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    Simply Beethoven

    Narrated by Angus Freathy ...
    series Great Lives #20

    Unabridged

    6 hours 47 min

    Born in Bonn, Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) showed musical talent from an early age and was first taught by his musician father, Johann, an alcoholic who often beat his son. At the age of 21, Beethoven moved to Vienna, where he studied with composer Joseph Haydn and quickly became renowned as a pianist and conductor, as well as a composer. He continued to perform until 1811 when ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sonata for a Scoundrel

    A Spicy Victorian Romance

    by Anthea Lawson ...
    Narrated by Hollis McCarthy ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 22 min

    ~USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated romance~Life in London’s poorest quarter is hard, but gifted composer Clara Becker scrapes a living writing music under her brother’s name. When celebrated musician Darien Reynard notices her work, it seems fortune is smiling on the Becker siblings at last. But Clara must keep her distance from Darien if she hopes to protect their secret—and her heart.Set ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bach's Musical Universe

    The Composer and His Work

    Narrated by Paul Heitsch ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 22 min

    A concentrated study of Johann Sebastian Bach's creative output and greatest pieces, capturing the essence of his art. Throughout his life, renowned and prolific composer Johann Sebastian Bach articulated his views as a composer in purely musical terms; he was notoriously reluctant to write about his life and work. Instead, he methodically organized certain pieces into carefully designed ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Keyboard Conversations®: The Romance of the Piano

    Narrated by Jeffrey Siegel ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 5 min

    Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.For information about the other titles in this series please visit www.randomhouse.com/audio. ... Read more

    $11.22 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Junge, Beethoven!

    Hörspiel von Arnd Pohlmann nach dem Buch "Auch ich bin ein König" von Margret Steenfatt. Mit Rainer Strecker und dem Musikwerk Kinderchor. Version Sonntag

    Unabridged

    54 min

    Margret Steenfatts Buch "Auch ich bin ein König" basiert auf Tagebucheintragungen eines Bäckers, in dessen Haus die Familie Beethoven eine Zeit lang lebte. Durch dessen Schilderungen bekommen wir einen lebendigen Einblick in den Alltag eines kleinen Jungen, der musikalisch hochbegabt, aber andererseits eben auch ein einfacher Lausbub war. Mit dem Einverständnis der Autorin verfasste Arnd Pohlmann ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    For the Love of Music

    A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening

    by John Mauceri ...
    Narrated by John Mauceri ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 8 min

    With a lifetime of experience, profound knowledge and understanding, and heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music? How can I get the most from the listening experience?A protegee of Leonard Bernstein - his colleague for eighteen years - and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Classical Piano for Sleep

    Unabridged

    1 hour 51 min

    Smith Show Media presents Classical Piano for Sleep, classical music for children to sleep. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Maestros and Their Music

    The Art and Alchemy of Conducting

    by John Mauceri ...
    Narrated by John Mauceri ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 47 min

    An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century.John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

    Abridged

    1 hour 15 min

    Professor Peter Schickele's account of the life of little-known composer P.D.Q. Bach. ... Read more

    $15.68 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Wagner's Ring Motifs

    Unabridged

    2 hours 32 min

    This release lists the leitmotifs in Wagner's "Ring" and explains what they mean with the help of an expert commentary. The motifs are presented in the order in which they appear in the cycle. Wagner's music will be communicated in a simple and intelligible way, helping listeners to decode and understand the musico-dramatic language of the composers's mythical world. ... Read more

    $35.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tales from the Stave

    The extraordinary stories behind classical musical manuscripts

    Unabridged

    27 hours 40 min

    Frances Fyfield and Clemency Burton-Hill explore the tales and tribulations behind the scores of well-known pieces of music'Endlessly fascinating' New StatesmanCrime writer Frances Fyfield and classical music broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill pore over the hand-written scores of great composers to decipher the hidden tales of creativity locked within. Behind the hieroglyphics, scribbles and ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Beethoven Unleashed

    The music, the man and how he became an icon

    Narrated by Donald Macleod ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 43 min

    He was a revolutionary, an innovator, a disruptor. A man who accomplished incredible success, but endured serious personal hardships. A legend who changed the way audiences listen to music and whose melodies still resonate today, 250 years after his birth.Go on a journey to explore the life and works of arguably the greatest composer in history: Ludwig van Beethoven.Join Donald Macleod, presenter ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Märchenhafte Klassik-Hits

    Das Schönste aus Schwanensee, Hänsel und Gretel, Der Nussknacker, Ein Sommernachtstraum, Peer Gynt u.a.

