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Beethoven: An Extraordinary Life book cover Beethoven: An Extraordinary Life book cover
Beethoven: An Extraordinary Life Beethoven: An Extraordinary Life
Barry Cooper - Associated Board Of Royal School Of Music

In this, the fifth biography in the Extraordinary Lives series, Beethoven expert Professor Barry Cooper provides a fascinating and compact summary of the key moments in Beethoven's life. In

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Believe Your Ears Believe Your Ears (Life of a Lyric Composer)
Kirke Mechem - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Believe Your Ears is the memoir of composer Kirke Mechem, whose unorthodox path to music provides a fascinating narrative. Along the way, readers will meet Dimitri Shostakovich, Wallace Stegner, Billie Jean

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Chopin's Prophet Chopin's Prophet (The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann)
Edward Blickstein & Gregor Benko - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In this book, the first biography ever of this remarkable figure, Blickstein and Benko explore the private and public lives of this master pianist, surveying his achievements within the context of

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Experiencing Debussy Experiencing Debussy (A Listener's Companion)
Teresa Davidian - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, Teresa Davidian welcomes readers into the infectious appeal of Debussy's major works to consider how they can still attract and move audiences. In such works as the hauntingly beautiful Clair

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Georges Bizet: A Biography book cover Georges Bizet: A Biography book cover
Georges Bizet: A Biography Georges Bizet: A Biography
Christoph Schwandt - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In almost all available English-language biographies, serious errors abound, often informed by romantic misconceptions surrounding the life of this remarkable musician.  First published in 1991, Christoph... view details
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Hugo Wolf Hugo Wolf
Ernest Newman - Dover Publications Inc.

Reprint of the 1907 Methuen & Co. edition.  This volume recounts the tragic story of the erratic genius' life and surveys some of his work, including 60 pages on Wolf's songs and 35 pages on his operas.... view details
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Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence book cover Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence book cover
Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence Kalmen Opperman: A Legacy of Excellence
Denise A. Gainey - Carl Fischer LLC

This book combines interviews with Opperman's former students with personal essays and reflections from those closest to the master teacher and performer. Gainey explores Opperman's life, pedagogy, and

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Leading Tones Leading Tones (Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry)
Leonard Slatkin - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Leading Tones is a glimpse into several aspects of the musical world by Leonard Slatkin, music director and conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. There are portions devoted to the Slatkin's

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Leonard Bernstein and the Young People's Concerts book cover Leonard Bernstein and the Young People's Concerts book cover
Leonard Bernstein and the Young People's Concerts Leonard Bernstein and the Young People's Concerts
Alicia Kopfstein-Penk - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Leonard Bernstein touched millions of lives as composer, conductor, teacher and activist. He frequently visited homes around the world through the medium of television, particularly through the 53

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The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster
Joanne O'Connell - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

An intimate biography of a complex, controversial, and now neglected composer, The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster is an important story about the father of American music. This invaluable portrait of the

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Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa book cover Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa book cover
Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa Marching Along: The Autobiography of John Philip Sousa (Recollections of Men, Women, and Music)
John Philip Sousa - GIA Publications

In print with the original text for the first time in decades, here is the intriguing autobiography Sousa wrote in the final years of his life. Contained within are amusing and insightful reflections of the

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Mathilde Wesendonck: Isolde's Dream Mathilde Wesendonck: Isolde's Dream
Judith Cabaud - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Truly great compositions spring, like Athena from Zeus' skull, at the juncture of genius and passion. In Mathilde Wesendonck: Isolde's Dream, author Judith Cabaud calls on a host of heretofore undiscovered

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Michael Rabin Michael Rabin (America's Virtuoso Violinist)
Anthony Feinstein - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Anthony Feinstein tells the poignant story of the life and career of one of history's greatest violinists. As a child prodigy, Rabin had the classical music world at his feet. Notable successes included a... view details
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Nicolo Paganini Nicolo Paganini (With an Analysis of His Compositions and a Sketch of the History of the Violin)
Francois-Joseph Fetis & Stewart Pollens - Dover Publications Inc.

Written by an immensely important musicologist, this rare 1860 monograph analyzes Nicolo Paganini's compositions and provides a fascinating history of the violin.  Author François-Joseph Fetis was Paganini's... view details
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Rimsky-Korsakov : Letters to His Family and Friends Rimsky-Korsakov : Letters to His Family and Friends
Tatiana Rimsky-Korsakov - Hal Leonard Corporation

Rimsky-Korsakov: Letters to His Family and Friends is a rare, revealing look at the composer, written by his granddaughter Tatiana. Featuring a wealth of correspondence and photographs from his family's

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Stanley Drucker Clarinet Master book cover Stanley Drucker Clarinet Master book cover
Stanley Drucker Clarinet Master Stanley Drucker Clarinet Master
Mitchell Estrin - Carl Fischer LLC

A complete biography of Stanley Drucker's musical career written by Mitchell Estrin. Recognized by the Guinness World Records for the longest career as a clarinetist, Drucker retired from the New York

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