Music Textbooks

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The Piano

A History in 100 Pieces

Susan Tomes

The Life of Music

New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition

Nicholas Kenyon

Ludwig van Beethoven

The Piano Sonatas; History, Notation, Interpretation

Jan Marisse Huizing, Gerald R. Mettam

Conversations in Jazz

The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews

Ralph J. Gleason, Toby Gleason, Ted Gioia

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

A Short Companion

Charles Rosen

Musical Composition

Craft and Art

Alan Belkin

Béla Bartók

David Cooper

Barbra Streisand

Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power

Neal Gabler

Real Life Rock

The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014

Greil Marcus

Wild Soundscapes

Discovering the Voice of the Natural World

Bernie Krause, Roger Payne

Leonard Bernstein

An American Musician

Allen Shawn

Musical Instruments

Highlights of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

J. Kenneth Moore, Jayson Dobney, E. Bradley Strauchen-Scherer

The Leonard Bernstein Letters

Nigel Simeone, Leonard Bernstein

Forbidden Music

The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas

Gustav Mahler

Jens Malte Fischer


Roger Nichols

Bob Dylan

Like a Complete Unknown

David Yaffe

Music for Silenced Voices

Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets

Wendy Lesser

Music and Sentiment

Charles Rosen

The Anthology of Rap

Adam Bradley, Andrew DuBois, Jr. Gates Henry Louis, Common, Chuck D

No Such Thing as Silence

John Cage's 4'33"

Kyle Gann

Robert Schumann

Life and Death of a Musician

John Worthen


Andrew Barnett

The Oboe

Geoffrey Burgess, Bruce Haynes

First Nights at the Opera

Thomas Forrest Kelly

Bill Evans

How My Heart Sings

Peter Pettinger