His treatises are hard reading, and I suspect still not fully understood.
General Interest Music Books
And here is a basic problem with Girdlestone. In such a thick book, pages, how can you fail to even try [to talk about this]? He mentions that others have covered the subject, and backs out at the outset of a brief chapter in which he mainly teeters on the verge of calling Rameau a crank. And that is not very deep or adventurous for what aims to be a definitive book on Rameau.
Une Symphonie Imaginaire , 1 CD. Overtures , 1 CD. The following list is excerpted from Wikipedia. Instrumental works. The introduction alone is worth the price of admission.
Bach, Corelli, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel . . .
Taylor, Timothy. Composers and musicians in the west have always drawn from the musical languages of the Others, and vice versa.
- The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story (Pivotal Moments in American History)?
- Stephen Brown - Composer-Conductor-Teacher-Performer - Book Reviews.
- Avon (Then and Now)?
- Jean-Philippe Rameau.
This book explores how this cultural commingling has taken place. Really a one-of-a-kind study. Wald, Elijah.
Walser, Robert. Blends musical analysis with cultural theory and manages to stay engaging and accessible throughout. Waterman, Christopher Alan. A wonderful analysis of cross-cultural flows of musical influence. Wong, Deborah. Strunk, Oliver and L. Available in a single volume or by era. Weiss, Piero and Richard Taruskin.
- Magazines and Books.
- MUSIC HARMONY BOOKS IN ENGLISH;
- ELE & GIF in: Think Positive.
Burney, Charles. I ; Vol. II ; Vol.
Treatise on Harmony
Berry, Wallace. Cadwaller, Allen and David Gagne. Cage, John. Christensen, Thomas.
- Sharks! (Discover Your World Series).
- Treatise on Harmony.
- EXPLORE NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES!: WITH 25 GREAT PROJECTS (Explore Your World).
- Steps to a Better Walk with God.
- Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret #1.
Cogan, Robert. Philosophical and rewarding. Fux, Johann. Jeppesen, Knud. Hasty, Christopher. A must for anyone interested in temporal structures and music. Helmholtz, Hermann von. Hepokoski, James and Warren Darcy. A peerless resource. Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. Chances are you might have used this one in your undergrad theory sequence. Lester, Joel. Rameau, Jean-Philippe. A hugely important work, originally published in Russell, George.
Kind of Blue. Schoenberg, Arnold. An absolutely one-of-a-kind text. Zbikowski, Lawrence.
Albright, Daniel. An engrossing read. Auslander, Philip. Behar, Ruth. Baudrillard, Jean. Bourdieu, Pierre. Distinction is an analysis of the social dimensions of taste. Butler, Judith. Denning, Michael. Geertz, Clifford. Gilroy, Paul. Gladwell, Malcolm. His challenge to how we think of success and genius could change the way we write a biography of Mozart, or any composer. Jenkins, Henry.
He has been called the 21st-century Marshall McLuhan. Kittler, Friedrich. A mind-blowing read. Kuhn, Thomas. His arguments apply equally well to other areas, including music. Lord, Albert. Mann, Thomas. Doctor Faustus Marx, Karl. Capital , Vol. Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels. The German Ideology rep. An argument no historian can ignore.
Roach, Joseph. An illuminating study on the nature of celebrity. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Theweleit, Klaus. Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism rep. A fundamental resource for those interested in how economic forces drive culture and vice versa. Williams, Raymond. A fine example of how to use social theory to talk about the arts. Allen, Dwight Warren. An essential resource. Bolker, Joan. This is a must-have resource for those scaling the summit of their dissertation. Duckles, Vincent. Good place to start your research. Goldsmith, John and others. Written in a casual, clear style, Goldsmith et al.
Gray, Paul and David Drew. Peters, Robert. Go into it with your eyes open.
MUSIC HARMONY BOOKS
Version 2. Are there no Music Theory books as indispensable to the discipline of Musicology as, say, Kaptial? Also, I have just found your blog, and I too am currently tackling Taruskin.