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Author : E. L. Lancaster
Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company
Release : 2013-04-01
Page : 288
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9780739073469
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With more than 60 essential solo piano masterworks in their original form, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and challenge at the keys. Titles: The Avalance, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) * Bagatelle, Op. 5, No. 10 (Tcherepnin) * Ballade, Op. 100, No. 15 (Burgm?ller) * Bear Dance (Bart?k) * Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque (Debussy) * Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3, from Song without Words (Mendelssohn) * The Easy Winners (Joplin) * Elfin Dance, Op. 12, No. 4 (Grieg) * The Entertainer (Joplin) * Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 (Mozart) * First Arabesque (Debussy) * First Gymnop?die (Satie) * Fughetta (Zipoli) * F?r Elise, WoO 59 (Beethoven) * A Giddy Girl, from Histoires (Ibert) * Golliwog's Cakewalk, from Children's Corner (Debussy) * Grillen, Op. 12, No. 4, from Fantasiest?cke (Schumann) * Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 2 (Schubert) * Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 (Bach) * Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 714 (Bach) * Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785 (Bach) * Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12, from Album for the Young (Schumann) * Le Coucou (The Cuckoo) (Dacquin) * Le fille aux cheveux de lin, from Preludes, Book 1 (Debussy) * Le petit n?gre (Debussy) * The Little White Donkey, from Histoires (Ibert) * Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) * Menuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 (Beethoven) * Minuet in G Major, Op. 14, No. 1 (Paderewski) * Moments musicaux, Op. 94, No. 3 (Schubert) * Nocturne in B-flat Major (Field) * Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin) * Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 (Chopin) * Notturno, Op. 52, No. 4 (Grieg) * O Polichinelo, from The Baby's Family, Book 1 (Villa-Lobos) * Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 (Chopin) * Prelude in C Major, BWV 846, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Bach) * Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 (Chopin) * Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) * Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) * Puck, Op. 71, No. 3


Author : Alfred Music
Publisher : Alfred Music
Release : 2013-10-31
Page : 296
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1470616203
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With more than 80 essential masterworks arranged for easy piano, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and enjoyment at the keys. Titles: * 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) * Air on the G String (Bach) * Andaluza No. 5 (Granados) * Anvil Chorus (Verdi) * Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) * Ballade No. 1 (Chopin) * Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) * The Blue Danube (Strauss) * Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (Bach) * Bridal Chorus, from Lohengrin (Wagner) * Can-Can (Offenbach) * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Clair de lune (Debussy) * Doretta's Song (Puccini) * The Entertainer (Joplin) * Egmont Overture (Beethoven) * Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) * "Emperor" Concerto (Beethoven) * Fantaisie-Impromptu (Chopin) * Flower Duet (Delibes) * Funeral March of a Marionette (Gounod) * The Garland Waltz, from Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) * Habanera (Bizet) * Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) * Hornpipe (Handel) * Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms) * Intermezzo (Mascagni) * In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) * L'Arlí©sienne Suite No. 1 (Bizet) * Líæ ci darem la mano (Mozart) * La donna í mobile (Verdi) * Libiamo, from La Traviata (Verdi) * Mandolin Concerto in C Major (Vivaldi) * Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) * March from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) * March of the Toreadors (Bizet) * Meditation, from Thaí¿s (Massenet) * "Merry Widow" Waltz (Lehíçr) * "Military" Polonaise (Chopin) * "Minute" Waltz (Chopin) * The Moldau (Smetana) * "Moonlight" Sonata (Beethoven) * Morning Mood (Grieg) * Musetta's Waltz (Puccini) * "New World" Symphony (Dvo�»ak) * Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1 (Chopin) * O mio babbino caro (Puccini) * Ode to Joy (Beethoven) * Overture from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) * "Pathí©tique" Sonata (Beethoven) * Pavane (Faurí©) * Piano Concerto No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) * Piano Sonata No. 11 (Mozart) * Polovetsian Dance (Borodin) * Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) * Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach) * Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) * Prince of Denmark's March (Clarke) * Queen of the Night Aria (Mozart) * "Raindrop" Prelude (Chopin) * "Revolutionary" Etude (Chopin) * Rondeau from Suite de symphonies (Mouret) * Rondo alla Turca (Mozart) * Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) * Solace (Joplin) * The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas) * Spring, from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) * Stí_ndchen (Schubert) * "Surprise" Symphony (Haydn) * The Swan (Saint-Saí‚ns) * Swan Lake, Act I Finale (Tchaikovsky) * Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven) * Symphony No. 40 (Mozart) * Toccata in D Minor (Bach) * Toreador Song (Bizet) * Turkish March (Beethoven) * Un bel díå (Puccini) * "Unfinished" Symphony (Schubert) * Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" (Mozart) * Voi, che sapete (Mozart) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) * Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)


