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2 The Cambridge Companion series has established a convincing track record of presenting recent scholarship of their respective subjects in an accessible, concise form. early music today The Cambridge Companions Music to The provide clear and accessible information on composers, instruments or musical topics, written with the student, the performer and the music lover in mind. Each volume provides a carefully structured series of specially commissioned essays by leading authorities, offering comprehensive coverage and indispensable reference material as well as absorbing reading matter. New titles include Companions to Twentieth-Century Opera, to the Concerto, Elgar, Liszt and Haydn. For a full listing of all Cambridge Companions to Music please visit our website at www.

3 New and Forthcoming Titles Musical Topics The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera Edited by Mervyn Cooke University of Nottingham This Companion celebrates the extraordinary riches of the twentieth-century operatic repertoire in a collection of specially commissioned essays written by a distinguished team of academics, critics and practitioners. Beginning with a discussion of the century s vital inheritance from late-romantic operatic traditions in Germany and Italy, the text embraces fresh investigations into various aspects of the genre in the modern age, with a comprehensive coverage of the work of individual composers from Debussy and Schoenberg to John Adams and Harrison Birtwistle. Traditional stylistic categorizations (including symbolism, expressionism, neo-classicism and minimalism) are reassessed from critical perspectives, and the distinctive operatic traditions of Continental and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and United States are subjected to fresh scrutiny. The volume includes essays devoted to avant-garde music theatre, operettas and musicals, filmed opera, and ends with a discussion of the position of the genre in today s cultural marketplace. Contents: A chronology of twentieth-century opera Nigel Simeone; Part I. Legacies: 1. Opera in transition Arnold Whittall; 2. Wagner and beyond John Deathridge; 3. Puccini and the Italian tradition Virgilio Bernardoni; Part II. Trends: 4. Words and actions Caroline Harvey; 5. Symbolist opera: trials, triumphs, tributaries Philip Weller; 6. Expression and construction: the stage works of Schoenberg and Berg Alan Street; 7. Neo-classical opera Christopher Walton; Part III. Topographies: 8. France and the Mediterranean Nigel Simeone; 9. Austria and Germany, Guido Heldt; 10. Eastern Europe Rachel Beckles Willson; 11. Russian opera: between modernism and romanticism Marina Frolova-Walker; 12. American opera: innovation and tradition Elise K. Kirk; 13. Opera in England: taking the plunge Christopher Mark; Part IV. Directions: 14. Music theatre since the 1960s Robert Adlington; 15. Minimalist opera Arved Ashby; 16. Opera and film Mervyn Cooke; 17. Popular musical theatre (and film) Stephen Banfield; 18. Opera in the marketplace Nicholas Payne; 19. Technology and interpretation: aspects of modernism Tom Sutcliffe ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto Edited by Simon P. Keefe City University, London No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to Visit our website at 3

4 New and Forthcoming Titles Musical Topics musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics. A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience. Contents: Notes on the contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; The concerto: a chronology Simon P. Keefe; Introduction Simon P. Keefe; Part I. Contexts: 1. Theories of the concerto from the eighteenth century to the present day Simon P. Keefe; 2. The concerto and society Tia DeNora; Part II. The Works: 3. The Italian concerto in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Michael Talbot; 4. The concerto in northern Europe to c David Yearsley; 5. The concerto from Mozart to Beethoven: aesthetic and stylistic perspectives Simon P. Keefe; 6. The nineteenthcentury piano concerto Stephan D. Lindeman; 7. Nineteenth-century concertos for strings and winds R. Larry Todd; 8. Contrasts and common concerns in the concerto David E. Schneider; 9. The concerto since 1945 Arnold Whittall; Part III. Performance: 10. The rise (and fall) of the concerto virtuoso in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Cliff Eisen; 11. Performance practice in the eighteenth-century concerto Robin Stowell; 12. Performance practice in the nineteenth-century concerto David Rowland; 13. The concerto in the age of recording Timothy Day; Notes; Selected further reading; Index. Contributors: Simon P. Keefe, Tia DeNora, Michael Talbot, David Yearsley, Stephan D. Lindeman, R. Larry Todd, David E. Schneider, Arnold Whittall, Cliff Eisen, Robin Stowell, David Rowland, Timothy Day x 174 mm 338pp 37 music examples ( X) Hardback ( X) Paperback forthcoming The Cambridge Companion to the Ballet Edited by Marion Kant The Cambridge Companion to the Ballet traces the evolution of ballet as a theatrical art from the fifteenth to the end of the twentieth century. An international team of scholars have written on important and interesting aspects of a much beloved art form that has many friends but few historical reference books. The reader will find and unexpected aspects of ballet, its history and its aesthetics, the evolution of plot and narrative, the choice of costume and the transformation of an old art in a modern world. May ( ) Hardback c ( ) Paperback c For monthly alerts visit

