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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 Music of the Romantic Era
David McCleery.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843792369.  Daedalus Item Code: 54887
 
Amidst a background of wars and revolution, the 19th century produced many of the world's best-loved composers, among them Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky. This book charts the course of ... (Read More)
 
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Discover Classical Music of the Twentieth 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 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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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Mark Harris.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204302.  Daedalus Item Code: 61557
 
The author of the New York Times Notable Book Pictures at a Revolution here tells the story of how Hollywood changed World War II—and how World War II changed Hollywood—through the ... (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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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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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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