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Product Description: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is recognized the world over as a composer of musical masterpieces exhibiting heroic strength, particularly in the face of his increasing deafness from ca. 1798. By 1818, the Viennese composer had begun carrying blank booklets with him, for his acquaintances to jot their sides of conversations, while he answered aloud...read more
By Theodore Albrecht (editor)

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9781783271504 | Boydell Pr, September 21, 2017, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is recognized the world over as a composer of musical masterpieces exhibiting heroic strength, particularly in the face of his increasing deafness from ca.

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Product Description: “A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy.” --Zoe Williams, Guardian “Thrilling and harrowing . . . Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.” --Sunday TimesJames Rhodes's passion for music has been his lifeline--the thread that has held through a life encompassing abuse and turmoil...read more

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9781632866967 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 7, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: “A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy.

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Product Description: "Elegant, thought-provoking, often outrageous but always stimulating, this book will fascinate those who know a lot about Brahms as well as those who know little." — Stephen Hough, pianist and composer.Hailed in his lifetime as Beethoven's successor and a powerful symbol of musical classicism, Johannes Brahms was nonetheless a controversial figure in a world infatuated with the bold new directions taken by Wagner and Liszt...read more

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9780486809380 | Dover Pubns, January 18, 2017, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "Elegant, thought-provoking, often outrageous but always stimulating, this book will fascinate those who know a lot about Brahms as well as those who know little.
9781574671711 | Pap/com edition (Amadeus Pr, September 15, 2008), cover price $22.99 | About this edition: In this survey of Brahm's music, John Bell Young explores in depth the composer's private world of musical intimacies that infuriated Wagner, but inspired Schumann, Schoenberg, and millions of music lovers for generations to come.

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Product Description: Distinguished ethnomusicologist Philip V. Bohlman compiles Johann Gottfried Herder’s writings on music and nationalism, from his early volumes of Volkslieder through sacred song to the essays on aesthetics late in his life, shaping them as the book on music that Herder would have written had he gathered the many strands of his musical thought into a single publication...read more

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9780520234949 | Univ of California Pr, November 16, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Distinguished ethnomusicologist Philip V.

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9780520234956 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, November 16, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Distinguished ethnomusicologist Philip V.

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Product Description: 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

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9780385354349 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: (Amadeus). To speak of Gerard Schwarz musician, conductor, festival organizer, gig hopper, educator, television personality, patron and proselytizer of the arts is to tell an exemplary American story. You could convey it exclusively in cliches, from his industrious emigre parents to his precocious childhood, from his ardor and diligence as a prodigy trumpeter to his meteoric rise as a conductor, from his unforeseen cross-country migration to the gradual construction of a world-class orchestra in a city formerly regarded as a cultural backwater, from the halls of New York City's High School of Performing Arts to the digital instructor's chair of the All-Star Orchestra's Khan Academy course series...read more

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9781574674767 | Amadeus Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: (Amadeus).

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Product Description: Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music. The principal participants-Rousseau, Diderot, and d'Alembert-were responding to the views of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau, who was both a participant and increasingly a subject of controversy...read more

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9780199381029 | 2 reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music.

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Product Description: Beethoven’s Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical music. Proving that good music and shocking tabloid-style stories make excellent bedfellows, it presents tales of revenge, murder, curious accidents, and strange fates that span more than two thousand years...read more

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9781510712713 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, November 1, 2016, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Beethoven’s Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical music.

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Product Description: This is a groundbreaking study of the prestigious Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics during the Third Reich. Making extensive use of archival material, including some discussed here for the first time, Fritz Trümpi offers new insight into the orchestras’ place in the larger political constellation...read more

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9780226251394 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This is a groundbreaking study of the prestigious Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics during the Third Reich.

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Product Description: Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience’s expectations are at a peak. In Four Last Songs, Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue via the late works of some of the world’s greatest composers...read more

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9780226255590 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 22, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience’s expectations are at a peak.

