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CUFF IT Classical Music Sheet Cufflinks
HK$ 155.00
Zalora
CUFF IT Classical Music Sheet Cufflinks . Handmade by professional workers . Fine polished . Funny design . Packed with cufflink box
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Viennese Waltzes [1000 Years of Classical Music; vol. 47]
HK$ 68.00
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Vienna is the home of the waltz; and in the 1800s it seemed the whole city was dancing to the music of Johann Strauss; father and son. Vienna’s ballrooms could hold a quarter of the city’s population! Most famous of all is the Blue Danube Waltz; a joyous celebration of the pleasure of the dance.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. 
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Towards a Twenty-First Century Feminist Politics of Music
HK$ 1,383.00
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Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music opens up a new way of thinking about the absence of women's music. It does not aim to find 'a solution' in a liberal feminist sense; but to discover new potentialities; new possibilities for though
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Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne [1000 Years of Classical Music;
HK$ 68.00
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‘I roamed through farms and villages listening to the songs of the country folk – old men and women; shepherds and shepherdesses in the fields; farm-labourers and harvesters at their work.’ – Joseph CanteloubeThis album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics.
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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 [1000 Years of Classical Music
HK$ 68.00
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Rachmaninoff was one of the greatest pianists the world has ever known; and the music he wrote for the instrument is passionate; sensual and thrilling. His Second Piano Concerto was life-changing; marking the moment when the composer returned from years of severe depression – confounding his critics; and establishing him as an international celebrity.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. 
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Sacred Music of the Renaissance [1000 Years of Classical Music; v
HK$ 68.00
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Thomas Tallis defied the authorities and the limits of music itself to create the 40-part motet Spem in alium. It’s one of twelve Renaissance masterpieces presented on this album: from Palestrina and Josquin des Prez to Allegri’s Miserere – music so precious it was kept under lock and key.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics.Track Listing: GREGORIO ALLEGRI Miserere JOSQUIN DESPREZ Ave Maria … virgo serena WILLIAM BYRD Ave verum corpus ROBERT PARSONS Ave Maria  GUILLAUME DU FAY Nuper rosarum flores TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA O magnum mysterium  JEAN DE OCKEGHEM Deo gratias for 36 voices  GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA Stabat Mater for eight voices ANTONIO LOTTI Crucifixus for eight voices MICHAEL PRAETORIUS In dulci jubilo for four voices  PIERRE DE LA RUE O salutaris hostia  THOMAS TALLIS Spem in alium for 40 voices
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Audio Culture
HK$ 278.00
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They demonstrate the way these musics constantly cross-pollinate each other; transgressing generic boundaries; and how contemporary composers; producers; and musicians now work within complex networks of association and influence: New York art rockers Son
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The Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Early Twentieth
HK$ 309.00
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The Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time. This text illuminates; through a representative sampling of masterworks; those themes; s
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Mozart: Requiem (1000 Years of Classical Music vol. 25)
HK$ 68.00
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Format: CD The 1000 Years of Classical Music album series presents the final masterpiece of one of the world’s best-loved composers – written as he himself lay dying.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABCClassics.Track Listing:WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–17911–14. Requiem; KV626Ave verum Corpus; KV618Sancta Maria; mater Dei; KV27317–20. Exsultate; jubilate; KV165
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Experiencing Stravinsky
HK$ 332.00
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In Experiencing Stravinsky; music historian Robin Maconie takes a completely fresh approach to understanding the great composer's works; explaining what makes Stravinsky's ''sound'' unique and what we; as listeners; need to know in order to appreciate the v
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Richard Baker's Classical Music Quiz Book
HK$ 63.00 HK$ 72.00
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No matter how much you think you know about classical music, you'll find plenty of baffling questions and surprising answers inside - all carefully compiled by Richard Baker Obe. Challenge your friends! Try to answer questions round by round…or read it just for fun! You'll have hours of enjoyment with the ultimate Classical Music questions and answers book.
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Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music
HK$ 504.00 HK$ 559.00
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In the last decade of the 19th century, modernist sensibilities reached a critical mass and emerged more frequently in music as composers began employing dissonance, polyrhythm, atonality, and densities. Conversely, many 20th-century composers eschewed modernist devices and wrote accessible works in a tonal idiom, which drew chiefly on classical, romantic, and folk models. Then the postmodern sensibility followed, with its enthusiasm for the unprecedented availability of virtually every type of music, and it engendered numerous sub-groups, including multiculturalism, minimalism, multimedia, and free improvisation. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, with more than 60 entries explaining the methods, styles, and acoustic and electronic media peculiar to new music, and over 350 entries giving essential information on the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music. Those entries also include pop, jazz, and rock composer/musicians whose work either overlaps the realm of classical music or else is so radical within its own field that it merits discussion in this context. This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.
