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John Bell Young: Liszt - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

Franz Liszt is widely viewed today not only as a great composer, but also as the greatest pianist of the 19th century. More
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Mark Ringer: Franz Schubert's Theatre Of Song - A Listener's Guide (Book/CD) ~ Biography
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Ringer sheds new perspectives on Schubert's songs, focusing on their incomparable dramatic power, which often exceeds that of many a full-fledged opera. More
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Raymond Erickson: The Worlds Of Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Biography
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Publisher Hal Leonard

The Worlds Of J.S. Bach offers both traditional and new perspectives on the life and work of the man who is arguably the central figure in the Western musical tradition. More
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Zubin Mehta: The Score of My Life (Hardback) ~ Biography
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Zubin Mehta: The Score of My Life is a frank and direct account of Mehta's entire musical life. More
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Kirsten Liese: Elizabeth Schwartzkopf - From Flower Maiden to Marschallin (Hardback) ~ Biography
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This pictorial volume contains hundreds of costume and portrait photographs from Elizabeth's private estate, providing a lasting reflection of her personality and elegance. More
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John Bell Young: Puccini - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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In this comprehensive exploration of Puccini's most beloved operas, on the 150th anniversary of his birth, John Bell Young celebrates some of the most moving music ever composed. More
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David Hurwitz: Getting The Most Out Of Mozart - The Vocal Works ~ Biography
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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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John Bell Young: Brahms - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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Johannes Brahms was one of the nineteenth century's preeminent composers and one of its polarizing musical figures. More
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M. Owen Lee: The Great Instrumental Works ~ History
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This delightful book is for anyone who enjoys any of the lively arts of opera, drama, film, literature, or popular song and who wants to find out what is really going on in some of the great instrumental works. More
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Daniel Felsenfeld: Tchaikovsky - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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Tchaikovsky was a composer of sublime music, an accomplished fabulist and fantasist whose work was rooted in personal torment. 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: Shostakovich Symphonies And Concertos - An Owner's Manual ~ Biography
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In Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos acclaimed author David Hurwitz describes the musical elements of that language: what it sounds like, how it works expressively, as opposed to providing a mere technical analysis. 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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Victor Lederer: Chopin - A Listener's Guide To The Master Of Piano (Book And CD) ~ Biography
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In clear, lively prose, author Victor Lederer guides the reader through the life and oeuvre of the sovereign master of the Keyboard. More
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David Hurwitz: The Mahler Symphonies - An Owner's Manual ~ Biography
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This book is the first discussion of Mahler's ten completed symphonies to offer music lovers a comprehensive overview of the music as it strikes today's listeners. More
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John Bell Young: Beethoven's Symphonies - A Guided Tour ~ Biography
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In this book, acclaimed Pianist and critic John Bell Young explores each of the nine symphonies, always looking beneath the surface for what makes the music so compelling. 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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Messiaen ~ Biography
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Robert Sherlaw Johnson's pioneering work on the music of Olivier Messiaen has become the foundation stone upon which all Messiaen scholarship is based. More
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Herbert Van Karajan: A Life In Pictures (Hardback) ~ Biography
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Publisher Hal Leonard

The official book supporting 'Karajan 2008,' a worldwide campaign to celebrate Karajan's centenary. More
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My Friend Pavarotti ~ Biography
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Candido Bonvicini knew the great tenor and his first wife Adua from childhood and his illuminating portrait draws on conversations with Adua, Pavarotti's father and mother, friends, tutors, operatic peers and Pavarotti himself. More