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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Life of Music New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition
ISBN: PB: 9780300266429, 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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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., 30,0x24,0 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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