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9780226420684 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 26, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience’s expectations are at a peak.
9780387160795, titled "Complexity and Structure" | Springer Verlag, March 1, 1986, cover price $13.50 | also contains Complexity and Structure

Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned engineer looking to refine their skills, this book speaks to all levels of expertise and covers every aspect of recording symphonic and concerto repertoire, opera, chamber music, and solo piano. With a focus on the orchestra as an instrument and sound source, this book features sections on how to listen, understanding microphones, concert halls, orchestra seating arrangements, how to set up the monitoring environment, and how to approach recording each section of the orchestra. Recording Orchestra provides concise information on preparing for a recording session, the role of the producer, mixing techniques, and includes a "quick-start" reference guide with suggested setups aimed at helping introduce the reader to the recording process. A companion website, featuring audio examples of various techniques, reinforces concepts discussed throughout the book. The content of the book includes: Clear, practical advice in plain language from an expert in classical music recording, multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer, and university professor The "secret of recording": a collection of practical recording techniques that have been proven to be highly successful in the field, on many occasions Never before published information written by an industry veteran with over twenty five-years of experience in classical music recording Specific techniques and strategies for recording orchestra, opera, wind symphony, chorus, string quartet, and other common classical music ensembles.

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9781138854536 | Focal Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $150.00

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9781138854543 | Focal Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music.

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Product Description: Did you ever leave an opera performance wondering why the singers use so much vibrato? Or a symphony, wondering who decided where on stage the orchestra members should sit, or why they tune their instruments to an oboe rather than an electronic tuner? Why is Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture played on the 4th of July? And how does a composer choose what key to compose in?In Who Knew?: Answers to Questions about Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask, master music educator Robert A...read more

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9780190462543 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Did you ever leave an opera performance wondering why the singers use so much vibrato?

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Product Description: What are the greatest pieces of classical music ever composed? Every music lover has a favorite, whether it is one that moves you to joy or tears, that makes itself heard with marching refrains or delicately rises with soft flutes...read more

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9781783962686 | Elliot & Thompson Ltd, October 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: What are the greatest pieces of classical music ever composed?

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Product Description: During his lifetime and for at least a century after his death, Robert Schumann and his music were commonly misunderstood. His long struggle with mental illness was well known, and as a result some of the most original and innovative features of his work were often dismissed as bizarre and irrational...read more

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9781442240032 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: During his lifetime and for at least a century after his death, Robert Schumann and his music were commonly misunderstood.

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Product Description: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory details the history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as seen through the prism of the city it has called home for nearly 130 years. Now one of America's finest orchestras, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra began in 1887 as a rather small ensemble of around thirty-five players in a city that was just emerging as an industrial powerhouse...read more

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9780814331361 | Painted Turtle, September 6, 2016, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory details the history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as seen through the prism of the city it has called home for nearly 130 years.

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Product Description: Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) was the most important and influential German composer of the seventeenth century. Director of music at the electoral Saxon court in Dresden, he was lauded by his German contemporaries as "the father of our modern music", as "the Orpheus of our time...read more

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9780190628475, titled "A Heinrich Schütz Reader: Letters and Documents in Translation" | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) was the most important and influential German composer of the seventeenth century.

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Product Description: More than a century after Guido Adler's appointment to the first chair in musicology at the University of Vienna, Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History provides a first look at the discipline in this earliest period, and at the ideological dilemmas and methodological anxieties that characterized it upon its institutionalization...read more

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9780190628437 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: More than a century after Guido Adler's appointment to the first chair in musicology at the University of Vienna, Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History provides a first look at the discipline in this earliest period, and at the ideological dilemmas and methodological anxieties that characterized it upon its institutionalization.

