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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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Faber Pocket Guide: Handel
Edward Blakeman. Felicity Lott, foreword.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571238316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50906
 
Haydn called him "the master of us all," while Berlioz summed him up as "a great barrel of pork and beer"—and Beethoven proclaimed "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived.... I would bare my ... (Read More)
 
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Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture
Adrian Daub.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199981779.  Daedalus Item Code: 63898
 
Frequently understood as a socially acceptable way of flirting, a flurry of hands that made touching—often of men and women—not just acceptable but necessary, four-hand piano playing became a central ... (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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Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir
Terry Gilliam & Ben Thompson.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782111061.  Daedalus Item Code: 72161
 
From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer—via the 1960s and 70s counterculture in New York, Los Angeles, and London—Terry ... (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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Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980–1988
Michael Palin.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312682026.  Daedalus Item Code: 33178
 
This second volume of Michael Palin's diaries (quite logically following 1969–1979: The Python Years) covers many momentous things that happened in his life through much of the 1980s, a decade ... (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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Jazz: Body and Soul
Bob Willoughby. Dave Brubeck, foreword.
Publisher: Evans Mitchell.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781901268584.  Daedalus Item Code: 70501
 
With a foreword by Dave Brubeck, this singular collection of photos by Bob Willoughby forms a superb visual history of jazz on the West Coast in the 1950s, presented in a fine slipcased edition with ... (Read More)
 
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The John Lennon Letters
John Lennon. Hunter Davies, ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316200806.  Daedalus Item Code: 71114
 
A stunning glimpse into the mind as well as the life of John Lennon, this book surveys a lifetime of his letters in nearly 300 photographic reproductions of the actual documents, with transcripts. ... (Read More)
 
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John Wayne: The Genuine Article: The Unseen Archive of an American Legend
Michael Goldman. Jimmy Carter, foreword. Ethan Wayne, preface.
Publisher: Insight.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608871162.  Daedalus Item Code: 71759
 
Though he was larger than life, John Wayne was also a man with everyday concerns, working in a glamorous but demanding profession. This intimate scrapbook biography is filled with images of public ... (Read More)
 
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The Knowledge: Jazz
John Fordham.
Publisher: Quadrille.   Format: hardcover.
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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