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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: 50845
 
(Selected as one of the Best Music Books of 2010 by The Independent) In this collection of 20 interviews, Joshua Jampol invites some of opera's greatest performers and conductors to ... (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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The Love & Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Simon Morrison.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846557316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50892
 
In the winter of 1948, Lina Prokofiev—the wife of composer Serge Prokofiev—was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect ... (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: The Greatest Anthology of Writing About Rock's Greatest Poet
Sean Egan, ed.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762442683.  Daedalus Item Code: 51783
 
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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Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World
Howard Pollack.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199791590.  Daedalus Item Code: 43600
 
A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music. A prominent leftist who was ... (Read More)
 
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The Mayor of MacDougal Street
Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald. Lawrence Block, foreword.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306822162.  Daedalus Item Code: 49071
 
Not only was Dave Van Ronk (1936–2002) one of the founding figures of New York City's 1960s folk music scene—a pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter, a powerful singer, and an ... (Read More)
 
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The Mechanics of Songwriting: A Guitarist's Guide
Leo Coulter.
Publisher: Siduri Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780956205216.  Daedalus Item Code: 41744
 
Exploring the hidden structure that defines a piece of popular music, this book reveals the workings of some of the most successful songs ever recorded, using straightforward language aimed at ... (Read More)
 
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Miami: With Music from the Sunshine State (English/German/Spanish Languages)
Stefan Rambow & Gabriela Beck, photogs.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783940004277.  Daedalus Item Code: 52018
 
The all-year summer and the wild subtropical color, the all-night revelers and the vibrant Cuban-American community are all here in this book of big, beautiful photographs, a portrait of the non-stop ... (Read More)
 
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