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  • Mozartby Sacheverell Sitwell

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 5.30

    A concise and beautifully evocative appreciation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s career and genius by the famed writer and poet Sacheverell Sitwell. From Mozart’s first precocious attempts at composing at the age of four or five, through to his tragic death at the age of just 35, Sitwell traces this most famous of composers’ life with depth and humanity.... more...

  • YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Dayby Clemency Burton-Hill

    Headline 2017; US$ 24.99

    'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.... more...

  • Beethoven's Symphony No. 9by Alexander Rehding

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours. In particular, it outlines what is special about the Ninth in millennial culture, where music is encoded not only as score... more...

  • I Sang the Unsingableby Bethany Beardslee; Minna Zallman Proctor

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    American soprano Bethany Beardslee rose to prominence in the postwar years when the modernist sensibilities of European artists and thinkers were flooding American shores and challenging classical music audiences. With her light lyric voice, her musical intuition, and her fearless dedication to new music, Beardslee became the go-to girl for twelve-tone... more...

  • I Sang the Unsingableby Bethany Beardslee; Minna Zallman Proctor

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 24.99

    Memoir of Bethany Beardslee, the iconic American soprano known as the "composer's singer." more...

  • The Music of Simon Holtby David Charlton

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 115.00

    Bringing together well-known writers with composers and performers, this volume gives a complete overview of Holt's creative work up to 2015. more...

  • Verdiby John Suchet

    Elliott & Thompson 2017; US$ 12.49

    Giuseppe Verdi remains the greatest operatic composer that Italy, the home of opera, has ever produced. Yet throughout his lifetime he claimed to detest composing and repeatedly rejected it. He was a landowner, a farmer, a politician and symbol of Italian independence; but his music tells a different story. An obsessive perfectionist, Verdi drove... more...

  • Sonata Fragmentsby ANDREW DAVIS

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    In Sonata Fragments , Andrew Davis argues that the Romantic sonata is firmly rooted, both formally and expressively, in its Classical forebears, using Classical conventions in order to convey a broad constellation of Romantic aesthetic values. This claim runs contrary to conventional theories of the Romantic sonata that place this nineteenth-century... more...

  • Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Revised Editionby Krysten A. Keches

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    In 1958, under the founding music director, Prof. Marvin Rabin, the Boston University College of Fine Arts established a youth orchestra for junior and senior high school students from the Greater Boston area. The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), formerly known as the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, has flourished over the past 60... more...

  • Chopin and His Worldby Jonathan D. Bellman; Halina Goldberg

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the company of only a few sympathetic friends and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines... more...