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Praise for "Temperament"

"[Temperament's] most persuasive weapon is the unquenchable passion of its author… An immensely entertaining, original and informative book."
— THE ECONOMIST


"Isacoff untangles the complexities of this issue with the aplomb of a virtuoso pianist playing scales. He makes an erudite and amiable companion."
— THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


"Charming... a whirlwind tour of Western culture's big ideas."
— THE LOS ANGELES TIMES


"[Isacoff] writes engagingly about abstract and often counterintuitive matters."
— THE NEW REPUBLIC

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BOOKS BY STUART ISACOFF

A Natural History of the Piano


A Natural History of the Piano

The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians—from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between
New York: Alfred A. Knopf
2011

Temperament

Temperament
How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 (hardcover)
New York: Vintage, 2003 (paperback)

 

Other Publications (Partial Listing)

Steinway

Steinway
by Ronald V. Ratcliffe, revised by Stuart Isacoff
San Francisco: Chronicle Books
2002

Jazz Time

Jazz Time
London: Boosey & Hawkes
1991

20-minute chord workout

The 20 Minute Chords & Harmony Workout
New York: Ekay Music
1989

Solos for Jazz Alto Sax

Solos For Jazz Alto Sax
New York: Carl Fischer
1985

Solos for Jazz Tenor Sax

Solos For Jazz Tenor Sax
New York: Carl Fischer
1985

Jazz Solos for Trumpet

Solos For Jazz Trumpet
New York: Carl Fischer
1985

12 Jazz Preludes

Twelve Jazz Preludes For Piano
New York: Associated Music Publishers
1981

Skill Builders

Skill Builders (6 Volumes)
New York: G. Schirmer
1979

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk
New York: Music Sales Corporation
1978

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker
New York: Music Sales Corporation
1978

Mile Davis

Miles Davis
New York: Music Sales Corporation
1978

From Rags to JAzz

From Rags To Jazz
New York: Consolidated Music
1976

Gregorian Chants for Recorder

Gregorian Chants For Recorder
New York: Amsco
1975