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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro: Libretto, Background, and Photos

Lorenzo Da Ponte

The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro: Libretto, Background, and Photos by Lorenzo Da Ponte(Amadeus). Today Mozart's exquisite Le Nozze di Figaro delights and moves audiences everywhere, long after its 1786 birth into tumultuous times. The original Beaumarchais play raised a firestorm in France, then on the brink of revolution, with its dangerous commentary on class relations. However, Lorenzo Da Ponte carefully omitted anything political from his opera libretto; what remained, when joined with Mozart's sublime and penetrating music, was a witty yet profound tale of infatuation, heartache, scheming, and tenderness, where complex emotions are laid bare and everyone, regardless of class,...
2014 / 9 / 6
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Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro

Leonard Slatkin

Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro by Leonard Slatkin(Amadeus). Conducting an orchestra is something that is seen as well as heard, but it is quite misunderstood when it comes to knowing what this person actually does for a living. This most mysterious of jobs is brought to life for the music lover as well as for the aspiring maestro in a new book by Leonard Slatkin. Drawing on his own experiences on and off the podium, Slatkin brings us into the world of the baton. He tells tales of some of the most fascinating people in the musical world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams. He takes the reader to the great concert...
2012 / 9 / 16
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Don Andres and Paquita: The Life of Segovia in Montevideo

Alfredo Escande

Don Andres and Paquita: The Life of Segovia in Montevideo by Alfredo Escande(Amadeus). 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 the widowed Paquita Madriguera (1900-1965), famous child prodigy pianist and prized student of Enrique Granados, in 1935 as his international career was blossoming. They fled their native Spain under death threats when the Spanish Civil War erupted in 1936 and began an odyssey that landed them in the Uruguayan capital. Segovia's support for the fascist Franco resulted in his banishment from the lucrative American...
2012 / 9 / 16
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High Notes and Low: 300 and a Few More Whimsical Anecdotes Concerning Music and Musicians

Ray W. Moore

High Notes and Low: 300 and a Few More Whimsical Anecdotes Concerning Music and Musicians by Ray W. Moore(Amadeus). Everyone loves to laugh, to wonder, and to be amazed. High Notes and Low presents interesting and unusual anecdotal information about classical music and musicians in a down-to-earth, easily readable form. Free of technical jargon, the book is appealing not only to the musician but to the general reader as well, and offers information that all can enjoy. The book is divided into six sections that provide general categories of anecdotes Composers, Performers, Critics, Conductors, Compositions, and This and That and encompasses information from all periods of music history. Whether...
2013 / 1 / 5
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The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro

Cesare Civetta

The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro by Cesare Civetta(Amadeus). Lauded by Verdi, Debussy, and other music legends, the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium. But as he did so, he acquired a reputation as something of a tyrant, who unleashed an explosive temper at musicians if rehearsals did not meet his expectations. In The Real Toscanini , Cesare Civetta presents an intriguing collection of vivid, one-of-a-kind interviews with artists who performed with Toscanini. A portrait of the inner workings of the maestro emerges through these extensive...
2013 / 6 / 23
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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's Tosca: The Complete Libretto

Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa

The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's Tosca: The Complete Libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa(Amadeus). An idealistic artist, a celebrated opera singer, and a corrupt police chief engage in a fierce battle of wills in this tempestuous tale of passion, intrigue, cruelty, and deception. Puccini's great melodrama may be set in 1800, amid the Napoleonic wars, but the conflicts between love and loyalty, the state and the individual, and hypocrisy and principle are anything but dated. Floria Tosca, the beautiful, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her feet, is one of the iconic soprano roles in the Italian repertoire. She's caught between two men: her lover, the handsome painter Cavaradossi,...
2013 / 11 / 3
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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte: The Complete Libretto

