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An exhaustive listing of the works of 132 major composers, intended for those who simply collect favorite recordings as well as true connoisseurs; the catalog is oriented toward listeners rather than scholars, and it omits such information as the location of manuscripts and controversies involving titles, dating, etc. While individual composers and their works have been thoroughly treated in other books, this volume differs in that it collects and organizes all essential information about classical compositions. The catalog can be used, for example, to identify a particular aria in the context of a whole opera, to keep track of and label a collection using the catalog's numbering system, to trace lesser-known symphonies or string quartets, to learn what other works by Beethoven share the musical themes of "Eroica," or to find at what age Brahms composed his first symphony. The catalog is clearly a labor of love, and it will be useful to a broad audience of music listeners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Jerzy Chwialkowski started work on this catalog over two decades ago. In his spare time he practices architecture in Ottawa, Ontario.Review:
The Da Capo Catalog Of Classical Music Compositions exhaustively lists the works of 132 major composers, from Vivaldi and Bach to Webern and Cage. The Da Capo Catalog Of Classical Music Compositions is a classical music lover's dream reference book. It is the only source containing all the essential information about classical compositions within the convenient covers of a single volume. The Da Capo Catalog Of Classical Music Compositions is designed to be "user friendly" for listeners, readers, collectors, and connoisseurs alike. The Da Capo Catalog Of Classical Music Compositions will show at a glance which works would complete a collection of Mozart's serenades or Dvorak's string quartets. The Da Capo Catalog Of Classical Music Compositions relies on authoritative sources (many of which are available only in the language of the composer), is easy to use and hard to put down. The Da Capo Catalog Of Classical Music Compositions will prove to be a vital component of any personal, academic or community library classical music reference shelf! -- Midwest Book Review
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