The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music

by Theodore Libbey

The NPR Listener's  Encyclopedia of Classical Music

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A resource on classical music provides coverage of composers, works, musical terminology, and performers, along with recommended recordings and access to an interactive Web site that allows readers to listen to sample works, techniques, and performers discussed in the reference.

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Monteverdi's Poppea.
Conductor Fritz Reiner at a 1950 rehearsal.
The Brooklyn Bridge in 1884. Dvorak would arrive in New York eight years later to head the National Conservatory of Music.
Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre records Elgar's Cello Concerto with conductor John Barbirolli at Kingsway Hall in London, 1965.
The fifth and final movement of the Symphonie fantastique is set at a witches' Sabbath.
Leonard Bernstein.
Claude Debussy gave many of his piano preludes visually evocative titles, such as "The Sunken Cathedral" and "Footsteps in the Snow."

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