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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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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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David Hurwitz: Exploring Haydn - A Listener's Guide To Music's Boldest Innovator ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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Malcolm Arnold: Rogue Genius ~ Biography
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Publisher Thames Publishing

A vivid and frank account of the life, times and music of Britain's most misunderstood composer. More
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A Ravel Reader: Correspondence, Articles, Interviews ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

Compiled by internationally recognised Ravel authority, Arbie Orenstein, this volume seeks to capture the essence of the man in his own words.  More
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Deryck Cooke: Gustav Mahler - An Introduction To His Music ~ Biography
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Publisher Faber Music

This is far and away the best short guide to Mahler's music, written expressly for music lovers by great scholar who had unparalleled gift for lucid and attractive exposition.  More
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Brahms: Novello Short Biography ~ Biography
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Publisher Novello & Co Ltd.

Edward Lockspeiser, Michael Hurd. A major series of titles containing clear and concise accounts of the lives and music of some of the great composers. More
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Maurice Ravel: Man And Musician ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

Ravel's musical achievements as well as his life and times are brilliantly recreated in this masterly biography, originally published in 1975. 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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Publisher Edition Wilhelm Hansen

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Bruno Walter: Gustav Mahler ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

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.

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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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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.

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New Illustrated Lives Of Great Composers: Bach (Book/CD) ~ Biography
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Publisher Omnibus Press

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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Publisher Dover Publications

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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