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  • 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 – 2016-12-21 
    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 – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

    By Michael Fleming, John Bryan

    Musical repertory of great importance and quality was performed on viols in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. This is reported by Thomas Mace (1676) who says that ’Your Best Provision’ for playing such music is a chest of old English viols, and he names five early English viol…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Music and Material Culture

  • Playing the Cello, 1780–1930

    By George Kennaway

    This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Virtuoso Violinist

    By M.W. Rowe

    From 1840-57, Heinrich Ernst was one of the most famous and significant European musicians, and performed on stage, often many times, with Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan, Clara Schumann, and Joachim. It is a sign of his importance that, in 1863, Brahms gave two public…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century

    By Laura Seddon

    This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth century. Laura Seddon argues that the Cobbett competitions, instigated by Walter Willson Cobbett in 1905, and the formation of the Society of Women Musicians in 1911 contributed to the explosion…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning

    Edited by Ioulia Papageorgi, Graham Welch

    To reach the highest standards of instrumental performance, several years of sustained and focused learning are required. This requires perseverance, commitment and opportunities to learn and practise, often in a collective musical environment. This book brings together a wide range of enlightening…

    Paperback – 2016-10-29 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice

    Edited by Mine Dogantan-Dack

    Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice brings together internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to explore the cultural, institutional, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, ethical and practical aspects and implications of the rapidly evolving area…

    Paperback – 2016-10-29 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Collaborative Creative Thought and Practice in Music

    Edited by Margaret S. Barrett

    The notion of the individual creator, a product in part of the Western romantic ideal, is now troubled by accounts and explanations of creativity as a social construct. While in collectivist cultures the assimilation (but not the denial) of individual authorship into the complexities of group…

    Paperback – 2016-10-29 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant-garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Une page d’éphéméride,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

    By Lesley A. Wright

    Edited by Scott McCarrey

    Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music offers a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and active performers who see performance not as an independent activity but as a practice…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Isolde Ahlgrimm, Vienna and the Early Music Revival

    By Peter Watchorn

    Isolde Ahlgrimm (1914-1995) was an important pioneer in the revival of Baroque and Classical keyboard instruments in her native city, Vienna, and later, throughout Europe and the United States. She trained as a pianist at the Musikakademie in Vienna under the instruction of Viktor Ebenstein, Emil…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

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