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The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
David Schulenberg

In this first comprehensive examination of the music of the most prolific Bach son, David Schulenberg offers new perspectives on the career, style, and originality of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Wagner's Visions

Wagner's Visions
Poetry, Politics, and the Psyche in the Operas through "Die Walküre"
Katherine R. Syer

Examines the impact of contemporary ideas about the psyche and neglected yet crucial artistic influences on the psychological dimension of Wagner's operas, especially Die Feen, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and the Ring.

Marching to the Canon

Marching to the Canon
The Life of Schubert's "Marche militaire"
Scott Messing

Marching to the Canon examines the history of Schubert's Marche militaire no.1 from its beginnings, through its many arrangements, to its impact on dance, literature, film, and music.

Masques, Mayings and Music-Dramas

Masques, Mayings and Music-Dramas
Vaughan Williams and the Early Twentieth-Century Stage
Roger Savage

In-depth case-studies of significant aspects of early twentieth-century English music-theatre, which engage with notions of Englishness and the idea of a 'musical renaissance'.

 Music in Independent Schools

Music in Independent Schools
Edited by Andrew Morris
Bernarr Rainbow
Introduction by Peter Dickinson

The first serious study of music in independent schools, which bears eloquent witness to a high standard achieved over the last fifty years.

 Three Hundred Years of Composers' Instruments

Three Hundred Years of Composers' Instruments
The Cobbe Collection
Alec Cobbe
Christopher Nobbs

A lavishly-illustrated and meticulously-documented catalogue of the Cobbe Collection, which includes over forty keyboard instruments around half of which were owned and played by composers such as Purchell, Mahler, Chopin and Elgar.

Edmund Rubbra: Symphonist (paperback)

Edmund Rubbra: Symphonist (paperback)
Leo Black

Leo Black, a pupil of Rubbra in the 1950s, presents a full-scale study of his symphonies (the first for fifteen years). A biographical sketch throws light on legends about the BBC and Rubbra; there are full programme notes on each symphony, with accounts of important non-symphonic works.

Music behind Barbed Wire

Music behind Barbed Wire
A Diary of Summer 1940
Hans Gál

The internment diary of Austrian composer Hans Gál (1890-1987) with a biographical study of his life and career. Includes a CD of first recordings of three of his works from the period.

David Matthews (hardback)

David Matthews (hardback)
Essays, Tributes and Criticism
Edited by Thomas Hyde

Essays and memoirs by and about one of Britain's leading symphonists. A lively collection by contributions from Roger Scruton, Judith Weir, John McCabe, Arnold Whittall, Hugh Wood and many others.

David Matthews (paperback)

David Matthews (paperback)
Essays, Tributes and Criticism
Edited by Thomas Hyde

Essays and memoirs by and about one of Britain's leading symphonists. A lively collection by contributions from Roger Scruton, Judith Weir, John McCabe, Arnold Whittall, Hugh Wood and many others.

The Rameau Compendium

The Rameau Compendium
Graham Sadler

This book is the most authoritative and up-to-date source of quick reference on the Baroque composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764).

Lies and Epiphanies

Lies and Epiphanies
Composers and Their Inspiration from Wagner to Berg
Chris Walton

Presents case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Wagner, Mahler, Furtwängler, R. Strauss, and Berg -- examining how the supposedly extrarational world of creative inspiration intersects with the highly rational world of money and politics.

Claude Vivier

Claude Vivier
A Composer's Life
Bob Gilmore

In 1983, French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier was murdered in Paris at the age of thirty-four. Based on unrestricted access to Vivier's personal archives, this book is the first to tell his story.

Sir George Dyson

Sir George Dyson
His Life and Music
Paul Spicer

The story of a fascinating, controversial man who influenced almost every sphere of musical life in Britain and helped to change the face of music performance and education in this country.

European Music, 1520-1640 (paperback)

European Music, 1520-1640 (paperback)
Edited by James Haar

An authoritative survey of music and its context in the Renaissance.

CageTalk

CageTalk (paperback)
Dialogues with and about John Cage
Edited by Peter Dickinson

Revealing unpublished interviews with John Cage and some of his closest colleagues, including Virgil Thomson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pauline Oliveros, Merce Cunningham, and David Tudor.