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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…

Padre Ignacio, Or The Song Of Temptation

Read by David Wales


Owen Wister


Padre Ignacio has been the pastor of California mission Santa Ysabel del Mar for twenty years. In 1855 a stranger rides into the mission bri…

Spike Jones & his City Slickers (The Radio Years)


Various


(05 Episodes) Spike Jones & the City Slickers (The Radio Years): Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 - May 1, 1…

Jazz Fantasia

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Carl Sandburg


As our weekly poem of 30-July-2006, “Jazz Fantasia” was a special challenge because it isn’t just about jazz, it IS jazz. The rhythm is cent…

Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works

Read by Edmund Bloxam


Edward Baxter Perry


A look at the poetic motivations behind certain piano works. An understanding of these pieces on purely poetic grounds, with little insight …

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 …

The Baby's Songbook

Read by Carol Stripling


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…

OTR - Hank Williams


dont1961


Hank Williams was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. Considered one of the most popular American country music singer/songwri…

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Connie Haines


A collection of 10 songs recorded live, as part of the Abbott and Costello radio program. Connie Haines was the singer for the program for t…

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Connie Haines


Songs of Connie Haines recorded live while she appeared on the Abbott and Costello program during the early 1940's. She had been the vocalis…

Hour of Charm


Various


A WW2-era show featuring an all girl orchestra and chorus, playing a variety of songs.

LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection

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Various


For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year…

Tschaikovsky And His Orchestral Music

Read by David Wales


Louis Biancolli


Included in this little book are analyses and backgrounds of most of Tschaikowsky’s standard concert music. A short sketch of Tschaikowsky’s…

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…

A Popular History of the Art of Music

Read by Tony Oliva


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…

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…

Physiology of the Opera

Read by MaryAnn


John H. Swaby


Trust Scrici for a tell all, no holds barred exposé of the modern opera . . . well, modern as of . . . er . . . say, 1852. (Summary …

A Bird in a Gilded Cage

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Arthur J. Lamb


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Bird in a Gilded Cage by Arthur J. Lamb. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 2, …

Spook Music 2


DJ Doctor Toast


Here are more spooky songs with some Hippy Trouble and Aisan philosophy thrown in.

Spook Music


DJ Doctor Toast


Disapointed with the quality of current Halloween music, I decided to make my own. I put these tunes together using samples from old radio s…

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