Author : E. L. Lancaster
Kenon D. Renfrow
Publisher : Alfred Music
Release : 2013-02-25
Page : 288
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1470624095
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With more than 60 essential solo piano masterworks in their original form, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and challenge at the keys. Titles: *The Avalance, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) *Bagatelle, Op. 5, No. 10 (Tcherepnin) *Ballade, Op. 100, No. 15 (Burgmí_ller) *Bear Dance (Bartí_k) *Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque (Debussy) *Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3, from Song without Words (Mendelssohn) *The Easy Winners (Joplin) *Elfin Dance, Op. 12, No. 4 (Grieg) *The Entertainer (Joplin) *Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 (Mozart) *First Arabesque (Debussy) *First Gymnopí©die (Satie) *Fughetta (Zipoli) *Fí_r Elise, WoO 59 (Beethoven) *A Giddy Girl, from Histoires (Ibert) *Golliwog's Cakewalk, from Children's Corner (Debussy) *Grillen, Op. 12, No. 4, from Fantasiestí_cke (Schumann) *Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 2 (Schubert) *Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 (Bach) *Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 714 (Bach) *Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785 (Bach) *Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12, from Album for the Young (Schumann) *Le Coucou (The Cuckoo) (Dacquin) *Le fille aux cheveux de lin, from Preludes, Book 1 (Debussy) *Le petit níÂgre (Debussy) *The Little White Donkey, from Histoires (Ibert) *Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) *Menuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 (Beethoven) *Minuet in G Major, Op. 14, No. 1 (Paderewski) *Moments musicaux, Op. 94, No. 3 (Schubert) *Nocturne in B-flat Major (Field) *Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin) *Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 (Chopin) *Notturno, Op. 52, No. 4 (Grieg) *O Polichinelo, from The Babyäó»s Family, Book 1 (Villa-Lobos) *Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 (Chopin) *Prelude in C Major, BWV 846, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Bach) *Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 (Chopin) *Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) *Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) *Puck, Op. 71, No. 3 (Grieg) *Remando (Nazareth) *Romance, Op. 24, No. 9 (Sibelius) *Rustles of Spring, Op. 32, No. 3 (Sinding) *Sarabande, from Suite No. 4 in D Minor (Handel) *Solfeggio in C Minor (C.P.E. Bach) *Sonata in A Major, K. 331, from Rondo Alla Turca (Movement 3) (Mozart) *Sonata in A Major, Op. 120 (Movement 1) (Schubert) *Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/35 (Movement 1) (Haydn) *Sonata in C Major, K. 545 (Movement 1) (Mozart) *Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI/37 (Movement 1) (Haydn) *Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, from Pathí©tique (Movement 2) (Beethoven) *Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) (Beethoven) *Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 1 (Clementi) *Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 3 (Kuhlau) *Spanish Dance, Op. 12, No. 1 (Moszkowski) *Spanish Dance, Op. 5, No. 5 (Granados) *Spinning Song, Op. 14, No. 4 (Ellmenreich) *Tango in D Major, Op. 165, No. 2, from Suite Espaí±a (Albí©niz) *To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1, from Woodland Sketches (MacDowell) *Toccata in A Major (Paradisi) *Trí_umerei, Op. 15, No. 7, from Scenes from Childhood (Schumann) *Twelfth Street Rag (Bowman) *Venetian Boat Song, Op. 19, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) *Venetian Boat Song, Op. 30, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) *Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) *Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Chopin) *Waltz in E Major, Op. 39, No. 2 (Brahms)


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Release : 2018
Page : 384
Category : Piano music
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Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 1999-08-01
Page : 352
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1476840555
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(Piano Solo Songbook). All your favorite piano masterpieces in one convenient collection! This book features piano solo arrangements of 100 classics by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Franck, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, Wagner, and more!


