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    • Conductor's Guide to Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, Das Rheingold, & More

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Gerard Schwarz shows how no artist expressed nineteenth-century Romanticism better than Richard Wagner....

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Conductor's Guide to Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, No. 5, and Orchestral Suite No. 3

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
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    With J.S. Bach and three of his sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian, we find a concentration of familial talent that is unique in history....

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    • Conductor's Guide to Stravinsky's Petrouchka & The Rite of Spring

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    As the 20th century winds to its close, Igor Stravinsky stands securely as its most important and influential composer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting introduction to Stavinsky works

    • By EmilyK on 11-24-18

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    • Conductor's Guide to Debussy's Prelude, Nocturnes, & La Mer

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Debussy was the first great composer of the twentieth century....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging but uneven volume levels

    • By William on 02-09-06

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    • Conductor's Guide to Strauss' Thus Spake Zarathustra and Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Like all tone poems, "Thus Spake Zarathustra" follows a "program" or story line which, to some extent, dictates its musical form and details....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Introduction to an Underrated Genius

    • By Bror Erickson on 07-16-15

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    • Conductor's Guide to Bartok's The Miraculous Mandarin & Concerto for Orchestra

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    During the 1920s and early 1930s, Bartok's innovative tendencies earned him a reputation....

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    • Conductor's Guide to Prokofiev

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
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    The Musically Speaking Conductor's Guides are your link to an appreciation of the greatest classical music....

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    • Conductor's Guide to Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique & Les Troyen

    • Royal Hunt and Storm
    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
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    • Story
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    Berlioz had a passionate and idealistic personality, one given to incandescent enthusiasms and uncompromising struggles....

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    • Conductor's Guide to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 & Piano Concerto No. 4

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
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    The work of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) has been called the culmination of the Classical era or the wellspring of the Romantic era in European music....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By proton on 03-31-07

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    • Conductor's Guide to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

    • By: Gerard Schwarz
    • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Of the many remarkable violinist-composers Italy produced during the Baroque era, the most remarkable was Vivaldi....

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