Classical Music History Books

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1. Five Centuries of Keyboard Music

Performing musician and professor of music discusses 350 composers and their works for harpsichord and piano. 116 musical examples, 22 photographs, 3 other illustrations.... more info
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Music History Book. 463 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-22855X)

2. The Digital Grove Dictionary, 1911 Edition

This tremendous musical resource is now at your fingertips! A fascinating and historical collection, written by people with a much different and closer perspective to the... more info
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2 CD Set. CD Sheet Music. With CD-ROM. 5.25x7.5 inches. Published by Cd Sheet Music. (HL.00220502)

3. Classical Destinations

With more than 200 stunning color photographs by noted photographer Wendy McDougall, Classical Destinations takes readers on a tour of the history and geography of classical... more info
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An Armchair Guide to Classical Music. AMADEUS. Voicing/Format: Book. With Hardcover. 9.38x11.75 inches. 240 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331746)

4. The Digital Grove Dictionary, 1911 Edition

A fascinating and historical collection, written by people with a much different and closer perspective to the great composers. For example, the article on Debussy gets half... more info
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CD Sheet Music. With DVD. 5.5x7.5 inches. Published by Cd Sheet Music. (HL.00220503)

5. English Keyboard Music Before the Nineteenth Century

Comprehensive, in-depth study examining the development of English keyboard art from its earliest beginnings through the early 19th century. Vital for music historians and... more info
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Music History Book. 352 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-248518)

6. Musical Structure and Design

Clear, elementary explanation of basic forms from the Renaissance to 1900, with many works analyzed. How Western composers from 16th to 20th century met changing structural... more info
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Music History Book. 181 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-216292)

7. Beethoven - Impressions By His Contemporaries

Letters, diaries, memoirs, etc. by Rossini, Weber, Liszt and friends depict Beethoven's accomplishments and strange personality. 16 illustrations. 231 pgs. more info
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Music History Book. 231 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-217701)

8. Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey

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Textbook - General. 228 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-434060)

9. Orchestration

A classic 1914 manual traces the origin, history and development of 57 orchestral instruments and their role in the context of the orchestra and history of music. A landmark... more info
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General Book. 576 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-243834)

10. Chopin - the Man and His Music

Brilliant American critic, journalist, offers insights and commentary, piece by piece. Introduction by Herbert Weinstock. 239 pgs. more info
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Music History Book. 239 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-21687X)

11. The Great Instrumental Works

From Mozart to Debussy to Olivier Messiaen, the works of 50 composers are closely examined in The Great Instrumental Works. It is a book for anyone who enjoys the lively arts... more info
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Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 7. AMADEUS. With Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 266 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00331672)

12. Style of Palestrina and The Dissonance

This classic study remains one of the foremost works on the music of the sixteenth-century composer known as Palestrina. A rigorous and valuable analysis of the composer's... more info
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Music History Book. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-442683)

13. Beethoven's Letters

457 letters to fellow musicians, friends, greats, patrons and literary scholars reveal Beethoven's musical thoughts, quirks of personality, insights and daily events. 15 plates.... more info
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Music History Book. 410 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-227693)

14. Guide To Chamber Music

Authoritative, beautifully written guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music by 55 composers. For each, the author gives a brief biography,... more info
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Music History Book. 480 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-418790)

15. Music Literature Outline Series 5 Ouline 5, Chamber Music-Haydn To Bartuk

Volume 5 of 5 volumes in the Music Literature Outline Series by Dr. Harold Gleason and Dr. Warren Becker. An excellent aid in the study of chamber music of selected representative... more info
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Music History Book. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-2895)

16. Ravel Reader: Correspondence, Articles, Interviews

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General Book. 704 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-430782)

17. Experiencing Music (Revised Edition) - Student Workbook

This innovative college text offers a chronological history of music from its beginning through electronic music. Focusing on music as a creative process, the text explores... more info
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Music History Book. 9x12 inches. 170 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-5079)

18. History of Musical Style, A

A systematic presentation following the evolution of Western musical style from Gregorian Chant (ca. 750 A.D.) to the atonal music of the mid-20th century. The book stresses... more info
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Music History Book. 576 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-250296)

19. Don Andres and Paquita

This heartbreaking tale uncovers a mystery in the life of one of the most important personalities of the twentieth century, guitarist Andres Segovia (1893-1987). He married... more info
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The Life of Segovia in Montevideo. Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 432 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00333459)

20. Beethoven's Piano Music - A Listener's Guide

Beethoven's works for solo piano - the sonatas, variations, and bagatelles - and the five concertos for piano and orchestra stand at the heart of the repertory. Beethoven's... more info
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Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 23. AMADEUS. With Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 192 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00333060)

21. Beethoven's Chamber Music

Ludwig van Beethoven's chamber works are some of his most revered compositions. Victor Lederer guides the serious nonprofessional listener through this oeuvre in his new book... more info
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Unlocking the Masters Series. Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 180 pages. Published by Amadeus Press. (HL.00333394)
 
 
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