Classical Music

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  1. Book ImageThe Ring of the Nibelung

    Richard Wagner, Andrew Porter

    "Andrew Porter's utterly natural, often poetic, faithfully rendered English text should be a revelation...The immediacy of instant comprehension gives the entire drama an added dimension."—The New York TimesMore

  2. Book ImagePope Marcellus Mass

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Lewis Lockwood

    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 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

  4. Book ImageThe Music of Tchaikovsky

    Gerald Abraham, Martin Cooper, Edward Lockpeiser

    Tchaikovsky’s music is played by every orchestra everywhere in the world, yet surprisingly little has been written about it. The Music of Tchaikovsky, the most authoritative book to date on the subject, provides a comprehensive survey of all of Tchaikovsky’s music, bringing together chapters by well-known music critics, each an authority in his field.More

  5. Book ImagePreludes, Op. 28

    Frédéric Chopin, Thomas Higgins

    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

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageThe Chopin Companion: Profiles of the Man and the Musician

    Alan Walker

    The Chopin Companion is illustrated with a photograph of the composer, fourteen manuscript facsimiles, and 350 music examples. It also contains a biographical summary chart and a chronological table of the compositions.More

  8. Book ImageThe Sonata in the Baroque Era

    William S. Newman

    The Sonata in the Baroque Era explores the first appearance of the term “sonata” as an instrumental title in the sixteenth century to the virtual end of the thorough-bass practice, around 1750.More

  9. Book ImageThe Monteverdi Companion

    Denis Arnold, Nigel Fortune, Claude V. Palisca

    Monteverdi is still too often thought of as a revolutionary who single-handed overthrew the principles governing the composition of music for generations past. The Monteverdi Companion offers chapters on aspects of Monteverdi’s work that relate his achievement to the music and ideas of his elders and contemporaries, illustrating the ways he learned from them and how he incorporated new procedures and principles into his music.More

  10. Book ImageCantata No. 140

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Gerhard Herz

    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

  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 ImageSymphony No. 5 in C Minor

    Ludwig Van Beethoven, Elliot Forbes

    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

  13. Book ImageSymphony in B Minor ("Unfinished")

    Franz Schubert, Martin Chusid

    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

  14. Book ImageFantastic Symphony

    Hector Berlioz, Edward T. Cone

    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

  15. Book ImageDichterliebe

    Robert Schumann, Arthur Komar

    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

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