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Product Description: Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié explores the varied aesthetic impulses and ever-evolving personal motivations of Russian composer Arthur Lourié. A St. Petersburg native allied with the Futurist movement and profoundly sympathetic to Silver Age decadence, Lourié was swept away by the Revolution; he surfaced as a Communist commissar of music before landing in Europe and America, where his career foundered...read more
By Simon Morrison (editor)

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9780199829446, titled "Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié" | Oxford Univ Pr, June 9, 2014, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié explores the varied aesthetic impulses and ever-evolving personal motivations of Russian composer Arthur Lourié.

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Hardcover:

9781904950509 | Haus Pub, October 1, 2006, cover price $24.95

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9781907822582 | Gardners Books, February 1, 2012, cover price $14.90

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Product Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience...read more

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9780722254134 | Best Books, January 1, 2001, cover price $88.00 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
9780404130497 | Reprint edition (Ams Pr Inc, June 1, 1974), cover price $32.45 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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9780559651113 | Bibliolife, November 30, 2008, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

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Product Description: Sergey Prokofiev was one of the twentieth century's greatest composers--and one of its greatest mysteries. Until now. In The People's Artist, Simon Morrison draws on groundbreaking research to illuminate the life of this major composer, deftly analyzing Prokofiev's music in light of new archival discoveries...read more

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9780195181678 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 25, 2008, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Sergey Prokofiev was one of the twentieth century's greatest composers--and one of its greatest mysteries.

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9780199753482 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, October 25, 2010, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Sergey Prokofiev was one of the twentieth century's greatest composers--and one of its greatest mysteries.

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Product Description: Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), arguably the most popular composer of the twentieth century, led a life of triumph and tragedy. The story of his prodigious childhood in tsarist Russia, maturation in the West, and rise and fall as a Stalinist-era composer is filled with unresolved questions...read more
By Simon Morrison (editor)

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9780691138947 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 4, 2008, cover price $72.50 | About this edition: Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), arguably the most popular composer of the twentieth century, led a life of triumph and tragedy.

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9780691138954 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 4, 2008, cover price $38.95

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Product Description: Adopting a two-books-in-one format. The Shostakovich Companion combines a full-length, single-author examination of the life and compositional evolution of the Soviet Union's most famous composer; and a symposium in which a variety of analytical techniques is applied to selected Shostakovich works and genres...read more

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9780313305030 | Praeger Pub Text, June 30, 2008, cover price $187.00 | About this edition: Adopting a two-books-in-one format.

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9780714847740 | Phaidon Inc Ltd, April 23, 2008, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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9780837133508 | Greenwood Pub Group, June 1, 1943, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Book by Abraham, Gerald Ernest Heal

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9781406765199 | Lightning Source Inc, March 31, 2007, cover price $26.45 | About this edition: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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9780691029719 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 1994, cover price $55.00

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9780691128863 | 2 edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 14, 2006), cover price $41.95
9780691044651 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1995), cover price $26.95

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Product Description: For this authoritative post-cold-war biography of Shostakovich's illustrious but turbulent career under Soviet rule, Laurel E. Fay has gone back to primary documents: Shostakovich's many letters, concert programs and reviews, newspaper articles, and diaries of his contemporaries...read more

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9780195134384 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 25, 1999, cover price $65.00

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9780195182514 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 7, 2005, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: For this authoritative post-cold-war biography of Shostakovich's illustrious but turbulent career under Soviet rule, Laurel E.

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Product Description: Dmitri Shoshtakovich (1906-1975) is recognized as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century yet few people know that he was also an outstanding concert pianist who maintained a hectic performing schedule. In Dmitri Shostakovich, Pianist Sofia Moshevich offers the first detailed examination of Shoshtakovich the pianist within the context of his life and work as a composer...read more

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9780773525818 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, June 1, 2004, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Dmitri Shoshtakovich (1906-1975) is recognized as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century yet few people know that he was also an outstanding concert pianist who maintained a hectic performing schedule.

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Considers how Joseph Stalin's unpredictable persecution of artists influenced the life and work of the avant-garde composer, tracing Shostakovich's struggles to remain faithful to his music in spite of attacks on his contemporaries and Stalin's contradictory banning and support of his work. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780375410826 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 1, 2004, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Presents the often tumultuous relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin, with Shostakovich striving to remain true to his musical ideals, at the same that he had to deal with the machinations and instability of Stalin.

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In reminiscences spanning his entire life, the musical titan of Soviet Russia recalls musicians, artists, and writers, conversations with Stalin, and seesawing ideologies and reveals himself as a tormented artist working under the most difficult conditions

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9780060144760 | Harpercollins, January 1, 1980, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In reminiscences spanning his entire life, the musical titan of Soviet Russia recalls musicians, artists, and writers, conversations with Stalin, and seesawing ideologies and reveals himself as a tormented artist working under the most difficult conditions

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9780879109981 | 25 anv edition (Limelight Editions, January 1, 2004), cover price $22.99

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Product Description: Since 1991―the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey and birth―a new assessment of the renowned composer's life and work has become both possible and necessary.  In this engrossing book, David Nice draws on a remarkable range of previously unexamined sources to present that reassessment...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780300099140 | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2003, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Since 1991―the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey and birth―a new assessment of the renowned composer's life and work has become both possible and necessary.

