Best Late Romantic Books

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1. Complete Preludes, Op. 3, 23, 32: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2001 Piano Solo

Author: by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; 0 edition (June 1, 1994)
ISBN: 978-0793533060

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(Piano Collection).For advanced players, this is Rachmaninoff Complete Preludes, Op.3, 23 and 32.

2. Three Piano Concertos: Nos. 1, 2, and 3: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2087 2 Pianos, 4 Hands (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Published at: GS LIBRARY 5; n Reprint edition (March 1, 2010)
ISBN: 978-1423489160

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(Piano).Includes: Piano Concerto No. 1 * Piano Concerto No. 2 * and Piano Concerto No.3.

3. Complete Lyric Pieces (Centennial Edition): Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 1989 Piano Solo (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Edvard Grieg
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Centennial edition (February 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0793543250

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(Piano Collection).Contents: Album Leaf * Arietta * At Your Feet, Op.68, No.3 * Ballad, Op.65, No. 5 * Bell Ringing, Op.54, No. 6 * Berceuse * Brooklet, Op.62, No.4 * Butterfly, Op.43, No. 1 * Cradle Song, Op.68, No.5 * Elegy, Op.47, No. 7 * Elves’ Dance, Op.12, No.4 * Erotik, Op.43, No. 5 * Evening in Mountains, Op.

68 * French Serenade, Op.62, No. 3 * From Early Years, Op.65, No.1 * Gade, Op.57, No.2 * Gone, Op.71, No. 6 * Grandmother’s Minuet, Op.68, No.2 * Gratitude, Op.62, No.2 * Halling, Op.71, No.5 * Halling, Op.47, No. 4 * Home Sickness, Op.57, No.6 * Homeward, Op.62, No.6 * Illusion, Op.57, No. 3 * In My Native Country, Op.43, No.

3 * Little Bird, Op.43, No. 4 * March of the Trolls, Op.54, No.3 * Melancholy, Op.47, No. 5 * Melancholy Waltz, Op.68, No.6 * Melancholy, Op.65, No.3 * Melody, Op.47, No. 3 * National Song * Norwegian March, Op.54, No. 2 * Norwegian Melody, Op.12, No.6 * Notturno, Op.54, No. 4 * Once Upon a Time, Op.71, No.

1 * Peace of Woods, Op.71, No. 4 * Peasant’s Song, Op.65, No.2 * Phantom, Op.62, No. 5 * Popular Melody * Puck, Op.71, No. 3 * Remembrances, Op.71, No. 7 * Sailor’s Song, Op.68, No.1 * Salon, Op.65, No.4 * Scherzo, Op.54, No.5 * Secret, Op.57, No.4 * She Dances, Op.57, No. 5 * Shepherd’s Boy, Op.54, No.

4. Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion

Author: by Stewart Spencer
Published at: Thames & Hudson; Revised edition (October 1, 2010)

ISBN: 978-0500281949

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“An important work for Wagnerites and musical scholars.”Choice There had long been a need for a modern English translation of Wagner’s Ringa version that would be reliable and readable yet at the same time be a true reflection of the literary quality of the German libretto.

First published in 1993, this acclaimed translation, which follows the verse form of the original exactly, filled that niche. It reads smoothly and idiomatically, yet is the result of prolonged thought and deep back- ground knowledge. The translation is accompanied by Stewart Spencer’s introductory essay on the libretto and a series of specially commissioned texts by Barry Millington, Roger Hollinrake, Elizabeth Magee, and Warren Darcy that discuss the cycle’s musical structure, philosophical implications, medieval sources, and Wagner’s own changing attitude to its meaning.

With a glossary of names, a review of audio and video recordings, and a select bibliography, this book is an essential complement to Wagner’s great epic. 16 black-and-white illustrations

5. Complete Shorter Works for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Johannes Brahms
Published at: Dover Publications (June 1, 1971)
ISBN: 978-0486226514

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The entire corpus of Brahms’s short piano pieces is contained in this volume: the delightful and familiar Waltzes; the effective Scherzo in E-flat Minor; the satisfying Eight Pieces; the two Rhapsodies; the Fantasies among the most perfectly finished works Brahms ever wrote the three Intermezzi; the Intermezzi, Ballade, and Romance comprising Six Pieces; and the superlative Intermezzi and Rhapsody that make up the final Four Pieces.

The music is reproduced directly from the definitive Vienna Gesellschaft der Musik-freunde edition, edited by its renowned musicologist, Eusebius Mandyczewski, who made his revisions from original sources, often Brahms’s own manuscripts. For this Dover edition, the Editor’s Preface (Revisionsbericht) and the Table of Contents have been translated into English.

