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Book Review Index

Author/Editor Title Reviewer
ABRSM ABRSM Performers’ Guides Peter Grahame Woolf
Richard Adeney Flute - an autobiography
Garry Humphreys
Adlington, Robert Louis Andriessen: De Staat Anne Ozorio
Ainger, Michael Gilbert & Sullivan Raymond Walker
Aldous, Richard Tunes of Glory - The Life of Malcolm Sargent Christopher Fifield
Stephen Lloyd
Allen, Kevin August Jaeger: Portrait of Nimrod Christopher Fifield
Kevin Allen Gracious Ladies: The Norbury Family and Edward Elgar Hannah Parry-Ridout
William Kreindler
Kevin Allen Hugh Blair: Worcester’s Forgotten Organist John Quinn
Amory, Mark Lord Berners: The Last Eccentric Lewis Foreman
Anderson, Keith (ed.) The A to Z of Classical Music Ian Lace
Anderson, Martin (ed.) Klemperer On Music: Shavings from a Musician's Workbench Gerald Fenech
Appelo, Tim Ally McBeal - The Official Guide Ian Lace
Appleby, David P Heitor Villa-Lobos: A Bio-bibliography Rob Barnett
Angela Aries et al Armstrong Gibbs: A Countryman Born and Bred John France
Arnold, Elsie; Baldauf-Berdes, Jane Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen: Eighteenth-Century Composer, Violinist and Businesswoman Robert Hugill
Ashbee, Andrew The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins: Volume 1, The Fantasias for Viols Robert Hugill
Ashbee, Andrew The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins: Volume 2, Suites, Airs and Vocal Music Jonathan Woolf
Atkins, Harold; Newman, Archie Beecham Stores Ian Lace
Badura-Skoda, Paul Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard Kirk McElhearn
Bailey, Walter B; Bailey, Nancy Radie Britain - A Bio-bibliography Rob Barnett
Cuillin Bantock A Musical Wanderer Jonathan Woolf
Barber, David W A Musician's Dictionary Ian Lace
Barber, David W Getting a Handel on Messiah Ian Lace
Barber, David W When the Fat Lady Sings: Opera History As It Ought To Be Taught David Dyer
Barlow, Michael Whom the Gods Love - the Life and Music of George Butterworth Arthur Butterworth
Andrew Barnett Sibelius Paul Shoemaker
Bashford, Christina; Langley, Leanne (ed.) Music and British Culture 1785-1914: Essays in Honour of Cyril Ehrlich Phil Scowcroft
Balthazar, Scott L The Cambridge Companion to Verdi Robert Farr
Anastasia Belina-Johnson (ed.) A musician divided - Andre Tchaikowsky in his own words Stephen Greenbank
Silvia Bencivelli Why We Like Music: Ear, Emotion, Evolution Carla Rees
Benson, David Music - a Mathematical Offering
Raymond Walker
de Bernières, Louis Captain Corelli's Mandolin Ian Lace
Jamie Bernstein Famous Father Girl John Quinn
Berry, Mark Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner’s Ring Anne Ozorio
Bessette, Roland Mario Lanza - Tenor in Exile Ian Lace
Bird, John Percy Grainger Ian Lace
Björling, Anna-Lisa; Farkas, Andrew Jussi Ian Lace
Blackburn, Philip Enclosure 3: Harry Partch Paul Serotsky
Blake, Eric Charles Wars, Dictators and the Gramophone 1898-1945 Evan Dickerson
Bledsoe, Robert Henry Fothergill Chorley: Victorian Journalist Raymond Walker
Carey Blyton The doggy tales of Arnold Gary Higginson
Beata Bolesławska The Life and Works of Andrzej Panufnik John France
Anthony Boden & Paul Hedley The Three Choirs Festival: A History John Quinn
Colin Booth Did Bach really mean that? Dominy Clements
Jonathan Boswell Palestrina Unwrapped Mark Sealey
Andrew J. Boyle Delius and Norway Stephen Greenbank
Boult, Adrian Boult On Music Arthur Butterworth
Ian Bradley Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers Raymond Walker
Richard Bratby Forward - 100 Years of the CBSO John Quinn
British Music Society Journal Vol. 24 John France
British Music Society Journal Vol. 26 John Leeman
British Music Society Journal Vol. 27 John France
Marguerite and Terry Broadbent Leginska: Forgotten Genius of Music.
John France
Brown, David Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music  Paul Shoemaker
Jonathan Brown Great Wagner conductors Christopher Fifield
Brown, Malcolm A Shostakovich Casebook Paul Shoemaker
Budd, Vincent An Introduction to the Life and Work of Sir Granville Bantock Arthur Butterworth & Gary Dalkin
Burrows, Donald The Cambridge Companion to Handel John France
Burton, Humphrey; Murray, Maureen Walton: The Romantic Loner Chris Fifield
Butterworth, Neil The Music of Aaron Copland Ian Lace
Cairns, David Berlioz Arthur Baker
David Cairns Discovering Berlioz John Quinn
Campion, Paul Ferrier: A Career Recorded Chris Fifield
William Carragan Anton Bruckner: 11 Symphonies Stephen Barber
Carley, Lionel Edvard Grieg in England Chris Fifield
Colin Scott-Sutherland
Carroll, Brendan The Last Prodigy - A Biography of Korngold Ian Lace
David Chandler (ed) The First Lives of Alfredo Catalani Robert Farr
Essays on the Montemezzi-D’Annunzio Nave Robert Farr
Americans on Italo Montemezzi
Charlton, David The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera Robert Hugill
Cheer, Clarissa Lablache
The Great Lablache Margarida Mota-Bull
Robert Farr
Chilton, John Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz Giant Don Mather
Chlupaty, Richard Antal Dorati and the joy of making music Tony Flynn
Chlupaty, Richard Antal Dorati and his recorded legacy Tony Flynn
Clark, Caryl (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Haydn Kirk McElhearn
Walter Clark Isaac Albéniz: A Research and Information Guide John France
Cody, Judith Vivian Fine: A Bio-bibliography Rob Barnett
Coffin, Barton Coffin’s Sound of Singing Robert Hugill
Connock, Stephen; Vaughan Williams, Ursula & Wells, Robin (eds) There Was a Time: Ralph Vaughan Williams - A pictorial journey Ian Lace
Contemporary Music Network Changing Platforms Peter Grahame Woolf
David Cooper Bela Bartok Stephen Greenbank
Cotton, Maggie Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument

Rob Barnett
Paul Serotsky
Arthur Butterworth

Couling, Della Ferruccio Busoni: A Musical Ishmael Anne Ozorio
Craggs, Stewart (ed.) Peter Maxwell Davies: Source Book Chris Thomas
Craggs, Stewart R Alan Bush - A Source Book Rob Barnett
Jonathan Cross Igor Stravinsky Roy Westbrook
Michael Crump Martinu and the symphony Tony Flynn
Max Cryer

Love Me Tender – The Stories behind the world’s best-loved songs

Ian Lace
Dallapiccola, Luigi On Opera David Wright
Daniel, Estelle The Art Of Gormenghast: The Making of a Television Fantasy Ian Lace
Alissa Deeter & Robert Peavler The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc. A Study Guide John Quinn
Delphian Organs of Edinburgh Simon Thompson
Deutsch, Didier C Musichound Soundtracks Jeffrey Wheeler
  Charles Villiers Stanford: Man and Musician Chris Fifield
Christopher Howell
Jeremy Dibble Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath John France
Dickinson, Peter (ed.) Marigold - The Music of Billy Mayerl Ian Lace
Dickinson, Peter (ed.) CageTalk - Dialogues with & about John Cage Evan Dickerson
Dickinson, Peter (ed.) Lennox Berkeley and Friends John France
Peter Dickinson Words and music John France
Dickreiter, Alan Score Reading - A Key to the Music Experience Ian Lace
Christopher Dingle Messiaen's final works Dominy Clements
Downes, Stephen Szymanowski, Eroticism and the Voices of Mythology Rob Barnett
Drayer, Suzanne Rhodes A Singer’s Guide to the Songs of Joaquín Rodrogo Robert Hugill
Dressler, John C Gerald Finzi - A Bio-Bibliography Rob Barnett
Alan Rawsthorne - A Bio-Bibliography Rob Barnett
Granville Bantock: A Guide to Research John France
William Alwyn: A Research and Information Guide John France
Louise Dubin (ed.) Auguste Franchomme: Selected Works for Cello and Piano Jonathan Woolf
Dunhill, David Thomas Dunhill: Maker Of Music Richard Noble
Dvorák Society Rudolf Firkušný 1912-1994 Ralph Smith
Christopher Dyment Conducting the Brahms Symphonies Geoff Diggines
Easton, Carol Jacqueline du Pré David Wright
Ebrecht, Ronald (ed.) Maurice Duruflé Jonathan Woolf
Adrián Rius Espinós

