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  • 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...

  • Organ Literatureby Corliss Richard Arnold

    Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    This third edition is a basic textbook on the development of pipe organ composition in geographically diverse schools. Its nineteen chapters include charts of organ composers and a historical background of contemporary events and figures for each organ composition school. Chapter bibliographies cover readings published in the seventies, eighties, and... more...

  • Mozart the Dramatistby Brigid Brophy

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Brigid Brophy first published her passionate, profoundly original Mozart the Dramatist in 1964, revisiting it subsequently in 1988. Organised by theme, the text offers brilliant readings of Mozart's five most famous operas - Die Entführung aus dem Serail , Le Nozze di Figaro , Don Giovanni , Così fan tutte , and Die Zauberflöte - while a... more...

  • Lies and Epiphaniesby Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer 2014;

    Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played a determining role in the reception history of their works: the finale of Mahler's Second Symphony, for instance,... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Piano Musicby R. Larry Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Orchestral "Pops" Musicby Lucy Manning

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In this new edition of Orchestral ?Pops? Music: A Handbook , Lucy Manning brings to the present her remarkable compendium, which has proven so critical to the success of ?pops? concert programming. This revised handbook alleviates this time-consuming task by offering a list of works for orchestral ?pops? concerts that is comprehensive, informative,... more...

  • The Late Starters Orchestraby Ari L. Goldman

    Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 23.95

    If you thought a fiddler on a roof was in a precarious position, imagine what happens when a middle-aged professor with a bad back takes up the cello. Ari Goldman hasn?t played in twenty-five years, but he?s decided to give the cello one last chance. First he secures a seat in his eleven-year-old son?s youth orchestra, and then he?s ready for the... 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...

  • Die Chormusik von Rudolf Mauersbergerby Vitus Froesch

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    Bis heute ist Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971) in erster Linie durch seine kirchenmusikalische Tätigkeit, insbesondere als Dresdner Kreuzkantor in den Jahren 1930-1971, bekannt. Dass er darüber hinaus selbst Komponist war, ist erst seit wenigen Jahrzehnten auch außerhalb Dresdens einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit bewusst geworden. Einige seiner Kompositionen... 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...