Classical Music

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  1. Book ImageThe New Bach Reader

    Hans T. David, Arthur Mendel, Christoph Wolff

    Revised and enlarged

    "Just reading these documents brings this great composer to life in a most exciting and vivid way. I love this book!" —Yo-Yo MaMore

  2. Book ImagePrelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun"

    Claude Debussy, William W. Austin

    An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.More

  3. Book ImageBaroque Music: Style and Performance: A Handbook

    Robert Donington

    The fruit of a lifetime's research into baroque performing practice.More

  4. Book ImageAnthology of Classical Music

    Philip G. Downs

    For this carefully selected anthology, the author of Classical Music has chosen representative works from the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. All seventy-six selections--complete pieces, movements, or integral sections--are discussed at length in the companion text.More

  5. Book ImageClassical Music: The Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

    Philip G. Downs

    In this, the fourth volume in the Norton Introduction to Music History series, Philip Downs traces the rise and decline of the "Classical" style from the birth of Haydn (1732) to the death of Beethoven (1827).More

  6. Book ImageShakespeare's Songbook

    Ross W. Duffin

    A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance.More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageEssays on Music

    Alfred Einstein, Paul Henry Lang

    Alfred Einstein in Essays on Music brings his far-ranging scholarship, his writing abilities, and his wit and humor to bear on a variety of musical subjects, such as the mortality of opera, early concert life, words and music, Strauss and Hoffmansthal, Wagner and Ludwig II, Opus I and Opus Ultimum of many famous composers, together with a series of essays on Mozart. With his sharp eye for problems and an uncanny instinct for their solutions, Dr. Einstein has here made not only significant additions to musical letters, but also enjoyable and rewarding reading for the music lover.More

  9. Book ImageThe Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas

    John W. Freeman, James Levine, Peter Allen

    Volume(s): 1

    Whether for quick, pre-performance reference or an evening of browsing through favorite stories, this volume is an invaluable addition to every opera-lover's library.More

  10. Book ImageThe Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas

    John W. Freeman, James Levine, Peter Allen, Et Al.

    For anyone who has tried to unscramble the plot of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by skimming through an incomprehensible synopsis in a rapidly darkening hall, this compact, well-written, well-designed collection of stories of the great operas will be a boon.More

  11. Book ImageThe Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas

    John W. Freeman, Beverly Sills

    Volume(s): 2

    “Explores a large area of repertory that lies beyond the basic, with considerable attention paid to American opera, but includes also the less familiar operas of Rossini, Verdi, Massenet, and Wagner. Freeman has organized his material in fastidious though not excessive detail and presents it in a down-to-earth, conversational manner. His highly informative essays on the composers are particularly valuable.” —George JellinekMore

  12. Book ImageBartok Remembered

    Malcolm Gillies

    In Bartók Remembered, Malcolm Gillies has brought us closer to this man through a collection of memoirs written by those who knew him best. The volume contains nearly one hundred recollections of Bartók, from his mother’s memories of his early years in provincial Hungary, to assorted reminiscences of his last years in New York.More

  13. Book ImageSymphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major ("Drum Roll")

    Joseph Haydn, Karl Geiringer

    In 1970, Haydn's stint as Kapellmeister (director of music) for the Esterházy family came to an end when Prince Nicholas ("The Magnificent"), the great patron of the arts and an admirer of Haydn's music passed away.More

  14. Book ImageMusic in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720–1780

    Daniel Heartz

    A glittering cultural tour of Europe's major capitals during a period of intense musical change.More

  15. 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

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