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  • The Classical Music Map of Britainby Richard Fawkes

    Elliott & Thompson 2010; US$ 11.99

    The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and thoroughly interesting journey around our country from a classical music perspective. From Frith Street in Soho, where Mozart stayed and performed free street concerts during his only trip to England, to Merthyr Tydfil in Glamorgan, where Joseph Parry was born and raised until he was 13, The... more...

  • Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, 1828-1967by D. Kern Holoman

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 95.00

    This is the story of one of the world's great philharmonic societies, told by a distinguished conductor and writer whose command of the subject is nothing short of virtuosic. Established in 1828 with roots stretching back to the 1790s, the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire reflected and in many ways encapsulated the development of French culture,... more...

  • The Classic FM Concise Hall of Fameby Darren Henley; Tim Lihoreau

    Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Classic FM Concise Hall of Fame celebrates classical music's unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener?whether it's the haunting melodies of Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini's La bohème; the moving sounds... more...

  • Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Musicby Susan McClary

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 63.00

    In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states?desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how every major genre of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, was part of this striving for heightened passions... more...

  • The Old Italian School of Singingby Daniela Bloem-Hubatka

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    This work describes in accessible language the technical foundations of the Old Italian School of Singing. It enables the reader to grasp the teachings of the old masters theoretically and practically. The research for this book used not only the old treatises from the 1700's onwards but also firsthand testimonies, biographies and recordings from... more...

  • Synagogue Songby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life. Musical references appear in biblical accounts of the Red Sea crossing and King Solomon's coronation, and music continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Through 100 brief chapters, this volume considers theoretical approaches to the study of Jewish... more...

  • Music of the Middle Ages: Volume 1by Giulio Cattin; Steven Botterill

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 42.00

    A unique history of the vast repertory of monophonic music of the Middle Ages. more...

  • The Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Giorgio Pestelli; Eric Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 36.00

    An examination of one of the crucial periods of musical history, viewed against the social and political background of the time. more...

  • Music in the Seventeenth Centuryby Lorenzo Bianconi; David Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 66.00

    Examines musical life in the seventeenth century, a period of profound change in the history of music. more...

  • The Classic FM Concise Hall of Fameby Darren Henley; Tim Lihoreau; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2011; US$ 12.73

    The Concise Classic FM Hall of Fame celebrates classical music?s unique ability to stir the emotions of a listener – whether it?s the haunting melodies of Górecki?s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Purcell?s Dido and Aeneas; the passionately charged opening bars of Beethoven?s Symphony No. 5; dramatic operas such as Puccini?s La bohème; the moving sounds... more...