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An analysis of self-quotation in the music of Schubert; a biography of American composer Augusta Browne; an examination of gender politics in French Baroque opera; a consideration of the cultural context of the polyphonic Mass; a study of the relationship between music and the sublime; and a guide for singers on various mind-body awareness techniques including yoga, Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method.
A exploration of Wagner's final opera, Parsifal; books on the music of Shostakovich and Brahms; the long-awaited final volume of Henry-Louis de La Grange's monumental biography of Gustav Mahler; a collection of the writings of Peter Maxwell Davies; and essays on the impact of Benjamin Britten on contemporary British music.
Presto Book of the Month
Learn about the different instruments of the orchestra with this beautifully-illustrated book, produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra and introduced by Sir Simon Rattle. With accompanying CDs, downloadable music, and information on all the pieces featured, this is the perfect introduction to the orchestra for children aged seven and upwards.