Music

How to Appreciate Music

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Gustav Kobbé


Originally published in 1906, this book is essentially a how to guide on music appreciation. Includes sections on the pianoforte, orchestral…

How to Listen to Music

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Henry Edward Krehbiel


This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers…

Music Notation and Terminology

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Karl Wilson Gehrkens


Until relatively recently, music students at all levels of study—from the conservatories to public schools—had few resources available for t…

Hymns of the Christian Church

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Variousandcharles William Eliot


A collection of classic Christian hymns spanning the centuries. Some LibriVox volunteers read the hymns; others sung them. (Summary by Leon…

As We Forgive Them

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William Le Queux


Gilbert Greenwood and Reginald Seton are bachelors who share a flat on Great Russell Street. Neither are especially prosperous but through e…

The First Violin

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Jessie Fothergill


May Wedderburn is a quiet provincial girl, living in small and seemingly boring Skernford. Underneath the dull exterior, there is mystery, s…

Selected Letters of Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig Van Beethoven


A selection of Beethoven's letters from the compilation by Ludwig Ritter von Köchel (1800-1877) and Ludwig Nohl (1831-1885), and transl…

Days with the Great Composers

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May Gillington Byron


An imagined day in the life of each composer gives the anonymous author scope to describe each one's work and life, sketchily, of course, bu…

Der Arme Spielmann

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Franz Grillparzer


Auf dem Weg zur Brigittenauer Kirchweihe fällt dem Erzähler ein alter Geigenspieler auf. Durch ein kurzes Gespräch neugierig …

The Case of Wagner / Nietzsche Contra Wagner / Selected Aphorisms

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Friedrich Nietzsche


A collection of three of Nietzsche's writings concerning the music of Wagner. In particular, he relates Wagner's music as degenerate, unrefi…

Our Old Nursery Rhymes

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Alfred Moffat


Our Old Nursery Rhymes (1911) is a book of 30 of folkloric songs arranged by Alfred Moffatt and beautifully illustrated by H. Willebeck Le M…

Chopin: the Man and His Music

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James Huneker


A biography of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin and a critical analysis of his work by American music …

Hymn Collection 001

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Various


Librivox volunteers sing twenty of their favourite hymns. All Glory Laud and Honor - Words translated from the Latin of Theodolph of Orleans…

The Perfect Wagnerite

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George Bernard Shaw


The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring (originally published London, 1898) is a philosophical commentary on Richard Wagne…

For Every Music Lover

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Aubertine Woodward Moore


A series of essays for music lovers, covering many topics. From music appreciation, to violin and symphony, music education, to piano and, i…

J.S. Bach, Volume 1

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Albert Schweitzer


An analysis of Johann Sebastian Bach's life and musical compositions, and of the artistic, philosophical, and religious world in which he ac…

Piano and Song

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Friedrich Wieck


This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction…

The Song Against Songs

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G. K. Chesterton


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Song Against Songs by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Octobe…

A Popular History of the Art of Music

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W. S. B. Mathews


Preface by W.S.B. Mathews: I have here endeavored to provide a readable account of the entire history of the art of music, within the compas…

The Baby's Songbook

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Walter Crane


This is a collection of 14 songs chosen from Walter Crane's "The Baby's Opera" and "The Baby's Bouquet" containing class…

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