Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Classical. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Hidden In My Heart: A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'The FIRST in the Best Selling CD Series Fromxa0Scripture Lullabies -xa0 Hidden In My Heart, Volume I presents a moving musical experience that sounds more like a movie soundtrack than nursery music. It is the albumxa0that is having a profound effect on listeners of EVERY age; not just the little ones! Nightmares disappear (for both children and adults!).... anxiety and stress dissolve when this music is played. That's why it's not only the perfect baby gift, but also the perfect gift for anyone going through a difficult time. ALSO, make sure you check out our brand new instrumental album, "Quietly" on sale, here on Amazon! "Of all the enjoyable music written to bring Scripture verses to auditory life, I have never heard one like this… one so absolutely stunning…"xa0 - Jessica Heights, blogger and ”Relevant” conference cohost. And The Gift Of Lullaby no matter the age Every track finely crafted to bring the restless to slumber, and the unsettledxa0at heart to peace. Baby shower gifts Perfect Stocking Stuffer - one with eternal value! Christening gift Baby dedication gift Sleep CD for babies Sleep CD and peace for your home This peace, quiet and stillness youxa0have been looking for. Simply the most soothing lullaby music you will find. Order this volume - or immerse yourself in the entire experience with Volumes I, II, And III Today. ALSO, make sure and check out our brand new, devotional, coloring book, "Life Beautiful," here on Amazon! On sale now for just $10.99 for a limited time!'

  • Author: Scripture Lullabies
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Children's Music, Lullabies


2. The Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'The Most Relaxing Classical Music in The Universe, the 1st 2-CD set in the & Most Relaxing, series features some of the most well known classical pieces of all time, including Canon in D, Clair De Lune, Fur Elise, Ave Marie, Moonlight Sonata, Adagio for Strings, Greensleeves, and More! Perfect for the casual music listener, this collection features nearly 2 hours of music to study, read and relax at home with. Purchase a copy now and sooth your soul with the the Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe!'

  • Author: Various Composers
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical, Forms & Genres, Sonatas, Sonatinas
  • Dimensions: 5.67 x 4.92 x 0.35 inches


3. For Once In My Life: A Celebration Of Motown

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'After being discovered by Simon Cowell in 2003, Il Divo went on to sell over 30 million albums and sellout arena tours worldwide. For their 10th studio album, Il Divo celebrates the hits of Motown. Stand out remakes on the album include Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Stevie Wonder's "For Once in My Life" and The Temptations' "My Girl." The album also features Motown greats Smokey Robinson and Boyz II Men on their most notable hits.'

  • Author: Il Divo
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical
  • Dimensions: 4.96 x 5.59 x 0.39 inches


4. Believe [Deluxe CD]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

"Internationally renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking `Music for Hope' performance at Easter from Milan's historic Duomo cathedral. Features classic favorites, a previously unreleased track from late Italian composer Ennio Morricone, Gratia Plena (from acclaimed film Fatima), duets w/ Alison Krauss & Cecilia Bartoli and interpretations of Ave Maria and Cohen's Hallelujah."

  • Author: Andrea Bocelli
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 4.96 x 0.39 inches


5. Lamenti & Sospiri

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'“Sigismondo d’India has a “twin”, a “mirror” in music: Claudio Monteverdi. Both men developed, in parallel, a style that radically changed the history of music. A style inherited from composers such as Luca Marenzio and Carlo Gesualdo, but which d’India and Monteverdi were to transform through the creation of new techniques, theorised by the latter in 1638 under the name seconda pratica, which consisted in breaking the rules of counterpoint in order to express heightened emotion. This is why I like to call Sigismondo d’India’s style “mannerist” – not in the sense of “mannered” as it is sometimes misinterpreted – so as to underline the crucial role played by composers like d’India and Monteverdi in effecting the transition between Renaissance and Baroque. Like the disegno artists of that period, who exaggerated the gesture and form of the Renaissance figure, like Michelangelo Buonarroti in his Sistine Chapel, Sigismondo d’India brings us back to a language, the fruit of the sophisticated reworking of a heritage.” (L. García Alarcón)'

  • Author: Mariana Flores
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical


6. More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'Uplift your spirits with this 2-CD set that inspires with great choirs and orchestras!'

