The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music

The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music

Featuring fascinating accounts from practitioners, this Companion examines how developments in recording have transformed musical culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Conducting

The Cambridge Companion to Conducting

In this wide-ranging inside view of the history and practice of conducting, analysis and advice comes directly from working conductors, including Sir Charles Mackerras on opera, Bramwell Tovey on being an Artistic Director, Martyn Brabbins on modern music, Leon Botstein on programming and Vance George on choral conducting, and from those who work closely with conductors: a leading violinist describes working as a soloist with Stokowski, Ormandy and Barbirolli, while Solti and Abbado s studio producer explains orchestral recording, and one of the world s most powerful managers tells all. The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions. It is an unusually honest book about a secretive industry and managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives for the first time.

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

A contributory volume covering the history and current scene of electronic music.

The Cambridge Companion to French Music

The Cambridge Companion to French Music

This accessible Companion provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to French music from the early middle ages to the present.

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.

The Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Music in Digital Culture

Digital technology has profoundly transformed almost all aspects of musical culture. This book explains how and why.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

The Cambridge Companion to Debussy

The Cambridge Companion to Debussy

A comprehensive picture of Debussy with insights into his character, environment and music.

Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concert

Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His The Köln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because of the music on the record, but also because of the remarkable reception it has received from musicians and lay-listeners alike. Since the album's 1975 release, it has sold over three million copies: a remarkable achievement for any jazz record, but an unprecedented feat for a two-disc set of solo piano performances featuring no well-known songs. In Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert, author Peter Elsdon seeks to uncover what it is about this recording, about Keith Jarrett's performance, that elicits such success. Recognizing The Köln Concert as a multi-faceted text, Elsdon engages with it musically, culturally, aesthetically, and historically in order to understand the concert and album as a means through which Jarrett articulated his own cultural and musical outlook, and establish himself as a serious artist. Through these explorations of the concert as text, of the recording and of the live performance, Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert fills a major hole in jazz scholarship, and is essential reading for jazz scholars and musicians alike, as well as Keith Jarrett's many fans.

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet is a practical guide to the world of the clarinet. It offers students and performers a composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day, as well as practical guidance on teaching and playing from historical performance to contemporary techniques and jazz. Informed by the experience of distinguished professional players and teachers, this book makes an essential and stimulating reference book for all clarinet enthusiasts.