Classical Music

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  1. Book ImageToscanini: Musician of Conscience

    Harvey Sachs

    On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians.More

  2. Book ImageBeethoven's Symphonies: An Artistic Vision

    Lewis Lockwood

    “[Beethoven’s] music never grows old— and, enjoyed alongside Mr. Lockwood’s expert commentary, it sparkles with fresh magic.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  3. Book ImageA History of Opera

    Carolyn Abbate, Roger Parker

    “The best single volume ever written on the subject, such is its range, authority, and readability.”—Times Literary SupplementMore

  4. Book ImageThe Birth of an Opera: Fifteen Masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck

    Michael Rose

    The Birth of an Opera offers illuminating insight into how operas are written and the personalities, incidents, and musical circumstances that have shaped their composition.More

  5. Book ImageChanging Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music

    Tricia Tunstall

    “Reminds us of how arts education can change lives.” —Gary Stager, Huffington PostMore

  6. Book ImageThe Story of Opera

    James Parakilas

    Four centuries of opera through the stories they tell.More

  7. Book ImageMozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788–1791

    Christoph Wolff

    ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winner

    A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars.More

  8. Book ImageSeven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation

    J. D. McClatchy

    "McClatchy's heroic labor is a remarkable achievement. . . . Mozart and Da Ponte will be smiling down on this volume."—Richard WilburMore

  9. Book ImageHow Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)

    Ross W. Duffin

    "A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide....Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary."—Classical MusicMore

  10. Book ImageClassical Music in America: A History

    Joseph Horowitz

    “A splendid read, at once disturbing and illuminating.”—GramophoneMore

  11. Book ImageMozart's Letters, Mozart's Life

    Robert Spaethling

    "A wonderful collection that gives Mozart a voice as a son, husband, brother and friend." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageMozart: The Early Years, 1756–1781

    Stanley Sadie

    The first comprehensive life and works of the composer in over sixty years, by a leading Mozart specialist.More

  13. Book ImageThe Second String Quartet in F-Sharp Minor: Opus 10

    Arnold Schoenberg, Severine Neff

    Arnold Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet revolutionized western art music.More

  14. Book ImageBaroque Music: Music in Western Europe, 1580–1750

    John Walter Hill

    John Walter Hill’s highly anticipated text presents a broad survey of the music of Western Europe from 1580 to 1750.More

  15. Book ImageAnthology of Baroque Music

    John Walter Hill

    The Anthology of Baroque Music contains 130 carefully selected scores for the compositions highlighted in Baroque Music.More

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