Francisco Tarrega - Biography

Zane Turner
Eustis, Lynn The Singer’s Ego: Finding Balance between Music and Life Kevin Sutton
Fabian, Dorottya Bach Performance Practice 1945 - 1975 Paul Shoemaker
 David Fallows and David Ellis (eds) Manchester Sounds (Manchester Musical Heritage Trust Journal v8) John France
Fanning, David Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 Terry Barfoot
Vladimir Feltsman Piano Lessons Ralph Moore
Margarida Mota-Bull
Fifield, Christopher Ibbs and Tillett: The Rise and Fall of a Musical Empire Rob Barnett
Fifield, Christopher Max Bruch: His Life and Works Rob Barnett
Fifield, Christopher (ed.) Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier John Talbot
John France
Margarida Mota-Bull
Fitzgerald, Carol & Harvey, Brian Elgar, Vicat Cole and the Ghosts of Brinkwells Ian Lace
Foreman, Lewis (ed.) Information Sources in Music Rob Barnett
Lewis Foreman (ed) A John Ireland companion John France
Foreman, Lewis & Susan London - A Musical Gazetteer Colin Scott-Sutherland
Rob Barnett
Foreman, Lewis Bax - A Composer and his Times
Rob Barnett
Colin Scott-Sutherland
Lewis Foreman (ed) A John Ireland companion John France
Foreman, Lewis & Susan (eds) Felix Aprahamian – Diaries and Selected Writings on Music Ian Lace
Michael Foster The idea was good John Quinn
Frank, Mortimer H Arturo Toscanini – The NBC Years Ian Lace
Fredman Myer The Drama of Opera Robert Hugill
Gater, Dilys Summer With Bax Colin Clarke
John Georgiadis Bow to baton Tony Flynn
Gedda, Nicolai My Life and Art Ian Lace
Christopher Gillett Who's my bottom? Robert Hugill
Gillies, Anne Lorne Songs of Gaelic Scotland Colin Scott-Sutherland
Goossens,Renée Belonging: A Memoir Rob Barnett
Gramophone The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2008 Brian Wilson Ian Lace
Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2008 Ian Lace
Linda Gray & Ian Partridge Thinking Around Great Singing Garry Humphreys
Greaves, Peter In the Bavarian Highlands Arthur Baker
Green, Sharony Andrews Grant Green - rediscovering the forgotten genius of jazz guitar Jonathan Woolf
Greenberg, Prof. Robert The string quartets of Beethoven Kirk McElhearn
Greenberg, Rodney George Gershwin Ian Lace
Edward Greenfield Portrait gallery Christopher Fifield
Grimley, Daniel & Rushton, Julian The Cambridge Companion to Elgar Em Marshall
Grimley, Daniel Grieg: Music, Landscape and Norwegian Identity Anne Ozorio
Grimley, Daniel The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius Rob Barnett
Gritten, John Constantin Silvestri, A Musician Before His Time: Conductor, Composer, Pianist Evan Dickerson
von Gunden, Heidi The Music of Vivian Fine David Wright
Gundry, Inglis Last Boy of the Family - A Musical Memoir Arthur Butterworth
Gundry, Inglis Composers by the Grace of God Arthur Butterworth
Wim de Haan Youri Egorov: His Complete Original Diary - Italy 1976 Stephen Greenbank
Halbreich, Harry Arthur Honegger Ian Lace
Hamilton, Kenneth (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Liszt John Leeman
Hancock-Child, Ro Madeleine Dring: Her Life and Music Rob Barnett
Jean-Marc Harari The Golden Book of Classical LP Records, French issues Jonathan Woolf
Paul Harris; Anthony Meredith Malcolm Williamson - A Mischievous Muse Rob Barnett
Harrison, Max Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings Ian Lace
Stephen Hastings The Björling sound Jonathan Woolf
Raymond Head Holst and India Alan Gibbs
Roger Hecht Audition Bruce McCollum
Heckstall-Smith, Dick & Grant, Pete Blowing The Blues Don Mather
Julian Hellaby The Mid-Twentieth-Century Concert Pianist Margarida Mota-Bull
Helsby, Genevieve Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra! Rob Barnett
Henley, Darren The ClassicFM Friendly Guide To Music Ian Lace
Gary Higginson Gallery David Jennings
Paul Hindmarsh Frank Bridge - The Complete Works John France
Ho, Allan; Feofanov, Dmitri Shostakovich Reconsidered David Dyer
Hodgkins, Geoffrey (ed.) Elgar: The Best of Me John Kemsey-Bourne
Hold, Trevor The Walled-In Garden – The songs of Roger Quilter Ian Lace
Holden, Amanda The New Penguin Guide to Opera Rob Barnett
Holden, Amanda The Penguin Concise Guide to Opera Em Marshall
Holden, Raymond The Virtuoso Conductors Geoff Diggines
Barbirolli - A Chronicle of a Career John Quinn
Holmboe, Vagn Experiencing Music David Wright
Holmes, Stewart Quentin An Affinity with Gustav Mahler Tony Duggan
Bice Horszowski Costa (ed.) Miecio. Letters and postcards of Janina Roza Horszowska 1900-1904 Jonathan Woolf
Howard, Keith Preserving Korean Music Anne Ozorio
Hughes, Meirion The English Musical Renaissance and the Press 1850-1914 John Talbot
Derek Hudson Norman O'Neill: A Life of Music John France
Mary Christison Huismann Gustav Holst: A Research and Information Guide John France
Hulme, Derek C Shostakovich - A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography Rob Barnett
Úna Hunt and Peter Jaggard William Wallace music album 1854 Raymond Walker
Hurwitz, David The Mahler Symphonies - An Owner’s Manual Kirk McElhearn
Fabian Huss The music of Frank Bridge John France
 Árni Heimir Ingólfsson Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland Dave Billinge
Irvine, Demar Massenet - A Chronicle of his Life and Times Ian Lace
Irving, John Mozart Piano Concertos Rob Barnett
Jackson, Paul RW The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold Paul Serotsky
Erik Jensen Debussy Stephen Greenbank
Johnson, Dr David Music and Society in Lowland Scotland in the 18th Century Colin Scott-Sutherland
Graham Johnson Britten, Voice and Piano: Lectures on the Vocal Music Rob Barnett
John Talbot
Schubert: The complete songs Kirk McElhearn
Johnson, Ian William Alwyn: The Art of Film Music John France
Stephen Johnson Discover Music of the Classical Era Margarida Mota-Bull
Stephen Johnson How Shostakovich changed my mind Michael Wilkinson
Simon Thompson
Bryony Jones The Music of Lord Berners
John France
Nicholas Jones & Richard McGregor The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies Stephen Barber
Rufus Jones Jr Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad Christopher Fifield
Rolf Jordan

