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Fidelio in Full Score
Ludwig van Beethoven.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486466170.  Daedalus Item Code: 10021
 
Beethoven's Fidelio—his only opera—is the tale of the heroic Leonore, who poses as a guard to rescue her husband from political prison, and it has been an audience favorite for nearly two ... (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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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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The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear: Unreleased Records by the World's Greatest Artists
Bruno MacDonald.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781844037773.  Daedalus Item Code: 73815
 
A Pink Floyd album with no musical instruments; a Who album that predicted the World Wide Web; a Sex Pistols album more incendiary than Never Mind the Bollocks; a sci-fi rock opera by ... (Read More)
 
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A History of American Classical Music
Barrymore Laurence Scherer.
Publisher: Naxos Books.   Format: 2 pap & CDs.
ISBN: 9781843791171.  Daedalus Item Code: 72102
 
A comparative latecomer to the world of classical music, America has nonetheless produced many of the greatest composers of the past century. In a survey that extends from colonial times to the 21st ... (Read More)
 
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The History of Music in Fifty Instruments
Philip Wilkinson.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781770854284.  Daedalus Item Code: 73837
 
Musicians have been bringing assorted instruments together since music was first played, but only since the Renaissance has this been formalized to create what we think of as an orchestra, able to ... (Read More)
 
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Karajan: The Master's Style
Vittoria Crespi Morbio, ed.
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788842217046.  Daedalus Item Code: 61158
 
This large-format photographic biography of Herbert von Karajan (1908–89) traces the life and career of a superstar of classical music in the postwar era. The dynamic Austrian conductor of the Berlin ... (Read More)
 
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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
James McBride.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812983739.  Daedalus Item Code: 72737
 
Instantly recognizable and loved by millions, James Brown was also a puzzle; here the National Book Award–winning author of The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling memoir The Color of ... (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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The Knowledge: Opera
Dennis Marks.
Publisher: Quadrille.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781849496223.  Daedalus Item Code: 72096
 
A night at the opera promises intense emotion, spellbinding music and overwhelming theatrical spectacle. Here the former Head of Music at BBC television explores this most elaborate form of ... (Read More)
 
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Learn to Play the Guitar: A Beginner's Guide to Playing the Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Phil Capone.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9780785821892.  Daedalus Item Code: 71368
 
Learn to play the guitar following the simple, illustrated lessons in this guide. From choosing a guitar and reading tablature to learning picking patterns and playing power chords, London-based ... (Read More)
 
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