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Life of R Wagner Vol 2
Life of R Wagner Vol 2
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152365
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Life of R Wagner Vol 2

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 647 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2014
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In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849. Newman also discusses the changes that the Ring poem underwent during this... Read more >
Life of R Wagner Vol 3
Life of R Wagner Vol 3
Written by Ernest Newman
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ISBN: 9780804152372
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Life of R Wagner Vol 3

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 606 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the Tannhäuser debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna, the first production of Tristan und Isolde and the flight from Munich. Read more >
Life of R Wagner Vol 4
Life of R Wagner Vol 4
Written by Ernest Newman
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ISBN: 9780804152389
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Life of R Wagner Vol 4

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 768 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential... Read more >
The First Four Notes
The First Four Notes
Written by Matthew Guerrieri
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ISBN: 9780804170192
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The First Four Notes
Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination
Written by Matthew Guerrieri


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.95

A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012
A New Yorker Best Book of the Year
Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year

This revelatory book of music history examines what is perhaps the best known and most-popular symphony ever written—and its famous four-note opening. Reaching back before Beethoven’s time, Matthew... Read more >
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Musorgsky and His Circle
Musorgsky and His Circle
Written by Stephen Walsh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385353854
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Musorgsky and His Circle
A Russian Musical Adventure
Written by Stephen Walsh


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $37.50

The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent, some of...

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Musorgsky and His Circle
Musorgsky and His Circle
Written by Stephen Walsh
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ISBN: 9780385350488
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Musorgsky and His Circle
A Russian Musical Adventure
Written by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $18.99

The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent, some of...

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Bach
Bach
Written by John Eliot Gardiner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375415296
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Bach
Music in the Castle of Heaven
Written by John Eliot Gardiner


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $35.00

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of...

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Bach
Bach
Written by John Eliot Gardiner
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ISBN: 9780385351980
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Bach
Music in the Castle of Heaven
Written by John Eliot Gardiner


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $16.99

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of...

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Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848
Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804150460
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Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $25.99

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the first of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. This first volume takes us through the early years of Richard’s life: his birth in Leipzig; his childhood in Dresden and the sparks of his interest in music... Read more >
On Music and Musicians
On Music and Musicians
Written by Robert Schumann, Edited by Konrad Wolff, Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
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ISBN: 9780307829757
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On Music and Musicians

Written by Robert Schumann
Edited by Konrad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $12.99

Edited by Konraad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
With twenty black-and-white illustrations

Schumann’s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century.  The same fire, poetry, directness of... Read more >
Franz Liszt, Volume 2
Franz Liszt, Volume 2
Written by Alan Walker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830449
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Franz Liszt, Volume 2
The Weimar Years: 1848-1861
Written by Alan Walker


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $22.99

The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."-D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books

"A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr... Read more >
The Essential Classical Recordings
The Essential Classical Recordings
Written by Rick Phillips
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995212
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The Essential Classical Recordings
100 CDs for Today's Listener
Written by Rick Phillips


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best... Read more >
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The First Four Notes
The First Four Notes
Written by Matthew Guerrieri
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307960924
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The First Four Notes
Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination
Written by Matthew Guerrieri


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $13.99

A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012
A New Yorker Best Book of the Year
Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year

A unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which... Read more >
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Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms
Written by Jan Swafford
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ISBN: 9780307809896
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Johannes Brahms
A Biography
Written by Jan Swafford


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $16.99

An illuminating new biography of one of the most beloved of all composers, published on the hundredth anniversary of his death, brilliantly written by a finalist for the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award. Johannes Brahms has consistently eluded his biographers. Throughout his life, he attempted to erase traces of himself... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs
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ISBN: 9780812969078
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and...

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My Nine Lives
My Nine Lives
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780767931373
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My Nine Lives
A Musical Memoir
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

My Nine Lives is a powerful and stirring memoir of one of the greatest pianists of the postwar era—an inspiring tale of courage, compassion, and triumph over outstanding odds.
 
At the peak of his career, celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher suddenly lost the use of two fingers on his right hand. Miraculously, at... Read more >
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Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
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ISBN: 9781400096572
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?
 
Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht...

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The Joy of Classical Music
The Joy of Classical Music
Written by Joan Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307786104
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The Joy of Classical Music
A Guide for You and Your Family
Written by Joan Kennedy


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $2.99

Who’s Afraid of Classical Music?
 
For years Joan Kennedy, at home, on the campaign trail, and in concert, has shared her love of classical music with adults and children. Now she uses her experience as a teacher and musician to show how you and your family can make music an enriching part... Read more >
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Ticket to the Opera
Ticket to the Opera
Written by Phil G. Goulding
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ISBN: 9780307761842
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Ticket to the Opera
Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Rec
Written by Phil G. Goulding


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $15.99

In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera lore and gossip, portraits of famous singers and the roles they immortalized, as well as pithy introductions... Read more >
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Classical Music
Classical Music
Written by Phil G. Goulding
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307760463
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Classical Music
The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest Works
Written by Phil G. Goulding


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $14.99

MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata?
Maybe... Read more >
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Five Lessons on Wagner
Five Lessons on Wagner
Written by Alain Badiou, Afterword by Slavoj Zizek, Translated by Susan Spitzer
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ISBN: 9781844674817
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Five Lessons on Wagner

Written by Alain Badiou
Afterword by Slavoj Zizek
Translated by Susan Spitzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2010
Price: $26.95

For over a century, Richard Wagner’s music has been the subject of intensedebate among philosophers, many of whom have attacked its ideological—some say racist and reactionary—underpinnings. In this major new work,Alain Badiou, radical philosopher and keen Wagner enthusiast, offers adetailed reading of the critical responses to the composer’s work, whichinclude Adorno’s... Read more >
Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307379504
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. “Pages of dreary emptiness,” sniffed a leading American conductor. Yet today, almost one hundred years later, Mahler has displaced Beethoven...

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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369819
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs, Read by Patrick Egan
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307715692
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs
Read by Patrick Egan


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $20.00

“All men become brothers . . .
Be embraced, ye millions!”
 
The Ninth Symphony, a symbol of freedom and joy, was Beethoven’s mightiest attempt to help humanity find its way from darkness to light, from chaos to peace. Yet the work was born in a repressive era, with terrified Bourbons, Hapsburgs, and... Read more >
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Stravinsky
Stravinsky
Written by Stephen Walsh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307756213
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Stravinsky
The Second Exile: France and America, 1934-1971
Written by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $19.99

This, the second and final volume of Stephen Walsh’s magisterial biography of Igor Stravinsky, begins in 1934, when Stravinsky is fifty-two and living in France. Already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation, Stravinsky is nevertheless at this point a fairly unhappy expatriate, all too aware of... Read more >
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