Classical History, Style & Culture – 8 items
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In this book Christensen combines all the figured bass authorities of the time, adding comments and examples of his own.
One of the best-known guides to courtly dance of the Renaissance was the "Nobilta di Dame" (1600), an Italian dance manual offering a rich repertory of aristocratic social dance, including the music and fully described choreography for 49 dances.
The Worlds Of J.S. Bach offers both traditional and new perspectives on the life and work of the man who is arguably the central figure in the Western musical tradition.
Often hailed as the creator of modern opera, Claudio Monteverdi was the first great opera composer, his genius likened to that of Mozart, Wagner, and Verdi.
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The New Penguin Dictionary of Music is the essential A-Z of some 1,000 years of Western music.
Denis Arnold. An excellent series of music guides formerly known as the BBC Music Guides.
An anthology of Musical Examples from Gregorian Chant to J.S.Bach with historical and analytical notes.
This book provides an ample background of textual and historical information about Handel's Messiah.