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The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music
(Harvard University Press Reference Library)
by Don Michael Randel (Editor)
Hardcover: Belknap Pr; ISBN: 0674372999; (November )

Classical Music : The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest Works
by Phil G. Goulding
Paperback: Ballantine Books (Trd Pap)
ISBN: 0449910423; Reprint edition (November )

No Vivaldi in the Garage : A Requiem for Classical Music in North America
by Sheldon Morgenster.
(Hardcover)
 

Covent Garden, the Untold Story : Dispatches from the English Culture Wars, 1945-2000
by Norman Lebrecht
A history of the Royal Opera House, London, established 1732. Db.
Hardcover: 580 pages
Northeastern Univ Pr; ISBN: 1555534880;
 
Bach, Beethoven and the Boys : Music History As It Ought to Be Taught
by David W. Barber, et al.
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 9.00 x 5.98
Sound And Vision Ltd; ISBN: 0920151108; 2nd edition (September )

The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
by Charles Rosen
(Hardcover)

Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School: 1740-1780
by Daniel Heartz
(Hardcover)

Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide 2002
(Paperback)

The Essential Canon of Classical Music
by David Dubal (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Life (1887-1959)
by David P. Appleb.
(Hardcover)
 

The Letters of Arturo Toscanini
by Arturo Toscanini, Harvey Sachs (Editor)
Hardcover: 528 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0375404058; (April 23, )
 
Music and Medicine : Chopin, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Mahler : Notes on Their Lives, Works, and Medical Histories
by Anton Neumay.
(Hardcover)

The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius
by Peter Kivy
The concept of genius intrigues us. Artistic geniuses have something other people don't have. In some cases that something seems to be a remarkable kind of inspiration that permits the artist to exceed his own abilities. It is as if the artist is suddenly possessed, as if some outside force flows through him at the moment of creation. In other cases genius seems best explained as a natural gift. The artist is the possessor of an extra talent that enables the production of masterpiece after masterpiece. This book explores the concept of artistic genius and how it came to be symbolized by three great composers of the modern era: Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. Peter Kivy, a leading thinker in musical aesthetics, delineates the two concepts of genius that were already well formed in the ancient world. Kivy then develops the argument that these concepts have alternately held sway in Western thought since the beginning of the eighteenth century. He explores why this pendulum swing from the concept of the possessor to the concept of the possessed has occurred and how the concepts were given philosophical reformulations as views toward Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven as geniuses changed in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. 
(Hardcover -- October 1, )

Romantic Music: A Concise History from Schubert to Sibelius (World of Art)
by Arnold Whittall
(Paperback - May 1987)

A Short History of Opera
by Donald Jay Grout, Hermine Weigel Williams
Listed under Opera


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