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Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...


Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restraint

by R. James Tobin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism...


Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide

by Donald Vroon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America’s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon...


Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method

by Mathilde Marchesi Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Renowned teacher presents the "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her own students, who included Melba and Calvé. Topics include breathing, attack, registers, voice...


From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli: Influence and Independence

by Alfred Kanwischer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

In From Bach’s Goldberg to Beethoven’s Diabelli: Influence and Independence, music scholar and noted pianist Alfred Kanwischer takes readers on an extended exploration in which each of the thirty-three pieces...


Mourning de Pachmann: The Quest for the Spirit of Chopin

by Carl Abbott Hamilton Books (January 16, 2012)

Written for a mature audience with an interest in music, history and mystery, this historical novel investigates the subtleties of love, guilt and forgiveness, ambition and ego, the rewards of a personal adventure,...


Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

by Elisa Koehler Indiana University Press (February 27, 2014)

Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately...


Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel

by Maurice Ravel Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

Handsome, affordable treasury features Pavane pour une infante défunte, Jeux d'eau, Sonatine, Miroirs, Menuet antique, Gaspard de la nuit, more. Influential works belong in the repertoire of every serious pianist....


Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

Don Giovanni is presented here in the C. F. Peters edition and contains the original version, along with later arias, recitatives, and duets added for the Vienna performance. Text in both Italian and German....


Three Orchestral Works in Full Score: Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn

by Johannes Brahms Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

These complete and unabridged scores include the Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture, and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, all reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf and Härtel editions.


Brahms Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 38 Works

by Johannes Brahms Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

Includes 38 works such as the "Edward" ballade; 2 capriccios; 7 Hungarian Dances; 6 intermezzos; 3 rhapsodies; 16 waltzes; Sonata No. 3; Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel; more.


Piano Sonatas

by Muzio Clementi Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

Includes Sonata in G Minor, Op. 7, No. 3; Sonata in F Major, Op. 13, No. 6; Sonata in B Minor, Op. 40, No. 2, plus 7 more. Most from C. F. Peters edition.


Works for Piano Four Hands and Two Pianos

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dover Publications (August 12, 2013)

Five sonatas and Theme and Variations in G Major (K.501) for piano four hands. Also, Sonata in D Major (K.448/375a) and Fugue in C Minor (K.426) for 2 pianos. Authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition.


Complete Lyric Pieces for Piano

by Edvard Grieg Dover Publications (January 29, 2013)

All 66 works from the 10 sets of little mood pictures created for piano by the Norwegian composer from 1867 to 1901, reprinted from the authoritative C. F. Peters edition.


Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano

by Erik Satie Dover Publications (December 03, 2012)

This affordable volume represents the largest collection of Satie piano works available. Includes 17 pieces in all by the French composer and pianist, including his most famous piece, Gymnopédies.


Complete Piano Rags

by Scott Joplin Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

All 38 piano rags by the acknowledged master of the form, reprinted from the publishers' original editions complete with sheet music covers. Introduction by David A. Jasen.


Complete Keyboard Transcriptions of Concertos by Baroque Composers

by Johann Sebastian Bach Dover Publications (January 24, 2013)

Features 16 of Bach's transcriptions for solo keyboard instruments (piano and harpsichord) of concertos for violin and other non-keyboard instruments by Vivaldi, Telemann, and others. Bach-Gesellschaft edition....


Nocturnes and Polonaises

by Frédéric Chopin Dover Publications (January 29, 2013)

Features 20 Nocturnes: Op. 9, 15, 27, 32, 37, 48, 55, 62, 72, and more. Also includes 11 Polonaises: Op. 26, 40, 44, 53, 61, 71, and posthumous Polonaise in G-sharp Minor. Mikuli Edition. Commentary.


Complete Preludes and Etudes

by Frédéric Chopin Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

Includes 26 Preludes: Op. 28, Nos. 1-24; Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 45; Prelude in A-flat Major. 27 Etudes: Op. 10, Nos. 1-12; Op. 25, Nos. 1-12; Trois Nouvelles Etudes.


Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume II

by Ludwig van Beethoven Dover Publications (August 28, 2013)

Volume 2 of authoritative Schenker edition includes Op. 31, Nos. 1-3; Op. 49, Nos. 1-2; Op. 53; Op. 54; Op. 57; Op. 79; Op. 81a; Op. 90; Op. 101; Op. 106; Op. 109; Op. 110; Op. 111.


Claude Debussy Piano Music 1888-1905

by Claude Debussy Dover Publications (March 22, 2013)

Beginning with Deux Arabesques (1888), this excellent collection also includes Suite bergamasque (1890-1905), Masques (1904), the first series of Images, and 12 others, all in corrected editions.


Piano Music of Robert Schumann, Series II

by Robert Schumann & Clara Schumann Dover Publications (January 29, 2013)

Major compositions from period 1838-53: Humoreske, Novelletten, Sonate No. 2, 43 Clavierstücke für die Jugend, and 6 other works. Reprinted from the Breitkopf and Härtel edition.


Piano Music of Robert Schumann, Series I

by Robert Schumann & Clara Schumann Dover Publications (February 27, 2013)

Major compositions from period 1830-39; Papillons, Toccata, Grosse Sonate No. 1, Phantasiestücke, Arabeske, Blümenstuck, and 9 other works. Reprinted from Breitkopf and Härtel edition.


La Boheme in Full Score

by Giacomo Puccini Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

Authoritative Italian edition of one of the world's most beloved operas. Sturdy, attractive volume reprints every note of Puccini's masterpiece, based on Murger's novel. English translations of list of characters...


Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 6-9 Transcribed for Solo Piano

by Franz Liszt Dover Publications (January 03, 2013)

Includes Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68; Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93; and Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125.


Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux

by Serge Rachmaninoff Dover Publications (September 03, 2013)

Forty-one of the Russian master's greatest works for solo piano, including the immensely popular C-sharp minor, G-minor, and B-minor Preludes, in authoritative editions.


My First Book of Tchaikovsky: Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements

by David Dutkanicz Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

These special arrangements of favorite Tchaikovsky themes are ideal for beginner pianists, child or adult. Contents include themes from "The Nutcracker," "March Slav," Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6, "Swan Lake," "Sleeping...


A First Book of Beethoven: Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements

by David Dutkanicz Dover Publications (January 09, 2013)

Specially arranged and simplified, these popular melodies include Für Elise, Ode to Joy, and the opening of the "Moonlight" Sonata, along with excerpts from other sonatas and highlights from the symphonies....


The Pirates of Penzance Vocal Score

by W. S. Gilbert, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Carl Simpson & Ephraim Hammett Jones Dover Publications (September 13, 2012)

Editors returned to original manuscripts to produce vocal score closest to Gilbert and Sullivan's original intentions for this madcap tale of tender-hearted pirates. Includes libretto, all voice parts, plus...


To Boulez and Beyond

by Joan Peyser & Charles Wuorinen Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2007)

To Boulez and Beyond describes music in the 20th century through the lives and works of its creators, from Mahler and Wagner through the Second Viennese School, from Varèse to Boulez and his colleagues.


Piano Notes

by Charles Rosen Free Press (October 29, 2002)

Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly...


Classical Music Top 40

by Anthony Rudel Touchstone (March 01, 1995)

The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover.

Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don't know how or where to start--so many composers, so...


Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000

by D. J. Hoek Scarecrow Press (February 15, 2007)

This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over...


Composers in the Classroom: A Bio-Bibliography of Composers at Conservatories, Colleges, and Universities in the United States

by James Michael Floyd Scarecrow Press (February 07, 2011)

A bio-bibliographical dictionary, chronicling the careers and work of over 120 composers associated with conservatories, colleges, and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico, Composers in the Classroom...


Orchestral "Pops" Music: A Handbook

by Lucy Manning Scarecrow Press (September 03, 2013)

In this new edition of Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook, Lucy Manning brings to the present her remarkable compendium, which has proven so critical to the success of “pops” concert programming. This...


Brahms and His World: A Biographical Dictionary

by Peter Clive Scarecrow Press (October 02, 2006)

Reference book that provides extensive and up-to-date information on Brahms's personal and professional association with some 430 persons: relatives, friends and acquaintances, physicians, rulers, poets and...


The Choral Music of Twentieth-Century Women Composers: Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave

by Catherine Roma Scarecrow Press (November 30, 2005)

The book presents an in depth analysis of the choral compositions of Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy, and Thea Musgrave, complete with musical examples and texts. The introductory chapter gives historical...


Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching

by William Brown Indiana University Press (December 03, 2008)

As soloist, master class teacher, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of four Grammy nominations, three honorary doctorates, more than 80 recordings, and lifetime achievement...


Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2: Analyses and Explorations

by Allen Winold Indiana University Press (May 10, 2007)

J. S. Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical...


Play It Again

by Alan Rusbridger Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2013)

As editor of the Guardian, one of the world's foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music--especially...


The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam

by Rob Simms Scarecrow Press (December 23, 2003)

The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing...


Manuel de Falla: His Life and Music

by Nancy Lee Harper Scarecrow Press (May 13, 2005)

Drawing extensively on primary sources, this study in three parts provides a detailed biography, examines the most prominent aspects of Falla's character as they pertained to his relationships with other composers...


Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography

by Nancy Lee Harper Scarecrow Press (January 10, 2013)

The first of its kind, Nancy Harper’s Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography aims to fill the lacunae in the historical record of Portuguese piano music from its start in the 18th...


Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style

by Peter Tregear Scarecrow Press (July 05, 2013)

Focusing on Krenek’s compositional path from the eclectic musical language of Jonny spielt auf to the austere twelve-tone technique of Karl V, Tregear provides an historical and critical context to this most...


Leoncavallo: Life and Works

by Konrad Dryden & Placido Domingo Scarecrow Press (February 03, 2007)

This is the first fully documented biography of the Italian composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919), the beloved and popular composer of the opera Pagliacci.


Organ Literature: Biographical Catalog

by Corliss Richard Arnold Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1995)

This third edition is a basic textbook on the development of pipe organ composition in geographically diverse schools. Its nineteen chapters include charts of organ composers and a historical background of contemporary...


Maestros in America: Conductors in the 21st Century

by Roderick L. Sharpe & Jeanne Koekkoek Stierman Scarecrow Press (May 30, 2008)

This volume presents biographical and critical essays of the leading orchestral conductors of US nationality, or of non-US citizens holding permanent appointments in the US, during the twenty-first century.


Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986: The Last Impressionist

by Ronald Ebrecht, Herndon Spillman, Jeffrey Reynolds & Marie Rubis Bauer et al. Scarecrow Press (June 11, 2002)

Ebrecht has brought together in this centenary tribute a fine collection of articles on Duruflé's life and work that will enthrall all those who have come under the spell of this great master of French Impressionism....


Yevgeny Mravinsky: The Noble Conductor

by Gregor Tassie Scarecrow Press (September 07, 2005)

This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky...