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  • 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...

  • The First Four Notesby Matthew Guerrieri

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012 A New Yorker Best Book of the Year Los Angeles Magazine 's #1 Music Book of the Year A unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which has fascinated musicians, historians,... more...

  • Delius and his Musicby Martin Lee-Browne; Paul Guinery; Sir Mark Elder

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 50.00

    The first comprehensive study of the music of Frederick Delius (1862-1934), from his earliest works right up to A Mass of Life, with background information and a complete list of works. more...

  • Die Chormusik von Rudolf Mauersbergerby Vitus Froesch

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 25.04

    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...

  • Written By Mrs Bachby Martin Jarvis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 18.61

    Did Mrs Bach write some of our greatest musical works? It's not often that one of the world's greatest composers is accused of plagiarising his wife's work, but an Australian musical expert has cast doubt on whether Johann Sebastian Bach wrote all his own material. Conductor Martin Jarvis believes Bach's cello suites were composed by the German musician's... more...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 14.42

    Just what exactly is classical music ...and why should it be a part of everyone's life? Who are the big names behind the classical hits ...and which are the best recordings of their music? What are you supposed to wear to a classical concert ...and when on earth are you supposed to applaud? 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music... more...

  • Franz Schubert and His Worldby Christopher H. Gibbs; Morten Solvik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797?1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated documents in Franz Schubert and His World examine his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing surprising and... more...

  • The Ignorant Maestroby Itay Talgam

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Orchestral Musicby David Daniels

    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...

  • Beethoven and the Grosse Fugeby Robert S. Kahn

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 47.99

    This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge , placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music?music without words?can have meaning and speculates that some works of Western music can evoke synesthesia in listeners?a sense of motion through three-dimensional volumes... more...