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- 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$ 21.28
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
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...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
It is a common article of faith that Mozart composed the most beautiful music we can know. But few of us ask why. Why does the beautiful in Mozart stand apart, as though untouched by human hands? At the same time, why does it inspire intimacy rather than distant admiration, love rather than awe? And how does Mozart's music create and sustain its buoyant... 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 69.99
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition),... 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...
- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 12.73
A memoir of the London Symphony Orchestra on tour in the US and beyond, focusing on their historical first visit to America in 1912 when they were due to sail on the Titanic, and their most recent travels. Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist at the LSO, tells the remarkable story of a groundbreaking expedition through recently discovered diaries, archive... more...