Musical Instruments & Ensembles Products

  • The Origin of Musical Instruments

    An Ethnological Introduction to the History of Instrumental Music, 1st Edition

    By André Schaeffner

    Edited by Rachelle Taylor

    The work of French musicologist, ethnologist and critic André Schaeffner (1895 - 1980) grew out of his first organological studies of the history of Western classical instruments in the late 1920s and encapsulated in his wide-ranging Origine des Instruments de Musique, which captures his studies in…

    Hardback – 2020-02-05 
    Classic European Studies in the Science of Music

  • String Methods for Beginners

    1st Edition

    By Selim Giray

    String Methods: A Textbook for Beginners is designed for students to receive the essential playing and teaching skills on all orchestral string instruments. The goal of this textbook is to be truly methodical in its approach, and to assist the instructor, completely eliminating the need to do…

    Paperback – 2020-01-26 

  • The Viola da Gamba

    1st Edition

    By Bettina Hoffmann

    The viola da gamba was a central instrument in European music from the late 15th century well into the late 18th. In this comprehensive study, Bettina Hoffmann offers both an introduction to the instrument -- its construction, technique and history -- for the non-specialist, interweaving this…

    Paperback – 2020-01-09 

  • Performing Popular Music

    The Art of Creating Memorable and Successful Performances, 1st Edition

    By David Cashman, Waldo Garrido

    This book explores the fundamentals of popular music performance for students in contemporary music institutions. Drawing on the insights of performance practice research, it discusses the unwritten rules of performances in popular music, what it takes to create a memorable performance, and live…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 

  • Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets

    A Study in Sketches, 1st Edition

    By Laura Emmery

    Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets is an interdisciplinary study examining the evolution and compositional process in Elliott Carter’s five string quartets. Offering a systematic and logical way of unpacking concepts and processes in these quartets that would otherwise remain…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • Edvard Grieg and His Songs

    1st Edition

    By Sandra Jarrett

    Originally published in 2003, Edvard Grieg and his Songs examines the lifetime of Edvard Grieg. His songs were among his most popular and well-known works and both historians and critics have seen in them, Grieg at his most sophisticated and innovative. Important in and of themselves, the songs…

    Hardback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge Revivals

  • Practicing Music by Design

    Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Berg

    Practicing Music by Design: Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance explores pedagogical practices for achieving expert skill in performance. It is an account of the relationship between historic practices and modern research, examining the defining characteristics and applications of eight common…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24

  • Notes Become Music

    A Guidebook from the Viennese Piano Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Walter Fleischmann

    Notes Become Music: A Guidebook from the Viennese Piano Tradition addresses the many unwritten nuances of dynamics, articulation and agogics as an expression of fundamental principles of a common European musical language. It treats the score as an incomplete musical shorthand that outlines the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24

  • Nineteenth-Century Piano Music

    Essays in Performance and Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Witten

    Nineteenth-Century Piano Music clarifies some theoretical concepts, debunks some longstanding myths, and above all, stimulates the reader's intellectual curiosity about the piano repertoire of the 19th century. While our emotions tell us that this repertoire is thrilling to hear and exciting to…

    Paperback – 2019-06-04

  • Pioneer Violin Virtuose in the Early Twentieth Century

    Maud Powell, Marie Hall, and Alma Moodie: A Gendered Re-Evaluation, 1st Edition

    By Tatjana Goldberg

    Tatjana Goldberg reveals the extent to which gender and socially constructed identity influenced female violinists’ ‘separate but unequal’ status in a great male-dominated virtuoso lineage by focussing on the few that stood out: the American Maud Powell (1867–1920), Australian-born Alma Moodie (…

    Hardback – 2019-05-30

  • Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music before c.1630

    1st Edition

    Edited by David J. Smith

    English keyboard music reached an unsurpassed level of sophistication in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as organists such as William Byrd and his students took a genre associated with domestic, amateur performance and treated it as seriously as vocal music. This book draws…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • John Williams: Changing the Culture of the Classical Guitar

    Performance, perception, education and construction, 1st Edition

    By Michael O'Toole

    This book assesses the influence and reception of many different forms of guitar playing upon the classical guitar and more specifically through the prism of John Williams. Beginning with an examination of Andrés Segovia and his influence upon Williams’ life’s work, a further three incisive…

    Hardback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge Research in Music

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