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  • The Late Starters Orchestraby Ari L. Goldman

    Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 23.95

    In a cluttered room in an abandoned coat factory in lower Manhattan, a group of musicians comes together each week to make music. Some are old, some are young, all have come late to music or come back to it after a long absence. This is the Late Starters Orchestra--the bona fide amateur string orchestra where Ari Goldman pursues his lifelong dream... more...

  • Fanfares and Finesseby Elisa Koehler

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes... more...

  • Mourning de Pachmannby Carl Abbott

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 36.99

    Written for a mature audience with an interest in music, history and mystery, this historical novel investigates the subtleties of love, guilt and forgiveness, ambition and ego, the rewards of a personal adventure, the career of the real-life de Pachmann, and Europe on the verge of another world war. more...

  • Harrison Birtwistleby Fiona Maddocks; Harrison Birtwistle

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    'Anyone with the smallest interest in composition - not just concertos but novels, buildings, lives, you name it, should read this absorbing, spiky, dazzling book.' Adam Thirwell, TLS Books of the Year Harrison Birtwistle is recognised worldwide as one of the greatest of living composers, behind such works of trail-blazingly modern classical... more...

  • The Silver Swanby Elena Delbanco

    Other Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    A debut novel about a daughter grappling with the legacy of her famous and imposing cellist father, the secrets he has hidden from her, and the fate of his great Stradivarius cello.   Alexander Feldmann is a musician of international renown, a man whose prodigious talent, striking good looks, and charm prove irresistible to all who meet him.... more...

  • The History of Classical Music For Beginnersby R. Ryan Endris; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95

    Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, and while it has permeated the arts and popular culture for centuries, it still has this mystifying aura surrounding it. But fear not?it?s not as complicated as it seems, and anyone can learn the origins and history of Western art music. In addition to learning how better to understand (and... more...

  • Bach to Brahmsby David Beach; Yosef Goldenberg

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 95.00

    Presents current analytic views by established scholars of the traditional tonal repertoire, with essays on works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. more...

  • Charles Mackerrasby Nigel Simeone; John Tyrrell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book celebrates and epitomizes an exceptional life in music. The first study of Mackerras to appear in decades. more...

  • The Ignorant Maestroby Itay Talgam

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 12.99

    What leaders in any field can learn from legendary conductors and their mixtures of control and letting go. A conductor in front of his orchestra is an iconic symbol of leadership?but what does a maestro actually do in order to create unity, excellence and harmony? And how can a leader in other fields, remote from violin playing and Mozart, benefit... more...

  • Leonard Bernsteinby Burton Bernstein; Barbara Haws

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    One of the most gifted, celebrated, scrutinized, and criticized musicians in the second half of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein made his legendary conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic in 1943, at age 25. A year later, he became a sensation on Broadway with the premiere of On the Town . Throughout the 1950s, his Broadway fame only... more...