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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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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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Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branagh
Stanley Wells.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780198703297.  Daedalus Item Code: 63974
 
No playwright has inspired such loyal devotion among performers as William Shakespeare, and here Stanley Wells profiles 39 of the Bard's best interpreters in overlapping essays that combine to offer ... (Read More)
 
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Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980–1988
Michael Palin.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312682026.  Daedalus Item Code: 33178
 
This second volume of Michael Palin's diaries (quite logically following 1969–1979: The Python Years) covers many momentous things that happened in his life through much of the 1980s, a decade ... (Read More)
 
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Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music
Joel Sachs.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780190227920.  Daedalus Item Code: 63964
 
A pivotal figure in American music, Henry Cowell (1897–1965) was a revolutionary composer, who made a lasting impression on pupils George Gershwin, John Cage, and Lou Harrison. An equally gifted ... (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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