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Downton Abbey and Philosophy: Thinking in That Manor
Adam Barkman & Robert Arp, eds.
Publisher: Open Court.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812699036.  Daedalus Item Code: 69021
 
We all know we love Downton Abbey—but why? How has this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety become so enthralling for millions of viewers in the 21st century? In this ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Britten
John Bridcut. James Naughtie, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571237760.  Daedalus Item Code: 50905
 
Benjamin Britten was one of the great composers of the 20th century, producing a feast of music from an early age and first achieving international fame in 1945 with his opera Peter Grimes. ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Handel
Edward Blakeman. Felicity Lott, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571238316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50906
 
Haydn called him "the master of us all," while Berlioz summed him up as "a great barrel of pork and beer"—and Beethoven proclaimed "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived.... I would bare my ... (Read More)
 
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Favorite Movies of the 90s: Two-Volume Set
Jürgen Müller, ed.
Publisher: Taschen.   Format: 2 vols..
ISBN: 9783836532631.  Daedalus Item Code: 50157
 
The film industry experienced something of a golden age in the 1990s, producing a plethora of engaging, artistic films in practically every genre. This slipcased, two-volume set profiles 144 of the ... (Read More)
 
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Fidelio in Full Score
Ludwig van Beethoven.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486466170.  Daedalus Item Code: 10021
 
Beethoven's Fidelio—his only opera—is the tale of the heroic Leonore, who poses as a guard to rescue her husband from political prison, and it has been an audience favorite for nearly two ... (Read More)
 
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Film and Video Art
Stuart Comer, ed.
Publisher: Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854376077.  Daedalus Item Code: 60128
 
Over the past four decades, film and video have played an increasingly important role in contemporary art. This book traces the history of artists' involvement with the moving image, from the ... (Read More)
 
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781419702204.  Daedalus Item Code: 51000
 
Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... (Read More)
 
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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
Michael Gray.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781556529757.  Daedalus Item Code: 61746
 
(Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography) By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten; his days of playing on street corners for spare ... (Read More)
 
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A History of Opera: The Last Four Hundred Years
Carolyn Abbate & Roger Parker.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780713996333.  Daedalus Item Code: 62129
 
Until the dawn of cinema in the early 20th century, opera had been the most all-encompassing means of entertainment, a happy marriage between music and spectacle. In this comprehensive history—which ... (Read More)
 
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Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Film and Fame
Michael Munn.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620877272.  Daedalus Item Code: 42156
 
Adolf Hitler believed that he was more of an artist than a politician, and in his Germany, politics and culture became one. Under his regime, loyal actors, writers, and musicians were lauded, while ... (Read More)
 
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Hook, Line & Singer: A Sing-a-Long Book
Cerys Matthews.
Publisher: Particular Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846147173.  Daedalus Item Code: 51221
 
A British singer and radio DJ with fond memories of sing-a-longs in the car, Cerys Matthews here presents a treasury of popular tunes perfect for campfires, traveling, or any occasion of singing ... (Read More)
 
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The Jewish Play Along: Vol I Yiddish & Israeli Classics with CD
Velvel Pasternak.
Publisher: Tara Books.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9780933676657.  Daedalus Item Code: 52551
 
If you've always wanted to join in when you hear klezmer music, this audio CD and music book set is the perfect place to start. Recorded by New York's Neshoma Orchestra, the disc contains 15 tracks ... (Read More)
 
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