5 New and Forthcoming Titles Musical Topics backlist The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera Edited by David Charlton Royal Holloway, University of London A fascinating and accessible exploration of the world of grand opera, examining important Romantic operas and the grand operas of Rossini, Auber, Meyerbeer and Halévy, among others. The volume also includes an essay by the renowned opera director David Pountney. contains more information about its subject than any previous publication in English. For the serious lover of opera, as well as for the cultural historian, this is not only an impressive collection but one that will be dipped into for many years. Contemporary Review x 174 mm 518pp 29 half-tones 20 tables 46 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback backlist The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra Edited by Colin Lawson Royal College of Music This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life is unique in its breadth of coverage. It includes topics such as orchestral history and repertory, orchestration, scorereading, conducting, international orchestras, recording, as well as consideration of what it means to be an orchestral musician, an educator, or an informed listener. ' interesting, thought provoking contributions The book is a genuine testament to the immense variety of skills, knowledge and understanding that go into creating and maintaining an orchestra. I would hope that people other than those already involved in this musical vocation would pick it up - certainly it gives a wonderful impression of the world of orchestral music.' Classical Music x 174 mm 312pp 9 half-tones 30 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback Visit our website at 5

6 New and Forthcoming Titles Musical Topics The Cambridge Companion to the Lied Edited by James Parsons Missouri State University Beginning several generations before Schubert, the Lied first appears as domestic entertainment and was to move beyond the home to the symphony hall. This is the first introductory chronicle of this fascinating genre and places the Lied in its full context - at once musical, literary, and cultural - with chapters devoted to focal composers, influence of the Lied on other musical genres, use as a musical commodity, and issues of performance. The volume is framed by a chronology and also contains a comprehensive bibliography. 'How pleasing to see that the Lied merits its own volume in this attractively presented series from CUP. The Schubertian x 174 mm 438pp 1 table 41 music examples ( ) Hardback ( X) Paperback Composers The Cambridge Companion to Liszt Edited by Kenneth Hamilton University of Birmingham This Companion provides an up-to-date view of the music of Franz Liszt, its contemporary context and performance practice, written by some of the leading specialists in the field of nineteenth-century music studies. Although a core of Liszt s piano music has always maintained a firm hold on the repertoire, his output was so vast, influential and multi-faceted that scholarship too has taken some time to assimilate his achievement. This book offers students and music lovers some of the latest views in an accessible form. Katharine Ellis, Alexander Rehding and James Deaville present the biographical and intellectual aspects of Liszt s legacy, Kenneth Hamilton, James Baker and Anna Celenza give a detailed account of Liszt s piano music, including approaches to performance, Monika 6 For monthly alerts visit

