The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, BeethovenThis outstanding book treating the three most beloved composers of the Vienna School is basic to any study of Classical era music Drawing on his rich experience and intimate familiarity with the works of these giants, Charles Rosen presents his keen insights in clear and persuasive language For th

The Lives of the Great Composers

The Lives of the Great ComposersIn this new edition, Harold Schonberg offers music lovers a series of fascinating biographical chapters Music, the author contends, is a continually evolving art, and all geniuses, unique as they are, were influenced by their predecessors Schonberg discusses the lives and works of the foremost fig

Beethoven

BeethovenHailed as a masterpiece for its original interpretations of Beethoven s life and music, this edition takes into account the latest information and literature Includes a 30 page bibliographical essay, numerous illustrations, and a full color pictorial biography of the composer.

Johannes Brahms: A Biography

Johannes Brahms: A BiographyA New York Times Notable Book This brilliant and magisterial book is a very good bet tobecome the definitive study of Johannes Brahms The Plain DealerJudicious, compassionate, and full of insight into Brahms s human complexity as well as his music, Johannes Brahms is an indispensable biography

What to Listen for in Music

What to Listen for in MusicIn this fascinating analysis of how to listen to music intelligently, Aaron Copland raises two basic questions Are you hearing everything that is going on Are you really being sensitive to it If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to read this book Whether you listen

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

Bach: Music in the Castle of HeavenJohann 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 when we can discern his personality at all seems so ordinary, so opaque and occasionally so intemperate John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the

The Cello Suites

The Cello SuitesOne autumn evening, shortly after ending a ten year stint as a pop music columnist for the Montreal Gazette, Eric Siblin attended a concert at Toronto s Royal Conservatory of Music There, something unlikely happened he fell in love with a piece of classical music Bach s cello suites Part biogr

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

Beethoven: Anguish and TriumphJan Swafford s biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who comp

Classical Music for Dummies

Classical Music for DummiesThe you know about classical music, the you love it Now, thanks to Classical Music For Dummies, you can achieve a whole new level of insight into both the composers and the compositions that have made classical music one of the great accomplishments of humankind Classical Music For Dummi

Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein

Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed, influential, and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century Conductor, composer, pianist, writer, educator, and human rights activist, Bernstein truly led a life of Byronic intensity passionate, risk taking, an