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Quintet
Five Journeys toward Musical Fulfillment
David Blum
Quintet presents compelling portraits of five artists known and loved by aficionados of classical music: the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the conductor Jeffrey Tate, the violinist Josef Gingold, the pianist Richard Goode, and the opera singer Birgit Nilsson...



Osmin's Rage
Philosophical Reflections on Opera, Drama, and Text
Peter Kivy
In his new concluding chapter, Peter Kivy advances his argument on behalf of a distinctive intellectual and musical character of opera before Mozart. He proposes that happy endings were a musical—as opposed to a dramatic—necessity for opera during...



The Music of Elliott Carter
David Schiff
Arguably the most important American composer of the century, Elliott Carter often has been more highly regarded in Europe than in his native land. Interest in his work has grown rapidly in recent years, however, and the celebration of his ninetieth...



Symphonia
A Critical Edition of the "Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum" (Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations)
Hildegard of Bingen
For this revised edition of Hildegard's liturgical song cycle, Barbara Newman has redone her prose translations of the songs, updated the bibliography and discography, and made other minor changes. Also included is an essay by Marianne Richert Pfau...



Music in the Moment
Jerrold Levinson
"Jerrold Levinson's new book, Music in the Moment, makes a major contribution to the now flourishing field of philosophy of music. He has a daring thesis about music listening that is going to shake up the experts, and pose for them, and for us all...



Authenticities
Philosophical Reflections on Musical Performance
Peter Kivy
"In his latest book on the aesthetics of music, Peter Kivy presents an argument not for authenticity but for authenticities of performance, including authenticities of intention, sound, practice, and the authenticity of personal interpretation in...



Inter Disciplinas Ars
Collected Writings of the Orpheus Institute
Michael Butor, Henri Pousseur, Herman Sabbe, Silvio Senn



Franz Liszt
The Final Years, 1861–1886
Alan Walker
The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.



Music and Meaning
In order to promote new ways of thinking about musical meaning, this volume brings together scholars in music theory, musicology, and the philosophy of music, disciplines generally treated as separate and distinct. This interdisciplinary...



Singing the French Revolution
Popular Culture and Politics, 1787–1799
Laura Mason
Laura Mason examines the shifting fortunes of singing as a political gesture to highlight the importance of popular culture to revolutionary politics. Arguing that scholars have overstated the uniformity of revolutionary political culture, Mason uses...



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