Reading list, November 2017

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting by John Mauceri (272 pp., $28.95) has been published by Alfred A. Knopf. Leonard Slatkin’s Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians and the Music Industry (304 pp., $27.99), has been published by Amadeus Press. It follows his 2012 book, Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro. A revised edition of Notes from the Pianist’s Bench by Boris Berman, chairman of the piano department at the Yale School of Music, has been published by Yale University Press ($256 pp., $30). Kyle Gann’s in-depth analysis of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata, Charles Ives’s Concord: Essays after a Sonata, has been published by the University of Illinois Press (464 pp., $50). Also out from the University of Illinois Press are Libby Larsen: Composing an American Life (368 pp., $95 hardcover/$29.95 paperback) by Denise Von Glahn, a professor of musicology at Florida State University; and George Szell’s Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra by Marcia Hansen Kraus, a musician and composer based in Cleveland. Chopin and His World, a collection of essays edited by Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg, has been released by Princeton University Press (369 pp., $80 hardcover/$35 paperback). The editors were scholars in residence at the 2017 Bard Summer Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano, a children’s book by Elizabeth Rusch with illustrations by Marjorie Priceman, has been published by Simon & Schuster (47 pp., $16.99).

Posted November 29, 2017