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If your ear has a finely-tuned taste for the opera, you'll devour our books of the classical genre. Featuring biographies and guides, you'll never be lost in translation again!

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A Pocket Guide to Opera

A concise but comprehensive guide to understanding and enjoying opera Opera is a wonderful musical form--but the prospect of attending performances can be...

Rupert Christiansen

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St. Martin's Griffin

Maria Callas

An Intimate Biography

Maria Callas continues to mesmerize us twenty years after her death, not only because she was indisputably the greatest opera diva of the 20th century, but...

"...life, and her music, revealing the true woman behind the headlines, gossip and speculation. The second..."

Anne Edwards

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This reference book provides an encyclopaedic guide to every song by Schubert for solo voice and piano, 600 in all, including different versions, unfinished...

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Memories and Commentaries

New One-Volume Edition

Few would dispute that Igor Stravinsky was the greatest composer of the twentieth century. Conductor and writer Robert Craft was his closest colleague and...

By Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft

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Great Operatic Disasters

To its devotees, opera is the most sublime of arts. It is also one of the most accident prone, and when things go wrong, they tend to do so on a grand scale....

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Times Books

The New York Times Essential Library: Classical Music

A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings

A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available today For classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and...

"...A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available today For classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and.... A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available today For classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling..."

Allan Kozinn

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The New York Times Essential Library: Opera

A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Works and the Best Recordings

An insightful, provocative selection of the best opera performances, chosen by The New York Times's chief classical music critic in one hundred original...

"...chief classical music critic in one hundred original.... An insightful, provocative selection of the best opera performances, chosen by The New York Times's chief classical music critic in one..."

Anthony Tommasini

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The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive...

"...book is a valuable work of reference, and a musical education in itself." --National Review "The book..."

David Dubal

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