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The War on Music: Reclaiming the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780300233704
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Published: Yale University Press - April 26th, 2022

A prominent conductor explores how aesthetic criteria masked the political goals of countries during the three great wars of the past century
 
“[Mauceri’s] writing is more exhilarating than any helicopter ride we have been on.”—Air Mail
 
“Fluently written and often cogent.”—Barton Swaim, Wall Str


Opera: The Definitive Illustrated Story Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780744056310
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Published: DK - August 16th, 2022

Experience the passion and drama of the world’s greatest operas with this sumptuously illustrated visual guide.


Beethoven, A Life Cover Image
By Jan Caeyers, Daniel Hope (Foreword by), Brent Annable (Translated by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520390218
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Published: University of California Press - June 21st, 2022

The authoritative Beethoven biography, endorsed by and produced in close collaboration with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, is timed for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.

With unprecedented access to the archives at the Beethoven House in Bonn, renowned Beethoven conductor and scholar Jan Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human and complex image of Beethoven&md


Sergei Rachmaninoff (Critical Lives) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781789145762
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Published: Reaktion Books - May 3rd, 2022

Drawing extensively on Russian-language sources, a concise yet comprehensive survey of the life and work of one of classical music’s great composers.
 
Unquestionably one of the most popular composers of classical music, Sergei Rachmaninoff has not always been so admired by critics.


Beethoven in Beijing: Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781439921616
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Published: Temple University Press - April 29th, 2022

In 1973, Western music was banned in the People’s Republic of China. But in a remarkable breakthrough cultural exchange, the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted a tour of closed-off China, becoming the first American orchestra to visit the communist nation.


Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780300264623
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Published: Yale University Press - August 16th, 2022

A major new biography published for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, offering a fresh, human portrayal
 
“Illuminating. . . .


Sydney Opera House Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781785513824
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Published: Scala Arts Publishers Inc. - July 1st, 2022

- Richly illustrated with images and stories, this is your perfect souvenir of the Sydney Opera House- A new guide to this architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site- Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world- Looks at the history of the entire site, construction and development of the Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House is one of the most recognizabl


The Northern Silence: Journeys in Nordic Music and Culture Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300254402
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Published: Yale University Press - July 26th, 2022

An essential exploration of Nordic composers and musicians, and the distinctive culture that continues to shape them

Once considered a musical backwater, the Nordic region is now a musical powerhouse. Conductors from Denmark and Finland dominate the British and American orchestral scene.


String Quartets in Beethoven's Europe Cover Image
By Nancy November (Editor)
$129.00
ISBN: 9781644697870
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Published: Academic Studies Press - April 19th, 2022

String Quartets in Beethoven's Europe is the first detailed study of string quartets in late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Europe. It brings together the work of nine scholars who explore little-studied aspects of this multi-faceted genre.


The Classical Music Book (Big Ideas) Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9780744056334
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Published: DK - September 13th, 2022

Who wrote the first true “opera”? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies?