Women and the Piano A History in 50 Lives
ISBN: HB: 9780300266573, Yale University Press, March 2024
304 pp., 23,4x15,3 cm, 20 black&white illus.
Women are an essential part of the history of the piano – but how many women pianists can you name? Throughout most of the piano's history, women pianists lacked access to formal training and were excluded from male-dominated performance spaces. Ev...
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Devil Prefers Mozart On Music and Musicians, 1962-1993
ISBN: PB: 9781800173088, Carcanet, January 2024
320 pp., 21,6x13,5 cm
Anthony Burgess's brilliance as an essayist and his passion for music are united in "The Devil Prefers Mozart", the largest collection of his music essays ever assembled.
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Horn
ISBN: HB: 9780300118933, Yale University Press, November 2023
480 pp., 23,4x15,5 cm, 50 black&white illus.
A rich and fascinating account of one of music history's most ancient, varied, and distinctive instruments. From its origins in animal horn instruments in classical antiquity to the emergence of the modern horn in the seventeenth century, the horn...
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Music of Exile The Untold Story of the Composers who Fled Hitler
ISBN: HB: 9780300266504, Yale University Press, October 2023
416 pp., 23,4x15,3 cm, 15 black&white illus.
What happens to a composer when persecution and exile means their true music no longer has an audience? In the 1930s, composers and musicians began to flee Hitler's Germany to make new lives across the globe. The process of exile was complex: altho...
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Folk Music A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs
ISBN: PB: 9780300274103, ISBN: HB: 9780300255317, Yale University Press, September 2023
288 pp., 19,6x12,7 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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Song A History in 12 Parts
ISBN: HB: 9780300263534, Yale University Press, August 2023
288 pp., 21,6x13,5 cm, 12 black&white illus.
From one of our most innovative singers, a vibrant history of song stretching from Hildegard von Bingen and Benjamin Britten to Bjork. "Songs can be intensely personal (whether you hear them or sing them) and none of us would choose the same twelve...
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Schubert A Musical Wayfarer
ISBN: HB: 9780300204087, Yale University Press, July 2023
384 pp., 23,4x15,3 cm, 16 colour illus.
An insightful biography of the great composer, revealing Schubert's complex and fascinating private life alongside his musical genius. Brilliant, short-lived, incredibly prolific – Schubert is one of the most intriguing figures in music history. Wh...
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Little History of Music
ISBN: HB: 9780300257748, Yale University Press, April 2023
304 pp., 21,6x14,0 cm, 40 black&white illus.
A lively, engaging guide to music around the world, from prehistory to the present. Human beings have always made music. Music can move us and tell stories of faith, struggle, or love. It is common to all cultures across the world. But how has it c...
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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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Piano A History in 100 Pieces
ISBN: PB: 9780300267051, Yale University Press, October 2022
400 pp., 19,6x12,7 cm
An astonishingly versatile instrument, the piano allows just two hands to play music of great complexity and subtlety. For more than two hundred years, it has brought solo and collaborative music into homes and concert halls and has inspired composer...
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