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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.
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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.
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Conversations with Rossini
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Schumann: The Faces and the Masks
A groundbreaking account of Schumann, a major composer whose music is becoming increasingly popular over the years.
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My Dearest Father
Presents a selection of personal correspondence between author and his most important mentor and supporter, his father.
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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.
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Real Repertoire for Violin
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Mozart: The Man Revealed
The illustrated life story of the world's most beloved composer
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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
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Twentieth Century Real Repertoire
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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.
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First Four Notes
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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".
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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.
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Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected
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Franz Liszt: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861
The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
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Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time. This text illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective, this text sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history., Written by an authoritative, opinionated, and controversial figure in musicology, The Oxford History of Western Music provides a critical aesthetic position with respect to individual works, a context in which each composition may be evaluated and remembered. Taruskin combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. It also describes how the context of each stylistic period-key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events-influenced and directed compositional choices.
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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.
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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.
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Easy Piano Series: Classical
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Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Composer and Critic
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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.
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Classic FM Pocket Book of Music
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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.
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Oxford History of Western Music: Music in the Nineteenth Century
The Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time. This text illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective, this text sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history., Written by an authoritative, opinionated, and controversial figure in musicology, The Oxford History of Western Music provides a critical aesthetic position with respect to individual works, a context in which each composition may be evaluated and remembered. Taruskin combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. It also describes how the context of each stylistic period-key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events-influenced and directed compositional choices.
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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.
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Dozen A Day Songbook: Pop Hits - Book One
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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.
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Dance and the Music of J. S. Bach, Expanded Edition
An expanded edition of a favourite Bach book!
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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.
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Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World
Beethoven's Cello is the ideal companion for cellists, pianists, musicologists and chamber-music devotees desiring a comprehensive understanding of this beloved repertoire.
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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.
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Gateways to Understanding Music
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Music in the Classical World: Genre, Culture, and History
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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832
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Music and the Benefit Performance in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Explores the history of the benefit performance in eighteenth-century Britain, revealing how benefits helped musicians establish themselves within the commercial structures of Britain's urban centres. This book is for anyone interested in British musical history, particularly its performers, audiences, and institutions.
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Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847
The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
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Mozart: Ein Biografischer Bilderbogen
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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.
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Complete Pianoforte Sonatas, Volume I
Beethoven's Complete Pianoforte Sonatas is 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. Also available in cloth binding and in separate editions.
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Playalong Cello: Classical Tunes
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Art of Partimento: History, Theory, and Practice
In The Art of Partimento, performer and historian Giorgio Sanguinetti provides students and scholars of composition and music theory an historical chronicle as well as a practical guide, offering them the opportunity not only to understand the life of this fascinating tradition, but to participate in it as well.
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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'.
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Franz Schubert and His World
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Experiencing Carl Maria von Weber: A Listener's Companion
Carl Maria von Weber is recognized as the father of the German Romantic and Nationalist music. Morgan walks readers through Weber's masterpieces, providing key insights by integrating critical points in the composer's life and the burgeoning Romantic and Nationalist movements in Germany that Weber's music came to champion.
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Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven
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Beethoven's Symphonies: An Artistic Vision
An exploration of the unswerving artistic vision underlying Beethoven's symphonies, from a leading scholar of the composer's works.
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Beethoven's Symphonies: Nine Approaches to Art and Ideas