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- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78
Gerald Abraham's reputation as an authority on Russian music has tended to obscure his deep interest in the music of Poland and Czechoslovakia, and of the nineteenth-century generally. From a lifetime's devoted scholarship in these fields Abrahams selected his best work to make up this volume (first published in 1968), one of exceptional breadth... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 39.95
The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt. "You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."-D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books "A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr. Walker... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11
The Time by the Sea is about Ronald Blythe's life in Aldeburgh during the 1950s. He had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten's circle and began working for the Aldeburgh Festival. Although befriended by Imogen Holst and by E M Forster, part of him remained essentially solitary,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00
Edited by Konraad Wolff Translated by Paul Rosenfeld With twenty black-and-white illustrations Schumann?s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones. From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century. The same fire, poetry, directness... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99
Lutoslawski on Music is the first collection of writings by the Polish twentieth-century composer Witold Lutoslawski. It includes texts about his own compositions and techniques as well as writings on various aspects of twentieth-century musical culture. more...
- Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 74.99
The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations that make this a complete compendium of string bass research. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 92.99
Traditional requiem texts, among them the anonymous medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have inspired an untold number of composers in different ages and serving different religions, Western and Eastern. This book, the first comprehensive survey of requiem music for nearly half a century, provides a great deal of diverse and detailed information... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 37.50
The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent, some of genius, would be?in spite of a virtual lack of technical... more...