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Underground Harmonies
Music and Politics in the Subways of New York
Susie J. Tanenbaum
This is the first book on New York's subway musicians—modern troubadours who perform on platforms, mezzanines, and even trains pounding through the city. Illustrating her account with captivating photos, Susie J. Tanenbaum draws on interviews with...






Franz Liszt
The Weimar Years, 1848–1861
Alan Walker
The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.



The Angel's Cry
Beyond the Pleasure Principle in Opera
Michel Poizat
What is it about opera that can bring unashamed tears to the eyes of adoring fans? In this book, first published in French in 1986 and now available in English, Michel Poizat explains in a charming way the fascination of the interaction between music...



Music Alone
Philosophical Reflections on the Purely Musical Experience
Peter Kivy
What makes a musical work profound? What is it about pure instrumental music that the listener finds attractive and rewarding? In addressing these questions, Peter Kivy continues his highly regarded exploration of the philosophy of musical aesthetics...



Franz Liszt
The Virtuoso Years, 1811–1847
Alan Walker
The first volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.



The Art of Quartet Playing
The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation with David Blum
David Blum



Opera and Ideas
From Mozart to Strauss
Paul Robinson
Opera and Ideas is a study of the connections between music and intellectual history. Through lucid analysis of six operas and two song cycles, Paul Robinson shows how operas give musical and dramatic expression to ideas about the self, society, and...






The Operas of Puccini
William Ashbrook



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