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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesoos View Post
    In the cover is Johann Christian Bach and not Johann Sebastian Bach.
    From the images I've searched online, I'd have to say I disagree.

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    The trick is in the hair.
    Johann Christian Bach with the Johann Sebastian Bach's hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesoos View Post
    The trick is in the hair.
    Johann Christian Bach with the Johann Sebastian Bach's hair.
    Very Interesting.

    Perhaps Johann Christian had a better publicist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lou View Post
    Very Interesting.

    Perhaps Johann Christian had a better publicist.
    Heh heh Johann Sebastian Bach was too much ugly for a book cover heh heh ...

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    If if hasn't been mentioned here before, Alan Walker's 3 part biography on Liszt is a Monumental work in this genre, and highly recommend.

    Above all, it's actually fun to read.

    I do remember an anecdote jotted down by one of his companions that he was traveling with on his first tour of England. It went that one night Liszt was so drunk he couldn't even stand straight yet was able to wake up the next morning bright and early (this was toward the end of his tour) and give "one of the best performances of the tour", the author stated.

    We all know that some Liszt stories are embellished, so take it with a grain of salt, but Walker's accounting of Liszt's life is full of these sorts of little jems.
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    "Tuning In" by Scott R. Wilkinson
    "Harmonograph" by Anthony Ashton
    "The Just Intonation Primer" by David B. Doty
    "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?"
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    "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us." -Jean-Paul Sartre

    "I don't mind dying, as long as I can still breathe." ---Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesoos View Post
    I read all that thread seraching a book of symphonies' description.
    I'd like to buy "The Symphony: A Listener's Guide [Paperback]
    Michael Steinberg" (in this thread is recommended several times)

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Symphony-A.../dp/0195126653


    Is it really a book where I can read what the Mahler's and Beethoven's symphonies (for exemple) descrives movement per movement?
    Is there some book better? Or a book where the greatest symphonies and concertos are together in the same book?
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    Steinberg's books -- all three of them -- are wonderful reads. They are compilations of many of the concert program notes he wrote for the various orchestras he was associated with (Boston, Minneapolis, San Francisco). They contain a wealth of information, lovingly put together and entertainingly written. Get them.

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    I just spotted a used copy of "An Introduction to Schenker Analysis" which I plan to go back & get.
    "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?"
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    "In Spring! In the creation of art it must be as it is in Spring!" -Arnold Schoenberg

    "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us." -Jean-Paul Sartre

    "I don't mind dying, as long as I can still breathe." ---Me

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    What do you think is the best Mahler book? I've read Lebrecht's "Why Mahler?" and I've got the letters to Alma, though yet to read..

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    img.SchenkerianAnalisisB181.jpg

    Here it is, by Alan Forte, America's top music theorist (at Yale).
    "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?"
    -Confucious

    "In Spring! In the creation of art it must be as it is in Spring!" -Arnold Schoenberg

    "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us." -Jean-Paul Sartre

    "I don't mind dying, as long as I can still breathe." ---Me

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    Upon trying to find space in the living room library to finally organize by era my music books I actually stumbled on a copy of Schonberg's the lives of great composers....

    Planning on giving it a read quite soon.

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    Good book; I never had it in hardcover until now. Well worth the 3 or 4 dollars.
    "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?"
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    "In Spring! In the creation of art it must be as it is in Spring!" -Arnold Schoenberg

    "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us." -Jean-Paul Sartre

    "I don't mind dying, as long as I can still breathe." ---Me

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    Schoenberg's Fundamentals of Musical Composition isn't there?

    I found it much more interesting than Classical Form, mainly because of the emphasis on development.

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