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Waving, Not Drowning
By Lev Parikian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,920. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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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
By Terence O'Grady
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Chamber
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.
100 Hits of Classical Music
By Robert Ginalski
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
An easy guide to classical music (not only for beginners). The best way to be converted to the love of Bach & Co.
Arrondissements
By Wayne Wolfson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013 by SideCartel. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Arrondissements is a collection of thematically-linked (music & literature) non-fiction essays, showing how one generation's young lions becomes the proceeding's establishment whose accomplishments the next generation feels compelled to break free from or build off of. Erudite,yet maintaining a conversational tone, seeking to separate various historical myths from the actual truth.
Conversations with Roger Sessions
By Andrea Olmstead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: 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.
The Orchestra Audition : How to Prepare
By Roger Frisch
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 20,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
This detailed packed book will walk you through every aspect of auditioning for a symphony orchestra. Included is a 6 week step by step guide. Also included are the Most Common Excerpts asked in auditions for all the instruments of the orchestra. Learn the Most Common Mistake in taking orchestral auditions and read the extensive section on how to cope with Performance Nerves.
Repertoire Tips for Classical Music Radio Stations
By Alonso Delarte
Price: Free! Words: 29,390. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Category: 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
By Alonso Delarte
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,200. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
In this book, Alonso Delarte chooses 20 crucial compositions by Anton Bruckner and explains why they are fundamental to understanding Bruckner.
Lettres à la princesse
By Hector Berlioz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,750. Language: French. Published: June 15, 2011 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
La princesse Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein s'installe avec le compositeur Franz Liszt à Weimar en 1847. Ils feront de cette ville une Athènes du Nord qui accueille de nombreux artistes. Berlioz est l'un de ceux-là. Lettres à la princesse est un exaltant roman épistolaire, un voyage sur les cimes de l'expression et du sentiment.
Music Healing and Harmony
By Sally Fletcher
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 25,860. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
What Makes Music So Powerful and Healing? Why Does Everyone Love Music? Is Music the Universal Language? You will discover: How great music, carefully selected, changes your mood, energizes you, calms you, improves your mental focus, lifts you up spiritually, and helps you to become healthier.