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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Victor Lederer: Beethoven's Chamber Music - A Listener's Guide~ Biography
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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 Guide.

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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.

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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.

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Victor Lederer: Bach's Keyboard Music - A Listener's Guide~ Biography
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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.

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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.

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Roye E. Wates: Mozart: An Introduction To The Music, The Man, And The Myths~ Biography
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert Levine: Maria Callas - A Musical Biography~ Biography
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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.

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John C. Tibbetts: Schumann - A Chorus of Voices~ Biography
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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.

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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.

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Unlocking The Masters Deluxe Set~ Biography
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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.

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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.

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John Bell Young: Schubert - A Survey Of His Symphonic, Piano And Chamber Music~ Biography
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In this survey of Franz Schubert's instrumental music, John Bell Young explores some of the richest and most memorable music ever written.

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Richard Wagner: The Lighter Side~ Biography
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Richard Wagner: The Lighter Side focuses on the trivia, the interesting facts, anecdotes, and quotations about the man and his operas.


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