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Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Biography
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Publisher Omnibus Press

This illustrated biography tells the fascinating story of classical music's supreme prodigy. Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers is a wonderful insight into the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, drawing on personal letters, recollections, engravings, paintings and other images, with a CD featuring his greatest works.

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Franz Liszt: Life Of Chopin ~ Biography
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This biography by one of the nineteenth century's foremost pianists--Chopin's friend and fellow artist, Franz Liszt--offers a highly informed assessment of the Polish composer's musical legacy. More
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New Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers: Claude Debussy ~ Biography
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This fully illustrated biography of the great composer Claude Debussy draws from personal letters, recollections, engravings, paintings and other images to give a complete overview and an in-depth look at the life, times and work of such a giant of music. The book also includes a CD featuring Debussy's greatest compositions, making this an invaluable resource for all lovers of music. More
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New Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers: Chopin ~ Biography
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This fully revised and updated biography of one of the greatest composer of all time, Fryderyck Chopin, features countless illustrations, authoritative scholarship as well as a CD containing 16 of the most beautiful and representative compositions by this 'poet of the Piano'. More
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Homi Dastoor: Musical Journeys - A Personal Introduction To Western Classical Composers ~ Reference
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Publisher 49 50 Books

This remarkable book is a personal introduction to western classical composers. Homi Dastoor describes each composer's musical lineage, with the major moments in their life history explained.

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Poul Borum & Erik Christensen: Messiaen - En Håndbog ~ Biography
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Bruno Walter: Gustav Mahler ~ Biography
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Conductor, composer, and writer Bruno Walter (1876–1962) worked closely with Gustav Mahler as the composer's assistant and protégé. More
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Cuthbert Girdlestone: Jean-Philippe Rameau - His Life And Work ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

The definitive biography and critical study of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), this volume deals at length not only with with the composer's musical achievements but also with aspects of his life and work that made him one of the most important cultural figures in eighteenth-century France. More
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Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers: Franz Liszt ~ Biography
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Illustrated Lives Of The Great Composers: Franz Liszt is a vivid biography that draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and other images to give a complete picture of Liszt’s life and times. More
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Jon Paxman: Classical Music 1600–2000 - A Chronology ~ History
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Jon Paxman's Classical Music 1600–2000 - A Chronology interprets four centuries of Western classical music, considering its evolution from two different perspectives. More
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William Walton Edition: Volume 24 - A Catalogue ~ Reference
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Publisher Oxford University Press

The final volume in Oxford University Press' William Walton series, William Walton Edition: Volume 24 - A Catalogue is a comprehensive listing of the composer's works, compiled by Stewart Craggs. More
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New Illustrated Lives Of Great Composers: Bach (Book/CD) ~ Biography
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A new biography of one of the most outstanding composers in musical history, this book includes reproductions of historical engravings and portraits - helping to recreate the era in which Bach flourished.  More
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Beethoven's Piano Playing: With An Essay On The Execution Of The Trill ~ Instrumental Tutor
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Beethoven's Piano Playing was originally written as an introduction to a critical edition of Beethoven's Piano concertos. More
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Richard Wagner: The Lighter Side ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

Richard Wagner: The Lighter Side focuses on the trivia, the interesting facts, anecdotes, and quotations about the man and his operas. More
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Francois-Joseph Fetis: Nicolo Paganini - With An Analysis Of His Compositions And A Sketch Of The History Of The Violin ~ Biography
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Written by an immensely important musicologist, this rare 1860 monograph analyzes Nicolo Paganini's compositions and provides a fascinating history of the Violin. More
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Alfred Cortot: In Search Of Chopin ~ Biography
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A series of themed essays rather than a traditional biography, this profile of Chopin is the work of legendary conductor and performer, Alfred Cortot. More
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New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Mahler ~ Biography
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This fully illustrated biography of Gustav Mahler explores a reputation that has enjoyed mixed fortunes. Mahler’s compositions were often neglected after his death even though, in his lifetime, he was universally acclaimed as a conductor. More
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Humphrey Searle: The Music Of Liszt ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

Virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt was a key figure in the evolution of modern music. The Music Of Liszt, by well-known British composer and musicologist Humphrey Searle, constitutes the most authoritative English-language study of Liszt's works. More
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Albert Schweitzer: J. S. Bach - Volume One ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. This stimulating narrative traces Bach's life; discusses contemporary artistic and philosophical movements; assesses the work of his predecessors Schutz, Scheidt, Buxtehude, etc., analyzes Bach's own work; and passes on brilliant recommendations for performance. More
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George Grove: Beethoven And His Nine Symphonies ~ Reference
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This classic of music analysis by a noted musicologist offers revealing insights into Beethoven's personality and music. George Grove, the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, interweaves fascinating background information on the composer's historical era with quotations, letters, and anecdotes. More

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