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  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Bachby Nicholas Kenyon

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    A superb new addition to the highly successful Faber Pocket Guides -- all the essentials about one the greatest composers in history. more...

  • The Mastersinger from Minskby Morley Torgov

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1868, Munich, Inspector Hermann Preiss investigates a series of murders based around the production of a new opera by troubled composer Richard Wagner. Many people have reasons to dislike the man, but who wrote the anonymous note declaring that the night of the premiere will be Wagner's day of reckoning? more...

  • Classical Music Top 40by Anthony Rudel

    Touchstone 1995; Not Available

    The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover. Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don?t know how or where to start?so many composers, so many pieces, so many versions, so much music! In either case, this book is for you. In this informal and informative guide, Rudel leads listeners... more...

  • Hallelujah Junctionby John Adams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • The Essential Canon of Classical Musicby David Dubal

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Reinventing Bachby Paul Elie

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99

    The story of a revolution in music and technology, told through a century of recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach In Reinventing Bach , his remarkable second book, Paul Elie tells the electrifying story of how musicians of genius have made Bach?s music new in our time, at once restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and... more...

  • Beethovenby Edmund Morris

    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...

  • Rite of Spring: 75 Years of ABC Music-Makingby Martin Buzacott

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 18.58

    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...

  • The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Centuryby Alex Ross

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Alex Ross?s sweeping history of twentieth-century classical music, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, is a gripping account of a musical revolution. more...

  • The Essential Classical Recordingsby Rick Phillips

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 16.95

    Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best recording in his opinion, but also why this piece of music... more...