7 Composers Hennemann discusses Liszt s Lieder, and Reeves Shulstad and Dolores Pesce survey his orchestral and choral music. ' a reliable survey of most of Liszt's music concise and thoughtprovoking, too.' BBC Music Magazine Contents: 1. The romantic artist Katharine Ellis; 2. Inventing Liszt s life: early biography and autobiography Alexander Rehding; 3. Liszt in the twentieth century James Deaville; 4. Liszt's early and Weimar piano works Kenneth Hamilton; 5. Liszt's late piano works: a survey James M. Baker; 6. Liszt's late piano works: larger forms James M. Baker; 7. Liszt's piano concerti: a lost tradition Anna Celenza; 8. Performing Liszt s piano music Kenneth Hamilton; 9. Liszt's Lieder Monika Hennemann; 10. Liszt's symphonic poems and symphonies Reeves Shulstad; 11. Liszt's sacred choral music Dolores Pesce. Contributors: Katharine Ellis, Alexander Rehding, James Deaville, Kenneth Hamilton, James M. Baker, Anna Celenza, Monika Hennemann, Reeves Shulstad, Dolores Pesce x 174 mm 300pp 3 half-tones 20 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback The Cambridge Companion to Elgar Edited by Daniel M. Grimley University of Nottingham and Julian Rushton University of Leeds Edward Elgar occupies a pivotal place in the British cultural imagination. His music has been heard as emblematic of Empire and the English landscape. The recent success of Anthony Payne s elaboration of the sketches for Elgar s Third Symphony has prompted a critical revaluation of his music. This Companion provides an accessible and vivid account of Elgar s work in its historical and cultural context. Established authorities on British music and scholars in the field examine Elgar s music from a range of critical perspectives, including nationalism, post-colonialism, decadence, reception and musical influences. There are also chapters on interpretation, including his own (Elgar was the first major composer to commit a representative quantity of his own work to record), and on Elgar s relationships with the BBC and with his publishers. The book includes much material, drawing on original research, as well as providing a comprehensive introduction to Elgar s major musical achievements. 'There is much more in this indispensable tome with its extensive notes and relevant music illustrations.' Gramophone Visit our website at 7

8 Composers Contents: Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Bibliographical abbreviations; Chronology; List of volumes in the Elgar Complete Edition (Elgar Society Edition); 1. Introduction Daniel M. Grimley and Julian Rushton; 2. Elgar and his British contemporaries Jeremy Dibble; 3. Elgar and his publishers Robert Anderson; 4. Magic by mosaic: some aspects of Elgar s compositional methods Christopher Kent; 5. Elgar s musical language: the shorter instrumental works Diana McVeagh; 6. The early choral works Robin Holloway; 7. Elgar s later oratorios: Roman Catholicism, decadence and the Wagnerian dialectic of shame and grace Byron Adams; 8. Roman Catholicism and being musically English: Elgar s church and organ music John Butt; 9. A smiling with a sigh : the chamber music and works for strings Daniel M. Grimley; 10. In search of the symphony: orchestral music to 1908 Julian Rushton; 11. Orchestral music from Christopher Mark; 12. Elgar's unwumbling: the theatre music J. P. E. Harper-Scott; 13. Elgar and recording Timothy Day; 14. Elgar and the BBC Jenny Doctor; 15. Elgar's German critics Aidan Thomson; 16. Functional music: imperialism, the Great War, and Elgar as popular composer Charles Edward McGuire; Notes; Select bibliography; Index. Contributors: Daniel M. Grimley, Julian Rushton, Jeremy Dibble, Robert Anderson, Christopher Kent, Diana McVeagh, Robin Holloway, Byron Adams, John Butt, Daniel M. Grimley, Christopher Mark, J. P.E. Harper-Scott, Timothy Day, Jenny Doctor, Aidan Thomson, Charles Edward McGuire x 174 mm 276pp 35 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback The Cambridge Companion to Haydn Edited by Caryl Clark University of Toronto This Companion provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn. Readers will gain an understanding of the changing social, cultural, and political spheres in which Haydn studied, worked, and nurtured his creative talent. Distinguished contributors provide chapters on Haydn and his contemporaries, his working environments in Eisenstadt and Eszterháza, and humor and exoticism in Haydn s œuvre. Chapters on the reception of his music explore keyboard performance practices, Haydn s posthumous reputation, sound recordings and images of his symphonies. The book also surveys the major genres in which Haydn wrote, including symphonies, string quartets, keyboard sonatas and trios, sacred music, miscellaneous vocal genres, and operas composed for Eszterháza and London. The format is inviting the book puts professionals in touch with some up to date scholarship, while introducing amateur listeners to the musical and cultural worlds Haydn inhabited It is a genial read, as engaging as its subject, and though not all contributions show the razor-sharp edge of Haydn's thought, the best are as lean and relevant as any of his compositions.' Musical Times 8 For monthly alerts visit

