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Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Rock
Howard Kramer.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781440218293.  Daedalus Item Code: 40118
 
Somewhere along the way, a publicist, music journalist, or DJ dubbed the Rolling Stones "the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band," a claim which they've managed to back up with remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis
Philip Freeman.
Publisher: Backbeat.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780879308285.  Daedalus Item Code: 32808
 
Steering clear of the Davis mystique and focusing on the music, Philip Freeman reassesses Miles Davis's "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz ... (Read More)
 
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The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings
Thomas Larson.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981154.  Daedalus Item Code: 32171
 
In this exploration of the cultural impact of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, a work now synonymous with mourning on a national scale, music and literary critic Thomas Larson tells the ... (Read More)
 
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Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong
Steven Brower. Hilton Als, foreword.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780810995284.  Daedalus Item Code: 23137
 
The author of Woody Guthrie Artworks here reveals the artistic expressions of another iconic musician. Louis Armstrong typically spent more than 300 days a year on the road, bringing his music ... (Read More)
 
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A Schnittke Reader
Alfred Schnittke. Alexander Ivashkin, ed. Mstislav Rostropovich, foreword.
Publisher: Indiana.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780253338181.  Daedalus Item Code: 31952
 
The compositions of Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998) are known for their exquisite construction, their embrace of material from disparate sources, their predisposition for melancholia, and their ... (Read More)
 
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Schubert: A Survey of His Symphonic, Piano and Chamber Music
John Bell Young.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9781574671773.  Daedalus Item Code: 36347
 
Though Franz Schubert (1797–1828) composed more than a thousand works, in a career spanning less than two decades, he struggled to achieve acclaim during his short life. It was after his death in ... (Read More)
 
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Schubert's Theater of Song: A Listener's Guide
Mark Ringer.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9781574671766.  Daedalus Item Code: 36348
 
Before his death at 31, Franz Schubert (1797–1828) wrote more than 600 leider—German art songs for voice—and utterly transformed a modest genre into a vehicle of great emotional power. ... (Read More)
 
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Schumann: A Chorus of Voices
John C. Tibbetts. Emanuel Ax, foreword.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781574671858.  Daedalus Item Code: 36360
 
In these previously unpublished interviews and conversations, more than 30 biographers, musicians, and commentators—including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Erich Leinsdorf, Jacques Barzun, Nancy Reich, ... (Read More)
 
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Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz
Timothy Brennan.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844672912.  Daedalus Item Code: 32057
 
Popular music in the Americas—the secular music of entertainment, nightlife, and leisure, including jazz, Cuban, Latin salsa, club music, and rap—is overwhelmingly African and religious at its roots, ... (Read More)
 
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Selected Operatic Fantasies of Mertz
Brian Torosian, ed.
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780786656844.  Daedalus Item Code: 22618
 
The premier Austrian guitarist of the 19th century, Joseph Kaspar Mertz achieved renown for his own works and also for his transcriptions of other composers. This volume collects solo guitar versions ... (Read More)
 
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Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation
J.D. McClatchy, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066098.  Daedalus Item Code: 23894
 
The editor of the Yale Review and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, J.D. McClatchy is also a librettist with ... (Read More)
 
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The Solo Bassoonist
William Lindenmuth.
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780786672868.  Daedalus Item Code: 22619
 
These 34 etudes were written with the intention of challenging the practicing bassoonist. William Lindenmuth also provides the chord voicings for an accompanist. (Read More)
 
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