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The New York Times Essential Library: Classical Music
HK$ 50.00 HK$ 55.00
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A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available todayFor classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and exciting than the range of technique and emotion that can capture or transform the great works in the hands of a conductor and musicians. But with hundreds of recordings released every year, discovering the jewels is a challenge, for newcomers as well as for connoisseurs. New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn offers the ultimate collector's guide, packed with a rich history of the composers and performers who stir our souls. From Bach's eloquent Goldberg Variations performed by master pianist Glenn Gould at the beginning and end of his career in startlingly different interpretations, to a lyrical performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade conducted by Kiril Kondrashin shortly after his defection from the Soviet Union, Kozinn places each work in the greater context of musical development and stretches the listener's understanding of each pivotal composition. These original essays on the one hundred greatest recorded classical works provide both practical guidance for building a library and deep insight into the transcendent power of music itself.
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Western Classical Music from 1600 to 1899
HK$ 45.00 HK$ 50.00
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Western Classical Music from 1600 to 1899 draws mostly upon the Area of Study and set works from the EdExcel Gcse Music syllabus, and examines the Area of Study in detail, look at the lives and times of composers and musicians and the social context in which they worked, and provide analyses of the set works for Gcse Music; however, the eBook will also be useful for students studying with other exam boards, and a number of additional topics have been included for this purpose. This eBook covers just less than 300 years of music History, but during this time musical styles and conventions changed rapidly. The invention and growth of instruments took place here along with the formation of standard ensembles. Musical structures were also established, such as orchestral symphony, solo sonata, concerto for soloist and orchestra as well as vocal forms like opera and cantata.
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Who Needs Classical Music?
HK$ 110.00 HK$ 116.00
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During the last few decades, most cultural critics have come to agree that the division between "high" and "low" art is an artificial one, that Beethoven's Ninth and "Blue Suede Shoes" are equally valuable as cultural texts. In Who Needs Classical Music? Julian Johnson challenges these assumptions about the relativism of cultural judgements. The author maintains that music is more than just "a matter of taste": while some music provides entertainment, or serves as background noise, other music claims to function as art. This book considers the value of classical music in contemporary society, arguing that it remains distinctive because it works in quite different ways to most of the other music that surrounds us. This intellectually sophisticated yet accessible book offers a new and balanced defense of the specific values of classical music in contemporary culture. Who Needs Classical Music? will stimulate readers to reflect on their own investment (or lack of it) in music and art of all kinds.
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The Companion to Classical Music
HK$ 155.00
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This superbly authoratitive new work provides a comprehensive A-Z guide to some 1000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a vast range of composers, as well as looking at such key topics as music history (from medieval plainchant to contemporary minimalism), performers, theory and jargon. Throught Griffiths skilfully blends lightly worn scholarship with personal insight, whether examining the emotional colouring that different musical keys achieve or charting the rise and development of the symphony.
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Discovering Classical Music
HK$ 128.00 HK$ 160.00
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I recommend this book wholeheartedly to new music lovers" - Sir Charles Groves CBE Thanks to Nigel Kennedy and Pavarotti, millions of people have recently discovered that classical music is a highly enjoyable experience, perhaps contrary to their expectations. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing. Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in broadening the interest in classical music, has developed a unique approach, designed to make it as easy as possible for both newcomers to classical music and those who have started down the path to explore with confidence. Discovering Classical Music concentrates on the greatest composers. The author takes you step-by-step into their most approachable music and, in some cases, boldly into some of the greatest works traditionally considered 'too difficult' for newcomers. Rarely does a book offer such potential for continued enjoyment.
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YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day
HK$ 124.00
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Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin? Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts. Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you're from.'The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.' Clemency Burton-Hill
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Classical Music Top 40
HK$ 130.00
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The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover. Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don't know how or where to start-so many composers, so many pieces, so many versions, so much music! In either case, this book is for you. In this informal and informative guide, Rudel leads listeners through the forty most essential and popular compositions from the Four Seasons to Rhapsody in Blue, explaining the musical structure of each passage and highlighting special themes or elements to listen for as the music continues. By the time you're through with his guidance, the music is no longer just a jumbled mass of sound, but instead a stunning piece of music that's as understandable and enjoyable as any rock 'n' roll song.
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樂之本事A Road to the Classical Music
HK$ 110.00
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以迷人故事和美好文字解答千奇百問,使你「知其然也知其所以然」的古典音樂入門指南!其中包括:古典樂的定義和討論、品味樂曲的態度與方法、錄音與現場演出的差別、不可不知的音樂小常識、古典音樂簡史,以及無比實用的音樂會注意事項、選座参考乃至聆賞進階之道。筆調輕鬆而內容詳盡,穿插音樂名家故事之餘,更從文學、攝影等諸多面向旁徵博引,讓你以經典混搭時尚,在藝術思考脈絡上融會貫通,一次解決對於古典音樂想愛又不敢愛的掙扎與矛盾!
