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Waving, Not Drowning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,920. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
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Waving, Not Drowning is a mercifully short book comprising the last and definitive thoughts of the great and under-appreciated Maestro Barrington Orwell, as told to his colleague and friend Lev Parikian. Part biography, part conducting manual, Waving Not Drowning acts as a compendium for the aspiring conductor as well as startling insight into life on the podium.
Beethoven's Early Chamber Music: A Listening Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Chamber, Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Beethoven’s early chamber music is, for many listeners, largely an unexplored treasure trove of fresh, often highly creative, sometimes surprising music. This listening guide will help the interested listener experience this music more fully, by providing detailed examples of what to expect and what to listen for in Beethoven’s chamber works up to and including the famous string quartets of Op.18.
Conversations with Roger Sessions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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Andrea Olmstead’s Conversations with Roger Sessions, out of print, is now available in a new eBook format complete with updated Discography. Her interviews with the composer took place between 1974 and 1980 in New York. Originally published by Northeastern University Press in 1987, this book can now be easily obtained at online bookstores.
Repertoire Tips for Classical Music Radio Stations
Price: Free! Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Does your classical music radio station play some of the same famous pieces over and over again? This book is filled with hundreds of tips for repertoire that will immediately add variety to your station's playlist, including forgotten works by famous composers and music by one-hit wonders besides their one hit.
The 20 Crucial Compositions of Anton Bruckner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,200. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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In this book, Alonso Delarte chooses 20 crucial compositions by Anton Bruckner and explains why they are fundamental to understanding Bruckner.