all ebooks in category: Classical Music

The Cambridge History of Music Criticism
English | ISBN: 1107037891 | 2019 | 842 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Music criticism has played a fundamental and influential role throughout music history, with numerous composers such as Berlioz, Schumann, and Wagner, as well as many …

A Portrait in Four Movements : The Chicago Symphony Under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti
English | 2019 | ISBN: 022660991X | 272 Pages | PDF | 1.48 MB

“Playing in an orchestra in an intelligent way is the best school for democracy.”—Daniel Barenboim The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been led by a storied …

Composing Capital : Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era
English | 2019 | ISBN: 022664023X | 221 Pages | PDF | 0.85 MB

The familiar old world of classical music, with its wealthy donors and ornate concert halls, is changing. The patronage of a wealthy few is being …

«The Music of the Future» by Robert Barry
English | ISBN: 9781910924877 | EPUB | 0.2 MB

Charles Fourier imagined a whole society structured by music. Hector Berlioz wrote science fiction. Hugo Gernsback looked forward to telematic operas. John Cage imagined an …

Mozart: The Man and the Artist Revealed in His Own Words (Dover Books on Music)
English | October 19, 2016 | ISBN: 0486213161 | 112 pages | EPUB | 0.14 Mb

Mozart's adult life was an almost unbroken succession of artistic triumphs and personal disappointments. This collection of excerpts from his letters and from other writings …

Symphonies and Other Orchestral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis [Repost]
English | January 21, 2015 | ISBN: 0486784525 | 576 pages | EPUB | 21 Mb

More than 100 selections from the noted musicologist's Essays in Musical Analysis cover most of the standard works in the symphonic repertory. Subjects include Beethoven's …

88 Piano Classics for Beginners (Dover Music for Piano)
English | November 16, 2011 | ISBN: 0486483886 | 144 pages | EPUB | 7.19 Mb

Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of classics. Each piece was carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. …

New Music at Darmstadt: Nono, Stockhausen, Cage, and Boulez
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1107033292, 1107480019 | 354 pages | PDF | 4,6 MB

New Music at Darmstadt explores the rise and fall of the so-called 'Darmstadt School,' through a wealth of primary sources and analytical commentary. Martin Iddon's …

Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven
English | August 27, 2006 | ISBN: 0691126593, 0691168059 | EPUB | 200 pages | 1 MB

Before the nineteenth century, instrumental music was considered inferior to vocal music. Kant described wordless music as "more pleasure than culture," and Rousseau dismissed it …

Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music
English | May 15, 2009 | ISBN: 0199562806, 0199596298 | EPUB | 240 pages | 3 MB

Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical …