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Victor Lederer: Bach's Keyboard Music - A Listener's Guide ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

This listener's guide to Bach's music provides the interested amateur with a close but non-technical look at the master's works for Keyboard instruments. A full length CD is included. More
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Robert Levine: Maria Callas - A Musical Biography ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

This profusely illustrated musical biography covers Callas's life and career. A final third of the book analyzes the tracks on the two CDs, describing what made Callas unique, what made Callas Callas. More
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Gordon Jones: Bach's Choral Music - A Listener's Guide ~ Reference
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Publisher Amadeus Press

J.S. Bach: A Listener's Guide to His Choral Music introduces the general listener to a genre of music that is mistakenly supposed to be "difficult." More
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John Bell Young: Schubert - A Survey Of His Symphonic, Piano And Chamber Music ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

In this survey of Franz Schubert's instrumental music, John Bell Young explores some of the richest and most memorable music ever written. More
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Michael Kennedy: The Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams - Second Edition ~ Biography
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Publisher Oxford University Press

This is the authoritative account of Vaughan Williams's musical life - the story of a great composer's career, and at the same time the story of music in England over half a century and more. More
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Bruce Wood: Purcell - An Extraordinary Life ~ Biography
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Publisher ABRSM Publishing

In this vivid portrait, Bruce Wood illuminates the sometimes shadowy figure of Henry Purcell, richly evoking the atmosphere of 17th-century England - full of intrigues and plots. More
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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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Publisher Hal Leonard

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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Zubin Mehta: The Score of My Life (Hardback) ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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Publisher Hal Leonard

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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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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Publisher Amadeus Press

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: Dvorak - Romantic Music's Most Versatile Genius ~ Instrumental Album
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Publisher Amadeus Press

The music of Antonin Dvorak defies fashion. He is one of the few composers whose works entered the international mainstream during his lifetime, and some of them have remained there ever since. More
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David Hurwitz: Getting The Most Out Of Mozart - The Instrumental Works ~ Biography
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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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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