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  • Silence by John Cage
    Silence (English, Paperback) John Cage $20.46 $25.25
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  • Chopin by Adam Zamoyski
    Chopin (English, Paperback) Adam Zamoyski

    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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  • The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross
    The Rest is Noise (English, Paperback) Alex Ross

    Alex Ross's sweeping history of twentieth-century classical music, winner of the Guardian First Book Award, is a gripping account of a musical revolution.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period by Jane Glover
    A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period (Sheet music) Jane Glover, David Wyn Jones

    This stimulating guide will help students and their teachers to achieve stylish performances of music of the Baroque period. Individual chapters from leading experts focus on historical background, notation and interpretation, and sources and editions, presenting the latest thinking on performance in a clear, helpful and practical way.

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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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  • 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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  • Franz Liszt by Oliver Hilmes
    Franz Liszt (English, Paperback) Oliver Hilmes

    An engrossing new biography of the musical revolutionary who was the world's first international megastar...

    $21.27 $25.00
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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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  • World Music Pedagogy, Volume V: Choral Music Education by Sarah J. Bartolome
    World Music Pedagogy, Volume V: Choral Music Education (English, Paperback) Sarah J. Bartolome

    World Music Pedagogy, Volume V: Choral Music Education explores specific applications of the World Music Pedagogy process to choral music education in elementary, middle, and high school contexts, as well as within community settings. The text provides clear and accessible information to help choral music educators select, rehearse, and perform a diverse global repertoire. It also guides directors...

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  • A Performer's Guide to Music of the Baroque Period by ABRSM
    A Performer's Guide to Music of the Baroque Period (English, Sheet music) ABRSM, Christopher Hogwood

    This stimulating guide will help students and their teachers to achieve stylish performances of music of the Baroque period. Individual chapters from leading experts focus on historical background, notation and interpretation, and sources and editions, presenting the latest thinking on performance in a clear, helpful and practical way.

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  • Carols for Choirs 2 by David Willcocks
    Carols for Choirs 2 (Multiple languages, Sheet music) David Willcocks

    50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompanied. Many of the carols are from traditional sources, rearranged, as well as carols written especially for this volume by composers including Walton, Britten, Rodney Bennett, and Mathias.

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  • The Oxford Companion to Music by Alison Latham
    The Oxford Companion to Music (English, Hardback) Alison Latham

    This new edition of The Oxford Companion to Music is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work, which, like its famous predecessors, will be invaluable to both professional and amateur musicians, and general music lovers. A distinguished and international team of contributors covers a broad sweep of musical subjects, ranging from composers and performers to instruments and genres.

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  • That Jealous Demon, My Wretched Health by Jonathan Noble
    That Jealous Demon, My Wretched Health (English, Hardback) Jonathan Noble

    Despite much triumph in adversity, illness fuelling composition is a misconception.

    $32.69 $34.95
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  • English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King
    English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets (English, Sheet music) Robert King

    English Church Music assembles in two volumes around 100 of the finest examples of English sacred choral music of the past five centuries. The first volume, dedicated to anthems and motets, presents both favourite and lesser-known works, from Renaissance polyphony to the works of the great 19th- and 20th-century composers.

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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

    $39.65 $50.00
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