Wonderfully intimate biography by Beethoven's pupil, secretary, and factotum. Extensively annotated by Beethoven scholar Donald MacArdle, it not only offers Schindler's personal view of the composer's music, personality, deafness, irascible behavior, and more — but incorporates 100 years of sub... read more
Beethoven: Impressions by His Contemporaries by Oscar Sonneck Letters, diaries, memoirs, etc., by such musical giants as Rossini, Weber, Liszt, as well as by other friends and acquaintances of the great composer, depict Beethoven's accomplishments and his strange personality. Includes 16 portraits of Beethoven.
Beethoven's Letters by Ludwig van Beethoven Features 457 letters to fellow musicians, friends, greats, patrons, and literary men. Reveals musical thoughts, quirks of personality, insights, and daily events. Includes 15 plates.
Beethoven's Quartets by Joseph de Marliave Remarkably readable and accessible exposition presents a bar-by-bar, theme-by-theme analysis of all 16 quartets and the Grosse Fuge. Features clear analyses, 321 musical examples, and documentary material.
Beethoven Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 25 Works by Ludwig van Beethoven This collection features 25 popular pieces, including the Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight"); Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest"); 32 Variations in C Minor; more.
On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays by Felix Weingartner Three important works by conductor Felix Weingartner (1863–1942) include a detailed account of performing difficulties and interpretation questions involved in each of Beethoven's symphonies, plus the essays "On Conducting" and "The Symphony Since Beethoven."
A First Book of Mozart by David Dutkanicz Students of all ages can experience the pleasure of playing Mozart with this collection of 24 special arrangements, including melodies from "The Magic Flute," "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," "Don Giovanni," and other popular works.
A First Book of Chopin: 23 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements by Bergerac Includes theme from "Raindrop" Prelude, "Minute" Waltz, "Lullaby," "Fantaisie-impromptu," "Butterfly" Etude, "Military" and "Heroic" Polonaise, plus melodic highlights from the most familiar preludes, mazurkas, waltzes, and etudes. Features 23 piano arrangements.
The Perfect Wagnerite by George Bernard Shaw Lively, witty examination by the famous playwright of the Ring Cycle's philosophic and social ideology. Additional topics include Wagner's life, music drama versus grand opera, Siegfried's character, and much more.
Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring" by Arthur Rackham, James Spero This edition of Rackham's images, widely regarded as the greatest representations of Wagner's drama, comprises 64 full-page color illustrations and 9 vignettes from Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods, The Rhinegold, and The Valkyrie.
Wagner on Conducting by Richard Wagner Wagner initiated Romantic image of the conductor as fiery, omniscient dictator of the podium. Here are his eloquent essays on role of the conductor, musical interpretation, many other topics.
Bach Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 37 Works by Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificent compilation includes Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, Italian Concerto, Air Varied in the Italian Manner, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and Prelude and Fugue in C Minor; more.
J. S. Bach, Volume Two by Albert Schweitzer Volume 2 of 2-volume set. Traces Bach's life; discusses contemporary artistic and philosophical movements; analyzes Bach's work; and passes on brilliant recommendations for performance. Translated by Ernest Newman.
Great Fugues for Solo Keyboard by David Dutkanicz In addition to several compositions by J. S. Bach, this collection features pieces by Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Giambattista, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns.
Great Piano Adagios: 60 Works from Bach to Debussy by David Dutkanicz Includes selections from the sonatas of Haydn and Mozart, Chopin preludes, and classics such as the opening movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata, Bach's Sinfonia in F Minor, and Debussy's Claire de Lune.
Great Preludes for Solo Piano by David Dutkanicz This unique collection offers a wide survey of famous preludes for pianists of an intermediate level and beyond. Featured composers include Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and many others.
Wonderfully intimate biography by Beethoven's pupil, secretary, and factotum. Extensively annotated by Beethoven scholar Donald MacArdle, it not only offers Schindler's personal view of the composer's music, personality, deafness, irascible behavior, and more — but incorporates 100 years of subsequent research. Revised 3rd edition. Editor's Notes. Introduction. Includes 7 illustrations.
Reprint of the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1966 edition.
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