Readings in Musicology

I decided to forgo a doctorate for the time being and give myself a much needed exhale. And I think for the most part is was a good, if not always exciting or intellectually fulfilling, decision. And while I think that periodic departures from any field or path are important, it is equally important not to drift too far. The fall and winter were rough, but I'm finally returning to a place where I can approach and absorb music again. Now seems a good time to read all those books and articles I wished I'd had time to read during school.
This list is ongoing and nowhere near complete.

Text Books
A History of Music in Western Culture; Mark Evan Bonds
Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition; Douglass Seaton
The Oxford History of Western Music; Richard Taruskin

Biographies
The New Grove Twentieth-century French Masters; Jean-Michel Nectoux et al.
Claude Debussy; David J. Code
Claude Debussy; Paul Roberts
The Life of Debussy; Roger Nichols
Le Six: The French Composers and Their Mentors, Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie; ed. Robert Shapiro

The New Grove Beethoven; Joseph Kerman
Beethoven; Maynard Solomon
Beethoven: The Music and the Life; Lewis Lockwood

The New Grove Russian Masters; David Brown et al.
My Musical Life; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, trans. Judah A. Joffe
Reminiscences of Rimsky-Korsakov; Vasily Vasilyevich Yastrebtsev, trans. Florence Jonas

Criticism
The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays; Richard Taruskin
Defining Russia Musically: Historical and Hermeneutical Essays; Richard Taruskin
Freedom and the Arts: Essays on Music and Literature; Charles Rosen
The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock 'n' Roll; Simon Reynolds and Joy Press

Non-musicology but still related
Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power; Richard Stites

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