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Preludes and Exercises: School of Scales for Piano
Preludes and Exercises
School of Scales for Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0769295304

Muzio Clementi (1752--1832) was a famed composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Although born in Italy, he spent most of his life in England. In his time, he was known as "the father of the pianoforte," "father of modern piano technique," and "father of Romantic pianistic virtuosity." This collection progressive preludes and scale exercises in all major and minor keys.

Beethoven Sonatas Urtext
Beethoven Sonatas Urtext
Paperback      ISBN: 0769240909

Titles: Sonata No. 1: Opus 2, No. 1 in F Minor * Sonata No. 2: Opus 2, No. 2 in A Major * Sonata No. 3: Opus 2, No. 3 in C Major * Sonata No. 4: Opus 7, E-Flat Major * Sonata No. 5: Opus 10, No. 1 in C Minor * Sonata No. 6: Opus 10, No. 2 in F Major * Sonata No. 7: Opus 10, No. 3 in D Major * Sonata No. 8: Opus 13, C Minor "Pathetique" * Sonata No. 9: Opus 14, No. 1 in E Major * Sonata No. 10: Opus 14, No. 2 in G Major * Sonata No. 11: Opus 22, B-Flat Major * Sonata No. 12: Opus 26, A-Flat Major * Sonata No. 13: Opus 27, No. 1 in E-Flat Major * Sonata No. 14: Opus 27, No. 2 in C-sharp Minor "Moonlight Sonata" * Sonata No. 15: Opus 28, D Major.

Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 & 1965 Tours That Changed the World
Ticket to Ride
Inside the Beatles' 1964 & 1965 Tours That Changed the World
Paperback      ISBN: 014303426x

An insider's look at the world's first major rock-and-roll tour, Ticket to Ride tells the Beatles? story like it's never been told before.
? Includes a CD featuring an hour of Kane's rare interviews with the Beatles
? Features a foreword by Dick Clark

The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction
The Historical Performance of Music
An Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0521627389

This volume offers an up-to-date overview of historical performance, surveying the various current issues (such as the influence of recording) and suggesting possible future developments. Its core comprises discussion of the period performer's myriad primary source materials and their interpretation, the various aspects of style and general technique that combine to make up a well-grounded, period interpretation, and a survey of performance conditions and practices, focusing on the period c. 1700-c. 1900. Many of the principles outlined are illustrated in case studies of works by Bach, Mozart, Berlioz and Brahms.

The Valkyrie Die Walkure
The Valkyrie Die Walkure
Paperback      ISBN: 0714540196

The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail--with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. The complete libretto is included in both the original language and in a modern singing translation--except where the opera was written in English. Each has a thematic guide to the most important musical themes in musical notation and each guide is lavishly illustrated. They also contain a bibliography and a discography which is updated at each reprint. The ENO guides are widely regarded as the best series of their kind and excellent value.

Heritage of Music
Heritage of Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 019520493x

This handsome new reference is an encyclopedic record of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present day. With a lively text and copious illustrations, each volume is a complete survey of the period it covers; together the four volumes present a history of Western music as a whole. Written by renowned musical authorities, Heritage of Music is meant for everyone who enjoys music.
From oratorios to computer composition, the cultural climate of each period's music is carefully delineated. Pertinent illustrations, integrated with the text, amplify and complement it. Entire chapters are devoted to each of the best known musicians of each period, with detailed histories of their lives and work, and astute commentary about how their music related to their personalities.
A consistent approach is used in each volume. After a general introduction the chapters cover the main musical developments and personalities of the time. Between these, at appropriate points, each volume contains "interludes": short sections that give in-depth treatment of topics not covered in the chapters, including aspects of music history, the keyboard, the orchestra, opera houses, and more.
Authoritative, comprehensive, and profusely illustrated in both color and black and white, Heritage of Music is that rare musical reference, of interest to the specialist and casual listener alike.
In Heritage of Music you will find:
* Comprehensive coverage of Western Music from the Middle Ages to the present
* Entire chapters devoted to each of the most important composers of each period
* Illustrations throughout, with art from each musical period presented parallel to the subject matter in order to amplify and complement the text
* Special "Interludes" between chapters that offer cogent commentary and descriptive information related to--but not covered by--the chapters
* An illustrated biographical dictionary of composers of the period at the end of each volume
* A full index to each volume, and a cumulative index at the end of Volume IV for fast and easy access to information in all four volumes
* A handsome format (8 1/2 x 11) with approximately 225 color and 300 black and white illustrations in each volume



"Vol 1 Classical Musical & its Orgins, Vol 2 The Romantic Era, Vol 3 The Nineteenth Century Legacy, Vol 4 Music in the Twentieth Century. Overall edge wear, some larger tears to dj's, a tad age toning at book edges but still a most serviceable reference.

Reminiscing With Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake
Reminiscing With Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake
Paperback      ISBN: 081541045x

Based on extensive interviews, this illustrated text recounts the lives and music of ragtime pianist-composer Eubie Blake and his partner for 57 years, singer, lyricist and bandleader Noble Sissle.

How Can We Keep from Singing: Music and the Passionate Life (Revised)
How Can We Keep from Singing
Music and the Passionate Life (Revised)
Paperback      ISBN: 0393323641

In this "rousing book that salutes the passion, the joy, and the pleasures of singing, music, and practice" (Spirituality and Health), Joan Oliver Goldsmith celebrates America's over 20 million singers and "teaches us that...to pursue a creative passion is a true act of love" (New Age). She guides us not only behind the scenes of choirs and ensembles but inside the making and hearing of harmonious sound. "Her words soar, growl, cry and whisper. And they inspire" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). As Goldsmith shares wisdom about finding one's voice, making mistakes, teaching, friendship, and the essential elements of creativity, "you'll learn that] much of what she's learned from music is applicable to almost any life" (Minneapolis Star Tribune). "'Singing for your life' is what Goldsmith's book is all about. Read it and sing " Bobby McFerrin

The Great Piano Works of Claude Debussy
The Great Piano Works of Claude Debussy
Paperback      ISBN: 1576239489

This volume in our new series features 29 compositions by Claude Debussy, including such famous pieces as 'Clair de Lune, ' 'Reverie, ' 'The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, ' 'Golliwogg's Cake Walk, ' and others. It includes pieces from the French master's wealth of piano compositions, including the 'Arabesques, ' Petite Suite, Children's Corner Suite, both books of 'Preludes, ' and individual pieces. A wide variety of music from the French impressionistic genius 29 titles on 160

Allegro de Concierto, Capricho Español and Other Works for Solo Piano
Allegro de Concierto, Capricho Español and Other Works for Solo Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0486424294

Full of the color, harmonies, and rhythms of Spanish folk music, this excellent, authoritative compilation of works by Granados features his finest pieces: A la cubana, Op. 36 (In Cuban style); Allegro de concierto, Op. 46 (Concert allegro); Capricho espa ol, Op. 39 (Spanish caprice); Dos danzas espa oles, Op. 37 (Two Spanish dances); Dos Impromptus; El pelele (The puppet); Marche militaire, Op. 38; Moresque y Cancion arabe (Moorish piece and Arabian song); Ochos valses poeticos (Eight poetic waltzes); Seis piezas sobre cantos populares espa oles (Six pieces on Spanish folksongs); and the composer's own transcription of the world-famous Intermezzo from his opera Goyescas.