    Unabridged

    1 hour 4 min

    Marko Simsa hat die bekanntesten und beliebtesten Ballettmusiken und Konzerte sorgsam ausgewählt und stellt sie kindgerecht vor. Fröhliche Klänge erzählen von goldenen Feen und schelmischen Kobolden, spannend geht es in der Höhle des Bergkönigs zu und verträumt bei verzauberten Schwänen und verwunschenen Prinzessinnen. Ganz nebenbei kann man dabei lernen, welche Instrumente es gibt und wie sie ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Seven Deadly Sins

    by Corey Taylor ...
    Narrated by Corey Taylor ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    'I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so. 1995 was a full 365-day year of drinking, fucking, lying, raging and exploration for me - not a dull one in the bunch. It was a time of self-shit: self-importance, self-absorption, self-indulgence and selfishness. I was the only person in the known galaxy and I wanted what ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Schneewittchen

    Unabridged

    50 min

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    What orchestras can teach executives about conducting business

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    Corporate executives are getting a lesson in leadership and communication from the conductor’s podium thanks to the Music Paradigm, a program that trains business leaders in the fine art of teamwork. Paul Solman goes behind the scenes of a recent session. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dangerous Melodies

    Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War

    Unabridged

    15 hours 56 min

    A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations.Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation’s culture and politics. The work of renowned conductors, instrumentalists, and singers―and the activities of ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lebenslänglich Frohlocken

    Skurriles aus dem Alltag einer Harfenistin

    Narrated by Silke Aichhorn ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 7 min

    Wahre Begebenheiten aus dem Leben einer der erfolgreichsten Harfenistinnen ihrer Zeit, skurril, absurd und herrlich komisch erzählt! Pointiert, selbstironisch und mit umwerfend trockenem Humor hat Silke Aichhorn ihre erlebten Geschichten für das Hörbuch eingelesen. So eine Harfe kann ein zickiges Instrument sein – aber lange nicht so zickig wie jene Menschen, die eine Harfenistin buchen: ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Music and Theater

    Past, Present and Future

    by Leon Botstein ...
    Narrated by Leon Botstein ...
    series One Day University

    Unabridged

    58 min

    One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.Music is so important because it has no purpose. Its only utility is to remind each of us as human beings ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Learned Musician

    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 29 min

    Finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, this landmark book was revised in 2013 to include new knowledge discovered after its initial publication. Although we have heard the music of J. S. Bach in countless performances and recordings, the composer himself still comes across only as an enigmatic figure in a single familiar portrait. As we mark the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Music of the 1930s, Volume 1

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    In the 1930s, radio was still a new form of entertainment, bringing news, sports, comedy, and drama into millions of depression-era homes throughout the country. Despite the economic conditions, Americans were still in desperate need of entertainment - and radio was there to give it to them, free, with just a flick of the switch and a turn of the dial. In this remarkable 10-CD set, you’ll have the ... Read more

    $34.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Life of Mozart

    by Edward Holmes ...
    Narrated by David Case ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 43 min

    In his timeless biography-written long before the significance of Mozart's work was fully realized-author Edward Holmes reveals the musician's character and genius, his struggles, his influence on art, and the brilliant reputation that surrounded him. Published in 1845 as the first authentic narrative of the life of Mozart to appear in English, it was also the first biography after the composer's ... Read more

    $30.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Performing Artists Compete, Move, Adapt

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    7 min

    A new report shows 45 percent of young adults with college degrees are underemployed, and the next generation of classical performers are no exception. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how, motivated by the love of performance, artists are adapting to hard economic times and an incredibly competitive job market. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Classical Music for Healing

    Unabridged

    1 hour 11 min

    Smith Show Media presents Classical Music for Healing. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial