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The Souls of Black Folk

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contain…

How to Sing (Meine Gesangskunst)

Read by Ruth Golding


Lilli Lehmann


Lilli Lehmann, born Elisabeth Maria Lehmann, was a German operatic soprano of phenomenal versatility. She was also a voice teacher.She wrote…

The Pirates of Penzance

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W. S. Gilbert


The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Th…

Stories of Great Composers for Children

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Thomas Tapper


This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childho…

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…

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…

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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Various


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

Read by Tom Weiss


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

Read by Sandra G


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…

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 …

Days with the Great Composers

Read by David Wales


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…

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…

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…

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…

The Perfect Wagnerite

Read by Bob Neufeld


George Bernard Shaw


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

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…

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