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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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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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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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Guide To Orchestral Music : the Handbook for Non-musicians (86 Edition)
Guide To Orchestral Music : the Handbook for Non-musicians (86 Edition)
by Ethan Mordden
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Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe... (read more)

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The Classical Style
The Classical Style
by Charles Rosen
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This outstanding book treating the three most beloved composers of the Vienna School is basic to any study of Classical-era music. Drawing on his rich experience and intimate familiarity with the works of these giants, Charles Rosen presents his keen... (read more)

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Classical Music: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings (New York Times Essential Library)
Classical Music: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings (New York Times Essential Library)
by Allan Kozinn
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A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available today For classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and exciting than the range of technique and emotion that can capture or transform the great works in the... (read more)

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Temperament How Music Became a Battlegro
Temperament How Music Became a Battlegro
by Stuart Isacoff
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Featuring a new Afterword, this narrative explores the reinvention of the piano--a story that encompasses social history, religion, philosophy, and science as well as musicology--in a concise and sparkling narrative. 45 illustrations.... (read more)

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Mozart
Mozart
by Robert Gutman
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This major work, the result of years of careful study and analysis, places Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and music in the context of the intellectual, political and artistic currents of eighteenth-century Europe. The result is a fresh interpretation of... (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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Bach's Choral Music: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 20
Bach's Choral Music: Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 20
by Gordon Jones
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Includes full-length CD from the Bach Collegium Japan. J.S. Bach - A Listener's Guide to His Choral Music introduces the general listener to a genre of music that is mistakenly supposed to be difficult. A vivid biographical sketch of Bach's life and... (read more)

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Treemonisha Vocal Score
Treemonisha Vocal Score
by Scott Joplin
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Praised by The New York Times as gently imbued with ragtime, but aspiring "to genuine operatic richness," Scott Joplin's energetic opera tells of a confident young woman whose life, in many respects, paralleled the composer's. The pioneering work appears... (read more)

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Casals and the Art of Interpretation
Casals and the Art of Interpretation
by David Blum
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"This is an immensely valuable book and one which is clearly designed to appeal to all musicians—not just string players...Mr. Blum has captured in great detail the little things that so often make a great teacher. I would strongly recommend this... (read more)

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Letters of W. A. Mozart
Letters of W. A. Mozart
by Johann Chrys Mozart
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Over 100 often hilarious, sometimes sad, but always articulate letters from one of the most charismatic composers in history. Candid self-portrait emerges revealing his witty observations of royalty and their patronage, music, his family, his... (read more)

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Mikrokosmos Volume 1 (Pink): Piano Solo
Mikrokosmos Volume 1 (Pink): Piano Solo
by Bela (cop) 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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Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society
Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society
by Daniel Barenboim
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These free-wheeling, often exhilarating dialogues—which grew out of the acclaimed Carnegie Hall Talks—are an exchange between two of the most prominent figures in contemporary culture: Daniel Barenboim, internationally renowned... (read more)

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Guide to Chamber Music
Guide to Chamber Music
by Melvin Berger
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"Not only worhtwhile but so beautifully written and so informative that it should be in every chamber music lover's library." — Los Angeles Times. Authoritative, beautifully written guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces of... (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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Nineteenth-Century Music
Nineteenth-Century Music
by Carl Dahlhaus
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This magnificent survey of the most popular period in music history is an extended essay embracing music, aesthetics, social history, and politics, by one of the keenest minds writing on music in the world today. Dahlhaus organizes his book around... (read more)

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