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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 17.99
John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and ?he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience? (Alex Ross, The New Yorker ). Now, in Hallelujah Junction , he incisively relates his life story,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 26.99
The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 14.42
Just what exactly is classical music ...and why should it be a part of everyone's life? Who are the big names behind the classical hits ...and which are the best recordings of their music? What are you supposed to wear to a classical concert ...and when on earth are you supposed to applaud? 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 26.95
A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012 A New Yorker Best Book of the Year Los Angeles Magazine 's #1 Music Book of the Year A unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which has fascinated musicians, historians,... more...
- Faber and Faber 2012; US$ 29.15
A comprehensive guide to the techniques of orchestral playing and the development of non-professional orchestras, Orchestral Performance covers all areas of orchestral music-making - instrumental technique and combination, ensemble, layout, repertoire and presentation. Christopher Adey - renowned specialist in the training of student orchestras -... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
?Brilliant....This book is a perfect marriage?or should one say, duet?of subject and author, every word as masterly as the notes of the artist it illuminates.? ? Christopher Buckley, Forbes ?This is not just criticism but poetry in itself, with the additional?and inestimable?merit of being true.? ? Washington Post Book World Pulitzer Prize-winning... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 22.65
For three generations the ABC's symphony orchestras were a jewel in the crown of Australian culture, allowing audiences to hear Rubenstein, Tauber, Szell, Beecham, Schwarzkopf, Rostropovich and Klemperer in their primes, while providing career-long employment for Australia's own leading classical musicians. Much less well known is the fact that for... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available
The inspiration behind the South Bank Centre?s year-long festival of 20th century music, Alex Ross?s masterpiece is a sweeping musical history from pre-war Vienna to the Velvet Underground. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 47.99
This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge , placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music?music without words?can have meaning and speculates that some works of Western music can evoke synesthesia in listeners?a sense of motion through three-dimensional volumes... more...