald Maurice

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 139.99

    Tells the intriguing story of Bela Bartok's viola concerto, a work left unfinished at his death in 1945. Drawing on interviews and documents that reveal previously unavailable information, it discusses the commission, the reconstruction by Tibor Serly, events leading up to the premiere, its reception over the second half of the twentieth century, the... more...

  • Hearing Bach's Passionsby Daniel R. Melamed

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions-- St. John and St. Matthew --are an essential part of the modern repertory, performed regularly both by professional ensembles and amateur groups. These large, complex pieces are well loved, but due to our distance from the original context in which they were performed, questions and problems emerge.... more...

  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...

  • Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Debussy's PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Verdi's Il Trovatore (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Verdi's IL TROVATORE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Building Strong Music Programsby Charlene Ryan

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 27.00

    While program building is an essential, time-consuming part of every music teacher's job, students are rarely prepared for it. Ryan covers issues important to student teachers, new teachers, teachers changing schools, and teachers looking to rejuvenate their existing programs. more...

  • Music Educationby Robert Walker

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education. The chapters in this volume examine the important subjects of tradition, innovation, social change, the music curriculum, music in the twentieth century, social strata, culture... more...

  • Verdi's Simon Boccanegraby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...