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Chamber Music: A Listener's Guide
Chamber Music: A Listener's Guide
by James M. Keller
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Oxford's highly successful listener's guides--The Symphony, The Concerto, and Choral Masterworks--have been widely praised for their blend of captivating biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. Now James Keller follows these... (read more)

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The String Quartets of Bla Bart[k: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective
The String Quartets of Bla Bart[k: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective
by Daniel Peter Biro
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Some Issues Arising from the Middle and Late String Quartets" Chapter 3 - Jee Yeon Ryu - "The Structural Role of Formal Contrast in Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 101 and Bartók's Third String Quartet" Chapter 4 - Harald Krebs - "In Beethoven's Footsteps:... (read more)

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Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets
Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets
by Wendy Lesser
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“…..It is hard not to be swept up in the stories behind the Shostakovich cycle and by the zeal of Wendy Lessers advocacy. The cumulative impact of Music for Silenced Voices is considerable.”—John Greening, Times Literary... (read more)

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Indoor Percussion Ensembles and Drum Corps
Indoor Percussion Ensembles and Drum Corps
by Daniel Fyffe
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Indoor percussion ensembles and drum corps are two of the more musical spirit activities. Follow the band experiences from audition to international... (read more)

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Thelonious Monk Quartet Featuring John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz)
Thelonious Monk Quartet Featuring John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz)
by Gabriel Solis
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In early 2005, an engineer at the Library of Congress accidentally discovered, in an unmarked box, the recording of Thelonious Monk's and John Coltrane's performance at a 1957 benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. Long considered one of the most important... (read more)

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
by W. Dean Sutcliffe
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The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of the six quartets, Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their... (read more)

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American Piano Trios
American Piano Trios
by Arno Drucker
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Provides information about works by American composers, including biographical sketches, occasional comments by the composers, and in particular, information that might lead to a further exploration of his or her work and possible performance.... (read more)

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Two Great Clarinet Quintets: Mozart's Quintet in a Major, K.581 & Brahms's Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
Two Great Clarinet Quintets: Mozart's Quintet in a Major, K.581 & Brahms's Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Mozart's friendship with Anton Stadler, the clarinetist in Vienna's Royal-Imperial Court Orchestra, led to the composition of his beloved Quintet in A Major. The four-movement piece is arranged for clarinet, two violins, viola, and cello. Brahms's... (read more)

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Mozart's Clarinet Concerto: The Clarinetist's View
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto: The Clarinetist's View
by David Etheridge
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Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, written in 1791 during the last month of the famous composer's life, is the most frequently performed and highly revered concerto in clarinet literature. This insightful book examines the concerto in detail and analyzes the... (read more)

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Ten Celebrated String Quartets
Ten Celebrated String Quartets
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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This reprint of the celebrated Novello edition features the six "Haydn" Quartets, the "Hoffmeister" Quartet, and three "Prussian" Quartets. Based on corrected manuscripts published by the composer's widow, this famous study score constitutes the first... (read more)

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Orchestration
Orchestration
by Cecil Forsyth
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"For its time the most comprehensive treatment of the subject." — New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In what is probably the best general book on the subject, a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments, tracing... (read more)

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Guide to Chamber Music
Guide to Chamber Music
by Melvin Berger
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Authoritative, beautifully written guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music by 55 composers. For each, the author gives a brief biography, followed by discussions of the individual compositions — both their... (read more)

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Beyond the Notes: Journeys with Chamber Music
Beyond the Notes: Journeys with Chamber Music
by Susan Tomes
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We knew from her recordings that Susan Tomes is a superb chamber player; now we know that she's a superb writer too. Michael Church, INDEPENDENT She is as sensitive an observer and as subtle a writer as she is one of our finest chamber musicians...This... (read more)

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The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (Cambridge Companions to Music)
The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (Cambridge Companions to Music)
by Robin Stowell
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This survey of the string quartet by ten chamber music specialists focuses on four main areas: social and musical background to the genre's development; celebrated ensembles and their significance; and string quartet playing. It reviews aspects of... (read more)

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Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance #0001: Music and Musket: Bands and Bandsmen of the American Civil War
Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance #0001: Music and Musket: Bands and Bandsmen of the American Civil War
by Kenneth E. Olson
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Kenneth Olson has written a thoroughly documented study of the role of bandsmen and field musicians in the Civil War. The strength of the book lies in its extensive quotations from diaries, letters, regimental histories and other unpublished documents....... (read more)

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Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets
Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets
by Wendy Lesser
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Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the... (read more)

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Wind bands and brass bands in school and music centre
Wind bands and brass bands in school and music centre
by Kevin Thompson
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Responding to the upsurge of interest in wind and brass bands, Dr Kevin Thompson has written a practical manual for all who are involved with them whether in school or music centres, or in an adult community band. This essentially pragmatic book - the... (read more)

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Verklarte Nacht
Verklarte Nacht
by Arnold Schoenberg
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Inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem "Verklärte Nacht" ("Transfigured Night"), this 1899 work for string sextet is very much in the late-Romantic tradition. Schoenberg deftly translates the poem's pathos into a monumental work of chamber music. The... (read more)

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Twentieth-Century Chamber Music (Routledge Studies in Musical Genre)
Twentieth-Century Chamber Music (Routledge Studies in Musical Genre)
by James Mccalla
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"20th-Century Chamber Music" features an introduction giving a chronological overview of 20th-century chamber music and the major composers in the style, setting in context the following chapters that cover a wide selection of chamber works grouped... (read more)

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Symphony Orchestras of the World: Selected Profiles
Symphony Orchestras of the World: Selected Profiles
by Robert R. Craven
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Concise but thorough profiles of symphony orchestras outside the US make this and its companion volume (Symphony Orchestras of the United StateS≪/i>) indispensable for music libraries and many general public libraries as well. . . . Using the widely... (read more)

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