The Clock of the Years - a Gerald and Joy Finzi Anthology

Rob Barnett
Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason House of music Margarida Mota-Bull
Kaufman, Louis A Fiddler’s Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me Paul Shoemaker
Jonathan Keates Messiah John Quinn
Keefe, Simon (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto Evan Dickerson
Keller, Hans; Cosman, Milein Stravinsky Seen And Heard Andrew Seivewright
Kate Van Winkle Keller Dance And Its Music In America, 1528-1789 Margarida Mota-Bull
Kennedy, Michael Barbirolli: Conductor Laureate Christopher Fifield
Kenyon, Nicholas Elgar: An anniversary portrait Garry Humphreys
Kitamura, Satoshi Carnival of the Animals: poems inspired by Jonathan Woolf
Mark Kroll Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europe John France
Judith Kuhn Shostakovich in Dialogue
Gavin Dixon
de La Grange, Henry-Louis Gustav Mahler: Vienna - Triumph and Disillusion Marc Bridle
Lamb, Andrew Leslie Stuart: Composer of Florodora Raymond Walker
Lamb, Andrew Henry Russell - A Life on the Ocean Wave Raymond Walker
Langfield, Valerie Roger Quilter: His Life and Music John Talbot
Gianluca La Villa

La Sala Bianca Della Musica; the White Music Room

Jonathan Woolf
Gianluca La Villa & Annalisa Lo Piccolo Leone Sinigaglia - La musica delle alte vette Christopher Howell
Gerald Leach British composer profiles John France
Martin Lee-Browne & Paul Guinery Delius and his music Stephen Greenbank
Lehmann, Stephen Rudolf Serkin: A Life Paul Shoemaker
Leonard, Geoff; Walker, Pete; Bramley, Gareth John Barry: A Life In Music Paul Tonks
Michael Letchford Softly Awakes My Heart Paul Steinson
Levin, Bernard Conducted Tour Len Mullenger
Nathaniel Lew Tonic to the nation John France
Tim Lihoreau The Classic FM Musical Treasury Margarida Mota-Bull
Stephen Lloyd et al (ed) Music in their time Jonathan Woolf
Charles Long Adventures in the scream trade Robert Farr
Domenico Luigi Alfredo Catalani - Composer of Lucca Robert Farr
Richard Lysons
Were you there? John France
David McCleery Discover Classical Music of the 20th Century Margarida Mota-Bull
MacDonald, Malcom (ed.) Havergal Brian on Music - Volume I: British Music Ian Lace
MacDonald, Malcom Varèse: Astronomer in Sound  John Leeman
McGuire, Charles Elgar's Oratorios: The creations of an Epic Narrative Jonathan Woolf
McLatchie, Stephen The Mahler Family Letters Jim Pritchard
Mackie, David Arthur Sullivan and the Royal Society of Musicians Raymond Walker
Maconie, Robin The Second Sense: Language, Music & Hearing Robert Hugill
Maconie, Robin Experiencing Stravinsky John France
MacRae, Julia (ed.) Wigmore Hall 1901-2001 - A Celebration Christopher Fifield
McVeagh, Diana Elgar the Music Maker Garry Humphreys
Maeckelbergh, Lucrèce Antonio Pappano - Con Passione Evan Dickerson
Magee, Bryan Wagner and Philosophy Arthur Baker
Malcolm, Noel George Enescu - His Life and Music Ian Lace
Maloney, Paul Scotland and the Music Hall 1850-1914 Jonathan Woolf
David Manning

