Products in Books on Music
|Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method |
by Mathilde Marchesi
Renowned teacher presents the "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her own students, who included Melba and Calvé. Topics include breathing, attack, registers, voice management, and projection.
|The Book of World-Famous Music: Classical, Popular, and Folk (Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged) |
by James J. Fuld
Well-researched compilation of music information, analyzes nearly 1,000 of the world's most familiar melodies — composers, lyricists, copyright date, first lines of music, lyrics, and other data. Includes 30 black-and-white illustrations.
|Brass Instruments: Their History and Development |
by Anthony Baines
Evolution of trumpets, trombones, bugles, cornets, French horns, tubas, and other brass wind instruments. Indispensable resource for any brass player or music historian. Over 140 illustrations and 48 music examples.
|Chopin's Letters |
by Frederic Chopin, E. L. Voynich
Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world — Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." — Books. Preface. Index.
|Chopin: The Man and His Music |
by James Huneker
This classic in music biography and criticism takes an intimate look at the composer. Part 1 deals with Chopin's life; Part 2 offers brilliant, piece-by-piece analysis of his music.
|Choral Orchestration |
by Cecil Forsyth
A noted musicologist takes readers bar by bar through a complete choral orchestration in an excellent and inexpensive tutorial on scoring. Organists, pianists, and composers will appreciate this complete study of orchestration.
|The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing |
by David Pino
Features suggestions about technique, musicianship, and musical interpretation, as well as guidelines for teaching, making your own reeds, and preparing for public performance. Discusses the history of the clarinet. Appendixes. Includes 7 black-and-white illustrations.
|Complete Organ Method: A Classic Text on Organ Technique |
by John Stainer, F. Flaxington Harker
This classic method for beginners provides a brief history of the instrument, an explanation of organ construction, a discussion of the various stops and their management, a section devoted to practical study, and several pieces.
|The Concerto: From Its Origins to the Modern Era |
by Abraham Veinus
Oft-quoted, authoritative survey examines social, economic, and personal factors that influenced the concerto's growth; summarizes contributions of theorists, composers, and musicians; and defines the genre's terms and the changing nature.
|An Encyclopedia of the Violin |
by Alberto Bachmann
First published in 1925, this renowned reference remains unsurpassed as a source of essential information, from construction and evolution to repertoire and technique. Includes a glossary and 73 illustrations.
|English Keyboard Music Before the Nineteenth Century |
by John Caldwell
English keyboard art from Robertsbridge Codex (c. 1325) to John Field. Illuminating coverage of organ, harpsichord, pianoforte, other instruments; works of Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins, many others. Bibliography.
|Famous Italian Opera Arias: A Dual-Language Book |
by Ellen H. Bleiler
Original Italian texts with English translations of 145 arias from 50 operas, including Rigoletto, The Marriage of Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, and more. Introduction.
|Five Centuries of Keyboard Music |
by John Gillespie
Gillespie discusses 350 composers and their works for harpsichord and piano, including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy. Includes 116 musical examples, illustrations, and a glossary of musical terms.