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- Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99
In 1868, Munich, Inspector Hermann Preiss investigates a series of murders based around the production of a new opera by troubled composer Richard Wagner. Many people have reasons to dislike the man, but who wrote the anonymous note declaring that the night of the premiere will be Wagner's day of reckoning? more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.11
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 27.99
The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 18.99
John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and ?he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience? (Alex Ross, The New Yorker ). Now, in Hallelujah Junction , he incisively relates his life story,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.61
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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 32.93
In 1934, Igor Stravinsky was fifty-two, a Russian expatriate living in Paris and already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation. Stravinsky: The Second Exile follows him through the remainder of his long life, which he would spend largely in the United States. These are the years during which he would compose such masterworks... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99
The story of a revolution in music and technology, told through a century of recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach In Reinventing Bach , his remarkable second book, Paul Elie tells the electrifying story of how musicians of genius have made Bach?s music new in our time, at once restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99
Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00
This, the second and final volume of Stephen Walsh?s magisterial biography of Igor Stravinsky, begins in 1934, when Stravinsky is fifty-two and living in France. Already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation, Stravinsky is nevertheless at this point a fairly unhappy expatriate, all too aware of the war clouds beginning to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
Timpani Tone and the Interpretation of Baroque and Classical Music explores the nature, production, and evolution of timpani tone and provides insights into how to interpret the music of J. S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart. In drawing on 31 years of experience, Steven L. Schweizer focuses on the components of timpani tone and methods for producing... more...