Vaughan Williams on Music

Rob Barnett
March, Ivan; Greenfield, Edward; Layton, Robert The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs 1999 Arthur Baker
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs: Yearbook 2000/1 Arthur Baker
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs 2002 Rob Barnett
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs 2003/4 Rob Barnett
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs 2005/6 Rob Barnett
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs: Yearbook 2006/7 Ian Lace
Ivan March, Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton and Paul Czajkowski The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2009 Rob Barnett
Em Marshall Music in the landscape Ian Lace
Andy Martin Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - From 1893 to the World John France
Donald Maurice (ed.) The Leipzig Diary - Alfred Hill
Dr Rita Crews
Luvy Mauro & Donald George Master Singers: Advice from the Stage Margarida Mota-Bull
Melograni, Piero Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: a Biography Paul Shoemaker
Anita Mercier Guilhermina Suggia: Cellist
Margarida Mota-Bull
Meredith, Anthony & Harris, Paul Malcolm Arnold - Rogue Genius Paul Serotsky
Milsom, David Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth Century Violin Performance Jonathan Woolf
Minnion, John Uneasy Listening - A caricature guide to 20th century composers Rob Barnett
Mitchell, Alastair; Poulton, Alan (eds) A Chronicle of First Broadcast Performances - UK 1923-96 Christopher Fifield
Mitchell, Thomas J Rosslyn Chapel & The Music of the Cubes Gary Higginson
Gillian Moore The Rite of Spring John Quinn
Moore, Jerold Northrop Elgar – Child of Dreams Ian Lace
Em Marshall
Morin, Alexander J Classical Music: The Essential Listening Companion Rob Barnett
Morris, Edmnd Beethoven: The Universal Composer Paul Shoemaker
Morrish, Joihn The Classical Guitar Book - A Complete History Andy Daly
Morrison, Richard Orchestra, The LSO: A Century of Triumph and Turbulence Marc Bridle
Walter Moskalew Svetik - A Family Portrait of Sviatoslav Richter Stephen Greenbank
MG Mota Canto di Tenore Patrick Waller
The dark side of dawn Robert Beattie
Thomas E. Muir Roman Catholic Church Music in England, 1791 - 1914: A Handmaid of the Liturgy Robert Hugill
Myers, Paul Leonard Bernstein Ian Lace
Nectoux, Jean-Michel The Correspondence of Camille Saint-Saëns and
Gabriel Fauré
Jonathan Woolf
Newman, Richard Alma Rose: Vienna to Auschwitz Tony Duggan
Nicholas, Jeremy Chopin: His Life & Music Göran Forsling
Roger Nichols Poulenc: A biography Stephen Greenbank
Avalon Nuovo Orchestra Margarida Mota-Bull
Jennifer Oates Hamish MacCunn: A musical life John France
O'Carroll, Brendan The Mammy Ian Lace
O'Higgins, Rachel (ed.) The Correspondence of Alan Bush and John Ireland Colin Scott-Sutherland
Osborne, Richard Herbert von Karajan: A Life in Music Gerald Fenech
Osborne, Robert 70 Years Of The Oscar - The Official History of the Academy Awards Ian Lace
Andrew Palmer Composing in words: William Alwyn on his Art (Musicians on Music: Volume 9)
John France