9 Composers Contents: Part I. Haydn in Context: 1. Haydn s career and the idea of the multiple audience Elaine Sisman; 2. A letter from the wilderness: revisiting Haydn's Esterházy environments Rebecca Green; 3. Haydn's aesthetics James Webster; 4. First among equals: Haydn and his fellow composers David Wyn Jones; Part II. Stylistic and Interpretive Contexts: 5. Haydn and humour Scott Burnham; 6. Haydn s exoticisms: difference and the Enlightenment Matthew Head; Part III. Genres: 7. Orchestral music: symphonies and concertos David Schroeder; 8. The quartets Mary Hunter; 9. Intimate expression for a widening public: the keyboard sonatas and trios Michelle Fillion; 10. Sacred music James Dack; 11. The sublime and the pastoral in The Creation and The Seasons James Webster; 12. Miscellaneous vocal genres Katalin Komlós; 13. Haydn in the theatre: the operas Caryl Clark; Part IV. Performance and Reception: 14. A composer, his dedicatee, her instrument, and I: thoughts on performing Haydn s keyboard sonatas Tom Beghin; 15. Haydn and posterity: the long nineteenth century James Garrett; 16. The kitten and the tiger: Tovey s Haydn Lawrence Kramer; 17. Recorded performances: a symphonic study Melanie Lowe. Contributors: Elaine Sisman, Rebecca Green, James Webster, David Wyn Jones, Scott Burnham, Matthew Head, David Schroeder, Mary Hunter, Michelle Fillion, James Dack, James Webster, Katalin Komlós, Caryl Clark, Tom Beghin, James Garrett, Lawrence Kramer, Melanie Lowe ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback forthcoming The Cambridge Companion to Schumann Edited by Beate Perrey University of Cambridge This Companion is an accessible up-to-date introduction to Schumann: his time, his temperament, his style and his œuvre. An international team of scholars explores the cultural context, musical and poetic fabric, sources of inspiration and interpretative reach of key works from the Schumann repertoire ranging from his famous lieder and piano pieces to chamber, orchestral and dramatic works. Additional chapters address Schumann s presence in nineteenth- and twentiethcentury composition and the fascinating reception history of his late works. Tables, illustrations, a detailed chronology and advice on further reading make it an ideally informative handbook for both the Schumann connoisseur and the music lover. An excellent textbook for the university student on courses on key composers of nineteenth-century Western Classical music, it is an invaluable guide for all who are interested in the thought, aesthetics and affective power of one of the most intriguing figures of a culturally rich and formative period. Contents: Part I. Contexts: 1. Introduction to Schumann: life stories Beate Perrey; 2. Life and literature, poetry and philosophy: Robert Schumann s aesthetics of music Ulrich Tadday; 3. Schumann s heroes: Schubert, Beethoven, Bach Nicholas Marston; Part II. Works: 4. The piano music I: a world of images John Daverio; 5. The piano music II: afterimages Laura Tunbridge; 6. Why sing? Lieder and song cycles Jonathan Dunsby; 7. The chamber music Linda Roesner; 8. Novel symphonies and dramatic Visit our website at 9

