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Irving Berlin New York Genius
ISBN: HB: 9780300180480, Yale University Press, January 2020
424 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called – by George Gershwin, among others – the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music", legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American musi...
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Letters of Cole Porter
ISBN: HB: 9780300219272, Yale University Press, October 2019
672 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus.
From "Anything Goes" to "Kiss Me, Kate", Cole Porter left a lasting legacy of iconic songs including "You're the Top", "Love For Sale", and "Night and Day". Yet, alongside his professional success, Porter led an eclectic personal life which featured...
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Poetry of Pop
ISBN: PB: 9780300248326, ISBN: HB: 9780300165029, Yale University Press, September 2019
424 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 13 black&white illus.
A trailblazing exploration of the poetic power of popular songs, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles to Beyonce and beyond. Encompassing a century of recorded music, this pathbreaking book reveals the poetic artistry of popular songs. Pop songs are mu...
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Play It Loud Instruments of Rock & Roll
ISBN: HB: 9781588396662, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2019
236 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 127 colour illus., 51 black&white illus.
Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound – from Louis Jordan's alto saxophone and John Lennon's Rickenbacker to the drum set owned by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Lady Gaga's keytar, and beyond. Seven en...
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Classical Music Lover's Companion to Orchestral Music
ISBN: HB: 9780300120691, Yale University Press, October 2018
1024 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shos...
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Musical Composition Craft and Art
ISBN: PB: 9780300218992, Yale University Press, June 2018
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 125 black&white illus.
This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game mus...
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Tchaikovsky Papers Unlocking the Family Archive
ISBN: HB: 9780300191363, Yale University Press, April 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 22 black&white illus.
This fascinating collection of letters, notes, and miscellanea from the archives of the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum sheds new light on the world of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Most of these documents have never before been available in English, and...
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Franz Liszt Musician, Celebrity, Superstar
ISBN: PB: 9780300228755, ISBN: HB: 9780300182934, Yale University Press, April 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was an anomaly. A virtuoso pianist and electrifying showman, he toured extensively throughout the European continent, bringing sold-out audiences to states of ecstasy while courting scandal with his frequent...
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Bela Bartok
ISBN: PB: 9780300234374, ISBN: HB: 9780300148770, Yale University Press, April 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This deeply researched biography of Bela Bartok (1881-1945) provides a more comprehensive view of the innovative Hungarian musician than ever before. David Cooper traces Bartok's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, teac...
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Notes from the Pianist's Bench
ISBN: PB: 9780300221527, Yale University Press, March 2018
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 177 black&white illus.
In this newly revised edition of a comprehensive guide to piano technique, performance, and music interpretation, renowned performing musician, recording artist, and teacher Boris Berman addresses virtually every aspect of musical artistry and pedago...
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