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Just Kids
Patti Smith.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060936228.  Daedalus Item Code: 38828
 
(National Book Award winner) This incandescent memoir by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poet Patti Smith well earned the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction. It is a swift, moving portrait of ... (Read More)
 
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Learn To Play the Piano & Keyboard: A Step-By-Step Guide
Nick Freeth.
Publisher: Parragon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407568324.  Daedalus Item Code: 42695
 
With clear color photos, keyboard diagrams, and lessons in key and chord structure, this beginner-level instruction book can help you learn the basics of playing the piano even without an instructor. ... (Read More)
 
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Leonard Bernstein: American Original: How a Modern Renaissance Man Transformed Music and the World During His New York Philharmonic Years, 1943–1976
Burton Bernstein & Barbara B. Haws.
Publisher: Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061537868.  Daedalus Item Code: 13797
 
The essays within this career portrait do not simply retell the Leonard Bernstein story; instead, Bernstein's brother Burton, together with New York Philharmonic archivist and historian Barbara Haws, ... (Read More)
 
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Listen to the Mockingbird: American Folksongs and Popular Music Lyrics of the 19th Century
Douglas Messerli, ed.
Publisher: Green Integer.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781892295200.  Daedalus Item Code: 30020
 
From "All God's Chillun Got Wings" to "Dixie," and from "De Camptown Races" to "Clementine," this anthology collects the lyrics to 80 American folk songs, flanked by short texts on the composition ... (Read More)
 
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Liszt: A Listener's Guide
John Bell Young.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9781574671704.  Daedalus Item Code: 36344
 
As a composer, Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was experimental and inventive, pushing boundaries of form and harmony, notes pianist John Bell Young, while his virtuosity at the piano was unsurpassed. In ... (Read More)
 
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Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull. Kathryn Hewitt, illus.
Publisher: Sandpiper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780152164362.  Daedalus Item Code: 42968
 
It's no secret that Beethoven went deaf, that Mozart had constant money problems, and that Chopin was always in poor health. But what were they really like? This anecdotal—not to say gossipy—series ... (Read More)
 
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Living Opera
Joshua Jampol.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199896271.  Daedalus Item Code: 43598
 
In this collection of 20 interviews—selected as one of the Best Music Books of 2010 by The Independent—Joshua Jampol invites some of opera's greatest performers and conductors to speak about ... (Read More)
 
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Louis Armstrong: Jazz Musician
Brendan January. Francois Roca, illus.
Publisher: Mason Crest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781590841358.  Daedalus Item Code: 30992
 
Illuminated with François Roca's softly glowing paintings, reminiscent of the art of Edward Hopper, this life of Louis Armstrong is filled with images of jazz musicians and the great man himself, ... (Read More)
 
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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312676575.  Daedalus Item Code: 43008
 
The preeminent historian of Broadway, Ethan Mordden here gives us the romantic and creative partnership of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, chronicling their entwined careers against the background of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles
Peter Brown & Steven Gaines.
Publisher: New American Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780451207357.  Daedalus Item Code: 43381
 
Part of the Beatles' management team from the beginning, Peter Brown was a personal assistant to Brian Epstein and the band members themselves (he was John's best man when he wed Yoko, and was ... (Read More)
 
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Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music
Phil Ramone, with Charles L. Granata.
Publisher: Hyperion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780786868599.  Daedalus Item Code: 41008
 
Sinatra, Streisand, Dylan, Pavarotti, McCartney, Sting, Madonna—what these musicians all have in common, besides their legendary star status, is that they have all worked with 14-time Grammy ... (Read More)
 
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The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan
Sean Egan, ed.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849014663.  Daedalus Item Code: 22131
 
Bob Dylan's impact on popular music has been incalculable, posits Billboard and Rolling Stone journalist Sean Egan. From the premier folk protest anthem "Blowin' in the Wind" to the ... (Read More)
 
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