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The Music and Literacy Connection

by Dee Hansen, Elaine Bernstorf & Gayle M. Stuber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music...

Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by gene Eugene Helm Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...

Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition for Music Learning

by Carol Benton R&L Education (February 21, 2014)

Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition for Music Learning provides music educators with information, inspiration, and practical suggestions for teaching music. Written for music educators in multiple content...

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude...


by Max Reger Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Written by a progressive early modernist, this concise guide for performers and composers offers valuable insights and instruction. Suitable for musicians at all levels. Newly typeset and engraved.

The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Nicholas Baragwanath Indiana University Press (July 08, 2011)

In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance...

The Classical Revolution: Thoughts on New Music in the 21st Century

by John Borstlap Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2012)

The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging...

Comprehensive Musical Analysis

by John D. White Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1994)

Presents material on Heinrich Schenker and reductive linear analysis and additional material on set theoretical analysis. Replete with musical examples, charts, and diagrams.

Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections

by Bennett Reimer R&L Education (June 16, 2009)

Noted music educator Bennett Reimer has selected 24 of his previously published articles from a variety of professional journals spanning the past 50 years. During that time, he's tackled generating core values...

The New (Ethno)musicologies

by Henry Stobart, Laudan Nooshin, Caroline Bithell & Philip V. Bohlman et al. Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2008)

This collection of essays addresses and critically examines key issues in contemporary ethnomusicology. Set in two parts, the volume explores ethnomusicology's shifting disciplinary relationships and plots a...

Musicologia: Musical Knowledge from Plato to John Cage

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (July 09, 2010)

This is the first study of its kind to address the presence of musical and acoustical metaphor in western science and philosophy from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present. The most difficult and controversial...

Music Theory for the Music Professional

by Richard Sorce Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1995)

Written as a music theory text that not only addresses the important fundamental syntax of music in the classical sense but also relates this syntax to current practices and styles, this book should be particularly...

Music and the Politics of Negation

by James R. Currie Indiana University Press (August 23, 2012)

Over the past quarter century, music studies in the academy have their postmodern credentials by insisting that our scholarly engagements start and end by placing music firmly within its various historical and...

Engaging Musical Practices

by Suzanne L. Burton & Alison Reynolds Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Whether you are a pre-service, newly-hired, or veteran elementary general music teacher, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook on Elementary General Music offers a fresh perspective on topics that cut across...

Globalizing Music Education

by Alexandra Kertz-Welzel Indiana University Press (February 26, 2018)

How do globalization and internationalization impact music education around the world? By acknowledging different cultural values and priorities, Alexandra Kertz-Welzel’s vision challenges the current state...

Music Theory and Composition

by Stephen C. Stone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 26, 2018)

Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody and counterpoint. This focus explains the “why” of musical construction...

Expressive Intersections in Brahms: Essays in Analysis and Meaning

by Heather Platt & Peter H. Smith Indiana University Press (July 18, 2012)

Contributors to this exciting new volume examine the intersection of structure and meaning in Brahms's music, utilizing a wide range of approaches, from the theories of Schenker to the most recent analytical...

Structurally Sound

by Eric Wen Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

Music theorist Eric Wen presents in-depth analyses of seven masterworks from the common-practice period of Western art music:

Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068

Mendelssohn: Andante con moto...

A Theory of Musical Narrative

by Byron Almen Indiana University Press (September 01, 2017)

Byron Almén proposes an original synthesis of approaches to musical narrative from literary criticism, semiotics, historiography, musicology, and music theory, resulting in a significant critical reorientation...

Interpreting Musical Gestures, Topics, and Tropes

by Robert S. Hatten Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

Robert Hatten’s new book is a worthy successor to his Musical Meaning in Beethoven, which established him as a front-rank scholar... in questions of musical meaning.... [B]oth how he approaches musical works...

Marcin Mielczewski and Music under the Patronage of the Polish Vasas

by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

The first monograph of the life and œuvre of Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) presents the best known Polish composer of seventeenth-century Europe. During the 1990s, while exploring a newly accessible collection...

Gustav Mahler and the Symphony of the 19th Century

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 10, 2014)

The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious...

The Musical Rhetoric of the Polish Baroque

by Tomasz Jasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 30, 2015)

This book looks at the rich means of text interpretation in seventeenth and eighteenth century Polish music, a relatively unknown phenomenon. The works of old Polish masters exhibit many ingenious and beautiful...

New Ears for New Music

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2014)

20th-century music is characterized by a bewildering multitude of trends and movements. Often several movements co-exist in contradiction to each other, in a reflection of the century’s intellectual currents...

«Seiner Leidenschaften Meister sein» - «In control of the passions»

by Joachim Noller Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

Was heißt es, wenn Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach vom ausführenden Musiker fordert, er müsse selbst gerührt sein, bevor er seine Zuhörer in Rührung versetzen könne? Der Autor schreibt über die Idee der Emotion,...

Alban Berg

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

The central point of this book is the realization that the creative work of Alban Berg, which in recent years has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest, is largely rooted in autobiography, so that therefore...

Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures

by Laura Vasiliu, Florin Luchian & Loredana Iatesen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 08, 2014)

This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference «Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities», which took place in Iasi (Romania) and was organised...

Gyoergy Ligeti

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 25, 2014)

This monograph is an authoritative study of the œuvre of one of the most important composers of our time. For the first time, Ligeti’s key works are presented in the context of their drafts and sketches....

Twelve Studies in Chopin

by Maciej Golab Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 09, 2014)

The studies collected in this book fall into four chief thematic areas of research on Fryderyk Chopin’s life, stylistic changes, creative output, and musical reception. The first one is devoted to the origins...

Anton Bruckner

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 02, 2015)

While unappreciated and controversial during most of his life, Anton Bruckner is today regarded as the greatest symphonist between Beethoven and Gustav Mahler – in terms of originality, boldness and monumentality...

Between Romanticism and Modernism

by Boguslaw Raba Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 07, 2015)

This is the first monograph on the Polish composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941). It aspires to be part of the process of restoring his compositional legacy to European musical culture. Reinterpreting...

Questioning Schenkerism

by Bengt Edlund Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

During the past fifty years Schenkerian theory has been adopted as the main method for analysing tonal music. This book questions the value of Schenker’s «tonal analysis» for musical description and interpretation,...

The Symphonic Works of Leoš Janá?ek

by John K. Novak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 19, 2016)

This book investigates the spectrum of meaning inherent in six orchestral works by Leoš Janácek. It codifies his compositional style, first through a thorough examination of its origins in folk music and speech-melody,...

Andreas Werckmeister’s Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse

by Dietrich Bartel Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Andreas Werckmeister (1645 – 1706), a late seventeenth-century German Lutheran organist, composer, and music theorist, is the last great advocate and defender of the Great Tradition in music, with its assumptions...

From Modernism to Postmodernism

by Katarina Bogunovic Hocevar, Nejc Sukljan & Gregor Pompe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 11, 2016)

The book explores two radical changes of cultural and social paradigm that determined the World after 1945 – Modernism and Postmodernism. From the cataclysmic atmosphere emerged the second wave of Modernism....

Post-Tonal Affinities in Piano Works of Bartók, Chen, and Crumb

by Monica Kang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 05, 2016)

The book explores cellular pivots as a new means of progression, functional tonality having disappeared in much of contemporary music. Béla Bartók can be seen as a kind of father figure to the other two composers,...

The Power and Value of Music

by Andreas Kramarz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 08, 2016)

Nobody doubts that music has a special, somewhat mysterious power. Less clear is how we can evaluate that power. What makes music good or bad? Are there objective criteria for such a distinction? What impact...

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

by Yumin Ao Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 03, 2015)

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

Performative Analysis

by Jeffrey Swinkin University of Rochester Press (April 14, 2016)

This book proposes a model for understanding the musical work in which both analysis-based and performance-based modes of interpretation are integral to the work. Jeffrey Swinkin explores the important role...

Looking for the "Harp" Quartet

by Markand Thakar University of Rochester Press (January 30, 2011)

This book is a philosophical tour through the experience of beauty: what it is, and how the composer, performer, and listener all contribute. It explores -- with insight, patience, and humor -- profound issues...

Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

by Sander van Maas Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

This collection of essays addresses recent and historical changes in the ways in which listening has been conceived as a cultural agency and act. It argues that listening, by emancipating from an essentially...

Music Theory Secrets

by Brent Coppenbarger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 20, 2014)

Rhythms, melodies, and harmonies are the building blocks of music. In Music Theory Secrets: 94 Strategies for the Starting Musician, Brent Coppenbarger offers a full range of methods to help musicians not only...

Just Good Teaching: Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance in Theory and Practice

by Laura Sindberg R&L Education (March 21, 2012)

The Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Model is a framework for planning instruction in school ensembles that promotes a holistic form of music learning. By combining the theoretical foundations...

Musical Forces: Motion, Metaphor, and Meaning in Music

by Steve Larson & Robert S. Hatten Indiana University Press (January 31, 2012)

Steve Larson drew on his 20 years of research in music theory, cognitive linguistics, experimental psychology, and artificial intelligence-as well as his skill as a jazz pianist-to show how the experience of...

Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education

by Randall Everett Allsup Indiana University Press (June 27, 2016)

In a delightfully self-conscious philosophical "mash-up," Randall Everett Allsup provides alternatives for the traditional master-apprentice teaching model that has characterized music education. By providing...

Listen Again: A New History of Music

by David Wulstan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 29, 2015)

How do you tell the key of a piece without looking at a score? How do you know when a musical work ended before an audience applauds or a radio announcer returns on air? Was there, in fact, a “breakdown of...

Taught by the Students: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Deep Engagement in Music Education

by Ruth Gurgel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 22, 2015)

Ruth Gurgel presents and analyzes the perspectives of eight students and their teacher in a pluralistic 7th grade choir classroom at Clark Middle School, located in a large Midwestern urban school district....

Every Song Ever

by Ben Ratliff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 08, 2016)

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism....