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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.
Cole Porter: A Biography
Cole Porter
A Biography
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0306800977
"In 1933 Irving Berlin wrote to composer-lyricist Cole Porter, ”I am mad about Night and Day.” Millions of others throughout the world have been ”mad about” that Porter gem, as well as dozens of others"
Complete Preludes, Impromptus and Valses-Caprices
Complete Preludes, Impromptus and Valses-Caprices
Paperback      ISBN: 0486257894
Features 18 elegantly wrought piano works — the 9 Preludes, 5 Impromptus and 4 Valses-Caprices — in authoritative editions. Only single-volume collection.
Noise: The Political Economy of Music
The Political Economy of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0816612870
“Noise is a model of cultural historiography. . . . In its general theoretical argument on the relations of culture to economy, but also in its specialized concentration, Noise has much that is of importance to critical theory today.
Songs of Zion
Songs of Zion
Paperback      ISBN: 0687391210
Features gospels, spirituals, ethnic benedictions, chants, and songs from the African-American Liberation that reflect black heritage and traditions and the contemporary black experience. *Accompanist's Edition.
Structure and Style: The Study and Analysis of Musical Forms
Structure and Style
The Study and Analysis of Musical Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 0874871646
Structure and Style, first published in 1962 and expanded in 1979, fills the need for new ways of analysis that put 20th-century music in perspective. It spans forms in use before 1600 through forms and techniques in use today. Anthology of Musical Forms provides musical examples of forms treated in Structure and Style. Some examples are analyzed throughout. Most are left for the student to analyze. These books reflect Leon Stein's impressive background as student, musician, and composer. Stein studied composition with Leo Sowerby, Frederick Stock (conductor of the Chicago Symphony) and orchestration with Eric DeLamarter, his assistant. He earned M. Mus and Ph.D degrees at DePaul University and was associated with its School of Music as director of the Graduate Division and chairman of the Department of Theory and Composition until his retirement in 1976. He has composed a wide variety of works, including compositions for orchestra, chamber combinations, two operas, and a violin concerto.
San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills
San Antonio Rose
The Life and Music of Bob Wills
Paperback      ISBN: 025201362x
Mel Bays Modern Guitar Method: Grade 1
Mel Bays Modern Guitar Method
Grade 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0871663546
The Secret Power of Music
The Secret Power of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810564
This study of the hidden side of music and its subtle effects is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject.
The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
Hardcover      ISBN: 051755285x
After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.