  • Author: Various Artists
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Christian & Gospel, Pop & Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches


7. Hope Amid Tears - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'Yo-Yo Ma and long-time friend and musical partner Emanuel Ax reunite for Hope Amid Tears, a new recording of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, on Sony Classical. Hope Amid Tears presents Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano in the order in which they were composed, tracing an important arc in Beethoven’s development and approach as a composer. Joining them are Beethoven’s three sets of variations for cello and piano. “When we look to music to give us hope for the future, to believe that we can survive and to do good, it is invariably to Beethoven’s,” says Ax. “His mastery of musical craft was second to none, of course, but it is his indomitable spirit in the face of personal tragedy that makes him unique. In this period of world-wide unease, grief, and suffering, it is perhaps fitting that we are also celebrating the 250th birthday of the composer who represents what is best in our humanity.” Ma and Ax have made music together for more than 40 years, recording dozens of albums, earning five Grammy Awards, and performing on stages all over the world. Their friendship is not only rooted in a deep love of music, but also a shared sense of humor and keen perspectives on life’s joys and challenges. Hope Amid Tears is their second recording of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas, after a 1987 effort that earned the duo their second Grammy.'

  • Author: Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical, Chamber Music
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 5 x 0.5 inches


8. The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'For the first time during his historic career the world's best selling tenor Andrea Bocelli will be releasing a collection of his greatest hits. The CD will feature selections from the Bocelli repertoire and include "Time To Say Goodbye" in duet with Sarah Brightman from the 4 time platinum selling Romanza CD, "The Prayer" in duet with Celine Dion from the 2 time platinum selling Sogno CD, plus Bocelli favorites "Because We Believe" from his most recent platinum recording Amore, "Melodramma" from Cieli Di Toscana and more. The release will also feature 4 new exclusive recordings: A duet with one of the world's most popular pianists Lang Lang and new David Foster compositions. There will be a nationally televised concert special airing on PBS - Andrea's first full pop concert that was recorded in July with the Tuscan country side as a backdrop. The concert repertoire includes all the songs the will be on the forth coming Greatest Hits CD and features guests Chris Botti, Kenny G, Lang Lang and more. Look for PBS to broadcast this program multiple times during their upcoming December 2007 pledge period reaching over 10 million households. "Vivere" translates from Italian to English as "To Live" Andrea Bocelli Photos More from Andrea Bocelli The Best Of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere (CD & DVD Deluxe Edition) Under the Desert Sky Under the Desert Sky Amore Romanza Cieli di Toscana Andrea Sogno Sacred Arias', 'About the Artist', 'ANDREA BOCELLI CELEBRATES A DECADE OF BEST-SELLING RECORDINGS WITH HIS FIRST-EVER GREATEST HITS COLLECTION, THE BEST OF ANDREA BOCELLI - VIVERE CD IN-STORES OCTOBER 30TH ON SUGAR MUSIC/DECCA September 11, 2007 - (New York, NY) -- For the first time during his historic career the world's best selling tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will be releasing a collection of his greatest hits. The Best Of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere, will be released on Sugar Music/Decca on October 30th, marking a decade of chart-topping albums that have made him a household name and beloved cultural figure the world over. The Best Of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere will feature selections from Bocelli's wildly popular recordings including Romanza, certified 4 times platinum, Sogno certified 2 times platinum, and his most recent platinum disc, Amore. Highlights include "Time To Say Goodbye" his breakthrough smash with Sarah Brightman, "The Prayer," another duet made famous with Celine Dion, and the more recent Bocelli staples "Because We Believe" and "Besame Mucho" among others. Several new tracks are also exclusively available on Vivere, including new compositions by the renowned and accomplished David Foster, who also holds producing credits on the songs and was one of the creative forces behind Amore. Other notable guests on the disc include the acclaimed classical pianist Lang Lang and Latin singing sensation Laura Pausini. 2007 is already shaping up to be another banner year for Bocelli. In July, the superstar staged his first-ever, pop only, live concert set in the stunning hills of Tuscany, which will be broadcast on PBS this December. Andrea continues to be one of PBS' most visible artists, with this being the follow-up to the Emmy-nominated "Under The Desert Sky" special which aired in 2006. Bocelli also appears on the forthcoming new album from Chris Botti, Italia, to be released in September. This fall, Andrea returns to the U.S. for another round of high-profile promotional appearances, as well as several concerts in support of the greatest hits collection - dates to be announced soon. Vivere, meaning "to live," is certainly something Andrea Bocelli does to his fullest. Having sold over 55 million albums worldwide, he continues to display a singularly unique ability to straddle both pop and classical repertoire with sincerity, conviction, grace and his unmistakable soaring tenor. One of the most sought after performers in the world, he has recorded duets with the biggest names in music including Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Katharine McPhee, Kenny G and the aforementioned Brightman, Botti and Dion. Andrea also recently sang at the funeral service for one of his true heroes, Luciano Pavarotti, where he paid tribute to the great tenor with Mozart's ``Ave Verum Corpus.'' A media darling who has appeared everywhere from American Idol to the Today Show multiple times, he has been called "one of opera's most successful crossover stars" by The Wall Street Journal.'

  • Author: Andrea Bocelli
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Pop, Adult Contemporary
  • Dimensions: 4.88 x 5.59 x 0.47 inches


9. Vivaldi: Four Seasons

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

'Performances by Italian violin virtuoso Felix Ayo of "The Four Seasons", "Die Vier Jahreszeiten" and "Les Quatre Saisons".'

  • Author: AYO / I MUSICI
  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical, Symphonies
  • Dimensions: 12 x 12.6 x 1 inches


10. Bruckner: The Nine Symphonies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Classical - August 2021

"The Vienna Philharmonic's distinguished Bruckner tradition, documented through a series of superb Decca recordings from the 1960s and 70s on a Limited Edition 9-CD box set, with Original Jackets. Founded in 1842, the Vienna Philharmonic gave a notoriously dusty reception to Bruckner's Third when they played through it in rehearsal in 1874 and refused to perform it in concert. Three years later the composer conducted them in the premiere of the symphony's revised version; though the occasion was a fiasco, it earned Bruckner the lifelong admiration of Gustav Mahler, who was present as a student. The orchestra is now proud to present Bruckner's symphonies all over the world, but No.1 was little known, at least outside Austria and Germany, when the young Claudio Abbado made this incandescent recording in 1969. The set contains other notable firsts. The earliest recording here is of the Ninth, led in May 1965 by Zubin Mehta. Amazingly this was the conductor's debut recording, yet it soon won critical praise for the patient build-up of tension, broadly sustained lines and sumptuous playing which are all quintessential attributes of a successful Bruckner performance. Led by Karl Böhm, the Third and Fourth symphonies have long been recognised as classics of the gramophone, but the 'Vienna Philharmonic Bruckner cycle' also contains several less-familiar recordings. There are dynamic accounts of the Second and Sixth led by Horst Stein, who was a Bayreuth regular in the 1970s, and accorded a hero's welcome on his appearances in Japan, but otherwise known outside German-speaking lands principally for his Decca recordings. The Seventh and Eighth were placed in the dynamic hands of Sir Georg Solti, and his subsequent Chicago Symphony versions have unfairly overshadowed these more flowing, astutely paced Viennese recordings - made by the renowned Decca engineering team of John Culshaw and Gordon Parry. Usefully packaged with one symphony per disc, in order of the symphony's numbering, this is a set that no seasoned Brucknerian will want to be without, but it also makes an ideal introduction to the work of Romanticism's pre-eminent musical mystic."

  • Genre: CDs & Vinyl, Classical, Symphonies
  • Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.54 x 7.09 inches