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9780722253595 | Best Books, January 1, 2001, cover price $88.00
9780404129385 | Ams Pr Inc, June 1, 1977, cover price $41.25

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...for the creation of diverse rhythmic streams, for the composition of music that depends on its melodic, harmonic and contrapuntal interests. How infinitely more at home he is when writing for the piano! But here he is content to remain entirely conservative, and anything in the nature of novelty is indeed far to seek. As a composer for his own instrument he is relatively a classicist, for one cannot, in days when music is almost universally accepted as primarily a medium of expression, continue to reserve this category for the pre-Beethovenians, and in styling Rakhmaninof an old-fashioned romanticist, one has in mind a differentiation between the real modernist, who makes no apology for boldly attempting illustration by means of music, and the nineteenth-century romanticist of the Schumann or Chopin type who, from our point of view, is to be considered as having merely hinted, and sometimes a little faint-heartedly, at the emancipation of music and its enfranchisement as a highly expressive art. In the smaller piano pieces, of which Rakhmaninof has composed a large number, he writes in a variety of moods and styles. At times he is meditative, as in the B major Prelude (No. 11) from the series Opus 32, on occasion almost feminine in delicacy, as in the fifth item of the same set; although he rarely approaches the uncompromising' popularness' of the Polka, which forms part of the Album inaugurating the Russian Music Publishing Company's Edition, the G minor Prelude from the group of ten (Opus 23), dedicated to Siloti, is quite fairly to be described as a concession to those who prefer the lighter kind of music; examples are to be found in which there is a greater ruggedness than in Brahms, though falling short of the rather savage emotionalism of...

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9780722253090 | Best Books, January 1, 2001, cover price $98.00
9780837142852 | Greenwood Pub Group, June 1, 1917, cover price $67.95 | About this edition: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.

Product Description: Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was probably one of the most significant composers in Russia in the 19th century. Largely self taught - he trained as a naval officer - he is best known for three orchestra works: "Sheherazade", the "Spanish Capriccio" and "Russian Easter"...read more

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9780722254974 | Best Books, January 1, 2001, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was probably one of the most significant composers in Russia in the 19th century.
9780844300245 | Horizon House Pubs, March 1, 1983, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was probably one of the most significant composers in Russia in the 19th century.

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9780571142453 | Reprint edition (Faber & Faber, March 1, 1990), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The Russian composer describes his experiences in the musical life of the late nineteenth century, his role in the development of Russian nationalism in music, and his relations with his contemporaries

Hardcover:

9780714504896 | Reissue edition (Marion Boyars, July 1, 1982), cover price $12.00

Paperback:

9780714504902 | Reprint edition (Marion Boyars, May 1, 2000), cover price $14.95
9780670579563 | Penguin USA, June 1, 1971, cover price $3.95

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Product Description: Written with enthusiasm and accessible prose , the Classic fM Lifelines series will become the Everyman o f musical biographies. Titles for the series have been chose n from the Classic fM''s own listener surveys of the most pop ular composers. '

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9781862050167 | Trafalgar Square, October 1, 1997, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Written with enthusiasm and accessible prose , the Classic fM Lifelines series will become the Everyman o f musical biographies.

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Product Description: A biography of Sergey Prokofiev, one of Russia'a most famous and enduring composers, whose music was not recognised in his own country until after his death.

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9780711920835 | Omnibus Pr, October 1, 1992, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A biography of Sergey Prokofiev, one of Russia'a most famous and enduring composers, whose music was not recognised in his own country until after his death.

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Product Description: Book by Prokofiev, Sergei

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9781555531201 | Northeastern Univ Pr, January 1, 1992, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Book by Prokofiev, Sergei

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Product Description: Until the publication of "Testimony", the memoirs he dictated to journalist Solomon Volkov, few doubted that Dmitri Shostakovich was a son of the Russian Revolution, whose music celebrated its triumphs, and who devoted his life to the ideals of socialist humanism and internationalism...read more

Hardcover:

9781555530891 | Northeastern Univ Pr, December 1, 1990, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Until the publication of "Testimony", the memoirs he dictated to journalist Solomon Volkov, few doubted that Dmitri Shostakovich was a son of the Russian Revolution, whose music celebrated its triumphs, and who devoted his life to the ideals of socialist humanism and internationalism.

Hardcover:

9780711920828 | Beekman Books Inc, June 1, 1990, cover price $27.95
9780946619320 | Seven Hills Books, September 1, 1988, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9780846430629 | Beekman Books Inc, June 1, 1990, cover price $14.95

Hardcover:

9780866229463 | Paganiniana Pubns, February 1, 1989, cover price $19.95

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