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  • Concertos and Choral Worksby Donald Francis Tovey

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    Drawn from the well-known musicologist's celebrated Essays in Musical Analysis, this volume contains nearly all of the concertos in the standard repertoire, from Bach's concerto for two violins to Walton's concerto for viola. More than fifty selections include choral works with in-depth essays on Bach's Mass in B minor, Beethoven's Mass in D, Brahms's... more...

  • My Life and Musicby Artur Schnabel

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    "A clear picture of a musician of rare integrity." ? The Musical Times . Highly readable reminiscences, musical philosophy of great pianist: his experiences as a child prodigy in turn-of-the-century Vienna, concert career, thoughts on great conductors and composers of the day, preferences in the repertoire, much more. Also includes "Reflections... more...

  • A Treasury of Early Musicby Carl Parrish

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fifty first-rate musical compositions document the development of musical style from the early Middle Ages to the Middle of the 18th century. Among the selections are a Gregorian hymn, an English lute piece, operatic arias, instrumental and vocal motets, a French ballad, as well as works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Buxtehude, and... more...

  • The History of Musical Instrumentsby Curt Sachs

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author Curt Sachs, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, combines rich scholarship with personal... more...

  • Hugo Wolfby Ernest Newman; Walter Legge; Roelof Oostwoud

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    The tragic story of an erratic genius's life and a survey of some of his works, including his art songs and operas. "Very interesting and very stimulating." ? The New York Times. more...

  • Guide to Chamber Musicby Melvin Berger

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Authoritative guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces by 55 composers. A must for music lovers and musicians alike. "No lover of chamber music should be without this Guide." ? John Barkham Reviews. more...

  • Anthony Stradivari the Celebrated Violin Makerby Francois-Joseph Fetis; Stewart Pollens

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Survey by a renowned musicologist explores the early history and construction of stringed instruments, work of the Italian masters, and bows of François Tourte. Provides contemporary glimpses of Paganini, Schumann, Berlioz. more...

  • In Search of Chopinby Alfred Cortot

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Profile by a legendary conductor and performer explores the composer's works and concert performances plus his roles as teacher and Polish nationalist, relationships with Liszt and Sand, chronic illness, and tormented, sensitive nature. more...

  • Chopin's Lettersby Frederic Chopin; E. L. Voynich

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world ? Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." ? Books . Preface. Index. more...

  • Women in American Musicby Judith Tick; Judy Tsou

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Women in American Music: Grove Music Essentials is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Grove Music Online is a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world’s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...