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The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles
The Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803529
Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. 300,000 first printing.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830665
Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." - Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." - Rex Reed, New York Daily News
You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
Paperback      ISBN: 1562224476
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221132
Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits
Small Change
A Life of Tom Waits
Paperback      ISBN: 0312045824
Traces the life and career of Tom Waits, who writes about those down on their luck, looks at his major albums, and describes his work as a motion picture actor
The Complete Operas of Puccini: A Critical Guide
The Complete Operas of Puccini
A Critical Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0306802007
Provides historical background, plot summaries, and critical analyses of the music and librettos of all Puccini's operas
The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
The World Is Sound
Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813180
One of Europe's foremost jazz producers takes us through a world of musical traditions and explores the effects of sound on consciousness.
Casals and the Art of Interpretation
Casals and the Art of Interpretation
Paperback      ISBN: 0520040325
"This is an immensely valuable book and one which is clearly designed to appeal to all musicians--not just string players...Mr. Blum has captured in great detail the little things that so often make a great teacher. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Art of Interpretation."--Music Teacher "The volume belongs to an exceptional class of literature: it is to be welcomed as a significant contribution. In his Forward, Antony Hopkins in a most eloquent way makes us fully aware of our possible great loss had the subject material forming this book not been preserved for posterity...throughout the book one remains not only an absorbed reader, but very much an active participant."--Violoncello Society Newsletter "Now we have an authoritative guide to this great artist's approach to interpretation...a book which should be compulsory reading for every player, conductor and teacher."--Music Journal of the Incorporated Society of Musicians "Blum has elegantly combined precise music terminology with meticulous music examples to present lucid and revealing details of interpretation that can be quickly and easily grasped. Only superlatives apply to this book, and all serious musicians would find immense pleasure and musical profit from reading this work. Highly recommended at all levels."--Choice
Cajun Music and Zydeco
Cajun Music and Zydeco
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807117692
Presents portraits of Cajun and Zydeco musicians and their fans, as well as photographs of the clubs and dances where they perform
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662647