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  • Beethoven, as Revealed in His Own Wordsby Ludwig van Beethoven; Friedrich Kerst

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95

    The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...

  • 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...

  • Thomas Morley: Elizabethan Music Publisherby Tessa Murray

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    An essential book for scholars and students of renaissance music, as well as the history of music publishing and print. 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...

  • The Essential Classical Recordingsby Rick Phillips

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 16.95

    Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best recording in his opinion, but also why this piece of music... more...

  • Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproductionby Arved Ashby

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of "absolute" instrumental music. In this original, provocative book, Arved Ashby argues that recording technology has transformed our understanding of art music. Contesting the laments of nostalgic critics, Ashby sees recordings as socially progressive... more...

  • Die Chormusik von Rudolf Mauersbergerby Vitus Froesch

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.79

    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...

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

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    There are many biographies and articles about Frederick Delius's life (1862-1934), but there has never been a comprehensive book about his music until now. Everything he wrote, from his earliest compositions right up to the mighty A Mass of Life , is analysed here; the history and background of each work and its critical reception are all examined,... more...

  • Murder in A-Majorby Morley Torgov

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 22.99

    Schumann and Brahms are the stars of Torgovs first Hermann Preiss mystery. Musical egos clash and murder ensues in mid-19th century Germany. more...

  • Stravinskyby Stephen Walsh

    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...