Lorenzo Da Ponte

The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte: The Complete Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte(Amadeus). For a long time, Cosi fan tutte was considered scandalous which is not entirely surprising, if you look at its story. After seeing their fiances, Guglielmo and Ferrando, go off to war, two sisters, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, all too rapidly overcome their grief and agree to marry two attractive strangers within the space of just a couple days. Little do the sisters know that the strangers are in fact those same fiances in disguise! The whole thing is a plot masterminded by a cynical old philosopher, Don Alfonso, and a clever maid, Despina. Scandalous or not, Cosi fan tutte has remained...
2014 / 8 / 15
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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's La Boheme: The Complete Libretto

Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa

The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's La Boheme: The Complete Libretto by Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa(Amadeus). There's a reason La Boheme has been staged at the Met more often than any other opera: Puccini's enticing music perfectly conveys the enchantment of new young love and the anguish that comes with loss and death. La Boheme , the passionate and timeless story of love among impoverished young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world's most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression (even on those new to opera) and to reveal unexpected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Boheme is the definitive depiction of the joys and...
2014 / 8 / 15
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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen: Libretto, Background, and Photos

Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy

The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen: Libretto, Background, and Photos by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy(Amadeus). A riveting story of fatal attraction between a beguiling, strong-willed gypsy and a naive but passionate soldier who falls under her spell, Georges Bizet's Carmen pulses with seduction, obsession, and deadly betrayal. It was reviled at its Paris premiere, where its realism and perceived amorality proved shocking, but it became one of the most popular and highly regarded operas of all time. Arguably the greatest musical product of France's enduring fascination with Spain, Carmen features many numbers that are now almost universally familiar, including the seductive Habanera and the...
2014 / 11 / 24
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Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy Paperback

Paul Roberts

Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy Paperback by Paul RobertsParis at the turn of the 20th century was obsessed with the interrelations of the arts. It was a time when artists and writers spoke of poetry as music sounds as colors and paintings as symphonies. The music of Claude Debussy with its unique textures a
2013 / 9 / 7
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Beethoven: The First Biography

Johann Aloys Schlosser

Beethoven: The First Biography by Johann Aloys SchlosserAvailable for the first time in English this biography published in Prague only a few months after the composer's death provides a contemporary view of the man and musician. Eminent Beethoven scholar Barry Cooper puts this curious work into perspective
2013 / 9 / 7
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Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute

Ann McCutchan

Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute by Ann McCutchanDrawing on five years of research and well over 100 interviews with students colleagues and family members of flutist Marcel Moyse author McCutchan distills a truthful vital portrait of this charismatic complex and sometimes puzzling man.
2013 / 9 / 7
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The Operagoer's Guide: One Hundred Stories and Commentaries

M. Owen Lee

The Operagoer's Guide: One Hundred Stories and Commentaries by M. Owen LeeIn this volume Father M. Owen Lee writes for the 21st-century operagoer briskly and stylishly telling the stories of 100 of the world's greatest music dramas ä from ÊA¯daÊ to ÊDie ZauberflêteÊ. The stories told in music by Mozart Wagner Verdi
2013 / 9 / 7
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The Artist as Citizen

Joseph W. Polisi

The Artist as Citizen by Joseph W. PolisiÊThe Artist as CitizenÊ is a compilation of Joseph W. Polisi's articles and speeches from his two-decade tenure as president of the Juilliard School. His writings focus on the role of the artist in American society as a leader and communicator of human
2013 / 12 / 15
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The Joy of Music

Leonard Bernstein

The Joy of Music by Leonard BernsteinThis classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired and inspiring musi
2013 / 12 / 16
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Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician

Barbara Lourie Sand

Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician by Barbara Lourie SandItzhak Perlman Kennedy Midori and Sarah Chang were among Dorothy Delay's students during her five decades as a violin teacher at Juilliard. For more than ten years the author was granted access to DeLay's classes and lessons at Juilliard and the Aspen
2014 / 2 / 24
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The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self

William Westney

The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self by William WestneyIn this groundbreaking book prize-winning pianist and noted educator William Westney helps readers discover their own path to the natural transcendent fulfillment of making music. Drawing on experience psychological insight and wisdom ancient and mode
2014 / 3 / 30
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