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Product Description: This book explores Benjamin Britten's creative relationship with Russia throughout his life by examining his engagement with Russian composers, musicians and writers in the context of twentieth-century politics. The remarkable relationship between Britten and Shostakovich is a central theme, but it also evaluates other key influences, particularly Britten's passion for Tchaikovsky, his more elusive fascination with Prokofiev, and his ambiguous attitude towards Stravinsky; and it places Britten's enduring friendships with Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya and Richter in the context of his musical output...read more

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9781783271139 | Boydell Pr, August 18, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book explores Benjamin Britten's creative relationship with Russia throughout his life by examining his engagement with Russian composers, musicians and writers in the context of twentieth-century politics.

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Product Description: Professional and amateur musicians will appreciate this clear, readable guide to the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and other Baroque composers. Author Victor Rangel-Ribeiro draws upon the writings of C. P. E. Bach, J. J...read more

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9780028719801 | Gale / Cengage Learning, January 1, 1980, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Professional and amateur musicians will appreciate this clear, readable guide to the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and other Baroque composers.

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9780486805061 | Dover Pubns, September 21, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Professional and amateur musicians will appreciate this clear, readable guide to the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and other Baroque composers.

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Product Description: In Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works, scholar Loralee Songer outlines for singers and teachers of singers critical information on selected solo vocal works by three major classical composers, all active during the first half of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern...read more

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9781442271890, titled "Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer’s Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works" | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 16, 2016, cover price $120.00

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9781442232976, titled "Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer’s Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works" | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 16, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works, scholar Loralee Songer outlines for singers and teachers of singers critical information on selected solo vocal works by three major classical composers, all active during the first half of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern.

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Product Description: Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World, an international roster of music specialists, several writing on Puccini for the first time, offers a variety of new critical perspectives on the composer and his works...read more
By Arman Schwartz (editor)

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9780691172859 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 16, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention.

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9780691172866 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 16, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention.

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Product Description: Experimentations provides a detailed historical and theoretical analysis of the first three decades of experimental composer John Cage's aesthetic production (ca. 1940-1972). Paying particular attention to Cage's inter- and cross-disciplinary engagements with the visual arts and architecture during this period, the book sheds new light on some of Cage's most controversial and influential innovations, such as the use of noise, chance techniques, indeterminacy, electronic technologies, and computerization, as well as upon lesser known but important ideas and strategies such as transparency, multiplicity, virtuality, and actualization...read more

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9781501306402 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 11, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Experimentations provides a detailed historical and theoretical analysis of the first three decades of experimental composer John Cage's aesthetic production (ca.

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9781501306396 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 11, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Experimentations provides a detailed historical and theoretical analysis of the first three decades of experimental composer John Cage's aesthetic production (ca.

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Product Description: Kramer was one of the most visionary musical thinkers of the second half of the 20th century. In his The Time of Music, he approached the idea of the many different ways that time itself is articulated musically. This book has become influential among composers, theorists, and aestheticians...read more

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9781501306020 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 11, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Kramer was one of the most visionary musical thinkers of the second half of the 20th century.

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9781501306013 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 11, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Kramer was one of the most visionary musical thinkers of the second half of the 20th century.

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Product Description: Topics are musical signs developed and employed primarily during the long eighteenth century. Their significance relies on associations that are clearly recognizable to the listener with different genres, styles and types of music making...read more
By Danuta Mirka (editor)

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9780199841578 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 16, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Topics are musical signs that rely on associations with different genres, styles, and types of music making.

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9780190618803 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Topics are musical signs developed and employed primarily during the long eighteenth century.

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Product Description: This new collection views Russian music through the Greek triad of “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” to investigate how the idea of "nation" embeds itself in the public discourse about music and other arts with results at times invigorating, at times corrupting...read more

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9780520288089 | Univ of California Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This new collection views Russian music through the Greek triad of “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” to investigate how the idea of "nation" embeds itself in the public discourse about music and other arts with results at times invigorating, at times corrupting.

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9780520288096 | Univ of California Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This new collection views Russian music through the Greek triad of “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” to investigate how the idea of "nation" embeds itself in the public discourse about music and other arts with results at times invigorating, at times corrupting.

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