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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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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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Giuseppe Verdi: Pocket Giants
Daniel Snowman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493251.  Daedalus Item Code: 63080
 
Deemed the Shakespeare of opera, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)—the composer of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Aida, as well as Otello and Falstaff—is ... (Read More)
 
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Great Operas: A Guide to 25 of the World's Finest Musical Experience
Michael Steen.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848316119.  Daedalus Item Code: 71457
 
Chairman of both the Royal College of Music Society and the Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Michael Steen here offers a compendium of witty and informative guides to 25 enduring operas, ... (Read More)
 
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A History of American Classical Music
Barrymore Laurence Scherer.
Publisher: Naxos Books.   Format: 2 pap & CDs.
ISBN: 9781843791171.  Daedalus Item Code: 72102
 
A comparative latecomer to the world of classical music, America has nonetheless produced many of the greatest composers of the past century. In a survey that extends from colonial times to the 21st ... (Read More)
 
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Karajan: The Master's Style
Vittoria Crespi Morbio, ed.
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788842217046.  Daedalus Item Code: 61158
 
This large-format photographic biography of Herbert von Karajan (1908–89) traces the life and career of a superstar of classical music in the postwar era. The dynamic Austrian conductor of the Berlin ... (Read More)
 
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La Bohème: The Complete Opera on Two CDs: The Complete Libretto with Annotations and Critical Historical Commentary
Giacomo Puccini. Mirella Freni, Nicolai Gedda, Mario Sereni, Mario Basiola, Jr. Ferruccio Mazzoli, Mariella Adani & others. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Thomas Schippers, conductor. David Foil, text. William Berger, commentary.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: 3 cloth books & CDs.
ISBN: 9781579125097.  Daedalus Item Code: 70588
 
Giacomo Puccini's wistful tale of the doomed romance between the seamstress Mimi and the poet Rodolfo has been an audience favorite for more than a century. With Thomas Schippers at the helm, this ... (Read More)
 
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La Traviata: The Complete Opera on Two CDs: The Complete Libretto with Annotations and Critical Historical Commentary
Giuseppe Verdi. Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Rolando Panerai, Delia Wallis & others. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The John Alldis Choir. Aldo Ceccato, conductor. Daniel S. Brink, text. William Berger, commentary.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: 3 cloth books & CDs.
ISBN: 9781579125073.  Daedalus Item Code: 70589
 
Giuseppe Verdi's opera tells the story of Violetta, a dying courtesan in love with Alfredo, a baron. In this 1971 performance, Beverly Sills stars as Violetta, and Nicolai Gedda plays Alfredo. This ... (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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Mahler: His Life and Music
Stephen Johnson.
Publisher: Naxos Books.   Format: 2 pap & CDs.
ISBN: 9781843791140.  Daedalus Item Code: 72100
 
"The symphony must be like the world," Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) declared: "it must embrace everything." Easily the most important symphonist after Beethoven, Mahler's epic compositions can ... (Read More)
 
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The Marriage of Figaro: The Complete Opera on Two CDs: The Complete Libretto with Annotations and Critical Historical Commentary
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Heather Harper, Judith Blegen, Teresa Berganza & others. English Chamber Orchestra. Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Robert Levine, text. William Berger, commentary.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: 3 cloth books & CDs.
ISBN: 9781579125127.  Daedalus Item Code: 70590
 
W.A. Mozart's lighthearted satire of the aristocracy plays out in the romance between Figaro and Susanna, servants of Count Almavira. This 1977 production is conducted by Daniel Barenboim, with ... (Read More)
 
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