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Evenings at the Opera: An Exploration of the Basic Repertoire
Jeffrey Langford.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574671872.  Daedalus Item Code: 41857
 
What makes good opera? Jeffrey Langford, a lecturer at the Manhattan School of Music and host of pre-performance talks at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, here examines the operas that have stood the ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Britten
John Bridcut. James Naughtie, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571237760.  Daedalus Item Code: 50905
 
Benjamin Britten was one of the great composers of the 20th century, producing a feast of music from an early age and first achieving international fame in 1945 with his opera Peter Grimes. ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Handel
Edward Blakeman. Felicity Lott, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571238316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50906
 
Haydn called him "the master of us all," while Berlioz summed him up as "a great barrel of pork and beer"—and Beethoven proclaimed "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived.... I would bare my ... (Read More)
 
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Fidelio in Full Score
Ludwig van Beethoven.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486466170.  Daedalus Item Code: 10021
 
Beethoven's Fidelio—his only opera—is the tale of the heroic Leonore, who poses as a guard to rescue her husband from political prison, and it has been an audience favorite for nearly two ... (Read More)
 
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Giacomo Puccini: 20th-Century Composers
Conrad Wilson.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780714847757.  Daedalus Item Code: 54397
 
The composer of such works as La Bohème and Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) gave us some of the world's most popular and widely performed operas. Here Scottish music ... (Read More)
 
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Handel: A Biographical Kaleidoscope (English/German Languages)
Detmar Huchting, text.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783940004734.  Daedalus Item Code: 52013
 
This large-format album is an exploration in sight and sound, in which page-filling color illustrations offer an evocative visual experience of the life and career Georg Friedrich Handel (1685–1759), ... (Read More)
 
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The Jewish Play Along: Vol I Yiddish & Israeli Classics with CD
Velvel Pasternak.
Publisher: Tara Books.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9780933676657.  Daedalus Item Code: 52551
 
If you've always wanted to join in when you hear klezmer music, this audio CD and music book set is the perfect place to start. Recorded by New York's Neshoma Orchestra, the disc contains 15 tracks ... (Read More)
 
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Leonard Bernstein: 20th-Century Composers
Paul Myers.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780714837017.  Daedalus Item Code: 54399
 
The composer of the Broadway masterpiece West Side Story as well as operas like Candide, film scores like On the Waterfront, and major symphonic works, Leonard Bernstein ... (Read More)
 
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The Leonard Bernstein Letters
Leonard Bernstein. Nigel Simeone, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179095.  Daedalus Item Code: 51993
 
A charismatic and brilliant conductor as well as a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), and film scores (On the Waterfront), ... (Read More)
 
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Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World
Howard Pollack.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199791590.  Daedalus Item Code: 43600
 
A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music. A prominent leftist who was ... (Read More)
 
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Mendelssohn: His Life and Music
Neil Wenborn.
Publisher: Naxos Books.   Format: paperback & CDs.
ISBN: 9781843792321.  Daedalus Item Code: 53537
 
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47) remains one of the world's best-loved composers. His greatest music—The Hebrides overture, the Violin Concerto, the "Italian" Symphony—forms a cornerstone of the ... (Read More)
 
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Music & Monarchy: A History of Britain in Four Movements
David Starkey & Katie Greening.
Publisher: BBC Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849906814.  Daedalus Item Code: 52367
 
Showcasing a monarch's power, prestige, and taste, music has been the lifeblood of many a royal dynasty. Featuring 16 pages of color illustrations, this history by the author of Royal River ... (Read More)
 
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