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            Michael Tippett: The Biography
             

            Michael Tippett: The Biography (Paperback)

            By Soden, Oliver

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            The first full-length biography of Michael Tippett (1905-1998), one of 20th-century Britain's great visionary composers.

            ISBN 9781474606035
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11
              

            How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11 (Paperback, 11th edition)

            By Caddy, Davinia

            • RRP: $26.00
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            Have you ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through conversations about classical music? Want to get a handle on music by the modern composers? Or just want a great read on music you love? How to Hear Classical Music is ...all this and more.
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            ISBN 9781877551000
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2013
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series The Ginger series
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            The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
             

            The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ross, Alex

            • RRP: $40.99
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            A sweeping musical history that goes from the salons of pre-war Vienna to Velvet Underground shows in the sixties.

            ISBN 9781841154763
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn
              

            The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn (Paperback)

            By Grave, Floyd; Grave, Margaret

            • RRP: $67.50
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            Assessing Haydn's quartets, this work explores the circumstances of their creation. It reveals the conventions and novelties that govern their design and examines the wealth of textures, stylistic allusions, and rhetorical strategies that underlie their stature as a cornerstone o...f the chamber music repertory
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            ISBN 9780195382952
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Debussy

            Debussy (Hardback)

            By Jensen, Eric Frederick; Frederick Jensen, Author Eric

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            Nearly one hundred years after the death of its composer, the music of Claude Debussy has lost none of its appeal. In this authoritative biography, author Eric Frederick Jensen brings together the most recent biographical research, including a revised catalogue of Debussy's compo...sitions and the first complete edition of his correspondence.
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            ISBN 9780199730056
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Master Musicians Series
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            The Complete Classical Music Guide

            The Complete Classical Music Guide (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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            What makes Mozart's music so great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What's the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a complete survey of the history of classical music. Whether you already love... classical music or you're just beginning to explore it, The Complete Classical Music Guide invites you to discover the spirituality of Byrd's masses, the awesome power of Handel's Messiah, and the wonders of Wagner's operas, as well as hundreds more composers and their masterpieces. This guide takes you on a journey through more than 1,000 years, charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles, and genres. Biographies of major and lesser-known composers offer rich insights into their music and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced their genius. The book explores the features that defined each musical era - from the ornate brilliance of the Baroque, through the drama of Romantic music, to contemporary genres such as minimalism and electronic music. Timelines, quotes, and colour photographs give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it. Covering both music history and the fundamental building blocks of music theory, The Complete Classical Music Guide explains not just the who, what, and where of classical music, but the how and why.
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            ISBN 9780241422984
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Derham, Katie

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Internationally sourced

            From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series.Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music the...ory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical musical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.
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            ISBN 9780241301975
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape
             

            The Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape (Hardback, Main)

            By King, Richard

            • RRP: $48.50
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            His unique and intimate history of a nation celebrates the British countryside as a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment - rather than an unaffected idyll - that forged a nation's musical personality.

            ISBN 9780571338795
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Style and Music: Theory, History and Ideology
             

            Style and Music: Theory, History and Ideology (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Meyer, Leonard B.

            • RRP: $82.00
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            Leonard Meyer proposes a theory of style and style change that relates the choices made by composers to the constraints of psychology, cultural context, and musical traditions. The latter part of this book contains a sketch-history of 19th-century music.

            ISBN 9780226521527
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1989
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Michael Tippett: The Biography

            Michael Tippett: The Biography (Hardback)

            By Soden, Oliver

            • RRP: $77.00
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            The first full-length biography of Michael Tippett (1905-1998), one of 20th-century Britain's great visionary composers.

            ISBN 9781474606028
            Released NZ 18 Apr 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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