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Biographies of Mozart and Chinese composer Chen Yi; essays on the organ works of Bach; a handbook illustrating the essential nature of singing through the millennia; philosophical discourse in relation to music in the Roman Empire; an analysis of the solfeggio tradition in the eighteenth century; the politics of opera from Monteverdi to Mozart; a collection of interviews with prominent oboists; and a critique of music and musicians in modern Turkey.
Books on composers including Mahler, Arvo Pärt, Stravinsky, Thomas Adès, and George Frederick Bristow; a guide to the Baroque Violin & Viola; examinations of Occitanian Crusade Songs and American Hymnody in the antebellum period of the United States; an exploration of the Big Band years of Louis Armstrong's career; and an account of the revitalisation of Broadway in the mid-1970s.
Presto Book Choice
Jan Swafford; Faber & Faber; Hardback
This biography is both wide-ranging and intimate in its exploration of a genius whose art would enrich the world for centuries to come, and who from his age to ours has stood as the definition of a prodigy.