Subject Area: Music-Performance

A Performance Guide to Verdi's Art Songs with a Performance CD
 Brewer, Mary Kathryn
2022 1-4955-0959-1 204 pages
From the author's Abstract:
This guidebook examines Verdi's 26 published art songs to highlight their pedagogical and performance value. Each song is discussed in reference to range, tessitura, poet and text, opportunities for pedagogical use, and performance recommendations. This guide shines a light on Verdi's relatively unknown art songs and provides a resource for teachers and performers in the study and performance of these pieces.

Price: $179.95

A Study of Stravinsky's Sonate Pour Piano (1924) and Serenade en la: A Performer's Analysis and Comparison
 Boettcher, Bonna J.
1992 0-7734-9806-0 104 pages
A critical examination of two piano works by Igor Stravinsky from a performer's point of view, pointing our reflections of eighteenth-century forms and styles, while indicating some of the transformation brought about by the composer's musical personality. Develops special insights that supplement views of theorists and historians.

Price: $119.95

An Introduction, Analysis, and Performance Evaluation of Selected Piano Trio Literature of the Twentieth Century
 Starr, James
2003 0-7734-6540-5 384 pages

Price: $239.95

Conductor's Analysis of Edward Macdowell's Original Choral Music for Mixed Voices and Women's Voices, and Editions for Men's Voices
 Wilson, Gary P
2005 0-7734-6161-2 344 pages
Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) was one of the first American-born composers to gain international notoriety. Relatively little scholarly research has been done that deals specifically with the choral music of Edward MacDowell. This study examines his original choral music for mixed and women's voices, and his editions for men's voices. The choruses are analyzed with a format that considers the importance of meter, tempo, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, form, musical/textual agreement, and expressive features. MacDowell was trained in Europe, and his music reflects the influence of late German Romanticism. An important aspect of this study was the preparation of editions of MacDowell's choral music updated to current publication standards. These editions are included in an appendix, as well as copies of the original publications for comparison. The most important scholarly contribution of this book is to make some of MacDowell’s choral music available again. MacDowell’s choral compositions have been virtually lost from the standard repertoire. All of the works examined were published between 1890–1910; they are currently out of print and unavailable to most choral musicians. This book would make part of MacDowell’s choral output available to the choral scholar and musician.

Price: $219.95

Conductor's Guide to Symphonies I, Ii, and III of Gustav Mahler
 Esselstrom, Michael J.
1998 0-7734-8400-0 340 pages
Text provides insights into the works and a basis for discussion about them. Brief historical context is provided, instrumentation list and phrasal analysis precede the discussion of each movement, conducting commentary explains musical and technical considerations.

Price: $219.95

Dance Performance by LÚ?nica, a Slovak National Folklore Ballet: What is the Meaning of Staged Folkloric Performances?
 Roy, Diane Carole
2014 0-7734-4285-5 360 pages
A highly original look at Australian multiculturalism through the exploration of the significance of a Slovak traditional music and dance performance in Melbourne employing three methodologies; Goffman’s analysis of interactional behavior, Conversation Analysis, and statistical survey techniques which unified the Foucauldian theoretical framework of the data giving the findings added cogency.

Price: $239.95

The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies (second edition)
 Dunkel, Allan Victor
2023 1-4955-1131-6 156 pages
"A career in the arts can have many ups and downs; moments of elation and intense bliss followed suddenly by depression and futile hopelessness. The intensity that we have poured into our work will mirror the desperation we feel at auditions. This book is about pain--physical, emotional and psychological. It is about my personal experiences fighting the dark side of a beautiful profession. Taking an audition or having a stressful performance makes us look into the abyss of our own personal fears; fears as diverse and intense as we make them, ranging from the mundane to the existential. Indeed, performance is a microcosm of life condensed into a few minutes." -from the Preface to the 2nd Edition This 2nd Edition was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1989.

Price: $139.95