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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
by Ian Bostridge
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IAN BOSTRIDGE is universally recognized as one of the greatest Lieder interpreters of our era. In addition to his numerous award-winning recordings of opera and song, he was the original Caliban in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, and he played... (read more)

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Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven
Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven
by John Eliot Gardiner
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1 Under the Cantor’s Gaze In the autumn of 1936 a thirty-year-old music teacher from Bad Warmbrunn in Lower Silesia suddenly appeared in a Dorset village with two items in his luggage: a guitar and a portrait in oils of Bach. Like old Veit Bach... (read more)

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Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth  Centuries (Book & CD)
Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Book & CD)
by Gregory A. Schirmer
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For well over a century, the G. Schirmer edition of 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries has introduced millions of beginning singers to serious Italian vocal literature. Offered in two accessible keys suitable for all singers, it is... (read more)

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Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837
Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837
by Katherine (edt) Kolb
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As a composer, Hector Berlioz embodied his century as the quintessential Romantic artist. Niccolo Paganini called him "Beethoven's only heir," and for a young Richard Wagner, he was dazzling as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. But Berlioz was... (read more)

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Silence
Silence
by John Cage
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John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today. The Saturday Review said of him: Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or... (read more)

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Classical Music for Dummies (For Dummies)
Classical Music for Dummies (For Dummies)
by David Pogue
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The more you know about classical music, the more you love it. Now, thanks to Classical Music For Dummies, you can achieve a whole new level of insight into both the composers and the compositions that have made classical music one of the great... (read more)

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Gustav Mahler: Letters to His Wife
Gustav Mahler: Letters to His Wife
by Gustav Mahler
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Takes us into the heart of the Viennese musical world in the years of its most brilliant accomplishment in this illustrated collection of all the known letters that Gustav Mahler wrote his wife, Alma Maria Schindler.... (read more)

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Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time
Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time
by Nicolas Slonimsky
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A snakeful of critical venom aimed at the composers and the classics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. Who wrote advanced cat music? What commonplace theme is very much like ? Which composer is a scoundrel and a giftless bastard? What opera... (read more)

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1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
by Matthew Rye
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Selected by a team of 22 leading music critics from around the world, the 1001 classical recordings featured here are absolute must hear pieces that will delight discerning music fans as well as those just discovering the joy of classical music. 800... (read more)

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Book of Musical Anecdotes
Book of Musical Anecdotes
by Norman Lebtecht
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Here is one of the most enjoyable and illuminating books ever published for the music lover, a feast of delightful anecdotes that reveal the all-too-human side of the great composers and performers. There are stories of appetites (Handel eating dinner... (read more)

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Ernest Bloch Lectures #16: The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds
Ernest Bloch Lectures #16: The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds
by Martha Feldman
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"An extremely impressive achievement. . . . The book is overwhelming in its attention to both detail and the larger picture. It should have a tremendous impact on the field."—Susan McClary, author of Feminine Endings "All future discussion of the... (read more)

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Verdi: Unlocking the Masters Series (Unlocking the Masters)
Verdi: Unlocking the Masters Series (Unlocking the Masters)
by Victor Lederer
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Lederer, who writes about music and urban history, surveys Verdi's operas and major choral pieces. He first discusses Verdi in the context of Italian opera and his life and character, then delves into his early operas such as Nabucco and Macbeth; his... (read more)

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What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)
What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)
by Aaron Copland
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"The definitive guide to musical enjoyment" (Forum) with over 1.5 million copies in print.... (read more)

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Mikrokosmos Volume 1 (Pink): Piano Solo
Mikrokosmos Volume 1 (Pink): Piano Solo
by Bela Bartok
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The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composer's son Peter Bartok. In 1945 Bela Bartok described Mikrokosmos as a cycle of 153 pieces for piano written for didactic purposes, seeing them as a series... (read more)

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Richard Wagner: A Life in Music
Richard Wagner: A Life in Music
by Martin Geck
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Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (1813andndash;83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in... (read more)

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Franz Schubert's Theatre of Song - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series
Franz Schubert's Theatre of Song - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series
by Mark Ringer
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Ringer sheds new perspectives on Schubert's songs, focusing on their incomparable dramatic power, which often exceeds that of many a full-fledged opera. But Schubert's stage was not to be the public theaters of the repressive Metternich regime in Vienna,... (read more)

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Bernstein's Orchestral Music - An Owner's Manual: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 22
Bernstein's Orchestral Music - An Owner's Manual: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 22
by David Hurwitz
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Leonard Bernstein's fame as a conductor and general cultural phenomenon has overshadowed his genius as a composer, despite the fact that at least some of his orchestral music has entered the standard repertoire and achieved a well-deserved measure of... (read more)

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The Irving Berlin Reader (Readers on American Musicians)
The Irving Berlin Reader (Readers on American Musicians)
by Benjamin Sears
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Without any formal training in music composition, Irving Berlin took a knack for music and turned it into the most successful songwriting career in American history. Berlin was the first Tin Pan Alley songwriter to go uptown to Broadway with a complete... (read more)

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Works for Violin
Works for Violin
by Johahn J. Bach
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Reprinted from the renowned Bach-Gesellschaft edition, this work features the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin and the six Sonatas for Violin and Clavier. The music has been reproduced in a size large enough to read easily, with... (read more)

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Craft of Musical Composition: Book One, Theoretical Part
Craft of Musical Composition: Book One, Theoretical Part
by Paul Hindemith
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Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of... (read more)

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