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Life of R Wagner Vol 4

by Ernest Newman

Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first...


Life of R Wagner Vol 3

by Ernest Newman

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the Tannhäuser debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna,...


Life of R Wagner Vol 2

by Ernest Newman

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's...


Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s

by Tom Doyle

An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself.

 

As the 1970s began, the Beatles...


The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

by David Revill

John Cage is considered one of the most important composers of the twentieth century. His work and ideas have influenced not only the world of music but also dance, painting, video art, printmaking and poetry,...


Claude Vivier: A Composer's Life

by Bob Gilmore

Claude Vivier's haunting and expressive music has captivated audiences around the world. But the French-Canadian composer is remembered also because of the dramatic circumstances of his death: he was found murdered...


With the Beatles

by Lewis Lapham

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES...


Ray Stevens' Nashville

by Ray Stevens, C. W. Buddy Kalb & Don Cusic

"Ray Stevens' Nashville" is much more than an extensive and entertaining biography of a Comedy Music Legend who brought us multimillion selling hits like "The Streak" and "Gitarzan" or the Grammy winning cultural...


Stand Up Straight and Sing!

by Jessye Norman

One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from the segregated south to the world's greatest stages. 


Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire

by Philip Bailey, Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman

A revealing and heartfelt memoir from the lead singer of the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire

With more than ninety million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its forty-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire...


Bob Marley

by Chris Salewicz

What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock ’n’ roll? How is it that he not only has remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but also has become a shining...


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

by Thomas Brothers

"The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."—Terry Teachout, Commentary In the early twentieth century, New Orleans was a place of colliding identities and histories,...


A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man

by Holly George-Warren

The first biography of the influential musician and forebear of the indie-rock scene

Alex Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints...


In My Life

by Debbie Geller & Anthony Wall

Without the determination, magnetism, vision, good manners, respectable clothes and financial security of Brian Epstein, no one would ever have heard of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. In Liverpool, in December...


Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

by Peter Schickele

What little-known son of a famous genius has been called:

"A musical blight"

"A one-man plague"

"History's most justifiably neglected composer"

"The worst musician ever to trod organ pedals" "A pimple on the face...


Beg, Steal or Borrow: The Official Baby Shambles Story

by Spencer Honniball

Charting the wayward tale of the UK's most notorious group and written with full co-operation of the band this is the ultimate rock and roll story and is destined to become a classic of the genre. From rehab...


Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

by Thomas Brothers

The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King"...


I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway

by Greg Kot

This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in...


Lydia Thompson: Queen of Burlesque

by Kurt Ganzl

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


William B. Gill: From the Goldfields to Broadway

by Kurt Ganzl

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.