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 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 4th July 2022

by James Longstaffe

An examination of Nordic music and its performers; a revised edition of the authoritative catalogue of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis; a paperback edition of conductor John Mauceri's guide to the art of listening; a volume discussing the relationship between music and time from the differing perspectives of philosophers, psychologists, and performers; and a picture book for children exploring musical instruments and how they are made.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 20th June 2022

by James Longstaffe

An exploration of music in the twentieth century by conductor John Mauceri; an examination of the poetry behind Liszt's piano music; a collection of letters from John Cage; an analysis of Messiaen's birdsong-inspired piano work, Catalogue d'oiseaux; graphic music analyses by Joseph N. Straus of thirty-three post-tonal works; a guide for performers on singing musical theatre; and a paperback reissue of a classic text on fourteenth-century mensuration.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 30th May 2022

by James Longstaffe

A guide to Mahler's Second Symphony; a biography of Malcolm Arnold; a look at the life and works of the late Stephen Sondheim; a discussion of the development of the symphony throughout history; a collection of mind-expanding musical ideas from broadcaster Tom Service; a memoir from pianist Jeremy Denk; and the relationship between cinema and the music of Franz Liszt.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 16th May 2022

by James Longstaffe

The latest Very Short Introduction from OUP on Beethoven; a biography of famed jazz clarinettist Artie Shaw; an examination of the perception of American music in the minds of French authors; a handbook for aspiring orchestral managers; a guide to building a career in live entertainment sound; an exploration of the affinity between twentieth-century abstract art and jazz music; and a volume discussing Eurasian musical journeys.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 2nd May 2022

by James Longstaffe

The official guide to the 2022 BBC Proms; an exploration of the heroic in music; a paperback edition of one person's obsession with the sound of the foghorn; a biography of Johann Scheibe, organ builder during the time of Bach; the impact of the French Revolution on music-making; a chronicle of choreographer Frederick Ashton; the story of the birth of pop music; a memoir by jazz author Alyn Shipton; and a dive into the music scene in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 18th April 2022

by James Longstaffe

An examination of the life and work of Benjamin Britten; paperback editions of András Schiff's memoir and Michael Spitzer's exploration of the relationship between music and the human species; a history of stringed keyboard instruments; music-related science experiments for children; a collection of lyrics and illustratons by the late Scott Hutchison, vocalist and songwriter of Frightened Rabbit; and the story of jazz musician Ornette Coleman.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 4th April 2022

by James Longstaffe

100 things for children to know about music; an examination of subjectivity in the music of Schumann; a study of Morton Feldman's associations with artists such as John Cage and Jackson Pollock; the importance of wood in the art of making string instruments; the relationship between music and the body in late medieval England; an analysis of the Golden Age musicals of Darryl F. Zanuck; and a musical journey through modern Black Britain.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 21st March 2022

by James Longstaffe

A biography of Rachmaninoff; essays exploring the life and work of Berlioz; an assessment of the choral works of Vaughan Williams; a collection of correspondence between John Cage and Peter Yates; activities designed to enrich and diversify primary school music; and a new edition of a classic textbook on psychology for musicians.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 7th March 2022

by James Longstaffe

The story of Janáček’s Jenůfa; a re-evaluation of the relationship between singer Emma Bardac and Claude Debussy; an exploration of film scores by John Barry; lectures by composer Elliott Carter; a biography of Nellie Melba; the third volume in Carus's series on the historical performance practice of organ music; and the history of sound and music in the British North American fur trade.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 7th February 2022

by James Longstaffe

A collection of essays rethinking topics connected with JS Bach; a study of Beethoven's piano sonatas; an examination of the music of Elliott Carter; an exploration of the consumption of food and drink in operas; a biography of Russian pianist Maria Yudina; an assessment of music during the Cultural Revolution in China; an introduction to the links between poetry and song; and an analysis of the representation of Australian Aboriginal music and dance on public stages.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 24th January 2022

