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  • Beethovenby Richard Wagner; William Ashton Ellis

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...

  • Corresponding with Carlosby Charles Barber

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 40.50

    Drawing heavily on their 15-year correspondence, this book is the first English-language biography of Carlos Kleiber ever written. Charles Barber offers unique insights into how Kleiber worked. This biography considers Kleiber's singular aesthetic, his playful and often erudite sense of humor, his reputation for perfectionism, his much-studied baton... more...

  • Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50by W. Dean Sutcliffe

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises... more...

  • Liszt: Sonata in B Minorby Kenneth Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This book examines Liszt's B minor Sonata - regarded as a pinnacle of Romantic piano music. more...

  • Hugo Wolf and the Wagnerian Inheritanceby Amanda Glauert

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00

    This 1999 book offers an in-depth study of the music of Hugo Wolf. more...

  • Elgar: Enigma Variationsby Julian Rushton

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    This book contains an examination of Elgar's most famous work, the 'Enigma' Variations. more...

  • Best of the Beatlesby Spencer Leigh

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2015; US$ 5.99

    Why was Pete Best sacked from the Beatles? In this unique book, based on extensive research and interviews with those close to the events, Spencer Leigh has gathered the clues together to try and solve the greatest Beatles mystery of all. On 16 August 1962, the Beatles drummer, Pete Best, went to see their manager, Brian Epstein, in his Liverpool office.... more...

  • Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Albumby Marianne Tatom Letts

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    How the British rock band Radiohead subverts the idea of the concept album in order to articulate themes of alienation and anti-capitalism is the focus of Marianne Tatom Letts's analysis of Kid A and Amnesiac. These experimental albums marked a departure from the band's standard guitar-driven base layered... more...

  • Beethoven: Violin Concertoby Robin Stowell

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 32.00

    The first individual study of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. more...

  • Billie Holiday: Singerby Forrest Cole

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Her tragic life and death are as important a part of Billie Holiday's story as her undeniable talent as a singer. Poverty-stricken from birth, she was introduced to drugs and hard living at a very young age and spent her childhood on the streets carousing with various criminal elements. But, among that turmoil she found her greatest strength her... more...