Noteheads have been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily at the keyboard. Margins and spaces between staves are generous, permitting insertion of written notes, analysis, fingertips, running measure numbers, etc. This edition will be welcomed, not only by the classical pianist, but by all who will find it highly practical and convenient for instruction, study, reference, enjoyment, and virtually any other purpose.

6. Principles of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)

Author: by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Published at: Dover Publications; Revised ed. edition (June 1, 1964)
ISBN: 978-0486212661

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“To orchestrate is to create, and this cannot be taught,” wrote Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, the great Russian composer whose genius for brilliant, highly colored orchestration is unsurpassed. But invention, in all art, is closely allied to technique, and technique can be taught.

This book, therefore, which differs from most other texts on the subject because of its tremendous wealth of musical examples and its systematic arrangement of material according to each constituent of the orchestra, will undoubtedly be of value to any music student.

It is a music classic, perhaps the only book on classical orchestration written by a major composer. In it, the composer aims to provide the reader with the fundamental principles of modern orchestration from the standpoint of brilliance and imagination, and he devotes considerable space to the study of tonal resonance and orchestral combination.

In his course, he demonstrates such things as how to produce a good-sounding chord of certain tone-quality, uniformly distributed; how to detach a melody from its harmonic setting; correct progression of parts; and other similar problems. The first chapter is a general review of orchestral groups, with an instrument-by-instrument breakdown and material on such technical questions as fingering, range, emission of sound, etc.

7. Complete Lyric Pieces for Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Edvard Grieg
Published at: Dover Publications; Dover Publications edition (January 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0486261768

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Between 1867 and 1901, Edvard Grieg (18431907) wrote ten sets of little mood pictures for piano that display his great musical gifts at their lyrical best. Charming works of elegant simplicity and warmth, they have become cornerstones of the piano repertoire, favorites of both amateur and professional musicians and their audiences.

This authoritative edition presents all 66 of these piano jewels in one finely made yet inexpensive volume. Although technically uncomplicated and reasonably easy to master, the Lyric Pieces evoke with startling freshness a wide emotional range, often bringing into play the varied moods and idioms of Norwegian folk music, an evergreen source of Grieg’s inspiration.

They vary in mood from the serene sadness of “Berceuse” and the nostalgic yearning of “To Spring” to the fanciful “Elves’ Dance” and the joyful “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen.”In many passages, the music exhibits harmonies that were novel for the time harmonies recognizably late-romantic in style, but clearly anticipating the impressionism of Debussy, Ravel, and others.

8. Brahms — The Shorter Piano Pieces (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Johannes Brahms
Published at: Alfred Music; Revised edition (November 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0739027691

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During the latter part of his life, Brahms wrote only sets of relatively short pieces. With their formal and stylistic perfection, they are among the most valuable of the late-Romantic additions to piano repertoire. Included in this 128-page edition are 30 pieces by Brahms, preceded by a helpful introduction which contains definitions of the ballade, rhapsody, capriccio and intermezzo.

9. A New Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composers

Author: by Professor Jeanine Wagner
Published at: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (April 26, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0809325238

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A diverse repertoire of art songs for piano and voiceThe art songa delicate and inspiring blend of music and poetryhas been performed by singers and pianists and appreciated by audiences around the world for more than two hundred years. While collections of art songs abound, this welcome volume and its accompanying compact discs make readily available the contributions of contemporary African American composers to the popular genre.

Including thirty-nine pieces for voice and piano created since 1968 by eighteen artists, ANew Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composers navigates a varied musical terrain from classical European traditions to jazz and spirituals. With nearly half of the featured songs composed by women and with others by lesser-known and emerging composers, this important collection offers a diverse, representative sampling of African American art songs and works to secure the places of these songs and artists in the canon of contemporary American music.

10. The Planets in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Holst
Published at: Dover Publications (January 21, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0486292779

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Among the most popular and important modern British composers, Gustav Holst (18741934) was a true eccentric, given to odd enthusiasms and mystical musings. His spectacular symphonic suite The Planets, first performed in 1918, established his international reputation and remains a staple of the orchestral repertoire to this day.

Scored for huge orchestral forces and a wordless chorus, the work is divided into seven movements, the music of each embodying the astrological and mystical qualities of a different planet. From the ominous, relentless march of “Mars, the Bringer of War” to the robust festivities of “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” and the weird, unearthly hush of “Neptune, the Mystic,” the emotional sweep and innovative techniques of the suite have delighted and thrilled its vast audience ever since its spectacular debut.

Musicians and music lovers alike will want to own this authoritative, attractively published and inexpensive full score.

11. CONCERTO IN G MINOR FOR THE VIOLIN AND PIANO OP26 (Schirmer Library of Classics)

Author: by Max Bruch
Published at: GS LIBRARY 5 (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-1458426437

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(String Solo).For violin and orchestra (piano reduction).

12. Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Serge Rachmaninoff

Published at: Dover Publications (July 1, 1988)
ISBN: 978-0486256962

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The 24 preludes and 17 etudes-tableaux of Serge Rachmaninoff include what are possibly his finest compositions for solo piano. Each of these masterly works is included in this complete collection, reproduced from recent, authoritative Russian editions. They include: Prelude, Op.3, No. 2; Ten Preludes, Op.

23; Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32; Eight Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33; Nine Etudes-tableaux, Op.39. Among these are the enormously popular C-sharp minor prelude, Op.3, No. 2; the G-minor prelude, Op.23, No. 5; and the B-minor prelude, Op.32, No. 10 classics that have made Rachmaninoff one of the most performed and recorded modern composers.

Each of these works reflects Rachmaninoff’s emotional intensity, his thrilling gifts as a melodist and his ability to crystallize perfectly a particular mood or sentiment. In their sonorous textures and rich embellishment, they reflect as well his sovereign command of keyboard technique and his spectacular gifts as a pianist (he was one of the very greatest pianists of the 20th century).

13. Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (January 14, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0486268880

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In his Fifth Symphony, Gustav Mahler (18601911) moved on from the song-oriented works of his “Wunderhorn” period to take up the challenges of the purely instrumental symphony. It was a move that brought to the fore the Austrian composer’s genius for discovering fresh and convincing formal solutions for his musical aims.

Without a specific dramatic “program” or narrative live, the Fifth Symphony moves forward in vivid, emotionally compelling musical shapes that begin in funereal gloom and build to climactic expressions of heroic triumph and ultimate joy. In his Sixth Symphony, Mahler continued to explore the potential of the instrumental symphony, but followed an opposite dramatic course to that of the Fifth, this time building to a series of shattering climaxes implying ultimate defeat and death.

Both of these deeply moving works, composed between 1901 and 1906, are today among the most performed symphonic works in the orchestral repertoire. Both symphonies are reprinted here from authoritative full-score editions in a finely produced volume designed to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and study.

14. Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in Full Score

Author: by Serge Rachmaninoff
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (June 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0486263502

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Just as Serge Rachmaninoff’s piano virtuosity ranked him among the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, his compositions for piano and orchestra won him an important position among modern composers. Among the works that ensure his reputation are the first three piano concertos, reprinted here from the authoritative full-score Russian editions.

Rachmaninoff wrote the stirring Piano Concerto No. 1 in the years 189091, while he was still a young student at the Moscow Conservatory, and revised it nearly three decades later in 1917, when he began to devote his life mainly to his international career as a piano virtuoso.

The immense and enduring success of the Piano Concerto No. 2, completed in 1901, has made this romantic work one of the most performed and recorded in the concerto literature and one of the most familiar compositions in all of music. The powerful and expressive Piano Concerto No.

3 was composed for a concert tour of America, during which Rachmaninoff appeared with great success as composer, pianist, and conductor. Like the first two concertos, it remains a repertoire favorite in concert halls around the world. All three acclaimed works are reprinted in this finely made yet remarkably inexpensive Dover edition.

15. Grieg: Selected Works for the Piano

Author: by Edvard Grieg
Published at: Alfred Music; 2nd edition (June 1, 1974)
ISBN: 978-0739015544

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Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg wrote many small masterpieces. Included in this 144-page edition are 45 of his most popular and useful works, including “Anitra’s Dance,” “Peer Gynt Suite,: “March of the Dwarfs,” and “Wedding-Day in Troldhaugen.” Fingering, phrasing, pedaling and dynamics that underscore the musical structure have been added by editor Henry Levine.

Included is a very insightful biography on Grieg as well as a thematic index.

16. Complete Etudes for Solo Piano, Series II: Including the Paganini Etudes and Concert Etudes (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Franz Liszt
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486258164

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Liszt’s reputation as perhaps the greatest pianist of all time is powerfully supported by his dazzling body of work for solo piano. The undiminished popularity of his etudes with pianists and audiences alike have made them among the most performed and recorded works for solo piano in the romantic repertoire.

This superbly produced yet inexpensive two-volume edition presents all of Liszt’s etudes as edited by the great pianist, composer, and musical scholar Ferruccio Busoni for the Franz Liszt Society and published by Breitkopf and Hrtel in Leipzig in 191011. This second volume, Series II, includes many of Liszt’s most important piano works.

Liszt’s creative method can be observed in his reworking of the Etudes d’ Excution Transcendante d’aprs Paganini into the Grande Etudes de Paganini (better known as simply the Paganini Etudes), and the similar revision of the “Morceau de Salon” into “Ab Irato.” The separate etudes cover a wide stylistic range, from the dazzling technical display of the most popular of the Paganini Etudes, “La Campanella,” to the graceful, restrained lyricism of “Waldesrauschen.” Each will bring to pianists and their listeners a moving encounter with the genius of this towering musical personality.