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A Natural History of the Piano

The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians - from Mozart to Jazz and Everything in Between

by Stuart Isacoff

<p>A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff - pianist, critic and teacher - explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound ...

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A New Heaven

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen Choral conversations with Sara Mohr-Pietsch

by Sara Mohr-Pietsch & Harry Christophers, CBE

<p>The Sixteen have become a household name. They are the Voices of Classic FM, and stars of the BBC Four series Sacred Music, presented by Simon Russell Beale. Every year since the millennium, they have undertaken a Choral Pilgrimage, bringing ...

ISBN: 9780571348541

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A Player's Guide to Chamber Music

by Paul Jeffery

<p>Chamber music includes some of the world's greatest music. It is widely played in homes, without an audience, by players who are mostly amateurs, and much of the repertoire is playable even by those of quite moderate ability. A Player's Guide

ISBN: 9780719825071

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A Race of Singers: Whitman's Working-Class Hero from Guthrie to Springsteen

by Bryan K. Garman

ISBN: 9780807848661

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A Riot of Our Own

by Johnny Green

ISBN: 9781474611183

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A Scots Song

A Life of Music

by James MacMillan

<p>A prominent part of his work is his religious composition, which includes settings of both the John and Luke passions, 'Tu Es Petrus' (for the 2010 papal visit to Britain) and numerous smaller choral pieces. His works are heard all around the

ISBN: 9781788852258

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A Short History of Irish Traditional Music

by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

<p>The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond.</p> <p>Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the ...

ISBN: 9781847179401

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A Singer's Notebook

by Dr Ian Bostridge, CBE

<p>Ian Bostridge is one of the outstanding singers of our time, celebrated for the quality of his voice but also for the exceptional intelligence he brings to bear on the interpretation of the repertoire of the past and present alike. Yet his ...

ISBN: 9780571254675

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A Sociable Moment

Opera and Festive Culture in Baroque Siena

by Colleen Reardon

<p>After their military defeat by the Florentines in the mid-sixteenth century, the citizens of Siena turned from politics to celebratory, social occasions to express their civic identity and show their capacity for collective action. In the ...

ISBN: 9780190607524

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A Study on the Thematic, Narrative, and Musical Structure of Guan Hanqings Yuan «Zaju, Injustice to Dou E»

by Yumin Ao

<p>This book is a study of the thematic, narrative, and musical structure of <em>Yuanqu xuan</em> [A Selection of Yuan Plays] edition of the Yuan <em>zaju</em> (variety play) <em>Dou E yuan</em> [Injustice to Dou E] originally composed by the ...

ISBN: 9781454190172

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A Tankard of Ale - An Anthology of Drinking Songs

by Theodore Maynard

<p>This vintage book contains an extensive anthology of historical drinking songs. It includes an interesting introduction, fascinating historical information, and a vast collection of complete classic drinking songs. Contents include: ...

ISBN: 9781473339200

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A Teaching Artist's Companion

How to Define and Develop Your Practice

by Daniel Levy

<p>You are an artist. You've mastered your art form, and you're out in the world living the artist's life. But you also want to make a difference in the world as a teaching artist. You know how to pursue excellence in your art form; how can you ...

ISBN: 9780190926182

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A Theory of Minimalism

by Marc Botha

<p>The explosion of minimalism into the worlds of visual arts, music and literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century presents one of the most radical and decisive revolutions in aesthetic history. Detested by some, embraced by others, ...

ISBN: 9781472526540

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A Way of Music Education

Classic Chinese Wisdoms

by C. Victor Fung

<p>Moving back through Dewey, Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Rousseau, the lineage of Western music education finds its origins in Plato and Pythagoras. Yet theories not rooted in the ancient Greek tradition are all but absent. <em>A Way of Music ...

ISBN: 9780190858971

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Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring

by Annegret Fauser

<p><em>Appalachian Spring</em>, with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham, counts among the best known American contributions to the global concert hall and stage. In the years since its premiere-as a dance work at the ...

ISBN: 9780190646899

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Abbey Road

The Best Studio in the World

by Alistair Lawrence

<p>The first photographic celebration of the most famous recording studio in the world, publishing in its 80th year. Unprecedented access to the Abbey Road archive - from Edward Elgar to the Beatles, Kate Bush to Elbow the most famous artists in

ISBN: 9781408884225

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Abel Gance and the End of Silent Cinema

Sounding out Utopia

by Paul Cuff

<p>This book explores the creation and destruction of Abel Gance’s most ambitious film project, and seeks to explain why his meteoric career was so nearly extinguished at the end of silent cinema. By 1929, Gance was France’s most famous ...

ISBN: 9783319388182

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Absolute Music

The History of an Idea

by Mark Evan Bonds

ISBN: 9780190851170

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Absolute Music

The History of an Idea

by Mark Evan Bonds

<p>What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of &quot;pure&quot; or &quot;absolute&quot; music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The ...

ISBN: 9780199384723

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Accompanied Voices

Poets on Composers: From Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt

by John Greening

<p>Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, and a moving commentary by one set of practising artists on the work of ...

ISBN: 9781782045540

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