Classical Music

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageRenaissance Music: Music in Western Europe, 1400–1600

    Allan W. Atlas

    Renaissance Music, by Allan W. Atlas, is a formidable new addition to Norton’s Introduction to Music History series.More

  5. Book ImageAnthology of Renaissance Music

    Allan W. Atlas

    In this carefully selected anthology—the author of Renaissance Music presents full scores for all the music highlighted in the companion text—a total of 102 works of complete movements by some 75 composers.More

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageCantata No. 4

    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

  8. Book ImageNew Worlds of Dvořák: Searching in America for the Composer's Inner Life

    Michael B. Beckerman

    A forceful reinterpretation of the composer's personality and work.More

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageThe Orchestra

    Paul Bekker

    Orchestral music is the most popular of all musical forms. Highly evolved, it also exhibits special characteristics according to time and place. This book tells the story of the different generations of orchestral types, from the beginnings of the classical orchestra of Haydn to the mechanistic orchestra of Stravinsky and Schoenberg.More

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageSymphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

    Johannes Brahms, Kenneth Hull

    The Norton Critical Score of Brahm's Fourth Symphony is the latest volume in this highly-regarded series, in which an authoritative score--here the first edition as corrected by the composer--is combined with illuminating essays and documents for an in-depth study of the work.More

  13. Book ImageThe New Grove Russian Masters I: Glinka, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky

    David Brown

    The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most 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.More

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageThe Compleat Mozart: A Guide to the Musical Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    William Cowdery, Neal Zaslaw

    A Guide to the musical works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.More

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