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Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of contemporary vocality. - Edited by Pamela Karantonis
ISBN: 1409469832
Publication Date: 2014
"As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work, through vocality. She re-defined the limits of composition and challenged theories of the authorship of the musical score. This volume celebrates her unorthodox path through musical landscapes, including her approach to performance practice, gender performativity, vocal pedagogy and the culturally-determined borders of art music, the concert stage, the popular LP and the opera industry of her times. The collection features primary documentation-some published in English for the first time-of Berberian’s engagement with the philosophy of voice, new music, early music, pop, jazz, vocal experimentation and technology that has come to influence the next generation of singers ..." Publisher.


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Capturing music: The story of notation. - Thomas Forrest Kelly.
ISBN: 0393064964
Publication Date: 2015
“Readers will delight in the exquisite beauty of this volume—it looks like a richly illuminated manuscript! And with Blue Heron’s expertly and lovingly produced recordings, this is so much more than a book—it is something rare and wonderful.” (Susan Hellauer, founding member of Anonymous 4)

“With his characteristic blend of deep scholarship and clarity of style, Tom Kelly has written a timely history of the most significant revolution in musical practice of the last thousand years.” (Peter Phillips, founder and director, Tallis Scholars)

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The string quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and legacy in analytical perspective. - Edited by Dániel Péter Biró & Harald Krebs.
ISBN: 0199936188
Publication Date: 2014
"The String Quartets of Béla Bartók brings together innovative new scholarship from 14 internationally recognized music theorists, musicologists, performers, and composers to focus on these remarkable works from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives... an essential resource for scholars and students across a variety of fields from music theory and musicology, to performance practice and ethnomusicology." Publisher.

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