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Most popular Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830) books

The most popular Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830) books currently available. Updated weekly.
My Dearest Father
Presents a selection of personal correspondence between author and his most important mentor and supporter, his father.
On Playing the Flute
Johann Joachim Quantz's On Playing the Flute has long been recognized as one of the primary sources of information about eighteenth-century performance practice.
Schumann: The Faces and the Masks
A groundbreaking account of Schumann, a major composer whose music is becoming increasingly popular over the years.
Conversations with Rossini
The autobiography that Rossini never got round to writing
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
Franz Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In this book, the author - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly the greatest landmark in the history of Lieder.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sheet Music for Piano: From Easy to Advanced; Over 25 masterpieces
Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' to 'Rondo Alla Turca'.
Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
Jan Swafford's biographies of composers Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life.
Twentieth Century Real Repertoire
Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet
'They are not for you but for a later age!' Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Opus 59 quartetsBeethoven's sixteen string quartets are some of the most extraordinary and challenging pieces of music ever written.
Beethoven's Conversation Books: Volume 2: Nos. 9 to 16 (March 1820 to September 1820)
A complete new edition of Beethoven's conversation books, now translated into English in their entirety for the first time. Covering a period associated with the revolutionary style of what we call "late Beethoven", these often lively and compelling conversations are now finally accessible in English for the scholar and Beethoven-lover.
Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2: Analyses and Explorations
Extensive analyses of the most beloved of Bachs works
First Four Notes
Mozart: The Man Revealed
The illustrated life story of the world's most beloved composer
Beethoven's Conversation Books: Volume 1: Nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820)
A complete new edition of Beethoven's conversation books, now translated into English in their entirety for the first time. Covering a period associated with the revolutionary style of what we call "late Beethoven", these often lively and compelling conversations are now finally accessible in English for the scholar and Beethoven-lover.
Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected
A passionate appeal from an acclaimed artist for the relevance of classical music in today's torn world.
French Song Companion
This text provides repertoire guides to the work of some 150 composers - the majority of them from France, but including British, American, German, Spanish, and Italian musicians who have written French vocal music. Biographical articles are supplemented by the song translations.
Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Composer and Critic
Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life
What was Mozart really like? Wild? Sublime? Responsible? Fun-loving? Bright? Foul-mouthed? Reading these sparkling new translations of Mozart's letters, we learn in his own words that he was all of these and much more. Here is the composer at his most intimate and unguarded, expressing his feelings about life, love, music and the world around him.
Sonatas for Pianoforte, Volume I
Mozart's Sonatas for Pianoforte are published as part of ABRSM's 'Signature' Series - a series of authoritative performing editions of standard keyboard works, prepared from original sources by leading scholars. Includes informative introductions and performance notes.
Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832
Retracing a Winter's Journey: Franz Schubert's "Winterreise"
Youens addresses the different aspects of the Winterreise: its cultural milieu, the genesis of both the poetry and the music, Schubert's transformation of poetic cycle into music, the philosophical dimension of the work, and its musical structure.
Classic FM Pocket Book of Music
Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847
The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Extraordinary Adventures of the Man Behind Mozart
By the time he was forty, Lorenzo Da Ponte had been a poet, priest, lover and libertine, a friend of Casanova, collaborator then enemy of Salieri, and ultimately the librettist for three of Mozart's most sublime operas - "The Marriage of Figaro", "Cosi fan tutte" and "Don Giovanni". This is a biography of a character and a portrait of four cities.
Essays on Handel and Italian Opera
In this valuable collection of essays, published to coincide with the tercentenary of Handel's birth, Reinhard Strohm examines the relationship between Handel's great operas and the earlier European Baroque tradition, focusing on the Italian school, to which they are so crucially indebted.
Real Repertoire for Piano
Real Repertoire for Piano is a fantastic collection of 16 graded classical pieces, arranged for the grade 4-6 level pianist by Christine Brown. The Real Repertoire series introduces players to a wealth of original works by the great composers.
Dance and the Music of J. S. Bach, Expanded Edition
An expanded edition of a favourite Bach book!
Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience
Instead of following the traditional chronological order in studying the Beethoven piano sonatas, this title places them in categories that reflect certain qualities of the music. It begins with the Classic composers' expressive treatment of the keyboard - such as touches, articulation, line, colour, silence, and the pacing of musical ideas.
Beethoven's Symphonies: Nine Approaches to Art and Ideas
Mozart Studies 2
This volume comprises a series of essays on one of the greatest and most famous musicians of all time, by internationally renowned Mozart scholars. Chapters explore the composer's life and reception and many of his most popular works, including The Marriage of Figaro and his chamber and orchestral music.
Music in the Classical World: Genre, Culture, and History
Korngold and His World
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. He was lauded in his youth by everyone from Mahler to Puccini and his auspicious career in the early 1900s spanned chamber music, opera, and musical theater. Today, he is best known for his Hollywood film scores, composed between 1935 and 1947.
Generative Theory of Tonal Music
A search for a grammar of music with the aid of generative linguistics.
Companion to Beethoven's Pianoforte Sonatas: Revised Edition
Professor Sir Donald Tovey's celebrated bar-by-bar analysis of Beethoven's 32 Pianoforte Sonatasremains a key text for pianists, students, scholars and music lovers. This new imprint is prefaced with an introduction by Dr Barry Cooper, Lecturer in the Music Department of Manchester University.
Mozart's Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music
A major new biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told through the prism of the women in his life
Mozart: Ein Biografischer Bilderbogen
It s Easy To Play Classic Hits (Bumper Edition)
Handel: The Man & His Music
This fully revised and updated new edition - published to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the composers death - charts in detail Handel's life, from his youth in Germany, through his brilliantly successful Italian sojourn, to the opulence and squalor of Georgian London where he made his permanent home.
Real Repertoire for Violin
Interpreting Mozart: The Performance of His Piano Works
Begins by addressing the problems associated with performing Mozart's piano music on "modern" instruments. This work moves through each element of performance - from dynamics to tempo and rhythm, articulation, ornamentation, embellishments, and cadenzas. It also addresses problems of "text" (scholarship on Mozart's scores).
Trombone: Its History and Music, 1697-1811
Provides an overview of the use of the trombone in America and in seven European countries. It uses 24 reproduced texts and relevant English translations to trace its origins to the middle of the 17th century. The texts were all published between 1697 and 1811.
Playalong Cello: Classical Tunes
Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791
ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winner A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars.
Classical Music 1600-2000: A Chronology
Jon Paxman's ambitious book interprets four centuries of Western classical music by considering its evolution from two different perspectives.
Franz Schubert and His World
Program Music
This accessible introduction provides a comprehensive survey of program music from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Exploring works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Mahler, Strauss, and others, it sets the ideas and repertoires of program music in context, with numerous illustrations and music examples.
Classical Recordings
This handy reference guide from Classic FM looks at the 100 most popular pieces of classical music, and explains which particular recording to choose for each and why, to help any budding or committed enthusiast to build their collection.
Experiencing Beethoven: A Listener's Companion
Designed for those unversed in composition or music theory, this book places Beethoven's compositions within the context of his personal and professional life and social and cultural milieu. This volume offers readers an enhanced experience of key works by exploring Beethoven's lyricism, heroic style, and unwaveringly idealistic musical vision.
Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven
Relax with Classical Piano: 33 Beautiful Pieces