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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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Publisher Dover Publications

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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Publisher Dover Publications

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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Publisher Omnibus Press

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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Ernest Newman: Hugo Wolf ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

Hailed as "very interesting and very stimulating" by The New York Times, this critical biography explores the life and music of the supreme master of German song, Hugo Wolf. More
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Michael Steinberg: The Symphony - A Listener's Guide ~ Backing Tracks
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Publisher Oxford University Press

Discusses some 118 works by 36 major composers, from Beethoven and Brahms to Sibelius and Stravinsky. More
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Mogens Andersen: Fluktuationer Festskrift Til Ib Nørholm ~ Biography
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Publisher Edition Wilhelm Hansen

A large number of Danish musicologists, composers and journalists pay their tribute to Danish composer Ib Nørholm (b. 1931). More
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Victor Lederer: Beethoven's Chamber Music - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

Ludwig van Beethoven's chamber works are some of his most revered compositions. Victor Lederer guides the serious nonprofessional listener through this oeuvre in his new book Beethoven's Chamber Music: A Listener's GuideMore
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Michael Rabin: America's Virtuoso Violinist ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

In Michael Rabin: America's Virtuoso Violinist, Anthony Feinstein tells the poignant story of the life and career of one of history's greatest violinists. As a child prodigy, Rabin had the classical music world at his feet. More
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Malcolm Arnold in Words ~ Biography
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Publisher Queen's Temple Publications

This collection of Malcolm Arnold's writings and interviews presents a fascinating insight into his complex mind. More
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Amy Fay: Music-Study In Germany - The Classic Memoir Of The Romantic Era ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

Dating from 1869 to 1875, this famous series of engaging letters by a young American pianist uniquely describes study with Liszt, Tausig, and other luminaries. More
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The Lionel Bart Story: Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be ~ Biography
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Publisher Omnibus Press

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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Peter Williams: The Organ Music of J.S. Bach ~ Reference
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Publisher Cambridge University Press

This is a completely revised edition of volumes I and II of The Organ Music of J. S. Bach (1980), a bestselling title, which has subsequently become a classic text. More
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James Levine: 40 Years At The Met ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

This extraordinary collection of photographs and essays chronicles the unparalleled career of Maestro James Levine over four decades at the Metropolitan Opera. More
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Unlocking The Masters Deluxe Set ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

The big three - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms - all together in one deluxe set! Each volume presents an in-depth exploration of the composer's world of musical intimacies in an easy-to-read, nuts-and-bolts manner. More
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Roye E. Wates: Mozart: An Introduction To The Music, The Man, And The Myths ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths explores in detail 20 of the composer's major works in the context of his tragically brief life and the turbulent times in which he lived. More
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Richard Rodney Bennett: The Complete Musician ~ Biography
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Publisher Omnibus Press

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 C. Tibbetts: Schumann - A Chorus of Voices ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

In these hitherto unpublished interviews and conversations, more than thirty biographers, musicians, critics, and commentators offer their own unique perspectives on Schumann's life, work, controversies, and place in the history of Romantic music. More
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Jack Gottlieb: Working With Bernstein ~ Biography
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Publisher Hal Leonard

Preceded by updated remarks, this collection allows those seeking firsthand information on Bernstein's compositions to find all of Gottlieb's valuable scholarship in one place. More