10 Composers overtures Scott Burnham; 9. The concertos Joseph Kerman; 10. Dramatic stage and choral works Liz Paley; Part III. Reception: 11. Schumann in his time and since Reinhard Kapp; 12. The compositional reception of Schumann s music since 1950 Jörn Peter Hiekel; 13. Songs of dawn and dusk: coming to terms with the late music John Daverio. Contributors: Beate Perrey, Ulrich Tadday, Nicholas Marston, John Daverio, Laura Tunbridge, Jonathan Dunsby, Linda Roesner, Scott Burnham, Joseph Kerman, Elizabeth Paley, Reinhard Kapp, Jörn Peter Hiekel December x 174 mm 312pp 7 half-tones 77 music examples ( ) Hardback c ( ) Paperback c forthcoming forthcoming The Cambridge Companion to Wagner Edited by Thomas S. Grey The Cambridge Companion to Wagner offers a compendium of seventeen chapters on aspects of the life and work of one of the most influential and controversial figures in the history of music and the theatre. Richard Wagner's operas and 'music dramas' are treated in individual chapters, while subsequent sections deal with the cultural impact of the composer and issues in the interpretation and staging of the works. Areas of recent interest addressed here include: the nature of biographical sources; Wagner's attitudes towards the Jews and his appropriation by the Nazis; representations of gender and sexuality in the dramas and their music; trends and debates in the history of stage production ( ) Hardback c ( X) Paperback c The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich Edited by Pauline Fairclough and David Fanning As the foremost composer of the Soviet Union, Shostakovich's status in the West has never been straightforward. He has sometimes been vilified for his apparent collaboration with the Soviet regime, and at other times held up as a beacon of humanity and morality, even resistance to that regime. Only one fact has remained steadfast: the popularity of his music. This Companion is a starting point, and a guide for those who wish to explore further. Bringing together an international team of scholars, it brings up-to-date research and commentary within the orbit of a wide readership, both specialist and non-specialist ( ) Hardback c ( ) Paperback c For monthly alerts visit

11 Composers backlist backlist backlist The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner Edited by John Williamson University of Liverpool This Companion provides an overview of the composer Anton Bruckner ( ). Sixteen essays by leading experts introduce the lay reader to issues that have concerned scholars over the past twenty years. They provide an introduction to Bruckner s life and works in all genres, covering such problematic areas as his relationship to Vienna, the numerous editions of his symphonies, performing styles, and his appropriation by the Nazis during the Third Reich. They also consider the extent to which his Catholicism shaped not just his religious music but also his symphonies ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback The Cambridge Companion to Verdi Edited by Scott L. Balthazar West Chester University, Pennsylvania This Companion provides a biographical, theatrical, and social-cultural background for Verdi s music, examines in detail important general aspects of its style and method of composing, and synthesizes stylistic themes in discussions of representative works. Aspects of Verdi s milieu, style, creative process, and critical reception are explored in essays by highly reputed specialists. Like others in the series, this Companion is aimed primarily at students and opera lovers x 174 mm 364pp 12 tables 49 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius Edited by Daniel M. Grimley University of Nottingham This Companion provides an accessible, vivid and up-to-date introduction to the life and music of Finland s greatest composer, Jean Sibelius ( ). The book will be of interest to a wide readership, including performers and musiclovers as well as serious scholars. Divided into four sections, the book explores Sibelius s early career, his major musical achievements, his historical reception and influence and the performance and interpretation of his work. Placed in this wider perspective, Sibelius emerges as one of the most striking and individual figures in twentieth-century music. Visit our website at 11

