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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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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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Publisher Amadeus Press

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.

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David Hurwitz: Shostakovich Symphonies And Concertos - An Owner's Manual ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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David Hurwitz: Getting The Most Out Of Mozart - The Instrumental Works ~ Biography
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In this book, the first of two, David Hurwitz guides the reader/listener through the master's chamber and orchestral music, a body of work unique in style, expressive range, emotional depth, formal perfection, and sheer beauty. More
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David Hurwitz: The Mahler Symphonies - An Owner's Manual ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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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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Publisher Omnibus Press

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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Malcolm Williamson - A Mischievous Muse ~ Biography
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Publisher Omnibus Press

The extraordinary story of Malcolm Williamson, whose rich creative gifts were undermined by a self-destructive streak. More
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J.P.E. Harper-Scott: Elgar - An Extraordinary Life ~ Biography
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Publisher ABRSM Publishing

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Britain’s greatest composers, Sir Edward Elgar, renowned Elgar scholar J.P.E. Harper-Scott casts new and frequently surprising light on Elgar. More
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Trevor Hold: The Walled-in Garden - The Songs Of Roger Quilter ~ Biography
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Publisher Thames Publishing

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Geoffrey Bush: An Unsentimental Education ~ Biography
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Publisher Thames Publishing

Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998) was a British scholar, organist and composer, who having met and befriended John Ireland in his youth became an ardent champion of English music. More
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Franz Liszt: Life Of Chopin ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

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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Violin Mastery - Interviews With Heifetz, Auer, Kreisler And Others ~ Biography
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Publisher Dover Publications

This enlightening and encouraging book offers a series of interviews with the most celebrated Violin teachers and performers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More
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Edgar Varese ~ Biography
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Publisher Bobcat Books

This fascinating biography analyses the life and work of the giant of the avant-garde, Edgard Varese, and delves deeply into his mysterious and eclectic world. More
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The Cambridge Companion To Chopin ~ Reference
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Publisher Cambridge University Press

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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Inglis Gundry: Last Boy Of The Family ~ Biography
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Publisher Thames Publishing

Opera has been the dominating factor in Inglis Gundry's life, and in this affectionate memoir he looks back on the 15 operas he has written and reveals the life that was their inspiration. More
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Kathleen Ferrier: A Career Recorded ~ Biography
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A celebration of the recording career of Kathleen Ferrier, brimming with anecdotes of intrigue and mystery! More
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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