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No Bartok Before Breakfast: A Musician's Memoir

John Manduell

No Bartok Before Breakfast: A Musician's Memoir

It is hard to believe that one man could have had so much influence on the musical life not only of the United Kingdom, but of Europe and beyond. Yet the pages of this delightful memoir reveal the extent to which John Manduell's extraordinary vision, his willingness to venture into unknown territory, his ability to think the unthinkable, his wisdom and his persuasiveness have helped to raise the profile of music in so many areas.

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Between Two Worlds: The Music of David Lumsdaine

Michael Hall

Between Two Worlds: The Music of David Lumsdaine

This book about David Lumsdaine is both illuminating and thorough, and is an excellent starting point for the study of the music of one of the most intriguing composers of our time.

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The Art of Stealing Time

Louis Andriessen

The Art of Stealing Time

Controversial, funny, stimulating and thought-provoking, The Art of Stealing Time gives us a unique insight into the mind and working methods of one of the most significant composers alive today. This is, without doubt, a book to return to again and again.

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The Twentieth-Century String Quartet

ed. Douglas Jarman

The Twentieth-Century String Quartet

Stemming from the Royal Northern College of Music's QuartetFest 2000, this book published at the start of the twenty-first century is the first to give an overall assessment of the richness and diversity of the European and American twentieth-century quartet repertoire in a collection of eight essays by leading musicologists, composers and performers.

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Haydn the Innovator: a New Approach to the String Quartets

ed. David Young

Haydn the Innovator: a New Approach to the String Quartets

A collection of essays (arising from the Royal Northern College of Music's HaydnFest in January 1999) in which eminent musicologists look at the development of each movement of the classical string quartet in Haydn's hands.

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John Corigliano: A Monograph

Mark Adamo

John Corigliano: A Monograph

John Corigliano is one of America's most distinguished composers, and yet this is the first book exclusively dedicated to a discussion of his music to be published on either side of the Atlantic.

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Henze at the RNCM: Boxed Set

ed. Douglas Jarman

Henze at the RNCM: Boxed Set

These three volumes were published to mark the unique five-day festival celebrating the music of the German composer Hans Werner Henze, held at the Royal Northern College of Music in November 1998.

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