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Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism

by Lisa Feurzeig

This study of Franz Schubert's settings of poetry by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis introduces the fascinating world of early German Romanticism in the 1790s. Schubert's encounters with early Romantic poetry...


Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

by Scott McCarrey & Lesley A. Wright

These essays offer a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and performers who see performance as a...


The Adventures of a Cello: Revised Edition, with a New Epilogue

by Carlos Prieto, Elena C. Murray & Álvaro Mutis

In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted an exquisite work of art-a cello known as the Piatti. Over the next three centuries of its life, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain,...


Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music

by Christopher J. Oglesby

From Buddy Holly and the Crickets to the Flatlanders, Terry Allen, and Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, has produced songwriters, musicians, and artists as prolifically as cotton, conservatives, and windstorms....


Medieval Instrumental Dances

by Timothy J. McGee

In Europe the tradition of secular dance has continued unbroken until the present. In the late Middle Ages it was an important and frequent event-for the nobility a gracious way to entertain guests, for the...


Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week

by Robert L. Kendrick

A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music,...


The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock: New Edition

by Jan Reid & Scott Newton

Musical magic hit Austin, Texas, in the early 1970s. At now-legendary venues such as Threadgill's, Vulcan Gas Company, and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a host of country, rock-and-roll, blues, and folk...


We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History

by Jean A. Boyd

The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long-lived and musically versatile bands in America. Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with...


The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing

by Jean A. Boyd

They may wear cowboy hats and boots and sing about "faded love," but western swing musicians have always played jazz! From Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys to Asleep at the Wheel, western swing performers have...


All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music

by Michael Corcoran

From country and blues to rap and punk, Texas music is all over the map, figuratively and literally. Texas musicians have pioneered new musical genres, instruments, and playing styles, proving themselves to...


Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

by Elyse Mach

Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti....


Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy

by Ken Sharp

The murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980, sent shockwaves around the world. The most acclaimed singer/songwriter of his generation, first a Beatle and then a boundary-pushing solo artist, was senselessly...


Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II

by Marc Weidenbaum

Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous - Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, released by the estimable British label Warp Records in 1994, rejuvenated ambient music for the Internet Age that was...


The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960

by Rhoderick McNeill

This is the first study of a neglected genre and has four aims: firstly, to show the development of symphonic composition in Australia from Federation to 1960; secondly to highlight the achievement of the main...


Francis Poulenc: Articles and Interviews: Notes from the Heart

by Nicolas Southon & Roger Nichols

This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J'écris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in English before...


Lionel Tertis: The First Great Virtuoso of the Viola

by John White

Lionel Tertis [1876-1975] stands in the company of Ysaÿe, Kreisler, Casals, Thibaud and Rubinstein as one of the greatest instrumentalists - and arguably the greatest viola player - of all time. Many composers,...


The Beatles Are Here!: 50 Years after the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians & Other Fans Remember

by Penelope Rowlands

The arrival of the Beatles was one of those unforgettable cultural touchstones. Through the voices of those who witnessed it or were swept up in it indirectly, The Beatles Are Here! explores the emotional impact-some...


Masterpieces of Music Before 1750

by Carl Parrish & John F. Ohl

Outstanding musical examples — chants, motets, madrigals, more — illustrating course of musical style from early Middle Ages to mid-18th century. Works by Lassus, Josquin des Prez, Schütz, Handel, Bach,...


Schumann on Music: A Selection from the Writings

by Robert Schumann & Henry Pleasants

Includes 61 important critical pieces Schumann wrote for the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik, 1834–1844. Perceptive evaluations of Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, other giants; also Spohr, Moscheles, Field, other...


Great Pianists on Piano Playing: Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Paderewski and 24 Other Legendary Performers

by James Francis Cooke

Great pianists discuss technique, musical development, virtuoso artistry, much more. Rachmaninoff's "Essentials of Artistic Playing," Busoni's "Important Details in Piano Study," etc. Includes 2 introductory...