Author : Music Store
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-11-06
Page : 166
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781729675298
Description :


This is a fantastic Christmas sheet music book for Piano that contains The Best 60 Christmas carols and songs. Here they are: All I Want for Christmas Is You Angels We Have Heard on High Auld Lang Syne Away in a Manger Believe (from The Polar Express) Blue Christmas Carol of the Bells Christmas Time is Here Deck the Halls Do You Hear What I Hear? Feliz Navidad Frosty the Snowman Gesu Bambino Go, Tell It on the Mountain God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Good King Wenceslas Grown-Up Christmas List Happy Holiday Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas I Saw Three Ships I'll Be Home for Christmas It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Jingle Bell Rock Jingle Bells Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Joy to the World Let It Snow! Little Drummer Boy Mary, Did You Know? Mele Kalikimaka Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence My Favorite Things O Christmas Tree O Come, All Ye Faithful O Come, O Come Emmanuel O Holy Night O Little Town of Bethlehem Pat-a-Pan Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Santa Baby Silent Night Silver and Gold Silver Bells That's Christmas to Me The Chipmunk Song The Christmas Waltz The First Noel The Gift The Night Before Christmas Up on the Housetop We Three Kings of Orient Are We Wish You a Merry Christmas What Child Is This? When Christmas Comes to Town (The Polar Express) Winter Wonderland Wonderful Christmastime Have fun playing your favorite music and Merry Christmas ;)


Author :
Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company
Release : 2014-05-01
Page : 200
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9781470610661
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This is the ultimate fun collection for any musician! It contains the easy piano sheet music arrangements of 40 famous songs that vary in style, including melodic ballads and up-tempo pop and rock songs. Play and sing the hit tunes of Adele, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Journey, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many others. This giant collection ensures a lifetime of playing pleasure, whether for practice or performance. Titles: Because of You * The Big Bang Theory (Main Title) * Billionaire * Bittersweet Symphony * California Gurls * Count On Me * Dancing Queen * Don't Stop Believin' * Dynamite * Falling Slowly * Firework * Forget You * Girl On Fire * Give Your Heart a Break * The Greatest Love of All * Grenade * I Don't Want to Miss a Thing * I Have Nothing * If I Die Young * I'll Stand By You * Just the Way You Are (Amazing) * Kiss From a Rose * To Make You Feel My Love * Mirrors * My Immortal * Nothin' On You * Out Here On My Own * Over the Rainbow * People Like Us * The Prayer * Say It Right * Teardrops On My Guitar * Teenage Dream * Temporary Home * Un-Break My Heart * What Goes Around...Comes Around * Wide Awake * You and Me * You Light Up My Life * You Raise Me Up.


Author : Alfred Publishing
Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company
Release : 2013-01-01
Page : 304
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9780739094235
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Play everybody's favorite songs! The 300 pages of piano/vocal/guitar sheet music in this collection allow music makers to bring dozens of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, '70s, and early '80s to life. Classic rock fans who love to play will have a blast applying their talent to more than 40 enduring songs made famous by legendary artists like The Beatles, David Bowie, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Rush, The Who, and many more. The arrangements feature piano parts that accurately reflect each song's familiar original recording. Basic chord fingering grids are provided for optional guitar accompaniment, along with vocal melodies and complete lyrics. Titles: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) * Africa (Toto) * All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix) * All My Love (Led Zeppelin) * Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) * Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) * Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) * Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan) * Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) * Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) * Closer to the Heart (Rush) * Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest) * Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) * Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) * Faithfully (Journey) * Fool in the Rain (Led Zeppelin) * From Me to You (The Beatles) * Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) (Parliament) * Going Up the Country (Canned Heat) * The Great Gig in the Sky (Pink Floyd) * I Love L.A. (Randy Newman) * I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) * Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan) * Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney) * The Load Out (Jackson Browne) * Love Reign O'er Me (The Who) * Money (Pink Floyd) * Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues) * Paranoid (Black Sabbath) * P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) (Parliament) * Pinball Wizard (The Who) * River (Joni Mitchell) * Saturday in the Park (Chicago) * She Loves You (The Beatles) * She's a Rainbow (The Rolling Stones) * The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) * Space Oddity (David Bowie) *


Author : Allan Small
Publisher : Alfred Music
Release :
Page : 64
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9781457437427
Description :


42 of the most famous classics arranged for simplified piano. These enchanting melodies supply students of the first and second levels of study with an introduction to the world's finest music.


Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2017-01-01
Page : 128
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1495089932
Description :


(Super Easy Songbook). It's super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, and basic left-hand chord diagrams. This edition includes 60 hit songs: All of Me * Brave * Can't Feel My Face * Ex's & Oh's * Get Lucky * Hey, Soul Sister * Ho Hey * I'm Yours * Jar of Hearts * Lost Boy * Love Yourself * One Call Away * Riptide * Rolling in the Deep * Shake It Off * Stay with Me * Take Me to Church * Thinking Out Loud * A Thousand Years * When I Was Your Man * and many more.


Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2018-02-01
Page : 320
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1540025489
Description :


(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 39 favorites from contemporary Broadway hit shows are featured in this collection of piano/vocal/guitar arrangements. Includes songs from: The Addams Family * Aladdin * The Book of Mormon * Bright Star * A Bronx Tale * Come from Away * Dear Evan Hansen * Hamilton * Kinky Boots * Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 * Newsies * Something Rotten! * Waitress * and more.


Author : Coldplay
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2012-06-01
Page : 56
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1476821860
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(Piano Solo Personality). Stellar solo piano arrangements of a dozen smash hits from Coldplay: Clocks * Fix You * In My Place * Lost! * Paradise * The Scientist * Speed of Sound * Trouble * Up in Flames * Viva La Vida * What If * Yellow.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-31
Page : 152
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9781647750190
Description :


This great classical piano book includes 55 of the most beautiful Piano Solos of all times. Piano Masterpieces from the following great composers: Bach, Beethoven, Burgmuller, Chopin, Clementi, Debussy, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Kuhlau, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Mozart, Pachelbel, Petzold, Satie, Schumann, Telemann, Tchaikovsky.


Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher :
Release : 2016-01-15
Page : 280
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781495051531
Description :


(Vocal Collection). A must-own comprehensive collection of 76 songs from musical theatre, movies, folksongs and standards for any budding vocalist! Songs include: Baby Face * The Bare Necessities * Beauty and the Beast * Born to Entertain * Castle on a Cloud * Do-Re-Mi * Do You Want to Build a Snowman? * Edelweiss * Getting to Know You * How Much Is That Doggie in the Window * I Whistle a Happy Tune * Let Me Entertain You * Let There Be Peace on Earth * Little People * Mairzy Doats * My Favorite Things * Never Never Land * Over the Rainbow * Puff the Magic Dragon * The Rainbow Connection * Red Ryder(R) Carbine Action BB Gun * Simple Gifts * Tomorrow * When I Grow Up * Where Is Love? * You've Got a Friend in Me * and more!


Author : Dan Coates
Publisher : Warner Bros Publications
Release : 2005
Page : 59
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9780757924804
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Dan Coates has added his expert touch to 12 popular songs from the top of the charts as well as from recent movies. Titles are: Amazed * And All That Jazz * Believe * Bridge Over Troubled Water * Dance with My Father * Don't Cry Out Loud * The Notebook (Main Title) * There You'll Be * This I Promise You * To Where You Are * You Needed Me * You Raise Me Up.


Author : David Dutkanicz
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-10-16
Page : 48
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0486171671
Description :


These rollicking, easy-to-play ragtime favorites include "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," "Tiger Rag," and other melodies by such favorites as Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, and Eubie Blake. All songs available as downloadable MP3s.


Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2018-06-01
Page : 448
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1540031373
Description :


(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). This jam-packed collection salutes 100 of the brightest stars of country music, honoring each of them with one song arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: Alabama (Mountain Music) * Johnny Cash (Ring of Fire) * Kenny Chesney (Come Over) * Patsy Cline (Crazy) * Dixie Chicks (Not Ready to Make Nice) * Alan Jackson (Chattahoochee) * Reba McEntire (Consider Me Gone) * Willie Nelson (On the Road Again) * Oak Ridge Boys (Elvira) * Brad Paisley (She's Everything) * Chris Stapleton (Tennessee Whiskey) * Randy Travis (Forever and Ever, Amen) * Shania Twain (Man! I Feel like a Woman!)* Carrie Underwood (Before He Cheats) * Keith Urban (Blue Ain't Your Color) * Hank Williams (Jambalaya) * and many more.


Author : Claude Debussy
Publisher : Muzibook Publishing
Release :
Page : 13
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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PDF sheet music optimized for iPad, tablet and laptop screens. Clair de Lune from ''Suite bergamasque'' by Claude Debussy. Piano. Advanced. MCL8


Author : David Mitchell
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-07-16
Page : 528
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307373576
Description :


By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times


Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-12-04
Page : 352
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1465483160
Description :


Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies? The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas rooted in the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.