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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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The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics
Alexander Theroux.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606996164.  Daedalus Item Code: 73357
 
The author of The Strange Case of Edward Gorey and The Enigma of Al Capp, as well as the novel Darconville's Cat—which Anthony Burgess deemed one of the 99 greatest postwar ... (Read More)
 
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Houdini and Conan Doyle: The Great Magician and the Inventor of Sherlock Holmes: Friends of Genius. Deadly Rivals
Christopher Sandford.
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780715642801.  Daedalus Item Code: 73941
 
The creator of the ultra-rational Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle had an unshakable faith in spiritualism, believing that psychics could put him in touch with his departed loved ones; after his ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Urban
John Loring.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810990265.  Daedalus Item Code: 53445
 
Illustrated throughout with page-filling color reproductions and archival photos—up to 19 × 11 inches—this monograph celebrates the work of prolific artist, architect, and designer Joseph Urban ... (Read More)
 
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The Knowledge: Jazz
John Fordham.
Publisher: Quadrille.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781849496230.  Daedalus Item Code: 72095
 
It appeared little more than a century ago, transforming the world's music overnight and following its own evolutionary course, yet the paradox of jazz is that, even at its most popular, it remains ... (Read More)
 
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Love Poems
Bertolt Brecht. David Constantine & Tom Kuhn, trans. Barbara Brecht-Schall, foreword.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871408563.  Daedalus Item Code: 64018
 
Best known to the English-speaking world for the play The Caucasian Chalk Circle and the libretto to The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) has long been considered by German ... (Read More)
 
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Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
Gary M. Radke.
Publisher: High Museum/Yale.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780300209181.  Daedalus Item Code: 72238
 
Itself an architectural masterpiece, Florence Cathedral is also home to many artistic treasures, including Luca della Robbia's sculptural framework for the organ loft. Comprising ten relief panels ... (Read More)
 
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The Marilyn Encyclopedia
Adam Victor.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585671885.  Daedalus Item Code: 73925
 
Was Marilyn Monroe really crowned the Artichoke Queen of Salinas? Did you know that she read James Joyce's Ulysses? And was her death connected in any way to the alien landings in Roswell, New ... (Read More)
 
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The Marriage of Figaro: The Complete Opera on Two CDs: The Complete Libretto with Annotations and Critical Historical Commentary
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Heather Harper, Judith Blegen, Teresa Berganza & others. English Chamber Orchestra. Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Robert Levine, text. William Berger, commentary.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: 3 cloth books & CDs.
ISBN: 9781579125127.  Daedalus Item Code: 70590
 
W.A. Mozart's lighthearted satire of the aristocracy plays out in the romance between Figaro and Susanna, servants of Count Almavira. This 1977 production is conducted by Daniel Barenboim, with ... (Read More)
 
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Miles: The Autobiography
Miles Davis & Quincy Troupe.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447218371.  Daedalus Item Code: 70122
 
(American Book Award Winner) "Listen. The greatest feeling I ever had in my life—with my clothes on—was when I first heard Diz and Bird back in 1944. I've come close to matching the feeling of ... (Read More)
 
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Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton
Paul Scott.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472241153.  Daedalus Item Code: 73505
 
From the Yardbirds to Cream, from Blind Faith to Derek and the Dominos, and his hugely successful solo career, Eric Clapton's six decades in the music business can look like the continued progress of ... (Read More)
 
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Noël Coward: The Complete Lyrics
Barry Day, ed.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780879518967.  Daedalus Item Code: 72826
 
"In America, Noël Coward's reputation rests on Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living, and Blithe Spirit—hilarious, brittle comedies that both undercut and endorse ... (Read More)
 
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