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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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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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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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Jim Henson: The Biography
Brian Jay Jones.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345526120.  Daedalus Item Code: 73000
 
Known as a gentle dreamer who preferred to let his Muppet creations take the spotlight, Jim Henson (1936–90) was also a savvy dealmaker who earned a reputation as "the new Walt Disney"; his bearded ... (Read More)
 
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The John Lennon Letters
John Lennon. Hunter Davies, ed.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780225036.  Daedalus Item Code: 73371
 
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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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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