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Volume 30

American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years, by Russell Sanjek.   Volume I: The Beginning to 1790. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. xvi + 469 pp. ISBN 0-19-504028-7 Volume II: From 1790 to 1900. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. vi + 482 pp. ISBN 0-19-504310-3…
Analytic Approaches to Twentieth-Century Music, by Joel Lester. New York: Norton, 1989. xi + 304 pp. ISBN 0-393-95762-4 The marked diversity of twentieth-century music offers great challenges to those involved in the study and teaching of this repertoire. The wide range of styles and the many innovative approaches to musical structure…
Nineteenth-Century Music, by Carl Dahlhaus. (Translated by J. Bradford Robinson from Die Musik des 19. Jahrhunderts.) Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1989. x + 417 pp. ISBN 0-520-05291-9. It is difficult to begin any discussion of Carl Dahlhaus's historical writing without launching into a rueful description of the evolution…
Paul Hindemith in the United States, by Luther Noss. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1989. 294 pp. ISBN 0-252-01563-0. This book is a welcome addition to the ever growing literature about Hindemith. Its author is uniquely qualified to have written it. Luther Noss, professor emeritus, former dean of the…
Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music: Their Principles and Application, by Sandra P. Rosenblum. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988. xxi + 516 pp. ISBN 0-25-334314-3. "My purpose is to provide historical information and practical assistance in applying that information to the shaping of interpretation, all with respect for musicality and…
The Time of Music, by Jonathan D. Kramer. New York: Schirmer Books, 1988. xviii + 493 pp. ISBN 0-02-872590-5. "This book is as much composed as it is written," states Jonathan Kramer in his preface to The Time of Music. Indeed, a musical logic does seem to guide the exposition and…