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  • Beethoven the Pianistby Tilman Skowroneck

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This book offers an insight into Beethoven's career, showing in well-documented detail the rise and decline of his powers as a performer. more...

  • Cole Porterby William Mcbrien

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In his life and in his music, Cole Porter was "the top"?the pinnacle of wit, sophistication, and success. His songs?"I Get a Kick Out of You," "Anything Goes," and hundreds more?were instant pop hits, and their musical and emotional depths have made them lasting standards. William McBrien has captured the creator of these songs, whose life was not... more...

  • No Regretsby Carolyn Burke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.95

    The iconic French singer comes to life in this enthralling, definitive biography, which captures Edith Piaf?s immense charisma along with the time and place that gave rise to her unprecedented international career. Raised by turns in a brothel, a circus caravan, and a working-class Paris neighborhood, Piaf began singing on the city?s streets, where... more...

  • Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50by W. Dean Sutcliffe

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises... more...

  • Liszt: Sonata in B Minorby Kenneth Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book examines Liszt's B minor Sonata - regarded as a pinnacle of Romantic piano music. more...

  • Hugo Wolf and the Wagnerian Inheritanceby Amanda Glauert

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This 1999 book offers an in-depth study of the music of Hugo Wolf. more...

  • Elgar: Enigma Variationsby Julian Rushton

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book contains an examination of Elgar's most famous work, the 'Enigma' Variations. more...

  • Der Wahn des Gesamtkunstwerksby Udo Bermbach

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2004; US$ 31.82

    "Im Kunstwerk werden wir Eins sein", verheißt Richard Wagner. Leitmotivartig zieht sich dieser Satz durch Wagners Werk und seine Vision einer "ästhetischen Weltordnung". Kunst und Politik werden dabei untrennbar miteinander verwoben. Ein demokratisiertes Publikum soll ein Gesamtkunstwerk erleben, in dem die Einzelkünste zum Musikdrama... more...

  • Best of the Beatlesby Spencer Leigh

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2015; US$ 7.28

    Why was Pete Best sacked from the Beatles? In this unique book, based on extensive research and interviews with those close to the events, Spencer Leigh has gathered the clues together to try and solve the greatest Beatles mystery of all. On 16 August 1962, the Beatles drummer, Pete Best, went to see their manager, Brian Epstein, in his Liverpool office.... more...

  • Der Kastrat und seine Männlichkeitby Sibylle Unser

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 12.19

    Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, das sogenannte goldene Zeitalter des Kastratengesanges, wurden tausendfach Knaben aus dem einzigen Grund kastriert, um ihre kindliche Stimme zu erhalten. Bekannt sind uns heute noch die klangvollen Namen Farinelli und Caffarelli. Doch nicht jeder, der dieser Operation unterzogen worden war, erlangte solche Größe. Die Autorin... more...