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A–Z of String Players surveys the lives, careers and recordings of over 300 artists from the past and present. Many great performers who have made recordings are included, from Accardo to Zukerman. The text covers artists involved in the earliest recording processes to those captured by contemporary, cutting-edge technology. In this clear and straightforward publication, the artists are listed alphabetically, each with a summary of their career, notable recordings, biography and critical appraisal of their recorded legacy. In addition, four compact discs present a selection of recordings from 69 artists. This package will appeal to enthusiasts and scholars alike as a readable, informed and fascinating work of reference.

David Milsom

Naxos 8.558081-84 • 4 CDs
Playing Time: 04:57:50
ISBN: 978-1-84379-810-1

Key Features:

  • 4 CDs containing almost 5 hours of music
  • Over 300 biographies and selected recordings
  • Booklet of over 660 pages, with photographs
  • Bonus Area with further recordings by artists from Ayo to Zimmermann

Listen to Chloë Hanslip perform an excerpt from Bazzini’s
La ronde des lutins, Op. 25

Listen to Maurice Gendron perform an excerpt from Boccherini's Cello Concerto in B flat major, G. 482

Other releases in the A-Z series

Naxos 8.558107-10 • 4 CDs
Playing Time: 05:11:21
ISBN: 978-1-84379-073-0
A-Z of Pianists
Jonathan Summers

Key Features:

  • Biographies of 300 great pianists
  • Booklet of 870 pages, with photographs
  • 4 CDs of illustrative historical recordings
  • Includes access to a dedicated website with further recordings by 67 of the pianists featured

Artists include Vladimir Horowitz, Ferruccio Busoni,
Sergei Rachmaninov, Josef Lhévinne, Ignacy Paderewski, Clara Haskil

Naxos 8.558087-90 • 4 CDs
Playing Time: 05:07:07
ISBN: 978-1-84379-071-6
A-Z of Conductors
David Patmore

Key Features:

  • Biographies of 300 great conductors
  • Booklet of 960 pages, with photographs
  • 4 CDs of illustrative historical recordings
  • Includes access to a dedicated website with over 200 hours of music

Artists include Arturo Toscanini, Wilhelm Furtwängler,
Leopold Stokowski, Thomas Beecham, Willem Mengelberg, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein

These publications are not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions

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