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Useful Violin and String-Related Texts
The Canon of Violin Literature by Organized alphabetically by composer, each entry in The Canon of Violin Literature includes the title, date of composition, date and performer of premiere, key, duration, instrumentation, and movements of the work. In addition, entries include brief notes offering historical, technical, and performance information crucial to study of the work. Finally, each entry offers information on the publishers, editions, and editors of the sheet music, concluding with a list of several recordings by famous artists and recommended books for further information about the piece. --from publisher description.
Publication Date: 2011-08-23
Chamber Music by Approaching the tradition of chamber music with knowledge and passion, James Keller here serves as the often opinionated, always genial guide to 192 essential works by 56 composers, providing illuminating essays on what makes each piece distinctive and admirable. Keller spans the history of this intimate genre of music, from key works of the Baroque through the emotionally stirring "golden age" of the Classical and Romantic composers, to modern masterpieces rich in political, psychological, and sometimes comical overtones. For each piece, from Bach through to contemporary figures like George Crumb and Steve Reich, the author includes an astute musical analysis that casual music lovers can easily appreciate yet that more experienced listeners will find enriching. Keller shares the colorful, often surprising stories behind the compositions while revealing the delights of an art form once described by Goethe as the musical equivalent of "thoughtful people conversing." [Publisher description]
Publication Date: 2010-12-10
String Quartets by Contents: General References: Musicological : basic reference sources -- Chamber music : basic reference sources -- Bibliographies and catalogues : chamber music -- Bibliographies and catalogues : string quartets. Histories: Definition, concept, and origins -- General histories and overviews -- Period histories (and multiple composer studies). Individual composers. Aspects of performance: Rehearsal techniques and advice -- Performance practice and interpretation -- Performing groups -- Performing groups : miscellaneous. Facsimiles and critical editions. Miscellaneous topics.
Publication Date: 2005-04-21