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Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed The World, 1847-1947

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This lively chronicle of the years 1847­–1947—the century when the Jewish people changed how we see the world—is “[a] thrilling and tragic history…especially good on the ironies and chain-reaction intimacies that make a people…
Why Mahler?: How One Man And Ten Symphonies Changed Our World

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Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?   Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from…
Book of Musical Anecdotes
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|May 1, 2010

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Here is one of the most enjoyable and illuminating books ever published for the music lover, a feast of delightful anecdotes that reveal the all-too-human side of the great composers and performers. There are stories of appetites (Handel eating dinner for three),…
The Song Of Names
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|February 10, 2004

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Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds’s care…
The Song Of Names (movie Tie-in Edition)

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Now a major motion picture Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in…
The Life And Death Of Classical Music: Featuring The 100 Best And 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made

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In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso’s first…
The Game Of Opposites
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|July 13, 2010

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In an unnamed country at the end of a world war, Paul Miller escapes from a labor camp, collapsing after a few hundred feet. Taken in by a young woman he learns to love, Paul decides to stay where he is, and, as the war ends, he marries, starts a family, and…
Comp to 20th Cent Music PB: COMPANION TO 20TH-CENTURY MUSI

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20th century music has been remarkable for its pluralism. The various styles - atonality, neo-classicism, nationalism, serialism, jazz, computer music, minimalism, electronics, folklorism, "happenings", sheer chance - have been far from monolithic, and…
The Song Of Names
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|March 1, 2021

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Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World

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Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. “Pages of dreary emptiness,” sniffed a leading American conductor. Yet today, almost one…
The Game of Opposites: A Novel
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|July 7, 2009

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In an unnamed country at the end of a world war, Paul Miller escapes from a labor camp, collapsing after a few hundred feet. Taken in by a young woman he learns to love, Paul decides to stay where he is, and, as the war ends, he marries, starts a family, and…