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Discover Music of the Classical Era
Stephen Johnson.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843792352.  Daedalus Item Code: 54886
 
Though all orchestral music is often deemed "classical music," the classical era itself is generally regarded as the period from the mid-18th century to the early 19th, when the art, literature and ... (Read More)
 
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Discover Classical Music of the 20th Century
David McCleery.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843792376.  Daedalus Item Code: 54888
 
Even at the beginning of the new millennium, the label "20th-century music" often inspires apprehension in audiences; although Debussy, Vaughan Williams, and Stravinsky have become concert hall ... (Read More)
 
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Downton Abbey 2017 Page-a-Day Calendar: The Commemorative Edition

Publisher: Workman.   Format: calender.
ISBN: 9780761188773.  Daedalus Item Code: 65784
 
We may be going through withdrawal, but hope to get a daily Downton Abbey fix with this commemorative daily tear-off calendar. Packed with full-color stills from the show and character ... (Read More)
 
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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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Edith Head: The Taj Mini Books Series
Isabella Alston & Kathryn Dixon.
Publisher: Bellagio Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781627320221.  Daedalus Item Code: 70555
 
A Hollywood icon, having won an unrivaled eight Oscars for costume design (from 35 nominations), Edith Head also had such a distinctive personality that she appeared as herself or inspired characters ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth Taylor: The Taj Mini Books Series
Kathryn Dixon.
Publisher: Bellagio Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781627320023.  Daedalus Item Code: 70557
 
Known for her stunning beauty and for her seven husbands and eight marriages—two of which were to tempestuous Welsh actor Richard Burton—as well as for the offscreen dramas of her life and for her ... (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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Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture
Adrian Daub.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199981779.  Daedalus Item Code: 63898
 
Frequently understood as a socially acceptable way of flirting, a flurry of hands that made touching—often of men and women—not just acceptable but necessary, four-hand piano playing became a central ... (Read More)
 
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Giacomo Puccini: 20th-Century Composers
Conrad Wilson.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780714847757.  Daedalus Item Code: 54397
 
The composer of such works as La Bohème and Madame Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) gave us some of the world's most popular and widely performed operas. Here Scottish music ... (Read More)
 
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Giuseppe Verdi: Pocket Giants
Daniel Snowman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493251.  Daedalus Item Code: 63080
 
Deemed the Shakespeare of opera, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)—the composer of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Aida, as well as Otello and Falstaff—is ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Folk Discography: Volume 1: Pioneers & Early Legends
Martin C. Strong. Robin Williamson, foreword.
Publisher: Polygon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846971419.  Daedalus Item Code: 70239
 
This thorough compendium by the author of The Great Rock Discography includes more than 500 entries with expansive biographies, more than 2,000 album reviews, and comprehensive discographies ... (Read More)
 
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