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Bernstein's Orchestral Music: An Owner's Manual
David Hurwitz.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9781574671933.  Daedalus Item Code: 41850
 
Leonard Bernstein's fame as a conductor and general cultural phenomenon has overshadowed his genius as a composer, despite the fact that some of his orchestral music has entered the standard ... (Read More)
 
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Brahms: A Listener's Guide
John Bell Young.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9781574671711.  Daedalus Item Code: 36341
 
One of the 19th century's preeminent composers and one of its most polarizing musical figures, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) was widely hailed in his own time as Beethoven's true successor, but his ... (Read More)
 
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Dido and Aeneas: In Full Score
Henry Purcell.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486287461.  Daedalus Item Code: 10017
 
One of the masterpieces of baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas was composed when Henry Purcell was in his early twenties. Little more than an hour in duration, the opera ranges across many moods, ... (Read More)
 
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Dvorak: Life & Times Series
Kurt Honolka. Anne Wyburd, trans.
Publisher: Haus Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781904341529.  Daedalus Item Code: 42353
 
Originally published in Germany in 1974, Kurt Honolka's biography of Antonín Dvorák (1841–1904) weaves the story of the composer's life and his founding of a Czech national musical form into the ... (Read More)
 
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Evenings at the Opera: An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire
Jeffrey Langford.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574671872.  Daedalus Item Code: 41857
 
What makes good opera? Jeffrey Langford, a lecturer at the Manhattan School of Music and host of pre-performance talks at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, here examines the operas that have stood the ... (Read More)
 
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Fidelio in Full Score
Ludwig van Beethoven.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486466170.  Daedalus Item Code: 10021
 
Beethoven's Fidelio—his only opera—is the tale of the heroic Leonore, who poses as a guard to rescue her husband from political prison, and it has been an audience favorite for nearly two ... (Read More)
 
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The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination
Matthew Guerrieri.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307593283.  Daedalus Item Code: 43106
 
(A New Yorker Best Book of 2012 and Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year) A music critic for the Boston Globe and the host of the classical music blog ... (Read More)
 
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The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess: A 75th-Anniversary Celebration
Robin Thompson, text. Marc Gershwin, foreword.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781574671919.  Daedalus Item Code: 36354
 
Premiering in 1935, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother Ira and DuBose Heyward, the author of the 1925 novel Porgy, Porgy and Bess has endured cycles of praise and ... (Read More)
 
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The Harlequin Years: Music in Paris 1917–1929
Roger Nichols.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500510957.  Daedalus Item Code: 34458
 
Paris in the 1920s was one of the greatest artistic crossroads of the modern era, particularly in music—Ravel, Fauré, Satie, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev, as well as up-and-coming members of Les Six ... (Read More)
 
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Harrison Birtwistle: Man, Mind, Music
Jonathan Cross.
Publisher: Cornell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801486722.  Daedalus Item Code: 91879
 
For more than half a century contemporary British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle has been challenging audiences with his mixture of medieval and modern music. This book uncovers the sources of ... (Read More)
 
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Haydn's Visits to England
Christopher Hogwood.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500514603.  Daedalus Item Code: 41332
 
In September 1790, following the death of his princely patron, court composer Joseph Haydn and his orchestra were sacked. But the cloistered composer received a visit from London-based German ... (Read More)
 
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A History of American Classical Music
Barrymore Laurence Scherer.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402210679.  Daedalus Item Code: 42576
 
A comparative latecomer to the world of classical music, America has nonetheless produced many of the greatest composers of the past century. In a survey that extends from colonial times to the 21st ... (Read More)
 
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