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Eric Sloane's Weather Book
Eric Sloane's Weather Book
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ean: 9780486443577, isbn: 0486443574,

"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The NationIn simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weat...


Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)
Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)
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mpn: 6243834, ean: 9780486243832, isbn: 0486243834,

"For its time the most comprehensive treatment of the subject." — New Grove Dictionary of Music and MusiciansBefore the 17th century, composers seldom indicated in their music whether the composition was to be performed by a particular combination ...


Piano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered (Dover Books on Music)
Piano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered (Dover Books on Music)
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mpn: 233626, ean: 9780486233628, isbn: 0486233626,

Josef Hofmann (1876–1957) was a master of piano technique and an artist who had few equals at the keyboard. A student of Anton Rubinstein and a leading exponent of the works of Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann, he always balanced his virtuoso playing wi...


Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano (Dover Music for Piano)
Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano (Dover Music for Piano)
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mpn: 259781, ean: 9780486259789, isbn: 0486259781,

In his piano works especially, Erik Satie (1866–1925) was a witty musical caricaturist. The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy's compositions in particular, giving his own...


Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 & Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (With Orchestral Reduction for Second Piano)
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 & Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (With Orchestral Reduction for Second Piano)
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mpn: DP15769, ean: 9780486291147, isbn: 0486291146,

This authoritative edition continues Dover's series of great piano concertos with orchestral reduction for second piano — the universal standard, for students and professionals alike, for learning and rehearsing all concertos. Together for the firs...


Romeo and Juliet Overture and Capriccio Italien in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
Romeo and Juliet Overture and Capriccio Italien in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
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mpn: 252175, ean: 9780486252179, isbn: 0486252175,

Written in 1869 and revised up to 1880, the Romeo and Juliet Overture was Tchaikovsky's first acknowledged masterpiece and today remains among the most popular orchestral compositions ever written. Composed when Tchaikovsky was 29, the Overture, acco...


Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte, Complete in Italian and English (Dover Books on Music)
Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte, Complete in Italian and English (Dover Books on Music)
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mpn: 06-277267, ean: 9780486277264, isbn: 0486277267,

Mozart composed three of his greatest operas in collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. The librettos of these brilliant works are presented here in a format opera enthusiasts will love: excellent line-for-line English translations on pag...


Complete Symphonies for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)
Complete Symphonies for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)
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mpn: 0486452689, ean: 9780486452685, isbn: 0486452689,

Schumann declared that it was Brahms' destiny to create orchestral works. Although it took the composer fifteen years to finish and present his first symphony, Brahms was quickly hailed as the successor to Beethoven. These transcriptions of the great...


Piano Sonata No. 2, ''Concord,'' with the Essays Before a Sonata (Dover Music for Piano)
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord," with the Essays Before a Sonata (Dover Music for Piano)
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ean: 9780486488639, isbn: 0486488632,

The Piano Sonata No. 2, commonly known as the Concord Sonata, embodies many of Charles Ives' experimental techniques and ranks among his best-known and most highly regarded works. The four movements are named for Concord, Massachusetts–based litera...


Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue and Other Works for Keyboard (Dover Music for Piano)
Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue and Other Works for Keyboard (Dover Music for Piano)
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mpn: 253872, ean: 9780486253879, isbn: 0486253872,

This superb selection of 16 of Bach's best-known, most-performed and most recorded works for the keyboard, reproduced from the authoritative Bach Gesellschaft edition, offers an exhilarating introduction to the great composer's keyboard virtuosity an...


Complete Concerti for Solo Keyboard and Orchestra in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
Complete Concerti for Solo Keyboard and Orchestra in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
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mpn: 249298, ean: 9780486249292, isbn: 0486249298,

Bach's life was "a searching for all that was best in his art to refine it in the fire of his genius." — Grove's Dictionary of Music and MusiciansBach's mastery of rhythm and harmony, inventiveness, and genius for composition produced some of the r...


Finlandia and Other Tone Poems in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
Finlandia and Other Tone Poems in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486264837, isbn: 0486264831,

Full orchestral scores of Finlandia, Valse Triste, The Swan of Tuonela, Lemminkainen's Return, En Saga, Pohjola's Daughter, Night Ride and Sunrise, and The Oceanides.Manufactured to the Highest Quality Available.. With True Enhanced Performance.. Lat...


The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes: Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection (Dover Recreational Math)
The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes: Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection (Dover Recreational Math)
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ean: 9780486482019, isbn: 0486482014,

Join the master sleuth as he and Dr. Watson examine interrupted chess matches at clubs and country homes, examining the pieces' current positions to identify previous moves. Rather than predicting the outcome of these games, the Baker Street duo focu...


1812 Overture, Marche Slave and Francesca da Rimini in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
1812 Overture, Marche Slave and Francesca da Rimini in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)
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mpn: DOV290697, ean: 9780486290690, isbn: 0486290697,

This volume contains authoritative Russian editions of three of Tchaikovsky's most popular orchestral works. The 1812 Overture, Op. 49, is among the best known and most beloved of all classical music compositions, thrilling audiences with its stirrin...




Puccini: A Listener's Guide (Dover Books on Music and Music History)
Puccini: A Listener's Guide (Dover Books on Music and Music History)
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ean: 9780486799964, isbn: 0486799964,

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) began his career at the end of the Romantic period and his death signaled the end of the last major age of Italian opera. During his lifetime and in posterity, the composer's popularity surpassed that of his peers, and t...


Harry Houdini's Paper Magic: The Whole Art of Paper Tricks, Including Folding, Tearing and Puzzles
Harry Houdini's Paper Magic: The Whole Art of Paper Tricks, Including Folding, Tearing and Puzzles
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ean: 9780486814773, isbn: 0486814777,

Aspiring illusionists can learn from one of the world's greatest magicians with this facsimile of a 1922 book by Harry Houdini. The master sleight-of-hand artist explains how to use the simplest of props ― sheets of paper ― to completely captivat...


101 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks (Dover Magic Books)
101 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks (Dover Magic Books)
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mpn: FBA-|298883, ean: 9780486273679, isbn: 0486273679,

This abundantly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers beginning magicians expert advice for successfully performing over 100 tricks, each graded according to difficulty. Requiring neither sleight of hand nor complex props, these fascinating tricks...


Finlandia, Valse Triste and Other Works for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)
Finlandia, Valse Triste and Other Works for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)
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mpn: 06-411621, ean: 9780486411620, isbn: 0486411621,

Finland’s greatest composer created imaginative, individualistic works for keyboard, drawing upon the wealth of folkloric traditions associated with his native land. This unique compilation presents the best of Sibelius' piano music in one convenie...


Quintet and Quartets for Piano and Strings (Dover Chamber Music Scores)
Quintet and Quartets for Piano and Strings (Dover Chamber Music Scores)
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mpn: DP12758, ean: 9780486249001, isbn: 048624900X,

By 1853 Brahms had emerged as a force in music and would afterward be acknowledged as the greatest master of the symphonic form of the last half of the century. In that generation of composers, only Dvořák (for whom he had a special regard and to w...



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