12 Composers 'There are so many points of interest between these covers this is essential reading for Sibelians, a magnificent and illuminating volume - and congratulations are in order on the elegant appearance of the volume and its eminently moderate price.' International Record Review x 174 mm 294pp 2 line diagrams 1 half-tone 57 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback backlist The Cambridge Companion to Rossini Edited by Emanuele Senici University of Oxford The Cambridge Companion to Rossini is a collection of specially commissioned essays on one of the most influential opera composers in the repertoire. The volume is divided into four parts, each exploring an important element of Rossini s life, his world, and his works: biography and reception; words and music; representative operas; and performance. Accessible chapters by a team of specialists examine Rossini s life and career, reception, operas, and non-operatic works. Chapters also centre on individual works: Tancredi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Semiramide, and Guillaume Tell. This scholarly, extensive overview of Rossini's operas, liturgical works and piano and vocal works reflects the dramatic turnaround in appreciation that has occurred in the last fifty years or so. Music Web International Contributors: Emanuele Senici, Richard Osborne, Benjamin Walton, Charles S. Brauner, Paolo Fabbri, Philip Gossett, Marco Beghelli, Damien Colas, Heather Hadlock, Janet Johnson, Cormac Newark, Leonella Grasso Caprioli, Mercedes Viale Ferrero, Patricia B. Brauner x 174 mm 280pp 10 half-tones 35 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback backlist The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn Edited by Peter Mercer-Taylor University of Minnesota This collection of fourteen essays, authored by leading scholars in the field, surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of nineteenth-century German- Jewish composer Felix Mendelssohn. While engaging with the most up-to-date scholarly literature, each chapter also provides sufficient background information 12 For monthly alerts visit

13 Other Titles of Interest to make the volume effective as an introduction to Mendelssohn for the virtual comer. Following sections on aspects of biography and on Mendelssohn s expansive and multi-faceted musical output, two closing essays confront the turbulent course of Mendelssohn s posthumous reception and the challenges his music continues to pose for modern performers. Contributors: Peter Mercer-Taylor, Michael P. Steinberg, Marian Wilson-Kimber, James Garratt, Greg Vitercik, Douglass Seaton, Steve Lindeman, Thomas Schmidt-Beste, Glenn Stanley, R. Larry Todd, Susan Youens, Monika Hennemann, John Michael Cooper, Leon Botstein x 174 mm 332pp 1 half-tone 41 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback A Concise History of Western Music Paul Griffiths Engaging, clear and informative, this is the story of Western music - of its great composers, its performers and listeners, and of the ever changing ideas of what music is and what it is for. Paul Griffiths shows how music has evolved through the centuries, and suggests how musical evolution has reflected developments in history and culture. The book provides an enticing introduction for students and beginners, using the minimum of technical terms, all straightforwardly defined in the glossary. Its perspective and its insights will also make it illuminating for teachers, musicians and music lovers. Suggestions for further reading and recommended recordings are given at the end of each of the 24 short chapters. Contents: Prehistory; Part I. Time Whole: 1. From Babylonians to Franks; Part II. Time Measured : 2. Troubadours and organists; 3. Ars nove and Narcissus s clock; Part III. Time Sensed : 4. Harmony, the light of time; 5. The radiance of the High Renaissance; 6. Reformation and heartache; 7. To speak in music; Part IV. Time Known : 8. Baroque mornings; 9. Fugue, concerto and operatic passion; 10. Rococo and reform; Part V. Time Embraced : 11. Sonata as comedy; 12. Revolution s momentum; Part VI. Time Escaping : 13. The deaf man and the singer; 14. Angels and other prodigies; 15. New Germans and old Vienna; 16. Romantic evenings; 17. Nightfall and sunrise; Part VII. Time Tangled : 18. To begin again; 19. Forwards and backwards, and sideways; 20. The people s needs; 21. To begin again again; 22. Whirlwind; Part VIII. Time Lost 1975 : 23. Echoes in the labyrinth; 24. Interlude; Glossary; Further reading and listening x 138 mm 358pp ( ) Hardback Visit our website at 13

