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Tony Palmer: Toward the Unknown Region
: Malcom Arnold a Story of Survival
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Arts in Residence Programme 2004-5


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David Fanning The general achievement of this book is positive, and does justice to one of the greatest works in the chamber music literature of the 20th century. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 Ashgate, ISBN 0 7546 0699 6
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THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO SIBELIUS A pleasingly mixed bag drawn from contemporary Sibelian scholarship. Plenty to inform, enthuse and stimulate. Well structured and user-friendly. Edited by Daniel M. Grimley Published February 2004 294 pages 2 line diagrams 1 half-tone 57 music examples Paperback ISBN: 0521894603 18.99 [RB]

György KURTÁG: Willson's sensitivity and understanding is a model of musical analysis and depth. She has certainly made me feel close to this work and develop my feelings. The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza Op. 7 A "concerto" for soprano and piano Rachel Beckles Willson 2004 188 pp. CD recording included MusicWeb price £35.00 reduced to £32.50 post free in the UK

Paul Maloney Scotland and the Music Hall 1850-1914 Examines ideas and the social and cultural history of the Scottish Music Hall; in doing so it is compared and contrasted against the English model Manchester University Press 0 7190 6147 4 Paperback £14.99 2003

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ACD071-2 KARLOWICZ Violin Concerto A major Op. 8 "Eternal Songs" symphonic poem Op.10
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Gabriella Benackova (sop), Ales Briscein (ten), Ivan Kusnjer (bar) Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Valek live recording Prague Spring Festival 2002 UP 0065-2 231 (CD) New release Februaury 2004 Review
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RRO20 British String Quartets Vol 3
Frank Bridge: String Quartet No 4; Alan Bush Suite of Six op.81; Henry Purcell Chacony in G minor Bochmann String Quartet


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Why "classical" classical music will never die: the artistry and psychology of courtly music from Mozart and Haydns time Frank Manheim

Kenneth Leighton (1929-88)

ANTHONY GILBERT A 70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 16th October 2004 - Would you like to attend?


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