Parlett, Graham A Catalogue of the Works of Sir Arnold Bax Rob Barnett
Parrott, Ian Parrotticisms Hubert Culot
Parsonage, Catherine The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880-1935 Robert Gibson
Parsons, James (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to the Lied Anne Ozorio
Andrew Payne Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 in G minor (score) Rob Barnett
Michael Payne The Life and Music of Eric Coates Ian Lace
James Pegolotti Deems Taylor: A Biography Rob Barnett
Peppercorn, Lisa M Villa-Lobos - His letters translated and edited David Wright
Petsalis-Diomidis, Nicholas The Unknown Callas, the Greek Years David Wright
Peter Phillips What we really do John Quinn
Piggott, Patrick Eight Preludes & A Postlude (score) Colin Scott-Sutherland
Patrick Piggott The Innocent Diversion Phillip Scowcroft
Pike, Lionel Vaughan Williams and the Symphony Rob Barnett
Pilkington, Michael British Solo Song: A Guide John Talbot
John Pitts How to Play Indian Sitar Raags on a Piano Jonathan Woolf
Polisi, Dr. Joseph W American Muse: The Life and Times of William Schuman
Rob Barnett
Ponsonby, Robert Musical Heroes: a personal view of music and the musical world over sixty years
Garry Humphreys
Poulton, Alan A Dictionary-Catalog Of Modern British Composers Rob Barnett
Powell, Ardal The Yale Musical Instrument Series: The Flute Paul Shoemaker
Powrie, Phil; Stilwell, Robin (eds) Changing Tunes: The Use Of Pre-Existing Music In
Robert Hugill
Previn, Andre No Minor Chords - My Days in Hollywood Len Mullenger
John Purser Scotland's Music Rob Barnett
John Purser Erik Chisholm, Scottish Modernist 1904-1965 ‘Chasing a Restless Muse’
John France
Quine, Hector Guitar Technique: Intermediate to Advanced Roy Brewer
Rattray, David Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making Jonathan Woolf
Reed, John The Schubert Song Companion Kirk McElhearn
Philip Reed and Mervyn Cooke (eds) Letters from a life (Britten letters v5) John Sheppard
Philip Reed, Mervyn Cooke (eds) Letters from a life (Britten vol 5) Jürgen Schaarwächter
Robert Reilly Surprised by Beauty Brian Reinhart
Ian Lace
Sarah Reichardt Four String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich Dominy Clements
Richards, Fiona The Music of John Ireland Colin Scott-Sutherland
Ian Lace
Eva Rieger Friedelind Wagner : Richard Wagner’s rebellious granddaughter Christopher Fifield
Riley, Malcolm The Percy Whitlock Companion Jonathan Woolf
Paul Robertson Soundscapes Ian Lace
Robinson, Suzanne (ed.) Michael Tippett: Music and Literature Gary Higginson
Paul Rodmell Charles Villers Stanford Chris Fifield
Christopher Howell
Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918 Raymond Walker
Rosen, Charles Piano Notes - The Hidden World of the Pianist Paul Shoemaker
Alex Ross The Rest is Noise Paul Shoemaker
Rostal, Max Beethoven: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano John Leeman
Rozsa-Lovett, Suzanne The Aamdeus: Forty Years in Pictures and Words Hein Kropholler
Runcie, Ian Alberich and Friends John Leeman
Philip Rupprecht British Musical Modernism John France
Julian Rushton Let Beauty Awake John France
Matthew Rye (ed)

