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Most popular Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900) books

The most popular Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900) books currently available. Updated weekly.
Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung
Frederic Chopin: Complete Preludes, Nocturnes And Waltzes (Updated Edition)
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Chopin's Piano compositions, of which this collection represents a substantial and significant part. The Preludes, Nocturnes and Waltzes are overflowing with tonal, technical and textural innovations which, alongside Schubert, heralded the beginnings of the Romantic era of extended tonality and evermore complex methods of expression. These pieces are required repertoire for any serious Piano student or professional performer, rich in clues and signposts that help understand the development of post-Beethoven composition. In this collection, 26 Preludes, 21 Nocturnes and 19 Watzes are presented, including seven urtext editions new to this volume. All edited by Rafael Joseffy. Contents: Nocturne In E Flat Op.9 No.2 Prelude In E Flat Minor Op.28 No.14 Prelude In E Op.28 No.9 Waltz In B Minor Op.69 No.2 Valse Brilliante In A flat Op.34 No.1 Prelude In A Flat (1834) Nocturne In F Op.15 No.1 Waltz In A Flat Op.64 No.3 Nocturne In D Flat Op.27 No.2 Nocturne In A Flat Op.32 No.2 Nocturne In G Op.37 No.2 Nocturne In E Flat Op.55 No.2 Nocturne In B Op.62 No.1 Nocturne In C Minor (1837) Waltz In A Flat (1827) Waltz In E Flat (1830) Waltz In E Flat (1840) Waltz In A Minor (1843) Prelude In D Flat Op.28 No.15 Nocturne In F Sharp Op.15 No.2 Nocturne In B Op.9 No.3 Nocturne In E Minor Op.72 No.1 Prelude In A Op.28 No.7 Nocturne In F Minor Op.55 No.1 Waltz In E Minor Op.Posthumous Prelude In B Minor Op.28 No.6 Waltz In A Flat Op.69 No.1 Waltz In A Flat Op.42 Prelude In F Op.28 No.23 Prelude In G Minor Op.28 No.22 Prelude In C Sharp Minor Op.45 Nocturne In F Sharp Minor Op.48 No.2 Prelude In B Flat Op.28 No.21 Prelude In E Minor Op.28 No.4
Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed
A tortured genius, a sensitive soul, a great composer burdened by the weight of his private desires
Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy
This text analyzes Mahler's music through his character, his social and philosophical background, and his moment in musical history. It examines the composer's works as a continuous and unified development that began with his childhood response to the marches and folk tunes of his native Bohemia.
A new edition of Adam Zamoyski's definitive biography of Chopin, first published in 1979 and unavailable in English for many years.
Fanny Hensel: A Research and Information Guide
Last Waltz: The Strauss Dynasty and Vienna
The Sunday Times bestseller: how the Strauss family took Europe by storm during the nineteenth century
Franz Liszt: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861
The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
Claude Debussy: 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 'Arabesque No. 1' to 'Clair de Lune'.
Brahms and His Poets: A Handbook
Covering Brahms's 32 song opuses published during four decades of song-writing, this book offers a way of understanding what Brahms believed to be the right poetic basis for his immortal music.
Who's Who and What's What in Wagner
Franz Liszt: The Final Years, 1861-1886
The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
Elgar: An Extraordinary Life
How did the son of a provincial piano tuner rise to international fame? Was the English countryside the principal inspiration for Elgar's music? Was this moustachioed, red-blooded, imperialist all that he seemed...?
Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World
A century after his death, Gustav Mahler is the most important composer of modern times. In this highly original account of the composer's life and work, Norman Lebrecht explores the Mahler Effect, asking why Mahler's music has become the soundtrack to our twenty-first-century lives.
Reflections on Liszt
"No one knows more about Franz Liszt than Alan Walker."-Malcolm Bowie, Times Literary Supplement In a series of lively essays that tell us much not only about the phenomenon that was Franz Liszt but also about the musical and cultural life of...
Music in 1853: The Biography of a Year
No one composer is at the centre of this fascinating story, but a larger picture emerges of a shift in musical scenery, from the world of the innocent Romanticism of Berlioz and Schumann to the more potent musical politics of Wagner, and of his antidote (as many saw him), Brahms.
Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Liszt
This lavishly illustrated book chronicles Liszt's life and times with the help of many rare photographs and contemporary prints.
Tchaikovsky Papers: Unlocking the Family Archive
A wealth of previously unpublished letters and personal documents drawn from the family archives of the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arthur Sullivan: A Musical Reappraisal
Romantic Overture and Musical Form from Rossini to Wagner
This book is the first comprehensive study of musical form in the genre of the overture in continental Europe between 1815 and 1850. Combining historical and analytical perspectives, and discussing a broad range of German, French, and Italian operatic and concert overtures, it will appeal to both musicologists and music theorists.
Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance
Johannes Brahms remains a figure of perennial appeal and significance to performers, scholars and music-lovers alike. This richly illustrated collection of essays, including a hitherto unpublished memoir of Brahms, explores the boundaries between the composer's public, professional identity and his lifelong engagement with private and amateur music-making.
Gateways to Understanding Music
Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832
Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869
History of the Symphony: The Grand Genre
Chopin: A Graded Practical Guide
Part of a series of comprehensive practical guides for the solo piano. This volume provides a complete survey of Chopin's music for solo piano, including a graded list of his works together with detailed suggestions for study and performance.
Gabriel Faure
A comprehensive overview of the life and career of French composer.
Symphony in B Minor - Pathetique: The Passion of Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Camille Saint-Saens: A Life
Camille Saint-Saens was a child prodigy who grew to be acclaimed in his lifetime as the incarnation of French genius: a virtuoso pianist, also declared by Liszt to be the world's greatest organist.
Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803
This account reconceptualizes the notion of genius by placing the life and career of Ludwig van Beethoven in its social context. It explores the musical world of late 18th-century Vienna and follows the activities of the aristocratic patrons who paved the way for the composer's success.
Robert Schumann: Life and Death of a Musician
A biography that offers a fresh account of Robert Schumann's life. It confronts the traditional perception of the doom-laden Romantic, forced by depression into a life of helpless, poignant sadness. It frees Schumann from one hundred and fifty years of myth-making and unjustified psychological speculation.
Claude Debussy
In this new biography, David. J. Code presents an in-depth at the life and work of Claude Debussy, showing how Debussy's love of poetry influenced his compositions.
"Claude Debussy As I Knew Him" and Other Writings of Arthur Hartmann
A record of a ten-year personal friendship, with letters, and insights on other contemporaries.
Liszt'S 'Chopin': A New Edition
Meirion Hughes combines a new translation of the first edition with an introduction that places the work in its cultural and political context -- .
Hans von Bulow's Letters to Johannes Brahms: A Research Edition
Originally published: Hans von B'ulow. Die Briefe an Johannes Brahms. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1994.
New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Chopin
This new biography is a fascinating account of the period in which Chopin lived, and the way in which the political scene helped shape his music.
Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide
A fascinating graphic novel-style introduction to the classical composer everyone has heard of - and few truly understand
Gustav Mahler
The definitive biography of the celebrated composer, published in English to coincide with the centenary of his death
Nearly one hundred years after the death of its composer, the music of Claude Debussy has lost none of its appeal. In this authoritative biography, author Eric Frederick Jensen brings together the most recent biographical research, including a revised catalogue of Debussy's compositions and the first complete edition of his correspondence.
Delius and his Music
The first comprehensive study of the music of Frederick Delius (1862-1934), from his earliest pieces up to his final compositions, with background information and a complete list of works.
After Wagner: Histories of Modernist Music Drama from <I>Parsifal</I> to Nono
Offers histories of music drama beginning with Wagner's Parsifal and then looking at works by Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Luigi Dallapiccola, Luigi Nono and Hans Werner Henze.
Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann
Vladimir de Pachmann was perhaps history's most notorious pianist. In this book, the first biography ever of this remarkable figure, the authors explore the life of this master pianist, surveying his achievements within the context of contemporary critical opinion and preserving his legacy as one of the last great Romantic pianists of his time.
Romantic Clarinet Anthology + CD: 25 Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
Schumann's Music and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Fiction
Four of Schumann's great masterpieces of the 1830s are connected to the fiction of E. T. A. Hoffmann. John MacAuslan explores these works' musical patterns, stylistic developments and literary connections. Essential reading for musicologists, performers and listeners with an interest in Schumann and early nineteenth-century music.
Conducting the Brahms Symphonies: From Brahms to Boult
A major study sure to fascinate musicians, Brahms enthusiasts and those interested in the history of recorded music.
Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians: Revisited by Steven Isserlis
his 'Advice for Young Musicians', originally created to accompany his famous 'Album for the Young', remains as relevant today as when it was written.Celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis adds his own extensive commentary to Schumann's words of wisdom.
Delius and Norway
The first detailed study of the vital role that Norway played in the life and work of Frederick Delius
Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity, Superstar
Understanding the Leitmotif: From Wagner to Hollywood Film Music
Leitmotifs are a type of associative theme found in dramatic music. In this book, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the background and development of the musical leitmotif, from Wagner and art music to the Hollywood adaptations of The Lord of The Rings and the Harry Potter series.
Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin