THE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: A Handbook for Conductors, Managers and Boards – Van Hom(Practical & comprehensive. Focus on this group & its needs. Valuable appendixes give IRS rulings, suggested audition materials, publishers, rental libraries & more.
MAX BRUCH: His Life & Works – FifieldIn depth study of the life and works of the distinguished romantic composer.
ILLUSTRATED LIVES OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS – BeethovenThe most definitive composer reference. Clearly written and well illustrated representation of each composer’s life. A Great resource.
BARTOK: Complete Catalogue of his Works
ROSSINI: Portrait of Greatness
A CONDUCTOR’S REPETOIR OF CHAMBER MUSIC: Compositions for 9 to 15 instruments – ScottResource for conductors / teachers. Lists ~ classifies over l000 works for chamber ensembles.
VIOLIN SCORES – Works for violin & piano with separate violin parts – Beethoven: Sonatas No. 5 (Spring), No.8 & No.9 (Kreutzer)
PAGEANT OF MUSIC – BlackwoodMeaning & evolution of music.
THE CONTEMPORARY CONTRABASS – TuretskyRevised 2nd edition. Excellent Advice on timber, techniques, aesthetics & more.
FOLK MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTR’S OF THE PUNJAB – PandeScholarly well illustrated book about the birth, development & current status of the music & instruments of the Punjab, India. CD Included.
FRENCH PIANISM: A Historical Perspective – TimbrellLandmark study surveys historical development, pedagogy, performance practices & styles.