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  • Silence by John Cage
    Silence (English, Paperback) John Cage $21.11 $25.25
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  • I Saw Eternity the Other Night by Timothy Day
    I Saw Eternity the Other Night (English, Hardback) Timothy Day

    The sound of the choir of King's College, Cambridge - its voices perfectly blended, its emotions restrained, its impact sublime - has become famous all over the world, and for many, the distillation of a particular kind of Englishness. This is especially so at Christmas time, with the broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, whose centenary is celebrated this year. How did this small...

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  • Speaking the Piano by Susan Tomes
    Speaking the Piano (English, Hardback) Susan Tomes

    This is a book to appeal to a wide range of readers - pianists of every level from beginner to professional, piano teachers, musicians of all kinds, and the broader community of music-lovers.

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  • Companion to Beethoven's Pianoforte Sonatas by Sir Donald Francis Tovey
    Companion to Beethoven's Pianoforte Sonatas (English, Sheet music) Sir Donald Francis Tovey

    Professor Sir Donald Tovey's celebrated bar-by-bar analysis of Beethoven's 32 Pianoforte Sonatasremains a key text for pianists, students, scholars and music lovers. This new imprint is prefaced with an introduction by Dr Barry Cooper, Lecturer in the Music Department of Manchester University.

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  • Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner
    Music in the Castle of Heaven (English, Paperback) John Eliot Gardiner

    Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? This book distills the fruits of a lifetime's immersion as one of Bach's greatest living interpreters.

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  • The Classical Music Lover's Companion to Orchestral Music by Robert Philip
    The Classical Music Lover's Companion to Orchestral Music (English, Hardback) Robert Philip

    An invaluable guide for lovers of classical music designed to enhance their enjoyment of the core orchestral repertoire from 1700 to 1950

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  • The Classical Music Book by DK
    The Classical Music Book (English, Hardback) DK

    From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series....

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  • Erik Satie: Sheet Music for Piano by Alan Brown
    Erik Satie: Sheet Music for Piano (English, Spiral bound) Alan Brown

    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, and in this case includes various sarabands and Gymnopedie.

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  • The Ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner
    The Ring of the Nibelung (English, Hardback) Richard Wagner

    A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner's Ring Cycle, in a Penguin Classics hardcover designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith...

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  • Gustav Mahler by Jens Malte Fischer
    Gustav Mahler (English, Paperback) Jens Malte Fischer

    The definitive biography of the celebrated composer, published in English to coincide with the centenary of his death

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  • Ocean of Sound by David Toop
    Ocean of Sound (English, Paperback) David Toop

    The classic account of ambient music, with a new foreword by Michel Faber

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  • Bela Bartok by Erno Lendvai
    Bela Bartok (English, Paperback) Erno Lendvai

    This important and highly original book, written by one of Hungary's leading musicologists, makes a vital contribution to the understanding of the work of one of the greatest composers of the last century. His research and analysis is liberally illustrated with music examples and diagrams.

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  • Tchaikovsky by John Suchet
    Tchaikovsky (English, Hardback) John Suchet

    A tortured genius, a sensitive soul, a great composer burdened by the weight of his private desires

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  • 100 Carols for Choirs by David Willcocks
    100 Carols for Choirs (Multiple languages, Sheet music) David Willcocks

    74 of the most popular items from Carols for Choirs 1, 2 and 3 in one volume, plus 26 pieces new to the series. The volume contains both accompanied and unaccompanied items, and the Order of Service for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Orchestral and brass ensemble accompaniments for many of the items are available on hire.

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  • Ravel by Roger Nichols
    Ravel (English, Paperback) Roger Nichols

    A biography of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), by one of the leading scholars of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French music, that is based on a wealth of written and oral evidence, some newly translated and some derived from interviews with the composer's friends and associates.

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  • The Opera Lover's Companion by Charles Osborne
    The Opera Lover's Companion (English, Paperback) Charles Osborne

    Serving as a guide to the 175 most popular operas, this book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, and the most famous and influential interpreters of the principal roles.

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  • Structural Functions of Harmony by Arnold Schoenberg
    Structural Functions of Harmony (English, Paperback) Arnold Schoenberg

    Schoenberg's music examples range from the entire development sections of classical symphonies to analyses of the harmonic progressions of Strauss, Debussy, Reger, and his own early music.

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  • Bach and the Patterns of Invention by Laurence Dreyfus
    Bach and the Patterns of Invention (English, Paperback) Laurence Dreyfus

    In this major new interpretation of the music of J.S. Bach, we gain a striking picture of the composer as a unique critic of his age. By reading Bach's music "against the grain" of contemporaries, Laurence Dreyfus explains how Bach's approach to musical invention posed a fundamental challenge to Baroque aesthetics.

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  • Claude Debussy: Sheet Music for Piano by Alan Brown
    Claude Debussy: Sheet Music for Piano (English, Spiral bound) Alan Brown

    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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  • Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms by Alison Latham
    Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms (English, Paperback) Alison Latham

    Covers the musical terms in English and other European languages generally used in Western music. This dictionary features over 2,500 A-Z entries which provide definitions across a range of subjects including rhythm, metre, scales, harmony and counterpoint, notational systems, performance practice, computer applications, genres, and more.

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