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Compare and Contrast: Baroque vs. Classical Music
HK$ 31.00
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Essay from the year 2003 in the subject Musicology, University of Phoenix, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: At first glance, the Baroque music period and Classical music periods seem to be very much alike. They do, in fact, have many similarities, for instance, the same basic orchestral and chamber ensembles. However, by carefully analyzing each period, distinct differences can be found. The word 'Baroque' comes from the Italian word barocco, which literally translates to bizarre, however some feel that when dealing with the arts, exuberant is closer to the aim of the translation, and exuberant is a word that perfectly fits this style of music. Although Baroque was first used to describe ornately decorated buildings in Austria and Germany, it quickly became used to describe a similarly ornate period of music.
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The Joy of Classical Music
HK$ 108.00 HK$ 134.00
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Who's Afraid of Classical Music? For years Joan Kennedy, at home, on the campaign trail, and in concert, has shared her love of classical music with adults and children. Now she uses her experience as a teacher and musician to show how you and your family can make music an enriching part of your lives. In this easy-to-understand and reassuring guide, Joan Kennedy explains: How to start listening to classical music and enjoying what you hear-with a minimum of effort and expense Creative, fun ways to bring music to your children-both at home and in school All you and your family will need to enjoy a musical performance: a brief history of classical music, a user-friendly guide to concert rituals, and advice on how to bring your children to concerts-choosing the performances they will enjoy and making sure they get the most out of the experience Also: a glossary of musical terms lists of the most popular classical pieces and Joan Kennedy's personal favorites a guide to further reading sixteen pages of photographs foreword by John Williams, former conducter of the Boston Pops and Academy Award-winning composer of the classic film scores for Star Wars, E.t, and Schindler's List.
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Classical Music Insights
HK$ 39.00 HK$ 44.00
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If you enjoy great music but want to know more about how it came to be the way it is - without investing time in a graduate degree - here are the background stories of over 200 great compositions. If you're only just coming to experiment with great music, here are guideposts to help you understand and enjoy what you encounter. The stories and sounds behind the scenes: welcome to Classical Music Insights.
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Classical Music, Handbook of Great Composers
HK$ 25.00
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This little book is intended for those who do not want a big dictionary or a history of music in several volumes. It allows searching for a composer, his time, his style. We do not purpose to be exhaustive, here are the best-known composers of the "classic" music, about which he gives brief information. They are sorted by time, respecting the major stylistic divisions in the history of music. The reader has here a handy checklist that allows him to locate a composer in his time and his musical style.
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The Journey of the Sitar in Indian Classical Music
HK$ 39.00 HK$ 44.00
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Since the thirteenth century, the sitar-a stringed, plucked instrument of India-has transformed into an instrument beloved by millions in its country of origin as well as all over the world. The Journey of the Sitar in Indian Classical Music details the origin, history, and playing styles of this unique stringed instrument. Dr. Swarn Lata relies on more than thirty-five years of experience teaching sitar to students from diverse cultures and communities as well as extensive research from libraries, museums, temples, and musicologists to compile a comprehensive guidebook filled with fascinating facts about the sitar. In a carefully organized format, Lata offers an in-depth examination of the meaning of musical instruments, the styles of different gharanas, and the place of the sitar in Indian classical music. Music is an extraordinary medium of expression that has the capability to bring the world together. This step-by-step guidebook shares a one-of-akind study of a unique instrument that produces a beautiful sound while providing an unforgettable spiritual experience to all who listen.
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British Literature and Classical Music
HK$ 201.00 HK$ 223.00
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British Literature and Classical Music explores literary representations of classical music in early 20th century British writing. Covering authors ranging from T.s. Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Aldous Huxley, H.g. Wells and D.h. Lawrence, the book examines literature produced during a period of widely proliferating philosophical, educational, and performance-oriented musical activities in both public and private settings. David Deutsch demonstrates how this proliferation caused classical music to become an increasingly vital element of British culture and a vehicle for exploring contentious issues such as social mobility, sexual freedoms, and international political rivalries. Through the use of archives of concert programs, cult novels, and letters written during the First and Second World Wars, the book examines how authors both celebrated and satirized the musicality of the lower-middle and working classes, same-sex desiring individuals, and cosmopolitan promoters of a shared European culture to depict these groups as valuable members of and - less frequently as threats to - British life.
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How to Hear Classical Music
HK$ 65.00 HK$ 81.00
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Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want an absorbing read about music? This book is an illuminating guide that will be a hit with classical music lovers and those keen to discover more about the subject, written by an accomplished musician, historian, and music writer. Devoid of snobbery, with an engaging, informal feel, How to Hear Classical Music will open readers' eyes-and ears-to exciting new sensations.
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The Classical Music Quiz Book
HK$ 33.00 HK$ 37.00
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Do you enjoy listening to classical music? Are you familiar with well-known composers and the music they created? Can you tell the difference between Boccherini and Birtwistle, or maybe you would like to be able to? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are certain to enjoy The Classical Music Quiz Book. The 250 questions in this book have been put together to test your knowledge of all the best-loved composers and their work and the simple quiz format makes it a fun and easy way to learn more about classical music. There are sections on famous concert halls, films and film scores, instruments, dances and arias, as well as the many brilliant composers and the timeless pieces of music they will be remembered for. This quiz book is a light-hearted way to teach yourself more about the great composers and their music or find out how much you already know. This is a must-have for anyone who appreciates classical music or would simply like to be better informed about the genre.
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Who Needs Classical Music?
HK$ 110.00 HK$ 116.00
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During the last few decades, most cultural critics have come to agree that the division between "high" and "low" art is an artificial one, that Beethoven's Ninth and "Blue Suede Shoes" are equally valuable as cultural texts. In Who Needs Classical Music? Julian Johnson challenges these assumptions about the relativism of cultural judgements. The author maintains that music is more than just "a matter of taste": while some music provides entertainment, or serves as background noise, other music claims to function as art. This book considers the value of classical music in contemporary society, arguing that it remains distinctive because it works in quite different ways to most of the other music that surrounds us. This intellectually sophisticated yet accessible book offers a new and balanced defense of the specific values of classical music in contemporary culture. Who Needs Classical Music? will stimulate readers to reflect on their own investment (or lack of it) in music and art of all kinds.
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Nation and Classical Music
HK$ 205.00 HK$ 241.00
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This book develops a comparative analysis of the relationship between western art music, nations and nationalism. It explores the influence of emergent nations and nationalism on the development of classical music in Europe and North America and examines the distinctive themes, sounds and resonances to be found in the repertory of each of the nations. Its scope is broad, extending well beyond theperiod 1848-1914 when national music flourished most conspicuously. The interplay of music and nation encompasses the oratorios of Handel, the open-air music of the French Revolution and the orchestral works of Beethoven and Mendelssohn and extends into the mid-twentieth century in the music of Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Copland. The book addresses the representation of the national community, the incorporation of ethnic vernacular idioms into art music, the national homeland in music, musical adaptations of national myths and legends, the music of national commemoration and the canonisationof national music. Bringing together insights from nationalism studies, musicology and cultural history, it will be essential reading not only for musicologists but for cultural historians and historians of nationalism as well. Matthew Riley is Reader in Music at the University of Birmingham. The late Anthony D. Smith was Professor Emeritus of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics.
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Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music
HK$ 127.00 HK$ 134.00
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Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music explores the nature, production, and evolution of timpani tone and provides insights into how to interpret the music of J.s. Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. In drawing on 31 years of experience, Steven L. Schweizer focuses on the components of timpani tone and methods for producing it. In so doing, he discusses the importance of timpani bowl type; mallets; playing style; physical gestures; choice of drums; mallet grip; legato, marcato, and staccato strokes; playing different parts of the timpano head; and psychological openness to the music in effectively shaping and coloring timpani parts. In an acclaimed chapter on interpretation, Schweizer explores how timpanists can use knowledge of the composer's style, psychology, and musical intentions; phrasing and articulation; the musical score; and a conductor's gestures to effectively and convincingly play a part with emotional dynamism and power. The greater part of the book is devoted to the interpretation of Baroque and Classical orchestral and choral music. Meticulously drawing on original sources and authoritative scores from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, Schweizer convincingly demonstrates that timpanists were capable of producing a broader range of timpani tone earlier than is normally supposed. The increase in timpani size, covered timpani mallets, and thinner timpani heads increased the quality of timpani tone; therefore, today's timpanist's need not be entirely concerned with playing with very articulate sticks. In exhaustive sections on Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, Schweizer takes the reader on an odyssey through the interpretation of their symphonic and choral music. Relying on Baroque and Classical performance practices, timpani notation, the composer's musical style, and definitive scores, he interprets timpani parts from major works of these composers. Schweizer pays particular attention to timpani tone, articulation,
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Understanding the Classical Music Profession
HK$ 400.00 HK$ 445.00
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Understanding the Classical Music Profession is an essential resource for educators, practitioners and researchers who seek to understand the careers of classically-trained musicians, and the extent to which professional practice is reflected within existing classical performance-based music education and training. Taking Australia as a case-study, Dawn Bennett outlines how Australia is now a service economy, and an important component of service provision is in the culture and recreation industries. Despite this, employment in culture and recreation is poorly understood and a lack of cultural intelligence contributes to a less than satisfactory environment that inhibits the creative potential of cultural practitioners. Musicians in the twenty-first century require a broad and evolving base of skills and knowledge to sustain their careers as cultural practitioners. Bennett maintains that a musician cannot be simply defined as a performer, but that a musician is someone who works within the profession of music in one or more specialist fields. The perception of a musician as a multi-skilled professional working within a portfolio career has significant implications for policy, funding, education and training, and for practitioners and students seeking to achieve sustainable careers. This indispensable book provides a comprehensive analysis of life as a musician, from education and training to professional practice as well as revealing the structure of the Australian cultural industries. Although Australia is the focus of the book, the basis of the research originates from many different places and most of the issues discussed relate directly to other countries throughout the world.
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101 Quirky Observations on Classical Music
HK$ 29.00
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Are you a fan of classical music? Can you name all the well-known composers, conductors and the compositions they are associated with? Or perhaps, you would like to learn more about them? If so, you are certain to enjoy the quotes and musical miscellany in 101 Quirky Observations on Classical Music. Who defined music as 'a science that would have us laugh and sing and dance'? Which composer said, 'the trombones are too sacred for frequent use'? What writer requested, 'please do not shoot the pianist, he is doing his best'? The answers to these questions and similar brain-teasers can all be found inside this book. With sections on composers, compositions, instruments, orchestras and their musicians, conductors, soloists and opera as well as much more classical music related trivia, this book has something for everyone. This book is a great way to find out more about classical music and those who have been involved in writing, playing and performing it through the years. This is a must-have for anyone who listens to, plays or appreciates classical music.
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Classical Music
HK$ 54.00 HK$ 62.00
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What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity. Julian Johnson is currently Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a composer and public speaker on musicology, championing the relevance of classical music to the general public.
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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles
HK$ 437.00 HK$ 485.00
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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned engineer looking to refine their skills, this book speaks to all levels of expertise and covers every aspect of recording symphonic and concerto repertoire, opera, chamber music, and solo piano. With a focus on the orchestra as an instrument and sound source, this book features sections on how to listen, understanding microphones, concert halls, orchestra seating arrangements, how to set up the monitoring environment, and how to approach recording each section of the orchestra. Recording Orchestra provides concise information on preparing for a recording session, the role of the producer, mixing techniques, and includes a "quick-start" reference guide with suggested setups aimed at helping introduce the reader to the recording process. A companion website, featuring audio examples of various techniques, reinforces concepts discussed throughout the book. The content of the book includes: Clear, practical advice in plain language from an expert in classical music recording, multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer, and university professor The "secret of recording": a collection of practical recording techniques that have been proven to be highly successful in the field, on many occasions Never before published information written by an industry veteran with over twenty five-years of experience in classical music recording Specific techniques and strategies for recording orchestra, opera, wind symphony, chorus, string quartet, and other common classical music ensembles.
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Indian Classical Music & Gharana Tradition
HK$ 72.00
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Indian Classical Music And Gharana Tradition by R.c. Mehta This book presents insightful reflections on different aspects of Indian classicalmusic-its roots, philosophy, growth, history, guru-shishya parampara, gharanas, contemporary scene and a glimpse of the coming decades. Analysing the impact of Indianthought and philosophy on Indian classical music, it makes an appraisal of the contemporary scenario of Hindustani classical music. Taking a close look at tradition and style of Agra Gharana, with special focus on the rich repertoire of its ragas and chijas, it discusses at length the khayala form, value of chija in Hindustani classical music, and use of words in classicalmusic. The musicianship of Hazrat Inayat Khan, who preached spirituality to the Western world through the medium of Indian music, has also been highlighted. This book is of great use for researchers in music.
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The Library Of Classical Music
HK$ 91.00 HK$ 114.00
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The Library Of Classical Music is a wonderfully vast collection of the greatest pieces of music from the Classical period. Featuring a diverse range of compositions from the innovators and masters, each work is arranged for solo Piano. Among the many composers whose work is included are C.p.e. Bach, J.c. Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Czerny, Gluck, Haydn, Hummel, Mozart and Weber. The sheer amount of incredible music featured within The Library Of Classical Music makes this an essential collection of Piano sheet music that works as well as an introduction to the period as it does as a comprehensive anthology of the greatest works of that era.
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Classical Music Criticism
HK$ 350.00 HK$ 388.00
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The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur musicians, scholars, teachers, researchers, librarians, students, music lovers, journalists, and critics. The topics are covered in depth and observations are thoroughly documented, yet the material is enjoyable to read because the writing is easy to understand and special terminology is held to an absolute minimum. The commentary addresses the function of music criticism, the qualifications and training of a critic, the relationship between music criticism and other aspects of journalism, and the principles behind value judgments. Three chapters are devoted to the concert and opera review, one to reviewing recordings, another to radio and television criticism, and one to reviewing ethnic music. Thirty-eight reviews are quoted and analyzed, and 13 are presented in their entirety, along with critical commentary. Index. Appendix. Bibliography
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Discover Classical Music of the 20th Century
HK$ 57.00
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Even at the beginning of the new millennium, the words twentieth-century music often inspire apprehension in audiences. While composers like Debussy, Vaughan Williams and Stravinsky have become concert-hall favourites, others such as Schoenberg, Boulez and Takemitsu are too often regarded as strange and unapproachable. Discover Classical Music of the 20th Century is a comprehensive and easily digestible guide, leading us through the diverse, innovative and controversial musical history of this era. By describing the many different musical styles that flourished in the twentieth century and putting the music in its historical and social context, this ebook demystifies the whole subject of modern music.
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A History of American Classical Music
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To many people, the term 'American classical music' means a handful of famous names: Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Sousa. But this doesnt begin to scrape the surface of a musical heritage reaching back to colonial times. For instance, did you know that George Washington loved dance music, and that Abraham Lincolns favorite song was Listen to the Mocking-Bird by the American composer Septimus Winner? Americas legacy of concert music contains extraordinary riches, much of it unfamiliar even to sophisticated music lovers. This entertaining, fact-filled History of American Classical Music celebrates that legacy by investigating the greatest composers familiar and unfamiliar: American Romantics like William Henry Fry, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Edward MacDowell; visionary modernists like Charles Ives, Morton Feldman and John Cage; buoyant spirits like Victor Herbert and Scott Joplin; as well as figures at todays cutting edge like John Adams, Philip Glass, Michael Torke and Carter Pann.
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The Essential Canon of Classical Music
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The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listenerMusic, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.
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Classical Music in a Changing Culture
HK$ 321.00 HK$ 401.00
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Founded in 1935, The American Record Guide is America's oldest classical music review magazine. In 1987, when Donald Vroon assumed its editorship, he took on the Herculean task of writing editorials on a vast array of subjects, amassing a wealth of commentary and criticism on not only the foibles and failings, but glimmers of light in American culture. A staunch defender of the highbrow pleasures of good music composed, played, and heard with intelligence, Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America's future as a nation of music listeners. In Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide, Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics, the future of classical music, the sale and distribution of music in the modern era; the decline of American culture and its causes; the role of misguided ideologies that affect American music, from political correctness to multiculturalism to period performance practice, and the true richness of our music and its subculture. As Vroon argues, since all criticism is cultural criticism, music criticism in the broadest sense-from its composition to its distribution to its reception-is a window onto broader culture issues. Classical Music in a Changing Culture should appeal to anyone serious about classical music and worried about its increasing marginalization in our contemporary culture. These essays are not written for specialists but for thinking readers who love music and care about its place in our lives.
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Classical Music
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Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream - if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.
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Classical Music
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Delia and Bea: sisters, but never close. Delia lives a glamorous life in New York and Bea lives thousands of miles away in New Zealand, looking after elderly parents and playing the role of dutiful daughter. Delia and Bea both long for the warmth and intimacy of sisterhood, but it always eludes them. When Delia rushes home for their father's funeral there is an opportunity to spend some time together, but Delia and Bea move in orbit around each other, both recalling grievances and hurts, neither prepared to admit their need for each other. But as the day of the funeral passes, memories are unlocked: memories of their mother and her passion for music, memories of their father and memories of a magical summer and a man they had all loved.
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30-Second Classical Music
HK$ 102.00 HK$ 127.00
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Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Our early ancestors understood pitch and rhythm, the basic tools that have been worked and ordered by composers and performers over the past 400 years into an extraordinary body of music written for soloists, chamber musicians and entire orchestras. Today, everyone has access to a prodigy of classical music which, far from being traditional or elitist, is alive and magical. From plainsong to programme music, appreciate the magnitude and majesty, the passion and the pathos of sounds that have the power to stir our emotions to great joy or infinite sadness. Here's music to your ears.
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Classical Music, Why Bother?
HK$ 320.00 HK$ 356.00
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Classical Music
HK$ 117.00 HK$ 146.00
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Make A Sound Investment IN Classical MUSICWho are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata?Maybe you don't know the answers to these questions; author Phil Goulding certainly didn't. When Goulding first tried to learn about classical music, he found himself buried in an avalanche of technical terms and complicated jargon-so he decided to write the book he couldn't find. The result is a complete classical music education in one volume. Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as:* Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work * The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each. * Further great works of each composer-if you really like him * Concise explanations of musical terminology, forms, and periods * A guide to the parts and history of the symphony orchestra "This book uses every conceivable gimmick to immerse readers in the richness of classical music: lists, rankings, sidebars devoted to lively anecdotes, and catchy leads."-The Washington Post"One terrific music appreciation book. The information is surprisingly detailed but concisely presented. Goulding's writing style is breezy yet mature.[He] has raised music appreciation from a racket to a service."-The Arizona Daily StarFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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100 Hits of Classical Music
HK$ 78.00
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This book is not intended for sophisticated music aficionados although even they might find it enlightening. It is designed for novice followers of classical music and those who as yet remain blissfully ignorant of its allure. The most reluctant of readers will probably refuse to be converted to the love of Bach & Co.; nevertheless, its contents might prove useful even to them: in the worst case, it will give them a chance to dazzle an accidental audience with their refined knowledge.
