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Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520232082, isbn: 0520232089,

With her usual combination of erudition, innovation, and spirited prose, Susan McClary reexamines the concept of musical convention in this fast-moving and refreshingly accessible book. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social...


The American Musical Landscape: The Business of Musicianship from Billings to Gershwin, Updated With a New Preface (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
The American Musical Landscape: The Business of Musicianship from Billings to Gershwin, Updated With a New Preface (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520224827, isbn: 0520224825,

In this refreshingly direct and engaging historical treatment of American music and musicology, Richard Crawford argues for the recognition of the distinct and vital character of American music. What is that character? How has musical life been suppo...


Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer
Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer
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ean: 9780520296817, isbn: 0520296818,

With a new introduction, acclaimed director and screenwriter Paul Schrader revisits and updates his contemplation of slow cinema over the past fifty years. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expr...


Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity
Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity
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ean: 9780520250918, isbn: 0520250915,

In this erudite and elegantly composed argument, Karol Berger uses the works of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two groundbreaking claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of...


Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges
Four More Screenplays by Preston Sturges
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ean: 9780520203655, isbn: 0520203658,

Includes The Palm Beach Story, Triumph over Pain/The Great Moment, The Miracle at Morgan's Creek, and Unfaithfully Yours.Humorous, sophisticated, and superbly crafted, the cinema of Preston Sturges maintains an enduring presence in the small canon o...


Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Nature: Opera, Orchestra, Phonograph, Film
Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Nature: Opera, Orchestra, Phonograph, Film
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mpn: 81 color, 61 b/w, 19 music examples, 4 t, ean: 9780520287372, isbn: 0520287371,

Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, around December 1910, human character changed. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how music (especially opera), the phonograph, and film served as cultural agents facilitating the many extraordinary social, artisti...


Theory of Harmony (California Library Reprint Series)
Theory of Harmony (California Library Reprint Series)
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ean: 9780520049444, isbn: 0520049446,

A new critical foreword by Walter Frisch, H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University, expands this centennial edition. Frisch puts Schoenberg's masterpiece into historical and ideological context, delineating...


Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520050457, isbn: 0520050452,

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee....


The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893-1908
The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg, 1893-1908
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ean: 9780520212183, isbn: 0520212185,

Here is the first full-scale account of Schoenberg's early tonal works, a rich repertory that music historians have tended to neglect or view as transitional to a mature atonal style.Between 1893 and 1908, Schoenberg created many genuine masterworks ...


Mozart and His Operas
Mozart and His Operas
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780520228986, isbn: 0520228987,

David Cairns—winner of the Whitbread Biography Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction—has spent his life immersed in Mozart’s music, both as a performer and as a listener. This intimate biography sheds new and important light on the c...


Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520280397, isbn: 0520280393,

Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period—Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini—regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand t...


Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth
Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth
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mpn: 116, ean: 9780520285569, isbn: 0520285565,

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In this original study, Christopher Alan Reynolds examines the influence of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on two major nineteenth-century composers, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann. During 1845–46 the compositional styles of Schumann and Wagner c...


Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 60s (Backstory Series)
Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 60s (Backstory Series)
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ean: 9780520204270, isbn: 0520204271,



Six Screen Plays by Robert Riskin
Six Screen Plays by Robert Riskin
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ean: 9780520205253, isbn: 0520205251,



Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge
Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge
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ean: 9780520285521, isbn: 0520285522,

In the first book devoted to Charles Burnett, a crucial figure in the history of American cinema often regarded as the most influential member of the L.A. Rebellion group of African American filmmakers, James Naremore provides a close critical study ...


Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe (California Studies in 20th-Century Music)
Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe (California Studies in 20th-Century Music)
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ean: 9780520281868, isbn: 0520281861,

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Joy H. Calico examines the cultural history of postwar Europe through the lens of the performance and reception of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw―a short but powerful work, she argues, capable of irritating every exposed nerve in postwa...


Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern
Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern
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ean: 9780520074309, isbn: 0520074300,

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Widely recognized as the definitive work in its field ever since its original publication in 1962, Serial Composition and Atonality remains an unsurpassed introduction to the technical features of what is probably the most revolutionary body of work ...


Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music
Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music
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ean: 9780520250888, isbn: 0520250885,

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Jewish Identities mounts a formidable challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about "Jewish music," which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence that must manifest itself in art created by members o...


The Secular Commedia: Comic Mimesis in Late Eighteenth-Century Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
The Secular Commedia: Comic Mimesis in Late Eighteenth-Century Music (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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ean: 9780520274075, isbn: 0520274075,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Wye Jamison Allanbrook’s The Secular Commedia is a stimulating and original rethinking of the music of the late eighteenth century. Hearing the symphonies and concertos of Haydn and Mozart with an ear tuned to operatic style, as their earliest list...


Béla Bartók: Composition, Concepts, and Autograph Sources (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
Béla Bartók: Composition, Concepts, and Autograph Sources (Ernest Bloch Lectures)
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mpn: 90 b&w illustrations, 84 music examples, ean: 9780520084858, isbn: 0520084853,

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This long-awaited, authoritative account of Bartók's compositional processes stresses the composer's position as one of the masters of Western music history and avoids a purely theoretical approach or one that emphasizes him as an enthusiast for Hun...



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