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41.
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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M. Owen Lee: The Great Instrumental Works ~ History
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Publisher Amadeus Press

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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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. 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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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
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The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia ~ Reference
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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