Episode 31: Some of my favorite books about music and why I love them
- Upcoming events: April 17 - Beethoven Concerto with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, April 18 – English Baroque music with the period instrument ensemble Callipygian Players in Chicago, April 19 – Mendelssohn Concerto with the 100th Anniversary Alumni Orchestra at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, April 20 - English Baroque music with the period instrument ensemble Callipygian Players in Skokie, IL
- Random Musical Thought: Follow-up on previous comment about musicians’ clothes
Groundbreaking books about violin history, repertoire, and performance practice:
- The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761: and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music by David D. Boyden
- Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries by Robin Stowell
Wonderful books about the history of American music:
- The Music of Black Americans: A History by Eileen Southern
- Maud Powell: Pioneer American Violinist by Karen A. Shaffer
Books about interesting topics written by authors with a great sense of humor (rare in the stuffy world of musicology):
- Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History by Arthur Loesser
- Music and Society in Lowland Scotland in the Eighteenth Century by David Johnson
A brilliant hoax:
- An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violins by Rohan Kriwaczek
A novel with great descriptions of voice lessons in 18th Century Italy
- Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
total playing time: 18:38
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