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  1. Book ImageSeven Verdi Librettos

    Giuseppe Verdi, William Weaver

    Verdi, like most great opera composers, attached supreme importance to the words he was setting to music.More

  2. Book ImageShowtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

    Larry Stempel

    College Edition

    A definitive, accessible, and comprehensive history of the Broadway musical.More

  3. Book ImageSight Singing: Pitch, Interval, Rhythm

    Samuel Adler

    Second Edition

    Young musicians today are faced with a rapidly expanding and complex repertory of styles, tonal as well as pre- and post-tonal.More

  4. Book ImageThe Singing Book

    Meribeth Dayme, Cynthia Vaughn

    Third Edition

    A joyful introduction to the art of singing, written with the needs of beginning singers in mind.More

  5. Book ImageThe Sonata in the Classic Era

    William S. Newman

    Third Edition

    "The Sonata in the Classic Era is one of the great achievements of modern musicology. . . .I cannot recall any book in recent years that can equal it for its erudition, its strictly scientific method, and its amazing completeness. It will stand for many years to come as the unsurpassed text on its subject at all universities of the old and the new world." —Denes Bartha, University of PittsburghMore

  6. Book ImageSoundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World

    Kay Kaufman Shelemay

    Second Edition

    The innovative music textbook, available here as a book without audio CDs.More

  7. Book ImageThe Story of Opera

    James Parakilas

    Four centuries of opera through the stories they tell.More

  8. Book ImageStructural Functions of Harmony

    Arnold Schoenberg

    Revised Edition

    This book is Schoenberg's last completed theoretical work and represents his final thoughts on the subject of classical and romantic harmony.More

  9. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History

    Leo Treitler, W. Oliver Strunk

    Revised Edition

    The definitive collection of great writings on music from ancient Greece through the twentieth century.More

  10. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: Greek Views of Music

    Leo Treitler, Thomas J. Mathiesen

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 1

    How did the ancient Greeks regard music? In many different ways, as the readings in Greek Views of Music reveal.More

  11. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Baroque Era

    Leo Treitler, Margaret Murata

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 4

    Though traditionally labeled "Baroque," the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in music could as easily be termed "early modern," since many of the genres that are popular today—were established during that time.More

  12. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Early Christian Period and the Latin Middle Ages

    Leo Treitler, James McKinnon

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 2

    This book began as an attempt to carry out a suggestion made in 1929 by Carl Engle in his "Views and reviews"—to fulfill his wish for "a living record of musical personalities, events, conditions, tastes... a history of music faithfully and entirely carved from contemporary accounts."More

  13. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Late Eighteenth Century

    Leo Treitler, Wye Jamison Allanbrook

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 5

    In The Late Eighteenth Century, Wye Jamison Allanbrook presents twenty-six readings that reveal how the music establishment of 1750-1800 saw itself.More

  14. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Nineteenth Century

    Leo Treitler, Ruth Solie

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 6

    The definitive collection of great writings on music of the nineteenth century.More

  15. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Renaissance

    Leo Treitler, Gary Tomlinson

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 3

    The Renaissance era saw a significant ferment under the banners of humanism, discovery, and reform, deeply affecting music and the way it was understood.More

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