1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

Rob Barnett
Sadie, Julie Anne (ed.) Companion to Baroque Music Kirk McElhearn
Sadie, Stanley Collins Classical Music Encyclopedia Ian Lace
Leo Samama The meaning of music Dominy Clements
Samuel, Claude Olivier Messiaen – Music and Colour Ian Lace
Sant, John Albert Ketelbèy: From the Sanctuary of his Heart Phil Scowcroft
Schelle, Michael The Score - Interviews with Film Composers Ian Lace
Scherer, Barrymore Laurence

A History of American Classical Music

Kirk McElhearn
Tony Scotland Fleche John France
Scott, NK Would you care to say something? The thirty year story of a successful music society Len Mullenger
Scott-Sutherland, Colin (ed.) Ideala: The Love Letters and Poems of Arnold Bax
Rob Barnett
Stephen Lloyd
Ronald Stevenson: The Man and his Music Rob Barnett
Christopher Seaman Inside conducting Christopher Fifeld
Searight, John To Live for you! To Die for you! - The Life of Gustav Mahler
Patrick Lam
Paul Seeley Richard d'Oyly Carte
Raymond Walker
Self, Geoffrey The Music Of EJ Moeran Arthur Butterworth
Senici, Emanuele The Cambridge Companion to Rossini Ian Lace
Jenny Setchell Organ-isms Marc Rochester
Jenny Setchell Enigmatic variations Zane Turner
Siblin, Eric The Cello Suites David Barker
Stephen Siek England's Piano Sage - Tobias Matthay John France
A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist John France
Siepmann, Jeremy Mozart: His Life & Music Evan Dickerson
Simeone, Nigel Landmarks in Music since 1950 - Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
Nick Barnard
Simpson, Robert The Proms & Natural Justice Reg Williamson
Simmons, Walter Voices in the Wilderness: Six American
Neo-Romantic Composers
Rob Barnett
Slomski, Monica J Paul Creston - A Bio-bibliography Rob Barnett
Smith, Steven C A Heart at Fire's Center - The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann Ian Lace
Daniel Snowman Giuseppe Verdi Robert Farr
Southey, Roz Music-Making in North-East England during the Eighteenth Century Robert Hugill
Paul Spicer Sir George Dyson - His Life and Music John Quinn
Michael Steen The Lives and Times of the Great Composers
Brian Wilson
Stehman, Dan Roy Harris: A Bio-bibliography Rob Barnett
Yrsa Stenius The heart of Jussi Björling Jonathan Woolf
Tomas Sterner (ed.) Anna Shuttleworth
Garry Humphreys
Stokes, Richard JS Bach - The Complete Cantatas Kirk McElhearn
Stravinsky, Igor Orchestrations of Mussorgsky & Beethoven Lewis Foreman
John Suchet

The Treasures of Beethoven

Rob Barnett
John Suchet

Beethoven: The man revealed

Ralph Moore
Suchoff, Benjamin Bartok's Mikrokosmos Rob Barnett
Jack Sullivan Hitchcock's Music
Ian Lace
Swynnoe, Jan G The Best Years of British Film Music (1936-58) John Talbot
Ulrich Tadday (ed.) Musik-Konzepte 151. Arthur Sullivan Jürgen Schaarwächter
Benedict Taylor Arthur Sullivan - A Musical Reappraisal Raymond Walker
Boris Tchaikov The Music Goes Round and Around Jonathan Woolf
Hernan Tesler-Mabé Mahler's Forgotten Conductor Stephen Greenbank
Theaker, Daniel A Working Musician's Joke Book Ian Lace
Thompson, Peter Carey Blyton Gary Higginson
Tilmouth Michael (ed.) Donald Tovey: The Classics of Music - Talks, Essays, and Other Writings Previously Uncollected
Peter Shore
W. E. Timner ELLINGTONIA The Recorded Music of Duke Ellington and his Sidemen Fifth Edition Tony Augarde
Tolkien, JRR The Lord of the Rings Ian Lace
Toller, Owen Pfitzner's Palestrina - The 'Musical Legend' and its Background Rob Barnett
Tomes, Susan A Musician's Alphabet David Barker
Stephen Town An Imperishable Heritage: British Choral Music from Parry to Dyson Nick Barnard
Traubner, Richard Operetta Raymond Walker
Michael Trott Hubert Parry - A life in photographs John Quinn
Turbet, Richard (ed.) Music Librarianship in the United Kingdom Jonathan Woolf
David Tunley et al Destiny: The extraordinary career of Eileen Joyce Stephen Greenbank
Tyldsley, William Michael William Balfe: His Life and Operas Raymond Walker
Clive Unger-Hamilton

Discover music of the Baroque Era

Ian Lace
Valenti, Fernando A Performer’s Guide to the Keyboard Partitas of Bach Paul Shoemaker
Vishnevskaya, Galina Galina - A Russian Story Len Mullenger
Vodjani, Sina Zarathustra Glyn Pursglove
Deborah Voigt Call Me Debbie Robert Farr
Walder, David E How to Stay Awake During Anybody's Slow Movement Gill Goodwin
Walker, John (ed.) Halliwell’s Who’s Who In The Movies Ian Lace
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