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Why We Like Music: Ear, Emotion, Evolution
Silvia Bencivelli. Stephen Thomson Moore, trans.
Publisher: Music Words Media
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781937330019
Daedalus Item Code: 34436
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The Story of the Ring: Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
Retold by Michael Birkett. Elizabeth Bury, illus. Peter Hall, ...
Publisher: Oberon
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781840029383
Daedalus Item Code: 41190
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Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong
Steven Brower. Hilton Als, foreword.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780810995284.  Daedalus Item Code: 23137
The author of Woody Guthrie Artworks here reveals the artistic expressions of another iconic musician. Louis Armstrong typically spent more than 300 days a year on the road, bringing his music ... (Read More)
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Keystone: The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett
Simon Louvish.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571226474.  Daedalus Item Code: 42653
The biographer of such screen pioneers as W.C. Fields, Mae West, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy, as well as a teacher at the London Film School, Simon Louvish here delves into the early days ... (Read More)
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No Eyes: Lester Young
David Meltzer.
Publisher: Black Sparrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574231298.  Daedalus Item Code: 42443
In 1959, the influential tenor saxophone legend Lester Young died alone in the Arvin Hotel in Manhattan at the age of 49. David Meltzer's poetic meditation on the last year of Young's life is neither ... (Read More)
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Spencer Tracy: A Biography
James Curtis.
Publisher: Knopf/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620900390.  Daedalus Item Code: 42253
Spencer Tracy projected an on-screen image of a self-reliant man whose sense of rectitude toward others was matched by his sense of humor toward himself. Whether he was playing Father Flanagan of ... (Read More)
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Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
David Bianculli.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439101179.  Daedalus Item Code: 42612
Decades before programs like The Daily Show, in an era when three major networks ruled the air, Tom and Dick Smothers introduced television to no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly ... (Read More)
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The Beatles in 100 Objects: The Story of the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band Through the Items They Used, Created and Inspired
Brain Southall.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780974026.  Daedalus Item Code: 42730
John's psychedelic Rolls-Royce, Paul's handwritten recording notes for "Hey Jude," George's hand-painted guitar Rocky, the Abbey Road ashtray that Ringo kept beside his drum kit, and 96 other items ... (Read More)
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Jacqueline du Pre: Her Life, Her Music, Her Legend
Elizabeth Wilson.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611458251.  Daedalus Item Code: 42157
She was beautiful, she was a musical genius, and she was married to another prodigious musician, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Jacqueline du Pré's life and meteoric career were like a ... (Read More)
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Bach's St. Matthew Passion: A Closer Look: Magnum Opus Series
Victor Lederer. Robert Levine, series editor.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780826429407.  Daedalus Item Code: 42567
One of the cornerstones of western music, J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion is a musical rendering of the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Technically sophisticated and ... (Read More)
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Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue
Marc Spitz.
Publisher: Penguin/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781592406555.  Daedalus Item Code: 42270
A music blogger for Vanity Fair and the author of Bowie: A Biography (which the New York Post deemed "required reading"), Marc Spitz gives the devil his due in this life of Mick ... (Read More)
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Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground
Michael Alec Rose.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441180506.  Daedalus Item Code: 42565
Author and composer Michael Alec Rose helps readers decode the signs composers give us in their music—sounds that evoke very particular ideas, images, and cultural contexts. With quotations from a ... (Read More)
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Fred Bronson.
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3. The Violin: An Illustrated History (with CD)
Yehudi Menuhin. Catherine Meyer, contributor. Ed Emery, trans.
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4. Haydn's Visits to England
Christopher Hogwood.
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5. 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
Matthew Rye, ed. Steven Isserlis, preface.
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6. First Harmonica Gig: Everything You Need to Know
David Barrett.
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7. Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
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8. A Dictionary of Dance
Liz Murphy.
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9. No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan: Revised and Updated
Robert Shelton. Elizabeth Thomson & Patrick Humphries, eds.
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10. Lucille Ball
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