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Books on Music:Composers

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41 [Grainger] Mellers, Wilfrid Percy Grainger (Oxford Studies of Composers).
Oxford Oxford University Press 1992 0198162707 / 9780198162704 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
VG paperback copy in very slightly worn covers. 
Price: 16.95 GBP
Edvard Grieg in England, [Grieg] Carley, Lionel
42 [Grieg] Carley, Lionel Edvard Grieg in England
Woodbridge The Boydell Press 2006 1843832070 / 9781843832072 Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Between 1862 and 1906 Grieg spent some six months of his life in this country, for most of the time engaged in giving concerts of his own music as conductor, solo pianist and accompanist. Celebrated by his fellow musicians - among them Delius, Parry, Henry Wood and Grainger - Grieg was befriended by royalty, heaped with honours that included doctoral degrees from Cambridge and Oxford, pleaded in high quarters the cause of Norwegian independence, and found new friends who effected a profound change in his religious outlook. Fine hardback copy in dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney, [Gurney] Hurd, Michael
43 [Gurney] Hurd, Michael The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0192117521 / 9780192117526 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Published in 1978 The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney is a moving and extraordinary account of a tragic genius penned by the composer Michael Hurd. Born in Gloucester in 1890 Ivor Gurney began writing songs and poems in his teens, taking his inspiration from the Severn Valley countryside where he grew up. Sent to the Western Front during the First World War, Gurney experienced desolation and horror that made a profound impression on him. He ended his days in an asylum, but at his death in 1937 he was beginning to be acknowledged as one of England's finest composers. Still, it took several more decades for his work as a war poet to be fully appreciated. Previous owners name on ffep and dj price clipped, otherwise a VG hardback copy. Fading on spine of dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
Hamilton Harty, His Life and Music, [Harty] Greer, David (ed.)
44 [Harty] Greer, David (ed.) Hamilton Harty, His Life and Music
Belfast Blackstaff Press Ltd 1978 0856401315 / 9780856401312 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Chapters contributed by John Barry, Philip Hammond, Leonard Hirsch, David Greer, Raymond Warren, Philip Cranmer, Ivor Keys and Cyril Ehrlich. Discography and List of Works. VG hardback copy in dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Early Memories, [Harty] Harty, Hamilton
45 [Harty] Harty, Hamilton Early Memories
Belfast The Queen's University 1979 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Edited by David Greer. VG copy in slightly faded soft covers. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
Admiral Nelson und Joseph Haydn, [Haydn] Deutsch, Otto Erich Deutsch
46 [Haydn] Deutsch, Otto Erich Deutsch Admiral Nelson und Joseph Haydn
Vienna Osterreichischer Bundesverlag 1982 3215049449 / 9783215049446 Hardcover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Text in German. Very slight fading on dust jacket, otherwise a Fine hardback copy. 136 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Haydn's Visits to England, [Haydn] Hogwood, Christopher
47 [Haydn] Hogwood, Christopher Haydn's Visits to England
London The Folio Society 1980 Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Fine copy in publishers illustrated navy cloth. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Haydn and the Enlightenment - The Late Symphonies and their Audience, [Haydn] Schroeder, David P.
48 [Haydn] Schroeder, David P. Haydn and the Enlightenment - The Late Symphonies and their Audience
New York Oxford University Press 1990 019816159X / 9780198161592 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Oxford Monographs on Music. Fine hardback copy in Very Good dust jacket which has fading on the spine. 219 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
49 [Haydn] Sutcliffe, W.Dean Haydn String Quartets, Op.50.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1992 0521399955 / 9780521399951 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Cambridge Music Handbook. Near fine copy in soft covers. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Haydn Studies, [Haydn] Sutcliffe, W.Dean (ed.)
50 [Haydn] Sutcliffe, W.Dean (ed.) Haydn Studies
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1998 0521580528 / 9780521580526 Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
The advances in Haydn scholarship would have been unthinkable to earlier generations, who honoured the composer more in word than in deed. Haydn Studies deals with many aspects of a composer who is perennially fresh, concentrating principally on matters of reception, style and aesthetics and presenting many interesting readings of the composer's work. Haydn has never played a major role in accounts of cultural history and has never achieved the emblematic status accorded to composers such as Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky, in spite of his radical creative agenda: this volume broadens the base of our understanding of the composer. Contributions from Leon Botstein, James Webster, Jessica Waldoff, Daniel K. L. Chua, Mark Evan Bonds, Michael Spitzer, W. Dean Sutcliffe, George Edwards and Robin Holloway. Fine hardback copy in VG dust jacket. 343 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 37.50 GBP
The Music of John Ireland, [Ireland] Richards, Fiona
51 [Ireland] Richards, Fiona The Music of John Ireland
Aldershot Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2000 0754601110 / 9780754601111 Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Fine hardback copy in dustjacket. 282 pages. Shipping Category: Book 
Price: 45.00 GBP
John Ireland, [Ireland] Scott-Sutherland, Colin
52 [Ireland] Scott-Sutherland, Colin John Ireland
Rickmansworth Triad Press 1980 0902070258 / 9780902070257 Soft cover Very Good Sheet music 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Limited Edition 40/250. VG copy in slightly rubbed soft covers. 28 pages. Shipping Category: Sheet Music. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Intimate Letters - Leos Janacek to Kamila Stosslova, [Janacek] Tyrrell, John (ed. and trans.)