14 Other Titles of Interest The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia Edited by Cliff Eisen King's College London and Simon P. Keefe City University, London Mozart s enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation. 'All of the entries are written in clear, accessible prose and are wellorganized, usually with multiple subheadings and capitalized cross references. This first resource to cover both Mozart s life and oeuvre is a browser s delight An indispensable addition to all collections.' Library Journal Contents: List of contributors; Preface; Headword list; A-Z general entries; Appendix 1. Worklist; Appendix 2. Mozart movies (theatrical releases); Appendix 3. Mozart institutions; Appendix 4. Mozart organizations; Appendix 5. Mozart websites x 152 mm 674pp ( ) Hardback The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music Edited by Tim Carter University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and John Butt University of Glasgow A complete examination of the repertoire, institutions, performers, composers, and cultural world of one of the greatest moments in music history. The Cambridge History of Music x 152 mm 620pp ( ) Hardback For monthly alerts visit

15 Other Titles of Interest in paperback Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks Christopher Hogwood University of Cambridge This Handbook covers Handel s best known public music, the Water Music, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks. Christopher Hogwood sets the music in its political and musical context, with many contemporary reactions quoted, and considers important performing details, together with advice and suggestions for the modern player and listener. Cambridge Music Handbooks x 138 mm 166pp 8 half-tones 68 music examples ( ) Hardback ( ) Paperback The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory Edited by Thomas Christensen University of Chicago The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory is the first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language. A collaborative project by leading music theorists and historians, the volume traces the rich panorama of music-theoretical thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. The first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English Language. Contents: Introduction Thomas Christensen; Part I. Disciplining Music Theory: 1. Mapping the terrain Leslie Blasius; 2. Musica practica: music theory as pedagogy Robert W. Wason; 3. Epistemologies of music theory Nicholas Cook; Part II. Speculative Traditions: 4. Greek music theory Thomas J. Mathiesen; 5. The transmission of ancient music theory into the Middle Ages Calvin Bower; 6. Medieval canonics Jan Herlinger; 7. Tuning and temperament Rudolf Rasch; 8. The role of harmonics in the scientific revolution Penelope Gouk; 9. From acoustics to tonpsychologie Burdette Green and David Butler; 10. Music theory and mathematics Catherine Nolan; Part III. Regulative Traditions: 11. Notes, scales, and modes in Carolingian thought David Cohen; 12. Renaissance modal theory: theoretical, compositional and editorial perspectives Cristle Collins Judd; 13. Tonal organization in seventeenth-century music theory Gregory Barnett; 14. Dualist tonal space and transformation in the nineteenth century Henry Klumpenhouwer; 15. Organum, diaphonia, discantus, contrapunctus in the Middle Ages Sarah Fuller; 16. Counterpoint pedagogy in the Renaissance Peter Schubert; 17. Performance theory Albert Cohen; 18. Steps to Parnassus: contrapuntal theory in 1725: precursors and successors Ian Bent; 19. Twelvetone theory John Covach; 20. The evolution of rhythmic notation Anna Maria Busse Berger; 21. Theories of musical rhythm in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries William Caplin; 22. Rhythm in twentieth-century theory Justin London; 23. Tonality Brian Hyer; 24. Rameau and eighteenth-century harmonic theory Joel Lester; 25. Nineteenth-century harmonic theory: the Austro-German legacy David W. Bernstein; 26. Heinrich Schenker William Drabkin; Part IV. Descriptive Traditions: 27. Music and rhetoric Patrick McCreless; 28. Form Scott Burnham; 29. Thematic and motivic analysis Jonathan Dunsby; 30. Energetics Lee Rothfarb; 31. The psychology of music Robert Gjerdingen. The Cambridge History of Music x 152 mm 1024pp 35 half-tones 85 figures ( ) Paperback Visit our website at 15

16 Please order from your local bookseller: The book industry is moving to a 13 digit ISBN numbering system. When ordering during the current transition period, quote the 13 digit or the 10 digit ISBN. August 2006 Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge