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  • Mars the Bringer of War Easy Piano Sheet Music with Colored Notes

    by Gustav Holst ...
    From Holst's famous "Planets Suite" for Easy PianoA SilverTonalities Arrangement!With Colored Notation to enable Beginner Pianists to read Music quickly and accurately! ... Read more

    $4.00 USD

  • German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century

    German Lieder in the Nineteenth-Century provides a detailed introduction to the German lied. Beginning with its origin in the literary and musical culture of Germany in the nineteenth-century, the book covers individual composers, including Shubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf, the literary sources of lieder, the historical and conceptual issues of song cycles, and issues of musical ... Read more

    $66.99 USD

  • Hanns Eisler's Art Songs

    Arguing with Beauty

    by Heidi Hart ...
    Book 192 - Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
    Best known for his collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, composer Hanns Eisler also set nineteenth-century German poetry to music that both absorbs and disturbs the Lieder tradition. This book traces Eisler's art songs (German: Kunstlieder) through twentieth-century political crises from World War I to Nazi-era exile and from Eisler's postwar deportation from the US to the ideological pressures he ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Complete Sonatinas for Piano

    Opp. 36, 37 and 38

    series Dover Classical Piano Music
    Often regarded as the father of piano technique, Clementi was the first composer to achieve the fully matured piano sonata of the late Classic period. This edition includes all 12 of the splendid miniature sonatas — so-called sonatinas — that comprise Clementi's Opp. 36, 37, and 38. Musicians and music lovers will find in this authoritative edition a rich selection of music by an innovative and ... Read more

    $12.95 USD $10.99 USD

  • Liszt and Virtuosity

    In the annals of music history, few figures have dominated the discussion of virtuosity as much as Franz Liszt. A flamboyant performer whose hair-raising technical feats at the piano created a sense of awe-inspiring excitement andan icon whose star power radiated far beyond the realm of music, Liszt was, along with his early model, Paganini, among the first major performer-composers to define ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • A First Book of Ragtime

    For The Beginning Pianist with Downloadable MP3s

    series Dover Classical Piano Music For Beginners
    This compilation of easy-to-play ragtime favorites features 24 rollicking melodies by "The Big Three" of ragtime — Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb — plus pieces by Eubie Blake, Tom Turpin, and other artists. Popular tunes include "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," and "Tiger Rag." Novices of all ages will delight in these simplified arrangements of carefully selected pieces. The ... Read more

    $5.95 USD

  • Sonata for a Scoundrel

    by Anthea Lawson ...
    Book 1 - Music of the Heart Historical Romance
    Secrets and passion will bring them to their knees... ~ RITA Finalist, Best Historical Romance ~Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer--a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.Darien Reynard, the most ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Classical Music Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Learn about the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions in The Classical Music Book.Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Classic Music in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Year of Wonder

    Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day

    “Year of Wonder is an absolute treat—the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.” **—**Eddie RedmayneA unique celebration of classical music that showcases one inspirational piece each day of the year, written by an award-winning violinist and BBC Radio personalityClassical music has a reputation for being stuffy, bori... ... Read more

    $19.52 USD

  • Fryderyk Chopin

    A Life and Times

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. The Sunday Times (U.K.) Classical Music Book of 2018 and one of The Economist's Best Books of 2018.**"A magisterial portrait." --**Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times Book ReviewA landmark biography of the Polish composer by a leading authority on Chopin and his timeBased on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • How to Listen to Great Music

    A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart

    The perfect music gift from one of the most trusted names in continuing education. Learn how to better appreciate music in this guide that will unlock the knowledge you need to understand “the most abstract and sublime of all the arts.”Whether you're listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you. The right knowledge can deepen the ability of this music to ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • El amor te hará inmortal

    Música, memoria y vida

    by Ramon Gener ...
    Ramon Gener, director y conductor del exitoso programa de televisión This is Opera, nos sorprende con un libro imaginativo y distinto, un apasionante viaje por las emociones a través de la música repleto de historias inspiradoras que se convierten en lecciones de vida.«Mi padre murió dos veces*. La primera, una mañana soleada en la que el Alzheimer nubló su mente y me olvidó. La segunda, tres días ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Bach

    Music in the Castle of Heaven

    Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents’ house, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Mozart

    The Reign of Love

    by Jan Swafford ...
    From the acclaimed composer and biographer Jan Swafford comes the definitive biography of one of the most lauded musical geniuses in history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.At the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart’s singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated to be bored and hated to be idle, and through his life he responded to these threats with a repertoire of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Mozart's Starling

    On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet. For three years, the starling lived with Mozart, influencing his work and serving as his companion, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Absolutely on Music

    Conversations

    Translated by Jay Rubin ...
    A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Mozart in the Jungle

    Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

    by Blair Tindall ...
    The memoir that inspired the two-time Golden Globe Award–winning comedy series: “Funny . . . heartbreaking . . . [and] utterly absorbing” (Lee Smith, New York Times–bestselling author of Guests on Earth).Oboist Blair Tindall recounts her decades-long professional career as a classical musician—from the recitals and Broadway orchestra performances to the secret life of musicians who survive hand to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Cello Suites

    J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece

    by Eric Siblin ...
    An award-winning journey through Johann Sebastian Bach’s six cello suites and the brilliant musician who revealed their lasting genius.One fateful evening, journalist and pop-music critic Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites—an experience that set him on an epic quest to uncover the mysterious history of the entrancing compositions and their miraculous reemergence ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Johannes Brahms

    A Biography

    by Jan Swafford ...
    An illuminating new biography of one of the most beloved of all composers, published on the hundredth anniversary of his death, brilliantly written by a finalist for the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award. Johannes Brahms has consistently eluded his biographers. Throughout his life, he attempted to erase traces of himself, wanting his music to be his sole legacy.Now, in this masterful book, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe

    by Thanh Pham ...
    Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe, is a brief look into guitarist/composer Francisco Tárrega and a study of performance practice of the piece, "Capricho Árabe". This essay uses life of the composer and historical events to shape an approach to this staple of the guitar repertoire. ... Read more

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  • Wagnerism

    Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

    by Alex Ross ...
    Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence.For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Play It Again

    An Amateur Against the Impossible

    As editor of the Guardian, one of the world's foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music—especially the piano. He sets himself a formidable challenge: to fluently learnChopin's magnificent Ballade No. 1 in G minor, arguably one of the most difficult Romantic compositions in the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • How to Hear Classical Music

    by Davinia Caddy ...
    series The Ginger series
    Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want an absorbing read about music? This book is an illuminating guide that will be a hit with classical music lovers and those keen to ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Ninth

    Beethoven and the World in 1824

    by Harvey Sachs ...
    The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and joy was so unorthodox that it amazed and confused listeners at its ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $8.99 USD