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Anthologies of Original Documents

  • The American Composer Speaks: A Historical Anthology, 1770–1965  Icon
  • The Attentive Listener: Three Centuries of Music Criticism  Icon
  • The Book of Musical Documents  Icon
  • Composers on Modern Musical Culture: An Anthology of Readings on Twentieth-Century Music  Icon
  • Composers on Music: An Anthology of Composers' Writings from Palestrina to Copland  Icon
    Second edition at Haverford
  • Composers on Music: Eight Centuries of Writings  Icon
  • The Critical Composer: The Musical Writings of Berlioz, Wagner, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Others  Icon
  • Dance as a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History from 1581 to the Present  Icon
  • Documents of Ancient Greek Music: The Extant Melodies and Fragments Edited and Transcribed with Commentary  Icon
    "All who are interested in ancient Greek music, whether as an aspect of Hellenic culture or as a chapter of high importance in the early history of music generally, will welcome this presentation of the source material by the two leading experts in the field."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Ecrits de musiciens: (XVe-XVIIIe siècles)  Icon
  • Fourscore Classics of Music Literature  Icon
    Another edition at Haverford College.
  • Karawitan: Source Readings in Javanese Gamelan and Vocal Music  Icon
  • Letters of Composers: An Anthology, 1603-1945  Icon
  • Letters of Composers Through Six Centuries  Icon
  • Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time  Icon
  • The Literary Clef: An Anthology of Letters and Writings  Icon
  • Modernism and Music: An Anthology of Sources  Icon
  • Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today  Icon
    "An anthology of thematically organized essays that illuminate why music education has been valued by cultures and societies from ancient times to the present. Writings by societal leaders - civic, political, royal, religious, education, intellectual - present views from many historical and current points of view. The third edition has been expanded to include such topics as feminism, diversity, cognitive psychology and the No Child Left Behind Act. The new edition also includes writings about music education in countries on every continent. The global view of music education makes this book timely in a world of cultural fusion."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Music in the Western World: A History in Documents  Icon
  • Music Through Sources and Documents  Icon
  • Musical Ensembles in Festival Books, 1500-1800  Icon
  • The Musician's World: Great Composers in Their Letters  Icon
  • Opera: A History in Documents  Icon
  • Perspectives in Music  Icon
  • Readings in the History of Music in Performance  Icon
  • Russians on Russian Music, 1830–1880: An Anthology  Icon
  • Russians on Russian Music, 1880–1917: An Anthology  Icon
    "This second anthology of Russian writing on Russian music begins in 1880 (where the first volume concluded) and ends in 1917. It brings for the first time to an English-speaking readership the thoughts of leading Russian music critics as they react to the Russian music new to them, during a period when all aspects of musical life were developing rapidly. Music criticism had become more sure-footed, if no less opinionated. These reviews demonstrate greater awareness both of music history and of contemporary music abroad. The period covers the late careers of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov as well as late works of Borodin and Balakirev, and the emergence of Musorgsky's compositions. Works by the intervening generation, including Arensky, Galzunov and Lyadov, are also reviewed and the book concludes with coverage of works by the Moscow School, including Medtner, Rachmaninoff and Skryabin and the early compositions of Stravinsky and Prokofiev."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Source Readings in Music History  Icon
    Another edition at Haverford.
  • Women in Music: An Anthology of Source Readings from the MIddle Ages to the Present  Icon
  • Writings of German Composers  Icon
 

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