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Malcolm Arnold: Rogue Genius ~ Biography
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A vivid and frank account of the life, times and music of Britain's most misunderstood composer. More
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David Hurwitz: Getting The Most Out Of Mozart - The Vocal Works ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 4. Mozart was the first composer whose operas have never left the international repertoire, and for many he remains one of the finest vocal composers who ever lived. More
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Malcolm Williamson - A Mischievous Muse ~ Biography
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The extraordinary story of Malcolm Williamson, whose rich creative gifts were undermined by a self-destructive streak. More
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Beethoven: The Man And The Artist ~ Biography
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Edited by Friedrich Kerst and Henry Edward Krehbiel. 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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The Lionel Bart Story: Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be ~ Biography
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Lionel Bart was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver! More
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Richard Rodney Bennett: The Complete Musician ~ Biography
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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, in the enormous diversity of his activities, is arguably the most complete musician of all time. More
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John Bell Young: Brahms - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

Johannes Brahms was one of the nineteenth century's preeminent composers and one of its polarizing musical figures. More
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Mark Ringer: Opera's First Master - The Musical Dramas Of Claudio Monteverdi ~ Biography
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Often hailed as the creator of modern opera, Claudio Monteverdi was the first great opera composer, his genius likened to that of Mozart, Wagner, and Verdi. More
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David Hurwitz: Exploring Haydn - A Listener's Guide To Music's Boldest Innovator ~ Biography
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No composer has ever achieved the amazing artistic progression that Haydn has. He invented the string quartet as we know it, became known as 'the Father of the Symphony', and mentored the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. More
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David Hurwitz: Sibelius - The Orchestral Works ~ Biography
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David Hurwitz considers more than eighty of Sibelius's orchestral pieces, from choruses to symphonies inviting readers to enjoy the fascinating mix of elements that make up Sibelius's colourful personal idiom. More
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The Cambridge Companion To Chopin ~ Reference
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The Cambridge Companion to Chopin provides the enquiring music-lover with helpful insights into a musical style which recognises no contradiction between the accessible and the sophisticated, the popular and the significant. More
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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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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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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: Complete Set ~ Artist Songbook
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This complete set includes William Walton's works in 23 handsomely-bound volumes with the Catalogue of Works as Volume 24. More
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William Walton Edition: Volume 24 - A Catalogue ~ Reference
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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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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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