by James Longstaffe

Essays on Scriabin; a re-assessment of female characters in Mozart's operas; an exploration of Inuit music-making in Alaska; an introduction to music and liturgy in medieval Britain; a guide to the analysis of musical theatre; a consideration of the influence of the Martha Graham Dance Company on contemporary artists; a study of the importance of the 1970s Soviet Underground scene to the music of Arvo Pärt; and a pedagogical volume devoted to jazz singing.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 4th January 2022

by James Longstaffe

A biography of Shostakovich; a companion to Steven Spielberg's film of Bernstein's West Side Story; a guide to Rossini's The Barber of Seville; studies on the music of Clara Schumann and Thomas Adès; a collection of essays on Joseph Joachim; a history of British musical theatre; the lyrics of Paul McCartney from 1956 to the present day; biographies of Harry Styles, Led Zeppelin, and Will Smith; and an analysis of Maria Callas's 1954 album of operatic arias.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 1st November 2021

by James Longstaffe

Suggestions of pieces to help soothe the soul; a paperback edition of a biography of Mozart; a documentation of violins that survived the concentration camps of the Second World War; a guide to the career of Clara Schumann; games and ideas for musical play with pre-school children; and two books on Bruce Springsteen, one of them written in collaboration with former US President, Barack Obama.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 11th October 2021

by James Longstaffe

A companion to Bach's Cello Suites by cellist, Steven Isserlis; a paperback edition of a biography of Schumann; an exploration of the religious, political and cultural contexts surrounding the life and music of Franz Liszt; a collection of musical puzzles and games from Classic FM; the history of Fazioli grand pianos; a discussion of the musical and cultural identities of Russian composers abroad; and a guide for teachers on the world of musical theatre.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 27th September 2021

by James Longstaffe

A paperback edition of Alex Ross's best-selling book on Wagnerism; reflections on music from twenty-six contributors in a variety of artistic, scientific, and political fields; an analysis of works depicting the soundscapes of American places; a new approach to music teaching from Paul Harris; a theory of the power of musical motives; reflections on the music of Milton Babbitt; and a dissection of the music and lyrics of Bob Dylan.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 13th September 2021

by James Longstaffe

Texts and translations of the complete Lieder of Hugo Wolf; an introduction to Sibelius and his cultural environment; an analysis of Beethoven's String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131; an examination of recently-discovered fragments of medieval polyphony in Dorset; an exploration of opera in postwar Venice; and a guide to music copyright in the digital age.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 30th August 2021

by James Longstaffe

An analysis of Charles Ives's Concord Sonata; essays exploring the relationship between music and romanticism; a history of music for children; an examination of the reception of Bartók's music in fascist Italy; paperback editions of books on Brahms, Schoenberg, singing in Renaissance Italy, and self-referential elements in late medieval music; a handbook of contemporary ballet; a discussion of African music in Brazil; and a guide for teachers on instilling wellness in musicians.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 16th August 2021

by James Longstaffe

Paperback editions of books on Brahms and Chopin; an encyclopedia of the life and works of Stravinsky; the history of Erard pianos; an examination of the origins of the coloratura soprano in nineteenth-century opera; ideas for making music with very young children; strategies for using cognitive science to optimise practice and performance; and a collection of essays discussing the professional challenges facing ethnomusicologists.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 2nd August 2021

by James Longstaffe

A history of the piano as explored through the lens of 100 pieces; a guide to the music of Hector Berlioz; an examination of the film music of John Williams; an exploration of the role of music in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds; a look at how differing performance venues have helped to shape the history of jazz; and a memoir of the singer Amy Winehouse by her childhood friend.

 New Publications, New Music Book Publications - 5th July 2021

by James Longstaffe

Books on composers including Benjamin Britten and Ernest Moeran; a re-evaluation of how to write music history; an exploration of the importance of operettas in early twentieth-century Viennese life; analyses of musicals including Spamalot and The Music Man; and collections of essays on the drum kit and music in video games.