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Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...


The Suites from the Fairy Tale Operas and Dubinushka

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) was a prolific composer of orchestral works and many other forms of music, including chamber works and art songs. He also wrote many operas, excerpts from which are featured...


Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restraint

by R. James Tobin

In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism...


Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide

by Donald Vroon

In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America’s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon...


A History of Musical Style

by Richard L. Crocker

Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography.


Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method

by Mathilde Marchesi

Renowned teacher presents the "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her own students, who included Melba and Calvé. Topics include breathing, attack, registers, voice...


The Piano Works of Claude Debussy

by E. Robert Schmitz

Part biography, part criticism, and part analysis, this fascinating study of one of music's greatest geniuses is above all an authoritative commentary on the entire corpus of Debussy's work for solo piano. Includes...


From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli: Influence and Independence

by Alfred Kanwischer

In From Bach’s Goldberg to Beethoven’s Diabelli: Influence and Independence, music scholar and noted pianist Alfred Kanwischer takes readers on an extended exploration in which each of the thirty-three pieces...


Mourning de Pachmann: The Quest for the Spirit of Chopin

by Carl Abbott

Written for a mature audience with an interest in music, history and mystery, this historical novel investigates the subtleties of love, guilt and forgiveness, ambition and ego, the rewards of a personal adventure,...


Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

by Elisa Koehler

Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately...


Jean-Philippe Rameau: His Life and Work

by Cuthbert Girdlestone & Philip Gossett

Definitive biography and critical study of the great 18th-century composer features full-chapter treatments of Rameau's operas and ballets as well as his chamber music, cantatas and motets, and minor works....


Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel

by Maurice Ravel

Handsome, affordable treasury features Pavane pour une infante défunte, Jeux d'eau, Sonatine, Miroirs, Menuet antique, Gaspard de la nuit, more. Influential works belong in the repertoire of every serious pianist....


Cosi fan Tutte in Full Score

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Accurate, scholarly edition, first published by C. F. Peters, is reprinted here in complete score. One of Mozart's greatest operas with Da Ponte libretto. Features critical commentary. Preface. Translated frontmatter....


Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century

by Knud Jeppesen

First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many...


Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni is presented here in the C. F. Peters edition and contains the original version, along with later arias, recitatives, and duets added for the Vienna performance. Text in both Italian and German....


Three Orchestral Works in Full Score: Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn

by Johannes Brahms

These complete and unabridged scores include the Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture, and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, all reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf and Härtel editions.


Brahms Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 38 Works

by Johannes Brahms

Includes 38 works such as the "Edward" ballade; 2 capriccios; 7 Hungarian Dances; 6 intermezzos; 3 rhapsodies; 16 waltzes; Sonata No. 3; Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel; more.


Piano Sonatas

by Muzio Clementi

Includes Sonata in G Minor, Op. 7, No. 3; Sonata in F Major, Op. 13, No. 6; Sonata in B Minor, Op. 40, No. 2, plus 7 more. Most from C. F. Peters edition.


Works for Piano Four Hands and Two Pianos

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Five sonatas and Theme and Variations in G Major (K.501) for piano four hands. Also, Sonata in D Major (K.448/375a) and Fugue in C Minor (K.426) for 2 pianos. Authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition.