Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)

    Beethoven's Symphonies

    By Martin Geck

    Hardback £18.06

    In the years spanning from 1800 to 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven completed nine symphonies, now considered among the greatest masterpieces of Western music. Yet despite the fact that this time period, located in the wake of the Enlightenment and at the peak of romanticism, was one of rich intellectual exploration...

    Polyphonic Mass in France, 1600-1780

    By Jean-Paul Montagnier

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    The first ever book-length study of the a cappella masses which appeared in France in choirbook layout during the baroque era. After tracing the publishing history of this distinctive but little-known repertoire, the author places the works in their social, liturgical and musical context.

    Beethoven\'s Symphonies: An Artistic Vision

    By Lewis Lockwood

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    An exploration of the unswerving artistic vision underlying Beethoven's symphonies, from a leading scholar of the composer's works.

    Music in Context

    By Nancy November

    Paperback £19.35

    In the first detailed contextual study of Beethoven's middle-period quartets, Nancy November explores reception history, early performance practices and aesthetic contexts. Detailed analyses provide new historical understanding of physical, visual, social, ideological and theatrical aspects of this music, offering a fresh critique of key paradigms in current Beethoven studies.

    Cambridge Studies in Opera

    By Pierpaolo Polzonetti

    Paperback £21.04

    How did revolutionary America appear to European audiences through their opera glasses? Polzonetti presents a fresh perspective on European cultural reception of American social identity, shedding new light on familiar works by Mozart and Haydn as well as on lesser-known operas, representing groundbreaking research in music, cultural and political history.

    Beethoven for a Later Age

    By Edward Dusinberre

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    'They are not for you but for a later age!' Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Opus 59 quartets Beethoven's sixteen string quartets are some of the most extraordinary and challenging pieces of music ever written.

    Schubert's Beethoven Project

    By John Michael Gingerich

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    John M. Gingerich provides a new understanding of Schubert's career and his relationship to Beethoven. Placing the genres of string quartet, symphony, and piano sonata within the cultural context of the 1820s, the book examines how Schubert was building on Beethoven's legacy.

    Schubert's Late Music

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    This overview of current issues in Schubert studies captures the interdisciplinary diversity of contemporary scholarship on the composer's late works. Contributions offer a revised exploration of Schubert's compositional style including a close examination of the topical issue of 'late' style.


    By Jan Swafford

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    Jan Swafford's biographies of composers Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life.

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