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Classical

  • 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...

  • Directory of Choral-Orchestral Musicby Michael Rosewall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Video Game Musicby Daniel Ross

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    From electronic beeps to orchestral scores, video game music has truly arrived. Rapidly growing in popularity around the world, it looks set to play an important role in the future of classical music. This handy reference guide from Classic FM steers you through the evolution of video game music, from the arcade to mobile and interactive gaming, highlighting... more...

  • Andre Rieuby Marjorie Rieu

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 10.00

    ANDRÉ RIEU, violinist, conductor of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, superstar,famous and loved, and unique in the whole world. He sells millions of CDsand DVDs, his concert tours sell out all over the world, and when he plays onthe Vrijthof Square in his hometown Maastricht, people come from all over theworld to experience this very special event.But... more...