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The Four Seasons and Other Violin Concertos in Full Score: Opus 8, Complete

by Antonio Vivaldi & Eleanor Selfridge-Field

Authoritative version contains complete Four Seasons plus the rest of Vivaldi's Opus 8. Includes new English translations of the original sonnets and extensive editorial notes on the composer's life and work....


Treatise on Harmony

by Jean-Philippe Rameau

One of most important books in Western music. Detailed explanation of principles of diatonic harmonic theory. New 1971 translation by Philip Gossett of 1722 edition. Many musical examples.


Hear Me Talkin' to Ya

by Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff

In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.


Selected Songs for Solo Voice and Piano

by Robert Schumann

Authoritative compilation of more than 100 Lieder features well-beloved melodies set to the poetry of Heine, Goethe, Burns, Byron, and others. Reprinted from the Breitkopf and Härtel edition. New translations...


The Study of Fugue

by Alfred Mann

Features a historical survey of writings on the fugue from the Renaissance to the present as well as four 18th-century studies: works by J. J. Fux, F. W. Marpurg, and more. Includes introductions, commentary,...


The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites

by Theodore Raph

Wonderful sing-along favorites with easy-to-play piano arrangements, guitar chords, and complete lyrics: Greensleeves, Auld Lang Syne, Down in the Valley, My Wild Irish Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas, and many more....


My Life and Music

by Artur Schnabel

Highly readable reminiscences, musical philosophy of great pianist: his experiences as a child prodigy in turn-of-the-century Vienna, concert career, thoughts on great conductors and composers of the day, preferences...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 5

by Francis James Child

This 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentaries. Includes Parts IX and X of the original set — ballads 266-305 — plus indexes, glossary....


Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History

by David A. Jasen & Trebor Jay Tichenor

Definitive history of ragtime music and its composers by the two top experts in the field, profiling 48 major composers and 800 rags. Over 100 photographs. Index.


George Frideric Handel

by Paul Henry Lang

Exceptionally full, detailed study of the man, his music and times. Childhood, music training, years in London; analysis of Messiah and other works; much more. Introduction. Includes 35 illustrations.


Science and Music

by Sir James H. Jeans

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more....


Psychology of Music

by Carl E. Seashore

Standard study by founder of Seashore test. Relationship between physical phenomena of sounds and our perception of them. Music as a medium, physical acoustics, auditory apparatus, sound perception, more. Includes...


Music: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz

More than 400 memorable quotes about the world of music, from Fred Allen to Oscar Wilde, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Florian Zabach. Wonderful for public speakers or just browsing.


Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

by Peter Franklin

Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period-Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini-regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has...


Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts, the Story

by Dave Marsh

Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts is the definitive biography of one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Critic Dave Marsh has traced Springsteen's career from its beginning,...


America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890s to the Post-War Years

by Michael Lasser

America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years continues to tell the stories behind popular songs in our country's history, serving as a sequel to the bestselling America's Songs: Stories Behind...


Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture

by Martin Iddon & Melanie L. Marshall

This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first...


The Journey from Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach

by Michael Raiber & David Teachout

From Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach helps prospective music educators begin their transition from music student to professional music teacher. The text uniquely works to build upon the individual's...


Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation

by Sue Miller

In Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Sue Miller—music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egües—examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute...


Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

by Masha Gessen

The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies

On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses,...