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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.
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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
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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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Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed
A tortured genius, a sensitive soul, a great composer burdened by the weight of his private desires
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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.
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Chopin
A new edition of Adam Zamoyski's definitive biography of Chopin, first published in 1979 and unavailable in English for many years.
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Fanny Hensel: A Research and Information Guide
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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'.
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Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung
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Last Waltz: The Strauss Dynasty and Vienna
The Sunday Times bestseller: how the Strauss family took Europe by storm during the nineteenth century
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Romantic Generation
What Rosen's The Classical Style did for music of the Classical period, this highly praised volume does for the Romantic era. An exhilarating exploration of musical language, forms, and styles of the period, it captures the spirit that enlivened a generation of composers and musicians, and so conveys the very sense of Romantic music.
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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
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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.
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Who's Who and What's What in Wagner
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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832
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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869
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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.
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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...?
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Claude Debussy: Favourite Piano Works
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Romantic Clarinet Anthology + CD: 25 Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
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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.
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Relax with Romantic Piano: 35 Beautiful Pieces
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Arthur Sullivan: A Musical Reappraisal
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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.
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Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity, Superstar
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Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin
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Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music
The first history of keyboard improvisation in European music from the time of Beethoven through the later nineteenth century, Dana Gooley's Free Play: Fantasies of Improvisation in Nineteenth-Century Music describes the motives, intentions, and musical styles of the nineteenth century's leading improvisers, and traces the evolution of the performance practice into a glorified ideal.
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Frauenliebe und Leben: Chamisso's Poems and Schumann's Songs
Rufus Hallmark sets Schumann's famous song cycle in the context of the challenges and social expectations faced by women in early nineteenth-century Germany. His study offers insights on Schumann's composing materials, reception of the song cycle, other contemporary poems about women, and comparisons with other musical settings of the poems.
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Mendelssohn: A Life in Music
An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. This book offers a masterful blend of biography and musical analysis.
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Beethoven Quartet Companion
While the Beethoven string quartets are to chamber music what the plays of Shakespeare are to drama, even seasoned concertgoers can welcome guidance with these personal and sometimes enigmatic works. This collection offers Beethoven lovers notes on the listening experience of each quartet and a range of general perspectives.
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Mahler: His Life, Work and World
Mahler was born in 1860 in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and became one of the greatest conductors and composers of his time, acclaimed throughout Europe and America. This biography assembles a wealth of contemporary material from letters, diaries, concert programmes and reviews.
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Alkan: The Man/The Music
Alkan: lonely 19th century genius, virtuoso pianist and also composer of some of the most difficult and disturbingly powerful piano music. This edition, in two parts, deals first with the man, and second with his music.
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Gabriel Faure
A comprehensive overview of the life and career of French composer.
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Franz Liszt: The Final Years, 1861-1886
The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
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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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Symphony in B Minor - Pathetique: The Passion of Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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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 -- .
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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.
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Ballets of Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber (Caen 29 January 1782- Paris 12/13 May 1871) is primarily remembered as one of the great masters of opera-comique, but also played a very important role in the development of Romantic ballet through the long danced interludes and divertissements in his grand operas La Muette de Portici, Le Dieu et la Bayadere, Gustave I
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Friedrich Burgmuller: 25 Progressive Pieces (Book/Online Audio)
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Camille Saint-Saens and His World
Camille Saint-Sans - perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music - is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism overshadowed his importance. This book deconstructs the multiple realities behind the man and his music.
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New Illustrated Lives of Great Composers: Mahler
Mahler's life was a remarkably complex one, his success as a conductor continually overshadowed by his craving for recognition as a composer. Recognition which never came in his lifetime.
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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.
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Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide
A fascinating graphic novel-style introduction to the classical composer everyone has heard of - and few truly understand