A prominent conductor explores how aesthetic criteria masked the political goals of countries during the three great wars of the past century
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Experience the passion and drama of the world’s greatest operas with this sumptuously illustrated visual guide.
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
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.
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.
A major new biography published for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, offering a fresh, human portrayal
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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 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.
Who wrote the first true “opera”? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies?