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The Chronicle of Opera: Revised Edition
Michael Raeburn.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500286678.  Daedalus Item Code: 73386
 
Arising from modest beginnings four centuries ago as the re-creation of classical Greek drama, opera soon acquired the combination of grandeur and intimacy that continues to beguile audiences around ... (Read More)
 
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Decomposition: A Music Manifesto
Andrew Durkin.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307911759.  Daedalus Item Code: 73067
 
From Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie, this is a bracing, revisionary, provocative inquiry into music as a personal and cultural experience, exploring how it is ... (Read More)
 
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Discover Music of the Classical Era
Stephen Johnson.
Publisher: Naxos.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843792352.  Daedalus Item Code: 54886
 
Though all orchestral music is often deemed "classical music," the classical era itself is generally regarded as the period from the mid-18th century to the early 19th, when the art, literature and ... (Read More)
 
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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
Terry Teachout.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592407491.  Daedalus Item Code: 71109
 
The author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, as well as a cultural critic, playwright, and musician, Terry Teachout offers this major biography of a singular musical figure. Edward Kennedy ... (Read More)
 
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Dylan: Disc by Disc
Jon Bream. Richie Unterberger, intro.
Publisher: Voyageur.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780760346594.  Daedalus Item Code: 72854
 
Few figures in American music have compiled a body of work as impressive as that of Bob Dylan, who has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nobel Prize in Literature, 11 Grammys, and an Oscar. ... (Read More)
 
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Eurojazzland: Jazz and European Sources, Dynamics, and Contexts
Luca Cerchiari, Laurent Cugny & Franz Kerschbaumer, eds.
Publisher: Northeastern University Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584658641.  Daedalus Item Code: 73316
 
It is often said that jazz is essentially an American creation, but this belies the surprising, often crucial role that Europe has played in its development and popularity throughout the world. In ... (Read More)
 
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Faber Pocket Guide: Britten
John Bridcut. James Naughtie, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571237760.  Daedalus Item Code: 50905
 
Benjamin Britten was one of the great composers of the 20th century, producing a feast of music from an early age and first achieving international fame in 1945 with his opera Peter Grimes. ... (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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