Music: Musical Instruments & Ensembles

  • Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching

    Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice

    By Pamela Pike

    Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching provides future teachers of group piano with an extensive framework of concepts, upon which effective and dynamic teaching strategies can be explored and developed. Within 15 chapters, it encompasses learning theory, group process, and group dynamics within the context…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge

  • The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

    By Barry Cooper

    Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • Music and Empathy

    Edited by Elaine King, Caroline Waddington

    In recent years, empathy has received considerable research attention as a means of understanding a range of psychological phenomena, and it is fast drawing attention within the fields of music psychology and music education. This volume seeks to promote and stimulate further research in music and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.1760–1850

    By Derek Carew

    This book charts the piano's accession from musical curiosity to cultural icon, examining the instrument itself in its various guises as well as the music written for it. Both the piano and piano music were very much the product of the intellectual, cultural and social environments of the period…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • The Genesis and Development of an English Organ Sonata

    By Iain Quinn

    This volume considers the influences and development of the English organ sonata tradition that began in the 1850s with compositions by W. T. Best and William Spark. With the expansion of the instrument’s capabilities came an opportunity for organist-composers to consider the repertoire anew with…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • The Companion to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.1760–1850

    By Derek Carew

    Intended as a supplement to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.1760-1850, this Companion provides additional information which, largely for reasons of space but also of continuity, it was not possible or desirable to include in that volume. The book is laid out…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg's Late Piano Music

    Nature and Nationalism

    By Benedict Taylor

    The music of Edvard Grieg is justly celebrated for its harmonic richness, a feature especially apparent in the piano works written in the last decades of his life. Grieg was enchanted by what he styled the ’dreamworld’ of harmony, a magical realm whose principles the composer felt remained a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Gaspar Cassadó

    Cellist, Composer and Transcriber

    By Gabrielle Kaufman

    Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Heinrich Scheidemann's Keyboard Music

    Transmission, Style and Chronology

    By Pieter Dirksen

    One of the most remarkable tales of recent resurrections in the field of early keyboard music concerns the music of Heinrich Scheidemann (c. 1595-1663). Long considered a minor master overshadowed by such figures as his teacher Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck or his fellow student Samuel Scheidt, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge

  • Bolognese Instrumental Music, 1660–1710

    Spiritual Comfort, Courtly Delight, and Commercial Triumph

    By Gregory Barnett

    This book, the first of its kind, is a study of Bolognese instrumental music during the height of the city's musical activity in the late seventeenth century. The period”marked by a rapid expansion of the cappella musicale of the principal city church, San Petronio, by the founding of the Accademia…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian England

    William Sweetland of Bath

    By Gordon D.W. Curtis

    William Sweetland was a Bath organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 during which time he built about 300 organs, mostly for churches and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but also for locations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis places…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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