53 [Janacek] Tyrrell, John (ed. and trans.) Intimate Letters - Leos Janacek to Kamila Stosslova
London Faber & Faber Ltd 2005 0571225101 / 9780571225101 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Fine copy in soft covers. 397 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 5.95 GBP
Janacek, A Composer's Life, [Janacek] Zemanova, Mirka
54 [Janacek] Zemanova, Mirka Janacek, A Composer's Life
Boston Northeastern University Press 2002 Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Leos Janacek (1854-1928), who wrote such highly acclaimed operas as The Cunning Little Vixen, Jenufa, and Katya Kabanova, as well as choral, chamber, and orchestral pieces, was one of the most original, complex, and appealing artists of the twentieth century. Inspired by the rhythmical and melodic strains of Czech speech patterns and Moravian folk songs, Janacek used unconventional composition principles to create a new musical style that blends tremendous energy and lyricism, passion and tenderness. His music continues to enchant listeners, and his operas, in particular, address universal human emotions and moods that remain strikingly relevant for today's audiences. While Janacek's works are performed frequently on stages around the world, little is known about the composer himself. In this biography, the first to appear in English in over two decades, Mirka Zemanova draws on previously unavailable Czech-language sources, memoirs, and letters, including Janacek's intimate correspondence with Kamila Stoesslova, his great love and sometimes reluctant muse. Zemanova depicts a shy, lonely, moody, and self-doubting man with a fiery temper and an intensely independent and proud spirit. She also reveals a man who glorified women in his operas but treated them cruelly in his own life. The author tells the fascinating story of an isolated artist who was virtually unknown outside of his native Moravia until his early sixties, when the triumphant Prague premiere of Jenufa brought Janacek international fame. She sheds light on the creative surge in his final years, attributing his remarkable late flowering to the success in Prague, his fierce patriotic pride in the newly independent Czechoslovakia at the end of World War I, and, perhaps most of all, his passionate attachment to Kamila Stoesslova. From the time they met, when Janacek was sixty-three and she was twenty-five, to his death eleven years later, Kamila held the composer under her spell and inspired many of his late works. Zemanova also thoroughly chronicles Janacek's ardent courtship of and tempestuous marriage to Zdenka Schulz, his extramarital love affairs and infatuations, and the tragic deaths of his two children. Fine hardback copy in dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Folk Music of Hungary, [Kodály] Kodály, Zoltán
55 [Kodály] Kodály, Zoltán Folk Music of Hungary
London Barrie & Jenkins 1971 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Second edition revised and enlarged by Lajos Vargyas. VG hardback copy in slightly faded dust jacket. 195 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Gyorgy Ligeti, A Bio-Bibliography, [Ligeti] Richart, Robert W.
56 [Ligeti] Richart, Robert W. Gyorgy Ligeti, A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut Greenwood Press 1990 0313251746 / 9780313251740 Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1)Biography 2)Works and Performances 3) Writings by Ligeti 4) Writings about Ligeti 5) Discography. Fine copy in publishers maroon cloth gilt. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
György Ligeti, Music of theImagination, [Ligeti] Steinitz, Richard
57 [Ligeti] Steinitz, Richard György Ligeti, Music of theImagination
London Faber & Faber Ltd 2003 0571176313 / 9780571176311 Hardcover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Fine hardback copy in VG dust jacket. 429 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
Revolution and Religion in the Music of Liszt, [Liszt] Merrick, Paul
58 [Liszt] Merrick, Paul Revolution and Religion in the Music of Liszt
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1987 0521326273 / 9780521326278 Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This study of a hitherto neglected aspect of Liszt and his music aims to restore a balanced view of both man and artist. In contrast to the familiar portrayal of the virtuoso pianist, Liszt is considered here as a serious man of ideas: in tracing the composer's relationships and attitudes to the twin themes of revolution and religion, Paul Merrick finds much of Liszt's music, both secular and sacred, to be inspired by the same deeply felt religious conviction that also governed his private life from an early age. The first part of the book is primarily biographical and considers Liszt's reactions to the revolutions of 1830 and 1848, his relationship with the Abbe Lamennais, the Comtesse d' Agoult, Princess Wittgenstein and Wagner, and contains the first convincing explanation for the sudden cancellation of Liszt's marriage to Princess Wittgenstein. The remaining sections consider the church music and the programmatic music that is related to this. Fine copy of book, dust jacket is a little faded. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
Mahler's Sixth Symphony - A Study, [Mahler] Del Mar, Norman
59 [Mahler] Del Mar, Norman Mahler's Sixth Symphony - A Study
London Ernst Eulenburg Ltd. 1980 090387329X / 9780903873291 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
VG clean unmarked copy in slightly faded soft covers. 153 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
Bohuslav Martinu, The Man and His Music, [Martinu] Safranek, Milos
60 [Martinu] Safranek, Milos Bohuslav Martinu, The Man and His Music
London Dennis Dobson Limited 1946 Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Slight foxing on edges and end papers, otherwise a good clean copy in darkened dust jacket. 135 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. 
Price: 9.95 GBP
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