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This Companion is an accessible introduction to Schumann: his time, his temperament, his style and his œuvre. An international team of scholars explores the cultural context, musical and poetic fabric, sources of inspiration and interpretative reach of key works from the Schumann repertoire ranging from his famous lieder and piano pieces to chamber, orchestral and dramatic works. Additional chapters address Schumann's presence in nineteenth- and... more...

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 40 of the most recognizable alternative rock hits of the modern era are featured in this collection, including: Bring Me to Life (Evanescence) * Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) * Drive (Incubus) * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (Green Day) * How You Remind Me (Nickelback) * Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) * The Middle (Jimmy Eat World) * The Only Exception (Paramore) * Radioactive (Imagine Dragons) * Smells like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) *... more...

Recording Tips for Engineers, Fourth Edition provides the knowledge needed to become a proficient audio engineer. With years of experience working with big name rock stars, author Tim Crich shares his expertise and gives all the essential insider tips and shortcuts. A tool for engineers of all levels, this humorous, easy-to-read guide is packed with practical advice using real-life studio situations, bulleted lists, and clear... more...

This Companion provides an up-to-date introduction to the life and music of Finland's greatest composer, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Divided into four sections, it explores Sibelius's early career, his major musical achievements, historical reception and influence, and the performance and interpretation of his work. Sibelius emerges as one of the most striking figures in twentieth-century music. The book will be of interest to performers and the... more...

The Cambridge Companion to the Piano is an informative and practical guide to one of the world's most popular instruments. This collection of specially commissioned essays offers an accessible introduction to the history of the piano, performance styles, and its vast repertoire. Part 1 reviews the evolution of the piano, from its earliest forms up to the most recent developments. Part 2 explores the varied repertory, up to contemporary music, with a... more...


In the years approaching the centenary of Mahler's death, this book provides both summation of, and starting point for, an assessment and reassessment of the composer's output and creative activity. Authored by a collection of leading specialists in Mahler scholarship, its opening chapters place the composer in socio-political and cultural contexts, and discuss his work in light of developments in the aesthetics of musical meaning. Part II examines... more...

The purpose of this book, through its very creation, is to strengthen the dialogue between practitioner and theorist. To that end, a film academic, a composer, and a composer/musicologist have collaborated as editors on this book, which is in turn comprised of interviews with composers alongside complementary chapters that focus on a particular feature of the composer’s approach or style, written by a musicologist or film academic who specializes in... more...

This classic study remains one of the foremost works on the music of the 16th-century composer known as Palestrina. A rigorous and valuable analysis of the composer's handling of rhythm, line, and harmony, it explores his treatment of dissonance as well as the evolving concept and treatment of dissonance by his predecessors.

The ideal hands-on reference for piano students who want to strengthen their skills and refine their technique--and the perfect companion and next step to the bestselling Piano For Dummies. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Through two highly successful editions, The Study of Orchestration has set the standard for orchestration texts, providing the most comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation.The new Third Edition retains the elements that have made the book a classic while embracing new technology and responding to the needs of today’s students and teachers. The Study of Orchestration ensemble—text, workbook, and enhanced compact discs—is... more...