Recorder
ISBN: HB: 9780300118704, Yale University Press, November 2022
384 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 42 black&white illus.
The fascinating story of a hugely popular instrument, detailing its rich and varied history from the Middle Ages to the present. The recorder is perhaps best known today for its educational role. Although it is frequently regarded as a stepping-ston...
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£35,00
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Folk Music A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs
ISBN: HB: 9780300255317, Yale University Press, October 2022
288 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Acclaimed cultural critic Greil Marcus tells the story of Bob Dylan through the lens of seven penetrating songs. Across seven decades, Bob Dylan has been the first singer of American song. As a writer and performer, he has rewritten the national so...
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£20,00
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Life of Music New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition
ISBN: PB: 9780300266429, ISBN: HB: 9780300223828, Yale University Press, July 2022
352 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 64 colour illus.
Immersed in music for much of his life as writer, broadcaster and concert presenter, former director of the BBC Proms, Nicholas Kenyon has long championed an astonishingly wide range of composers and performers. Now, as we think about culture in fres...
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Northern Silence Journeys in Nordic Music and Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780300254402, Yale University Press, June 2022
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
An essential exploration of Nordic composers and musicians, and the distinctive culture that continues to shape them. Once considered a musical backwater, the Nordic region is now a musical powerhouse. Conductors from Denmark and Finland dominate th...
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More Real Life Rock The Wilderness Years, 2014-2021
ISBN: HB: 9780300260984, Yale University Press, May 2022
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
A funny, fierce, and uninhibited musical chronicle of the convulsive past six years from one of our finest cultural critics For the past thirty-five years, celebrated author Greil Marcus has applied his unmatched critical apparatus to everything fr...
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War on Music Reclaiming the Twentieth Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300233704, Yale University Press, May 2022
248 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 colour illus.
A prominent conductor explores how aesthetic criteria masked the political goals of countries during the three great wars of the past century. This book offers a major reassessment of classical music in the twentieth century. John Mauceri argues tha...
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£22,00
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Ludwig van Beethoven The Piano Sonatas; History, Notation, Interpretation
ISBN: PB: 9780300251609, Yale University Press, February 2022
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 294 black&white illus.
Beethoven's piano sonatas are among the iconic cornerstones of the classical music repertoire. Jan Marisse Huizing offers an in-depth study of the sonatas using available autographs, first editions, recordings, and nearly three hundred musical exampl...
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Playing with Fire The Story of Maria Yudina, Pianist in Stalin's Russia
ISBN: HB: 9780300253931, Yale University Press, February 2022
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus.
The first full biography of the fearless and brilliant Maria Yudina, a legendary pianist who was central to Russian intellectual life. Maria Yudina was no ordinary musician. An incredibly popular pianist, she lived on the fringes of Soviet society a...
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Chanson A Tribute to France's Most Romantic and Poetic Musical Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9783791386171, Prestel Publishing, November 2021
240 pp., 30x24 cm, 38 colour illus., 154 black&white illus.
The glamorous world of modern chanson is captured in a stunning book, which showcases an exquisite array of musical stars and a dazzling selection of photographs. Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essenc...
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Mirror Sound The People and Processes behind Self-Recorded Music
ISBN: HB: 9783791386539, Prestel Publishing, October 2020
192 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 100 colour illus.
Everywhere you look, musicians are creating, recording, and selling their music without the help of big-name studios, producers, or labels. This book offers tangible – and visually stunning – proof that self-recording is a path to artistic freedom. E...
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