Author: Orledge R
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: hardcover, remembered, satie
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2003-03-01
List price: $29.95
ISBN-10: 157467000X
ISBN-13: 9781574670004

Acquaintances, friends, fellow artists, and even antagonists share their recollections of the acknowledged leader of the French musical avant-garde.

Author: Westney William
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: softcover, amadeus, musical, learning, wrong, perfect
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2006-06-01
List price: $18.99
ISBN-10: 1574671456
ISBN-13: 9781574671452

In this groundbreaking book, prize-winning pianist and noted educator William Westney helps readers discover their own path to the natural, transcendent fulfillment of making music. Drawing on experience, psychological insight, and wisdom ancient and modern, Westney shows how to trust yourself and set your own musicality free. He offers healthy alternatives for lifelong learning and suggests significant change in the way music is taught. For example, playing a wrong note can be constructive, useful, even enlightening. The creator of the acclaimed Un-Master Class workshop also explores the spec

Author: James Gibbons Huneker
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: composers, paintings, collection, steinway
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2005-12-01
List price: $22.00
ISBN-10: 1574671154
ISBN-13: 9781574671155

Music lovers will delight in the beautiful color paintings and eloquent prose portraits in The Steinway Collection: Paintings of Great Composers. Chopin, Wagner, Liszt, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mozart, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Handel, and Schubert are among the composers celebrated in this historic book, which was originally printed in 1919 as an in-house publication of Steinway & Sons but has never before been released to the public. The paintings by esteemed American artists and accompanying essays by the brilliant critic James Gibbons Huneker are intended, in Mr. Huneker’s words, to "evoke

Author: Hurwitz David
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: music, boldest, innovator, book, guide, listener, masters, series, exploring, haydn, unlocking
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 2005-11-01
List price: $27.95
ISBN-10: 1574671162
ISBN-13: 9781574671162

No composer has ever achieved the amazing progression that Haydn has. He invented the string quartet as we know it today, became "the Father of the Symphony," and founded the greatest school in the history of music. His life was one of ceaseless experimentation and invention, of problems surmounted and challenges met. In this book, No. 6 in the Amadeus Press Unlocking the Masters series, David Hurwitz acquaints readers with Haydn’s innovative melodic creativity, his revolutionary use of musical form, and important characteristics of his personal style, including his genius for writing i

Authors:Simon Callow, Wendy McDougall,
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: classical, amadeus, music, armchair, destinations, guide
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2007-02-01
List price: $30.00
ISBN-10: 1574671588
ISBN-13: 9781574671582

With more than 200 stunning color photographs by noted photographer Wendy McDougall, Classical Destinations takes readers on a tour of the history and geography of classical music, examining the lives of the great composers as related to their places of birth, education, triumphs, and failures. For today’s traveler the book comes full-circle, describing how, through their achievements, the great composers came to influence the places where they lived and performed. In these pages readers can visit Venice when it was home to Vivaldi, Salzburg as Mozart’s prodigious talents emerged,

Author: Nick Strimple
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: amadeus, century, twentieth, music, choral
Number of Pages: 390
Published: 2005-11-01
List price: $18.95
ISBN-10: 1574671227
ISBN-13: 9781574671223

Nick Strimple’s all-encompassing survey ranges from 19th-century masters, such as Elgar, to contemporary composers, such as Tan Dun and Paul McCartney. Repertory of every style and level of complexity is critically surveyed and described. This book is an essential resource for choral conductors and a valuable guide for choral singers and other music lovers.

Authors:Bond Ann, Ann Bond,
Publisher: Amadeus Press
Keywords: harpsichord, guide
Number of Pages: 267
Published: 2001-03-15
List price: $17.95
ISBN-10: 1574670638
ISBN-13: 9781574670639

This practical guide treats the mechanics and evolution of the instrument and offers a survey of its literature. The author discusses touch and technique, including articulation and fingering, and the issues involved in historical performance practices. She also provides suggestions on selecting and maintaining a harpsichord.
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