Classical Music

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageEvenings with the Orchestra: A Norton Companion for Concertgoers

    D Kern Holoman

    Going to concerts is becoming, for large numbers of Americans, an increasingly frequent pleasure. For those who encounter unfamiliar traditions and terms in the concert hall, here is information and advice which tells all listeners what they need to know to be comfortable at an orchestral concert.More

  3. Book ImageAnthology of Medieval Music

    Richard H. Hoppin

    This anthology is designed to accompany Medieval Music, the initial offering in the Norton Introduction to Music History series. It will also undoubtedly provide a welcome addition to the heretofore severely limited repertoire of medieval pieces available in contemporary notation.More

  4. Book ImageMedieval Music

    Richard H. Hoppin

    Medieval Music by Richard H. Hoppin surveys the history and development of music in the Western world from its roots in early Christian liturgy up to the initial glimmerings of the Renaissance in the fifteenth century.More

  5. Book ImageClassical Music in America: A History

    Joseph Horowitz

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

  6. Book ImageEssays Before a Sonata, The Majority, and Other Writings

    Charles Ives

    Ives's second piano sonata, Concord, Mass., 1845, stands among the masterpieces of American music.More

  7. Book ImageThe Beethoven Quartets

    Joseph Kerman

    A critical study of the structure, style, and significance of the sixteen string quartets.More

  8. Book ImageChopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music

    Paul Kildea

    The captivating story of Frédéric Chopin and the fate of both his Mallorquin piano and musical Romanticism from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.More

  9. Book ImageThe New Grove Modern Masters: Bartók, Stravinsky, Hindemith

    Vera Lampert

    The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most comprehensive and up-to-date body of musical knowledge ever gathered together. The New Grove composer biographies have been selected from the dictionary to bring the finest of the biographies to a wider audience. Each has been expanded and updated for book publication and contains a comprehensive work-list, index, and fully revised bibliography, in addition to the definitive view of the subject's life and works.More

  10. Book ImageThe Experience of Opera

    Paul Henry Lang

    “Paul Henry Lang has made another important contribution—informed, literate, and highly readable. We are all in his debt.” —Francis Robinson, Metropolitan Opera Association.More

  11. Book ImageThe Creative World of Beethoven

    Paul Henry Lang

    Stimulated by the bicentenary of Beethoven's birth, there has been a new surge of scholarly research into the life and music of this most celebrated of classic masters. Studies into the sources of his style, his methods of composition, and his influence upon contemporaries are casting new light on even the most famous works in the Beethoven canon. This book brings together a number of eminent authorities, who present new findings and fresh insights.More

  12. Book ImageHaydn Studies: Proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975

    Jens Peter Larsen, Howard Serwer, James Webster

    This collection of Haydn studies is the meticulously edited result of the activities of the International Haydn Conference in Washington, D.C. in October of 1975.More

  13. Book ImageBeethoven: The Music and the Life

    Lewis Lockwood

    An authoritative work offering a fresh look at Beethoven’s life, career, and milieu. “Magisterial” —New York Review of Books.More

  14. 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

  15. 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

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