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Iranian Classical Music
HK$ 873.00 HK$ 970.00
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Questions of creativity, and particularly the processes which underlie creative performance or 'improvisation', form some of the central areas of interest in current musicology. Yet the predominant discourses on which musicological thought in this area are based have rarely been challenged. In this book Laudan Nooshin interrogates musicological discourses of creativity from the perspective of critical theory and postcolonial studies, examining their ideological underpinnings, the relationships of alterity which they sustain, and the profound implications for our understanding of creative processes in music. The repertoire which forms the book's main focus is Iranian classical music, a tradition in which the performer plays a central creative role. Addressing a number of issues regarding the nature of musical creativity, the author explores both the discourses through which ideas about creativity are constructed, exchanged and negotiated within this tradition, and the practice by which new music comes into being. For the latter she compares a number of performances by musicians playing a range of instruments and spanning a period of more than 30 years, focusing on one particular section of repertoire, dastg?h Seg?h, and providing transcriptions of the performances as the basis for analytical exploration of the music's underlying compositional principles. This book is about understanding musical creativity as a meaningful social practice. It is the first to examine the ways in which ideas about tradition, authenticity, innovation and modernity in Iranian classical music form part of a wider social discourse on creativity, and in particular how they inform debates regarding national and cultural identity.
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100 Hits of Classical Music
HK$ 104.00
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This book is not intended for sophisticated music aficionados although even they might find it enlightening. It is designed for novice followers of classical music and those who as yet remain blissfully ignorant of its allure. The most reluctant of readers will probably refuse to be converted to the love of Bach & Co.; nevertheless, its contents might prove useful even to them: in the worst case, it will give them a chance to dazzle an accidental audience with their refined knowledge.
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The Classical Music Map of Britain
HK$ 71.00 HK$ 81.00
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The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and fascinating journey around the UK from a classical music perspective. Extensively researched and beautifully written, every entry explains why each place was so special to the composer in question, which pieces were composed there, and whether it's currently open to the public. The Classical Music Map of Britain is an enchanting adventure around some of our lesser-known landmarks - perfect for any lover of history or classical music, or those keen to discover a bit more about how music has shaped our country.
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The Crisis of Classical Music in America
HK$ 361.00 HK$ 401.00
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The Crisis of Classical Music in America by Robert Freeman focuses on solutions for the oversupply of classically trained musicians in America, problem that grows ever more chronic as opportunities for classical musicians to gain full-time professional employment diminishes year upon year. An acute observer of the professional music scene, Freeman argues that music schools that train our future instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and singers need to equip their students with the communications and analytical skills they need to succeed in the rapidly changing music scene. This book maps a broad range of reforms required in the field of advanced music education and the organizations responsible for that education. Featuring a foreword by Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Crisis of Classical Music in America speaks to parents, prospective and current music students, music teachers and professors, department deans, university presidents and provosts, and even foundations and public organizations that fund such music programs. This book reaches out to all of these stakeholders and argues for meaningful change though wide-spread collaboration.
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A First Book of Classical Music
HK$ 45.00
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Fun-to-play, pedagogically sound piano arrangements include themes from Beethoven's "Pathétique" Sonata and Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, along with such favorites as Schumann's Träumerei, Brahms's Lullaby, Chopin's Prelude, Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave, Moussorgsky's Promenade (from Pictures at an Exhibition), and many more. Includes 20 piano arrangements.
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Classical Music in a Changing Culture
HK$ 361.00 HK$ 401.00
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Founded in 1935, The American Record Guide is America's oldest classical music review magazine. In 1987, when Donald Vroon assumed its editorship, he took on the Herculean task of writing editorials on a vast array of subjects, amassing a wealth of commentary and criticism on not only the foibles and failings, but glimmers of light in American culture. A staunch defender of the highbrow pleasures of good music composed, played, and heard with intelligence, Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America's future as a nation of music listeners. In Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide, Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics, the future of classical music, the sale and distribution of music in the modern era; the decline of American culture and its causes; the role of misguided ideologies that affect American music, from political correctness to multiculturalism to period performance practice, and the true richness of our music and its subculture. As Vroon argues, since all criticism is cultural criticism, music criticism in the broadest sense-from its composition to its distribution to its reception-is a window onto broader culture issues. Classical Music in a Changing Culture should appeal to anyone serious about classical music and worried about its increasing marginalization in our contemporary culture. These essays are not written for specialists but for thinking readers who love music and care about its place in our lives.
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The Story of British Classical Music
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The story of British classical music extends over more than a thousand years. A distinctive national tone was identifiable already in medieval times, and in the fifteenth century Dunstable was a leading international figure. The Renaissance saw the emergence of great composers such as Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons, and the seventeenth century was lit up by the brief but brilliant career of Purcell. After a long period dominated by composers from abroad, British creativity reasserted itself once more on the world stage, with Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Their successors, Britten and Tippett, opened the way for the crowded and diverse scene of the present day. British writer and broadcaster Anthony Burton traces this history in an informative e-text.
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The Big Book of Classical Music (Songbook)
HK$ 144.00 HK$ 179.00
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(Piano Solo Songbook). All your favorite piano masterpieces in one convenient collection! This book features piano solo arrangements of 100 classics by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Franck, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, Wagner, and more!
