The Well-Tempered Clavier: Books I and II, Complete

The Well-Tempered Clavier: Books I and II, CompleteHis art was of an encyclopedic nature, drawing together and surmounting the techniques, the styles, and the general achievements of his own and earlier generations and leading to a new perspective Grove s Dictionary of Music and Musicians.This informed assessment of the genius of Bach s works

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Fantastic Symphony

Fantastic SymphonyMusic examples and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor In some cases, the results of the original research by the editor or by others working in the field are published here for the first time Much of the material has never before appeared in English A

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Goldberg Variations: BWV 988

Goldberg Variations: BWV 988According to Bach s first biography, the Goldbergs were written for one of the composer s most talented pupils, who used them to entertain and soothe his insomniac master during bouts of sleeplessness Subsequent historians have had their doubts about the story s authenticity, but the composer

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Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-15)

Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-15)The entire corpus of Beethoven s piano sonatas is contained in this two volume work 32 sonatas in all Volume One contains the fifteen sonatas from Beethoven s first period, including the popular Path tique, Moonlight, and Pastorale sonatas Volume Two contains the 17 sonatas from Beethoven s

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Etudes: Piano Solo

Etudes: Piano SoloThe aim of this Urtext edition is to present as far as is possible the text and notation that reflects most completely the original intentions of the composer, drawing upon the most important sources Chopin s original manuscripts, the French and German first editions, and surviving the contemporary

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The Firebird in Full Score (Original 1910 Version)

The Firebird in Full Score (Original 1910 Version)In 1910, following his successful orchestration of selections for the ballet Les Sylphides, the innovative young composer Igor Stravinsky was commissioned by the director of the Ballets Russes, Serge Diaghilev, to create a completely new score The dazzling result was The Firebird, a work which

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Complete Preludes, Books 1 and 2

Complete Preludes, Books 1 and 2Here, in one volume, are two bodies of work that, perhaps than any others, reveal the essence of Claude Debussy s extraordinary expressiveness and his innovative gifts for musical imagery Each book contains twelve preludes for the piano, many of them known to today s musical audiences because

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Scheherazade, Op. 35

Scheherazade, Op. 35One of the world s most beloved symphonic compositions, Scheherazade is a shimmering, evocative musical treatment of the legend of the sultan s wife who staved off certain death by entertaining her husband with fascinating stories for 1,001 nights.Imbued with exotic New Eastern moods and the subtle

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Petrushka in Full Score: Original Version

Petrushka in Full Score: Original VersionStravinsky s score for the ballet Petrushka, commissioned by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes, was first performed in Paris in 1911 and was an immediate sensation with the public and the critics It followed by a year the great success of his score for The Firebird, also produced by the Ballets

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Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies in Full Score

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies in Full ScoreAcknowledged as the supreme melodic master of nineteenth century Russian music, Tchaikovsky brought the full power of his gifts to bear in the composition of his last three symphonies Here are the full scores of the fourth, fifth, and sixth symphonies, embodying the sumptuous tone and melodic

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Salome in Full Score

Salome in Full ScoreThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 1980 offers ample reason why the complete score to Strauss s Salome is worthy of study It is virtuoso display of the creation of atmospheric colour by instrumental means There are, of course, other reasons it is enough to say that since opening

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Wozzeck (study score)

Wozzeck (study score)Wozzeck is the first opera by the Austrian composer Alban Berg Berg composed his opera between 1914 and 1922, and it was first performed in 1925 The opera is based on the drama Woyzeck, left incomplete by the German playwright Georg B chner at his death From the fragments of unordered scenes left

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