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Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents
American and European Music in Interaction, 1900-2000
Edited by Felix Meyer et al

An exploration of how music and musicians have moved between North America and Europe and the positive exchanges that have resulted.

The Career of an Eighteenth-Century Kapellmeister

The Career of an Eighteenth-Century Kapellmeister
The Life and Music of Antonio Rosetti
Sterling E. Murray

A unique look at the career of a little-known contemporary of Haydn and Mozart, presented against a fascinating background of court musical life in late eighteenth-century Germany.

Constant Lambert

Constant Lambert
Beyond The Rio Grande
Stephen Lloyd

An indispensable biography for anyone interested in Constant Lambert, ballet and British musical life in the first part of the twentieth century.

The Scoring of Early Classical Concertos, 1750-1780

The Scoring of Early Classical Concertos, 1750-1780
Richard Maunder

The sequel to Richard Maunder's The Scoring of Baroque Concertos.

The LaSalle Quartet

The LaSalle Quartet
Conversations with Walter Levin
Robert Spruytenburg
Translated by Richard Howe

The definitive study of the LaSalle Quartet, for forty years the premier exponent of 'the new music' for string quartet.

 A Paradise of Priests

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.

A Paradise of Priests

A Paradise of Priests
Singing the Civic and Episcopal Hagiography of Medieval Liège
Catherine Saucier

Embraces an all-encompassing interdisciplinary methodology to uncover the symbiosis of saintly and civic ideals in music, rituals, and hagiographic writing celebrating the origins and identity of a major clerical center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.