Music

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  1. Book ImageA History of Opera

    Carolyn Abbate, Roger Parker

    “The best single volume ever written on the subject, such is its range, authority, and readability.”—Times Literary SupplementMore

  2. Book ImageThe Music of Tchaikovsky

    Gerald Abraham, Martin Cooper, Edward Lockpeiser

    Tchaikovsky’s music is played by every orchestra everywhere in the world, yet surprisingly little has been written about it. The Music of Tchaikovsky, the most authoritative book to date on the subject, provides a comprehensive survey of all of Tchaikovsky’s music, bringing together chapters by well-known music critics, each an authority in his field.More

  3. Book ImageThe Study of Orchestration

    Samuel Adler

    Fourth Edition

    The book that set the standard for orchestration texts.More

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageTo Stretch Our Ears: A Documentary History of America's Music

    J. Heywood Alexander

    Following the same chapter organization as An Introduction to America’s Music, To Stretch Our Ears is the first gathering of significant and far-reaching readings that illuminate many aspects of American music.More

  6. Book ImageThe Monteverdi Companion

    Denis Arnold, Nigel Fortune, Claude V. Palisca

    Monteverdi is still too often thought of as a revolutionary who single-handed overthrew the principles governing the composition of music for generations past. The Monteverdi Companion offers chapters on aspects of Monteverdi’s work that relate his achievement to the music and ideas of his elders and contemporaries, illustrating the ways he learned from them and how he incorporated new procedures and principles into his music.More

  7. Book ImageRenaissance Music: Music in Western Europe, 1400–1600

    Allan W. Atlas

    Renaissance Music, by Allan W. Atlas, is a formidable new addition to Norton’s Introduction to Music History series.More

  8. Book ImageAnthology of Renaissance Music

    Allan W. Atlas

    In this carefully selected anthology—the author of Renaissance Music presents full scores for all the music highlighted in the companion text—a total of 102 works of complete movements by some 75 composers.More

  9. Book ImageAnthology for Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

    Joseph Auner, Walter Frisch

    A concise anthology including a wide range of music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.More

  10. Book ImageMusic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

    Joseph Auner, Walter Frisch

    The music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts.More

  11. Book ImageMusic in the 20th Century: From Debussy through Stravinsky

    William W. Austin

    One of the principal aims of this vast panorama of musical composition in the twentieth century is to arouse in the reader a thirst for contemporary music and to share with him the author's knowledge of and enthusiasm for the many masterworks in different styles that our century has already produced. The emphasis is on the development of the various styles to be found in the music of our time.More

  12. Book ImageEssay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments

    Carl Philipp Emanuel (C. P. E.) Bach, William J. Mitchell

    Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments is a classic of musical literature in the true sense of the word.More

  13. Book ImageCantata No. 140

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Gerhard Herz

    An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.More

  14. Book ImageCantata No. 4

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Gerhard Herz

    An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.More

  15. Book ImageThe Acoustical Foundations of Music

    John Backus

    Second Edition

    Although the science of acoustics is fundamental to the art of music, relatively few musicians understand the scientific properties of musical sound.More

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