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Classical

  • Charting the Classicsby Tim Lihoreau; Daniel Ross; Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    A witty and fun graphic depiction of the classical music world   With this fun and lighthearted book, readers can see the world of classical music as it?s never been seen before. Using flow charts, pie charts, Venn diagrams, checklists, graphs, and other ingenious graphics, the authors have neatly represented many favorite pieces of classical... more...

  • The Classic FM Handy Guide To Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Discover more than 1,000 years of the world's greatest classical music and composers packed into one book, in this handy updated and condensed edition of Classic FM's bestselling Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music... But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical... more...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

  • Leonard Bernstein and His Young People's Concertsby Alicia Kopfstein-Penk

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In this first in-depth look at the series, Alicia Kopfstein-Penk illustrates how the cultural, social, political, and musical upheavals of the long sixties impacted Bernstein?s life and his Young People?s Concerts . more...

  • Nine Seventeenth-Century Organ Transcriptions from the Operas of Lullyby Almonte C. Jr. Howell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Jean-Baptiste Lully is perhaps best known in the history of music as the founder of French opera. Although Italian-born himself, he created a form of opera so suited to French tastes and needs that it alone, among the attempts of various other nations at operatic forms of their own, was able to resist domination by Italian opera and to maintain its... more...

  • Operaby Rob Weinberg

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Opera is one of the world's most dramatic art forms. It inspires such dedication among its followers that many will travel the globe for a chance to watch their favourite operas performed in world-famous venues. This handy reference guide from Classic FM covers the major milestones and composers in the history of opera, featuring some of the greatest... more...

  • Classical Recordingsby Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Recordings of classical music abound, so how do you know which one to choose? Which ones will stand the test of time and best showcase the composer's vision; who are the conductors, orchestras and soloists that shine? This handy reference guide from Classic FM looks at the 100 most popular pieces of classical music, and explains which particular recording... more...

  • Film Musicby Rob Weinberg

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Film music is an increasingly popular part of the classical music repertoire, with a huge range of beautiful, dramatic and well-loved film scores coming out of Hollywood, from Star Wars to Up. From the early days of silent cinema through Hollywood's Golden Age and up to the modern-day blockbusters, this handy reference guide from Classic FM showcases... more...

  • Balletby Tim Lihoreau

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Ballet is defined by dance, but supporting the visual drama are some of the greatest musical treasures in the classical canon. This handy reference guide from Classic FM explores the world's most popular ballets, considering the great choreographers, dancers and, of course, composers who have created the most stunning performances of this incredible... more...

  • The Orchestraby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Where would classical music be without the orchestra? Whether they are of the symphony or chamber variety, every orchestra is made up of a group of musicians playing together as one body to bring the music of the great composers to life. This handy reference guide from Classic FM takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the greatest orchestras at home... more...