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  • G. F. Handel: Messiah (SATB/Piano)

    by Watkins Shaw ...
    G. F. Handel: Messiah, a sacred oratorio arranged for SATB with piano part, is presented here by Novello, edited with piano reduction by Watkins Shaw. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • 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

  • Puccini Without Excuses

    A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer

    Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as Tosca, La Bohéme, and Madama Butterfly has never waned, he has long been a victim of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Daria Klimentova - The Agony and the Ecstasy

    Daria Klimentová's sizzling chemistry with Russian dancer Vadim Muntagirov, who is nearly 20 years her junior, has reignited the prima ballerina's career - and marks a metamorphosis after her Black Swan-style torments depicted in BBC Four's Agony and Ecstasy, the gripping documentary series aired last year. There has been a metamorphosis since the 'old ballerina' allowed herself to be browbeaten ... Read more

    $7.99 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

  • Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion

    "Scrupulous . . . planned and executed with quite unusual care." —OperaThere has long been a need for a modern English translation of Wagner's Ring—a version that is reliable and readable yet at the same time is a true reflection of the literary quality of the German libretto. This acclaimed translation, which follows the verse form of the original exactly, fills that niche. It reads smoothly and ... Read more

    $21.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 100 Great Operas And Their Stories

    Act-By-Act Synopses

    An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and aficionados, 100 Great Operas is perhaps the most comprehensive and enjoyable volume of opera stories ever written.From La Traviata to Aïda, from Carmen to Don Giovanni, here are the plots of the world’s best-loved operas, told in an engaging, picturesque, and readable manner. Written by noted opera authority Henry W. Simon, this distinctive ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

    In 1933 choreographer George Balanchine and impresario Lincoln Kirstein embarked on an elusive quest to found a ballet company and school in the United States. Though their efforts would eventually result in the creation of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, the first decade of their collaborative efforts was anything but assured. Tracing the tangled histories of two of ... Read more

    $28.99 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

    $17.99 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'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

  • The Inner Voice

    The Making of a Singer

    by Renee Fleming ...
    The fascinating personal story of one of the most celebrated talents in today’s music sceneThe star of the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Dvorak's Rusalka, soprano Renée Fleming brings a consummately beautiful voice, striking interpretive talents, and compelling artistry to bear on performances that have captivated audiences in opera houses and recital halls throughout the world. In The ... Read more

    $14.99 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