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Paul Griffiths

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Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths is the author of several books on music, including, most
recently, The Penguin Companion to Classical Music and The Substance of Things Heard: Writings About Music (Rochester).


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Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's journey toward stillness has been halted
by the roar and rawness of his latest piece.

Richard Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music reviews the world of
Western art music, expressing the magnificence and melancholy of its
own age.

No musical life has been told more often than Wagner's. Biographies have wafted incense around him, or been incensed by him.

It's only a little fughetta in C minor, a piece J.S. Bach wrote into a notebook he was keeping for the purpose of teaching his eldest son.