Additional Resources: Classical Music

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  1. The Encyclopedia of Music: Musical Instruments and the Art of Music-Making, by Max Wade-Matthews and Wendy Thompson
  2. The Great Composers: An Illustrated Guide To The Lives, Key Works And Influences Of Over 100 Renowned Composers, by Wendy Thompson
  3. Language of the Spirit: An Introduction to Classical Music, by Jan Swafford
  4. Organ Works, by Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer) and Karl Richter (Artist)
    1. Link to audio: Organ Works, by Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer) and Karl Richter (Artist)
  5. Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven, by John Eliot Gardiner
  6. The Sacred Cantatas (Complete, Nos 1-199, 60 CDs Box Set), by Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Conductor), Gustav Leonhardt (Conductor)
  7. Handel, by Christopher Hogwood
  8. Messiah, by George Frideric Handel (Composer) and Neville Marriner (Conductor)
  9. Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music, by George Frideric Handel (Composer), Neville Marriner (Conductor), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields (Orchestra)
  10. The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, by Charles Rosen
  11. The Complete Piano Sonatas, by Franz Joseph Haydn
  12. Haydn: A Creative Life in Music, by Karl Geiringer & Irene Geiringer
  13. The Piano Concertos, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Performer)
  14. Mozart: The Reign of Love, by Jan Swafford
  15. Le Nozze di Figaro (CD), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer), Sir Georg Solti (Conductor), London Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra).
  16. The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s Poet, Casanova’s Friend, and Italian Opera’s Impresario in America, by Rodney Bolt
  17. Don Giovanni (DVD), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Actor), Cesare Siepi (Actor), Alfred Travers (Director).
  18. The Magic Flute (DVD), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer),Ying Huang (Actor), Nathan Gunn (Actor), Julie Taymor (Director), Gary Halvorson (Director).
  19. Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, by Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer), Carlos Kleiber (Conductor)
  20. Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph, by Jan Swafford
  21. The Piano Concertos, by Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer), Sir Georg Solti (Conductor), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Performer)
  22. 8 Symphonies, by Franz Schubert (Composer), Karl Bohm (Conductor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra)
  23. The Romantic Generation, by Charles Rosen.
  24. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Felix Mendelssohn (Composer), Seiji Ozawa (Conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Judi Dench (Performer), Kathleen Battle (Performer)
  25. Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times, by Dr. Alan Walker
  26. Nocturnes; 4 Ballades, by Frederic Chopin (Composer) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Performer)
  27. Berlioz: The Making of an Artist (2 Volumes), by David Cairns
  28. Symphonie Fantastique, by Hector Berlioz (Composer), Sir Colin Davis (Conductor), Concertgebouw Orchestra
  29. Les Troyens (DVD), by Hector Berlioz, Fabrizio Melano (Director)
  30. Jessye Norman (Actor), Tatiana Troyanos (Actor)
  31. Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi (Composer) Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Victoria Vergara, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Riccardo Chailly (Performers)
  32. Verdi: A Biography, by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
  33. La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi (Composer), Carlos Kleiber (Conductor), Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Orchestra), Ileana Cotrubas (Performer), Placido Domingo (Performer)
  34. Aida /Teatro alla Scala, by Giuseppe Verdi (Composer), Claudio Abbado (Conductor), Katia Ricciarelli (Performer), Plácido Domingo (Performer)
  35. Johannes Brahms: A Biography, by Jan Swafford
  36. The Symphonies, by Johannes Brahms (Composer), Georg Solti (Conductor), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
  37. The Life of Richard Wagner (4 Volumes), by Ernest Newman
  38. Der Ring des Nibelungen (Ring Cycle CD boxset), by Richard Wagner (Composer), Sir Georg Solti (Conductor), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra).
  39. Slavonic Dances, by Antonín Dvorák (Composer), Christoph von Dohnanyi (Conductor), The Cleveland Orchestra (Orchestra)
  40. The Nutcracker, Jacques Offenbach (Composer), by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Richard Bonynge (Conductor)
  41. Tchaikovsky: The Man and His Music, by David Brown
  42. La Boheme: Giacomo Puccini (Composer), Herbert von Karajan (Conductor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra), Mirella Freni (Performer), Luciano Pavarotti (Performer).
  43. Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan (CD Box Set), D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
  44. 9 Symphonies (9 CD Box Set), by Anton Bruckner (Composer), Herbert von Karajan (Conductor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra)
  45. Sacred Works for Chorus: Masses 1-3; Te Deum; Psalm 150, (4 CD Box Set), by Anton Bruckner (Composer), Edith Mathis (Artist), Maria Stader (Artist)
  46. Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini (Composer) Maria Callas (Artist), Victor De Sabata (Conductor), Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala (Orchestra)
  47. Gustav Mahler: Complete Edition (18 CD Box Set), by Gustav Mahler (Composer)
  48. Piano Concertos 1-4 (2 CD), by Sergei Rachmaninov (Composer), Andre Previn (Conductor), London Symphony Orch. (Orchestra), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Performer)
  49. L’Oeuvre Pour Piano (5 CD Box Set), by Erik Satie (Composer), Aldo Ciccolini (Performer)
  50. The Planets, by Gustav Holst, Herbert von Karajan (Conductor) Berliner Philharmoniker (Orchestra)
  51. Symphony No.3 “Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs,” by Henryk Górecki, Joanna Koslowska & Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Kazimierz Kord