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music …
HK$ 66.00 HK$ 81.00
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Darren Henley and Sam Jackson have set out to make the world of classical music accessible to all. Three sections steer you through the terminology and etiquette of classical music, open the fascinating history of the genre and its key figures over the last 1,000 years, and provide a detailed reference guide. From Bach to Brahms, Dubussy to Dvorak, Gershwin to Bernstein - they recommend the best works to listen to and why.
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Gareth Malone's Guide to Classical Music: The Perfect Introduction to Classical Music
HK$ 142.00
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Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? In this funny, evocative, personal eBook, previously published as 'Music for the People: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music', Gareth takes us on a journey of musical discovery that explains and entertains in equal measure. Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? The sad song of a single violin might make us cry, but the idea of finding out more about classical music can often be intimidating. There are musical terms we don't recognise, dead composers we can't connect with, and a feeling that we were never given the right tools to appreciate, understand, and most importantly, enjoy classical music. So who better to cut through the misconceptions and the jargon than the star of BBC2's Bafta award-winning series The Choir, Gareth Malone. Over the course of three series, Gareth has unearthed a passion for classical music in schoolchildren, reluctant teenage boys, and even a whole town. With his infectious enthusiasm and gift for explanation, Gareth's very personal narrative will provide a foundation of classical music understanding and give the reader the tools to appreciate a whole new world of music - from Bach to Beethoven and beyond. So whether you want to learn more about the great composers, introduce an almost infinite variety into your iPod playlist, or are just curious about what you might be missing out on, Gareth Malone's Guide to Classical Music will leave you entertained, informed and completely inspired.
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The Ultimate Classical Music Quiz Book
HK$ 25.00
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The 'The Ultimate Classical Music Quiz Book' is a fun selection of original questions (and answers!), comprehensively covering all facets of classical music between 1730 and 1820! As a quiz game it will separate the Mozart's from the Salineri, the Beethoven's from the Luchesi's and is a fantastic way to enjoy classical music even more.
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A Chronology Of Western Classical Music 1600-2000
HK$ 123.00 HK$ 154.00
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A great reference tool for anyone who wants to explore the history of music." - Philip GlassJon Paxman's Classical Music 16002000: A Chronology interprets four centuries of Western classical music, considering its evolution from two different perspectives. Monumental in scope but lucid in style, this book will prove invaluable to anyone student or enthusiast who wants to comprehend the overwhelmingly rich and sometimes complex evolution of Western classical music. Classical Music 16002000: A Chronology features contributions by Terry Barfoot, Katy Hamilton, Thomas Lydon and Robert Rawson.
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Signal Analysis of Hindustani Classical Music
HK$ 779.00 HK$ 865.00
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the basics of Hindustani music and the associated signal analysis and technological developments. It begins with an in-depth introduction to musical signal analysis and its current applications, and then moves on to a detailed discussion of the features involved in understanding the musical meaning of the signal in the context of Hindustani music. The components consist of tones, shruti, scales, pitch duration and stability, raga, gharana and musical instruments. The book covers the various technological developments in this field, supplemented with a number of case studies and their analysis. The book offers new music researchers essential insights into the use the automatic concept for finding and testing the musical features for their applications. Intended primarily for postgraduate and PhD students working in the area of scientific research on Hindustani music, as well as other genres where the concepts are applicable, it is also a valuable resource for professionals and researchers in musical signal processing.
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The Crisis of Classical Music in America
HK$ 321.00 HK$ 401.00
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The Crisis of Classical Music in America by Robert Freeman focuses on solutions for the oversupply of classically trained musicians in America, problem that grows ever more chronic as opportunities for classical musicians to gain full-time professional employment diminishes year upon year. An acute observer of the professional music scene, Freeman argues that music schools that train our future instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and singers need to equip their students with the communications and analytical skills they need to succeed in the rapidly changing music scene. This book maps a broad range of reforms required in the field of advanced music education and the organizations responsible for that education. Featuring a foreword by Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Crisis of Classical Music in America speaks to parents, prospective and current music students, music teachers and professors, department deans, university presidents and provosts, and even foundations and public organizations that fund such music programs. This book reaches out to all of these stakeholders and argues for meaningful change though wide-spread collaboration.
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The History of Classical Music
HK$ 104.00 HK$ 129.00
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Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, and while it has permeated the arts and popular culture for centuries, it still has this mystifying aura surrounding it. But fear not-it's not as complicated as it seems, and anyone can learn the origins and history of Western art music. In addition to learning how better to understand (and enjoy!) classical music, The History of Classical Music For Beginners will help you will learn of some of the more interesting and sometimes comical stories behind the music and composers. Did you know that Jean-Baptiste Lully actually died from conducting one of his own compositions? You may have heard of Gregorian chant, but did you know there are many forms of chant, including Ambrosian and Byzantine chant? And did you also know that only a small portion of "classical music" is even technically Classical? These interesting, insightful facts and more are yours to discover in The History of Classical Music For Beginners.
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